Tag Archive for Greece

Our Big Fat Greek Winter University: Wanderlust Around Greece

One event. 13 days. Six cities. 23 participants and almost 25 organisers. “Our Big Fat Greek Winter University” was the New Year Event organised by the greek speaking antennae of AEGEE-Athina, AEGEE-Peiraias, AEGEE-Patra, AEGEE-Ioannina, AEGEE-Thessaloniki and AEGEE-Kastoria, between the 28th of December 2016 and the 9th of January 2017. This NYE was one of its kind! An ambitious plan and… Read more →

SUmmer Story: From SUnrise till midnight

AEGEE-Patra proposed a magnificent TSU showing the best of Peloponnese on the initiative of Flo Fotini Karagrigori, Stavroula Kostakopolou, Secretary of this Greek Antenna, Vasiliki Petrakou, President, and the extraordinary help of an amazing team. Journalist Matteo Lai reports on this international event that was in collaboration with the Democracy in Practice project.   The Summer University of AEGEE-Patra began on the eleventh of… Read more →

Christmas Around the Network

Have you ever noticed similarities between your country’s and other countries’ traditions for Christmas? There are many symbols attached to this holiday in Europe, and each country has kept its own identity and traditions, while enriching them with influences form various other sources. This diversity and richness prove the importance given by Europeans to the Christmas holiday. This year the AEGEEan… Read more →

TSU Smells Like Greek Spirit by AEGEE-Thessaloniki

One of the best existing events is called Summer University. AEGEE-Thessaloniki organised one for the first time in seven years. 25 participants from the whole of Europe were the lucky enough, to enjoy this Travel Summer University through Greece, where they had an amazing time in the four destinations. Thessaloniki The sun was shining bright, the mineral water was cold,… Read more →

In Greece the Police has the right to force HIV tests to arrested people

My last article was about Turkey… now it’s about Greece.  It seems like an Eastern Europe human rights violations “journey” is happening often these days,  with agressive acts by the police in Turkey, LGBTQI rights violations in Russia and now Greece. A journey that’s not very happy indeed. So now in Greece there is a new Health Minister named Adonis… Read more →

Bread! Education! Freedom!

Bread, education, freedom: the three basic human rights according to students who started a rebellion on November 17th, 1973 in Athens against the dictator, and finally managed to initiate something that would bring dictatorship in my country to an end. But how different is our government today, especially on the subject of education? My country has been severely damaged by… Read more →

SU Story: AEGEE-Athina Summer University 2012: Like there, nowhere!

Hello my dearest readers, and welcome to my article about my experiences participating in the AEGEE-Athina Summer University. In a minute I will tell you all about my time in Greece, visiting the cities of Athens and Nafplion and the beautiful island of Lefkada, but before I continue I would first like to state something else. I could have written… Read more →