“No one is entitled to commendation or praise when fulfilling one’s fundamental duty towards one’s homeland and fellow man.”
~100,000 individuals benefited directly from initiatives funded by the Foundation in the areas of:
Education & Science
Arts & Culture
Social Welfare & Community
6 collaborative initiatives were implemented with 20 Greek and foreign charitable foundations with the aim:
to enhance the protection and social inclusion of vulnerable social groups
to support young scientists, artists and athletes
to improve the services and upgrade the infrastructure of public healthcare providers in Greece
132 non-profit organisations and institutions received grants for their activities
9 job positions in civil society organisations were funded by the Foundation
46,121 individuals benefited from donations to healthcare services providers
5,801 individuals were supported by social protection and inclusion programmes
27,703 students and 1,310 educators participated in diverse educational activities
167 scholarships were awarded to young students at all levels of education
6,843 individuals benefited from initiatives supported by the Foundation in the area of Arts and Culture
11,170 individuals visited the Neraida Floating Museum among which 1,964 students, who participated in the Museum’s educational programme
The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of educational process through targeted activities, as well as to enhance access to education via the provision of scholarships. In the field of Science, the main goal is, among other things, to support the research activity of young scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The “Learning Together” programme is an initiative of the Latsis Foundation which has been running since 2013 and is aimed at public kindergartens as well as primary schools of general and special educational focus. The programme’s primary goal is to upgrade and enrich the educational process with innovative experiential activities, ultimately aiming at enhancing the creativity developed during their implementation.
Each cycle of the programme had a different geographic targeting per school year. It started from schools in the Greek islands and the programme was expanded to school units in the country’s mainland border regions. Then, the programme was implemented in kindergartens and primary schools in Central and Western Greece, the Peloponnese, and Crete, while school units from the Directorates of Primary Education of A’ Athens, Piraeus, East Attica and West Attica followed. For the last 2 years, the programme obtained nationwide reach through the participation of schools from all the regions of the country.
The 2018-2019 school year was the programme’s last implementation cycle. With the Foundation’s support, teachers carried out educational activities for sixth consecutive year on a variety of thematic areas, such as robotics, science, mythology, the environment, theatre, local history and cultural heritage.
Since the programme’s first implementation cycle, 113 educational activities have taken place in public kindergartens and primary schools across Greece with the participation of 4,435 students and 331 teachers.
January – June 2019
20 activities were carried out in schools from 16 different regions of the country. A short film, an augmented reality game, an in-school folklore museum and a vegetable garden are just some of the creations of the students participating in the programme under their teachers’ guidance.
The students’ participation and response to the educational activities were very enthusiastic. The experiential nature of the activities provided students and teachers with the opportunity to interact in a particularly creative manner and contributed to the empowerment of the students’ personality and self-esteem, thus achieving one of the key objectives of the programme.
In the school year 2018-2019, the following participated in the programme: 821 students and 74 teachers.
“The opportunity provided by the John Latsis Public Benefit Foundation encouraged the children to become engaged in alternative creative activities in a technological field that goes beyond the narrow, established boundaries of object creation. The children can now implement a variety of 3D printing applications; it started from the creation of a model of some city blocks, enriched with elements of the environment (trees, streets, sidewalks, park, cars) and continued with the creation of useful objects, ornaments, toys or simulation objects. At the same time, they began to realise the need to break down complex problems into individual simpler problems that are easier to be solved.
Giannis Magalios, 21st Primary School of Larissa
Coordinator of the educational activity entitled “City model by a 3D printer with the use of renewable energy sources”
“The activity has had a major impact in terms of the integration of students with handicaps into the school environment and the joint teaching of hearing and hearing-impaired students. Implementing the activity in a school environment dominated by diversity (religious, cultural, social, etc.) promoted cooperation and brought together students who would never cooperate with each other under different circumstances.”
Eugenia Kafetzi, Primary School of Mikro Evmoiro, Xanthi
Coordinator of the educational activity entitled “Taking a Stroll by the Vistonida Lakeside”
During the 2018-2019 school year, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation supported the “I Care and Act” programme. Within the framework of the programme, many students had the opportunity to cultivate the values of volunteering, solidarity and selfless giving through innovative experiential activities. The programme is implemented by DESMOS and Lambrakis Foundation, which has undertaken the design, development, coordination and management of the project.
“I Care and Act” was implemented in all levels of education and all types of schools across Greece and consisted of the planning and implementation of experiential learning activities by teachers and students. The programme provided teachers, students and their families with supportive educational material free of charge through the programme’s website and the activities were coordinated through training seminars and ongoing face-to-face and remote support.
One of the programme’s major characteristics is the implementation of experiential learning as an educational method. The combination of theoretical teaching and experiential learning contributes decisively to the adoption of social service and volunteering as a way of life, since students get the satisfaction and feeling of capability to influence their environment positively through the activities that they themselves plan and implement. At the same time, the programme’s collaborative nature promotes the development of productive synergies through the partnership of several institutions of civil society
and teaches students the value of cooperation in practice. Overall, the programme provides the youth with appropriate stimuli and tools to become active and responsible citizens, while having the opportunity to obtain new experiences and develop new skills.
During the 2018-2019 school year, students and teachers developed volunteering and social service activities, including preparing/cooking meals and offering them to the ones in need, taking care of stray animals, visiting Care Centres for the Elderly and inspiriting the residents, cleaning beaches and groves, collaborating with refugee children and experiencing crosscultural interaction, taking initiatives to improve accessibility issues of people with mobility problems in their neighbourhood or city, creating a community library, etc..
172 school units of primary and secondary education in 13 regions of the country and 14,152 students participated in the programme during the 2018-2019 school year.
1,167 teachers and coordinators were trained as part of the programme and developed social service activities with 870 organisations and partners.
“The support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation has been instrumental in the success of the “I Care and Act” programme. Together, we managed to inspire 14,152 students throughout Greece this year, creating waves of positive change! The education and values that will be implanted in students today will determine the quality of the citizens that our society will consist of in the future. This is why we are dedicated in creating active and responsible citizens that care and act for the common good. We are all proud because the positive results of “I Care and Act” prove its success in affecting teachers, students and local communities in terms of changing their approach toward life, and through experiential voluntary activities it cultivates a shift toward focusing on our fellow citizens.”
Director of Strategic Planning, DESMOS
The Foundation supported the educational activities of the Museum of Cycladic Art (MCA) that commenced in September 2019, and more specifically the children’s drawing competition that is being held for 7th consecutive year and the programme "Together at the Museum” which is aimed at children with learning and developmental disabilities.
The children's drawing competition titled “Ι ΑΜ... How I see myself”, which started in October 2019, invited children aged 4-15 to introduce themselves to the world as they see themselves or as they dream of seeing themselves in a mirror. The competition's protagonist was a Cypriot bronze mirror, dating to 1200-1050 BC, which is displayed on the 3rd floor of the Museum as part of the exhibition “Cyprus – Ancient Art and Culture”. The children were asked to draw inspiration from this object and create their own works of art which will become the new exhibits of the Museum.
The winners of the contest will be selected in 2020 by the jury established by the Museum and the awards will be given in a special event at the Museum’s premises. The exhibition will contain the works of the winners, the runners up, as well as a large number of other submissions, and will follow a multi-sensory approach through screenings and sound installations.
The “Together at the Museum” programme was launched in 2016 and offers a range of free workshops for children and adolescents from 5 to 17 years old; it aims to encourage communication and their socialisation. In the workshops, playing becomes a medium of the participants’ selfexpression and the use of different materials contributes to their sensory adaptation to new stimuli. Various artistic means and processes are introduced as part of the activities, while body movement as an additional instrument for creative collaboration is also discovered. The participants come into contact with the collections of the Museum of Cycladic Art and the world of museums in general, gaining the opportunity to familiarise themselves with cultural institutions.
The following sub-activities were implemented under the “Together at the Museum” programme:
September – December 2019
210 students from 14 special schools or education centres for people with disabilities received guided tours to the Museum’s permanent collections and participated in special educational workshops on different themes based on culture and life in ancient Greece, which took place in the purpose-designed Museum workshop area.
176 children participated in the workshops implemented by the Museum of Cycladic Art in collaboration with the Athens General Children’s Hospital “P. & A. Kyriakou” and the “Floga” non-profit organisation for children with neoplasmatic diseases enrolled in primary school during their hospitalisation.
In November 2019, the first educational workshops outside of Attica were conducted; 60 children from 4 special schools of Volos participated.
“Every March we witness with great enthusiasm drawings from children of all ages and the surprise is always the same. Their imagination and spontaneity creates a thousand of unexpected images, with each one of them hiding something of their special world. Every year the jury finds it really difficult to select the competition’s winners, even though in the end, the winners are all the participants and those who are
fortune to visit the exhibition, which is the children’s great gift to us. The children’s drawing competition has become an institution; schools from all over Greece and abroad expect it and astound us with their works.”
Jury Member, Architect/Visual Artist
The GAIA Centre for Environmental Research and Education at the Goulandris Natural History Museum is an innovative scientific research and education centre that was founded in 2001 with the aim to study, preserve and protect the natural environment, as well as to raise visitors’ awareness so that they can become eco-conscious.
The GAIA Centre offers an interactive first acquaintance with the planet, its landscapes, vegetation and animal abundance, as well as the modern human intervention in the environment, through the exhibitions designed in collaboration with the London Natural History Museum which make use of the latest methods of museology and modern technology. The planet comes alive at the Museum’s Atrium through the “Sphere” which forms an integral part of the Museum’s permanent exhibition and displays a variety of geomorphologic aspects of the rotating Earth. This 5-meter-high globally unique construction, which was created specifically for the Goulandris Natural History Museum, presents in a concise and comprehensible manner the planet’s geological evolution from its birth about 4.6 billion years ago until today, the orogenesis process, the impact of Sun on Earth, as well as the effects of human activities on the environment. At the same time, the hemispherical “Dome” that is 7 meters in diameter and has capacity of 25 people is located in the exhibition area and is an entertainment and educational tool, through which hundreds of visitors and particularly schoolchildren are educated daily, with the main goal being the development of environmental awareness.
As part of its strategy to support initiatives aiming at improving the quality of education, the Foundation funded the technological and content upgrade of the “Sphere” and the Dome at the GAIA Centre. The technological upgrade of the “Sphere” will expand its capabilities, as through the advanced display system “Science On a Sphere”, the laser video-projectors and the new content of the datasets that was designed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (ΝΟΑΑ) in the U.S.A., visitors will have the opportunity to observe many natural phenomena of the planet, for instance the atmospheric circulation, the weather, the earthquakes, the tsunamis, etc. At the same time, the “Dome” will be equipped with new state-of-the-art laser projectors and advanced computers that will offer visitors the opportunity to watch high-quality specially designed dome shows.
“Goulandris National History Museum is the first Museum in our country that established environmental educational programmes, with the aim to shape young people’s ecoconsciousness and form a new code of values based on the harmonious co-existence between human and nature. Thousands of students attend our environmental educational programmes. Particularly, when it comes to the major environmental problem that the global community is facing, i.e. Climate Change, we considered that briefing the next generations is essential in order to address promptly and effectively the Climate Change’s impact.”
Chairman of the Board, Goulandris National History Museum
The “Sphere” projections are watched annually by 40,000 visitors of all ages.
Since 2001 more than 1,000,000 students have watched the “Sphere” educational projections.
The John S. Latsis Public Foundation continues supporting the efforts of young people who wish to further their education at a postgraduate level in Greek and foreign academic institutions, regardless of the scientific field, through the implementation of the annual postgraduate scholarships programme.
The evaluation process takes into account a range of criteria; particular emphasis is placed on academic performance, the level of the postgraduate curriculum, the candidates’ educational progress and future pursuits, while their social and economic situation is also taken into account.
More than 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students have been funded to date through the scholarship programmes.
“Receiving a scholarship by the Latsis Foundation is a unique opportunity and a considerable challenge at the same time. Studying abroad and particularly in Paris is expensive. This scholarship provided me with the opportunity to devote myself entirely to my postgraduate degree, without having any additional concerns. Furthermore, a great debt of thanks is owed to the Foundation for the support and faith it shows
toward the field of Political Science and International Relations, which are scarce in Greece and should certainly not be taken for granted.”
Master in Public Policy, Paris Institute of Political Studies - Sciences Po
“This scholarship has provided both my family and me with important aid and support, enabling me to attend and successfully complete this postgraduate degree. Having already completed the first semester
of studies, it is undeniable that the course’s demanding requirements, including long hours of attendance, numerous assignments and exhaustive studying, require personal effort and complete dedication without any distractions. Given the above, thanks to the scholarship I am able to focus on the programme’s requirements and work hard to achieve the best result possible, without any financial concerns. Attending the specific course, which offers me a high level of knowledge regarding the emerging field of technology regulation and the challenges of today’s technology-driven society, would not have been possible, or at least as seamless, without the Foundation’s support.
Law and Technology (LLM), Tilburg University
Tilburg, the Netherlands
In 2019, the Foundation supported a total of 67 postgraduate students in a wide range of scientific fields, such as Humanities & Arts, Social Science, Life Sciences, Science, Environment & Energy, Management & Economics.
In the last 3 academic years, the top 5 countries of preference for studying selected by the candidates of the postgraduate scholarships programme have been the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany.
As part of the Foundation’s broader strategy for the enhancement of young people’s access to education, its collaboration with the British Government for re-launching the Chevening Scholarship Programme in Greece was announced in September 2018. Through the programme, two scholarships were granted for postgraduate studies in UK universities for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Chevening Scholarships are the British Government’s International Scholarship programme, funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and collaborating institutions, and they are awarded to candidates with leadership skills and a compelling academic background, responsibility and the capacity to bring about changes through shaping public opinion. The public call for the 2019-2020 academic year involved the full funding of postgraduate studies in the fields of Social Policy, Public Administration, International Development and Political Science. Priority was given to applications for courses related to Civil Society and Management of Non-Profit Organisations.
The two candidates who stood out, both due to their high academic performances as well as their well-rounded personalities, were Anastasia Benekou in the field of Management, and Mochament Elsaer in the field of International Relations. In the 2019-2020 academic year, Anastasia and Mochament will attend the postgraduate course “The Kent MBA” at the University of Kent and “MA War Studies” at King’s College London, respectively, with the aim of imparting the knowledge and the experience they gained in the UK in their sector of specialisation in Greece.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, 1,735 Chevening scholarships were awarded to students from 140 countries, who will attend postgraduate courses in 177 Universities in UK.
The more than 50,000 Chevening alumni around the world constitute an established social network with significant global influence.
During the Programme’s 1st cycle in Greece, which was implemented from 1984 to 2002, 112 Chevening scholarships were awarded.
“The Chevening scholarship, in collaboration with the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, provided me with the opportunity to study in one of UK’s best universities. By covering my tuition fees and living expenses it allows me to really focus solely on my studies and my career development. Apart from that, it gives me the opportunity to create a wide network of professionals from around the world, to learn from them and work with them on how we could contribute to the creation of a better future for our countries. I really feel very fortunate and grateful to have been given this opportunity, which from the very beginning seems like an experience that can change one’s life.”
The Kent MBA, University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
“The Chevening scholarship is a major milestone in my career. As a Greek scholar of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, I am given the opportunity to study in the distinguished department of War Studies in London. I recently attended the acclaimed “Chevening Orientation” event, where I met young leaders from around the world and senior staff from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence. Undoubtedly, the Chevening Scholarship has contributed decisively to my academic and professional development.”
MA in War Studies, King's College London
London, United Kingdom
The Navarino Network, aiming at promoting extroversion, innovation and excellence in Greece, has undertaken the organisation of the annual Olympia Summer Academy, which has been taking place since 2002, initially in Olympia and since 2015, in Nafplio. The Academy is an intensive summer school for postgraduate and PhD students, as well as young professionals in the fields of political science and international relations, and was founded with the purpose of establishing a forum for high-quality academic work on one hand, and a platform for the creation and consolidation of scholarly collaborative networks on the other.
It is considered to be one of the best summer programmes of its kind in Greece and one of the most successful programmes abroad, in which visiting professors from leading universities in Europe, America and the rest of the world teach; since 2014 it has been operating under the auspices of the European International Studies Association (EISA). Through its activities, it has contributed significantly to the revitalization of political science and international relations in Greece and has encouraged young and promising researchers in their efforts to establish themselves and offer valuable work to the international academic community.
Approximately 30-40 Greek students study in the Academy every year and many of them receive significant academic and research awards. The Foundation covered the participation cost for 10 postgraduate Greek students in the Olympia Summer Academy held in Nafplio in July 2019.
2019 was the 18th year that the Olympia Summer School was held; 18 professors and 107 participants from 28 countries came together.
“Thanks to the Foundation’s support, the 2019 Olympia Summer Academy managed to attract the professors and students that have rendered it the number one international relations and political science summer course in Europe. For all of us who have been working for decades to enhance the extroversion of university education in Greece, the Foundation has confirmed its role as a key pillar supporting our efforts.”
Professor of International Relations, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
Director of the Olympia Summer Academy
The Foundation continues supporting the operation and the work of the Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH) since its establishment in 2015. The main goal of RCH is to enhance and fund research on the Humanities through annual public calls for the submission of research proposals by young researchers. Furthermore, it organises workshops, conferences and meetings aiming to further disseminate research results to both the scientific community and the general public.
On the occasion of the upcoming bicentenary of the Revolution in 1821, RCH is planning and coordinating a large-scale research project entitled: “The Greek Revolution of 1821: Digital Archive”, which is also funded, among others, by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. This project’s aim is for an online platform to be created for 1821, where the public can search for material related to the Greek Revolution, such as scientific studies, archives, works of art, everyday objects, folk songs, relics, etc., as well as to be able to view digital exhibits which will convey contemporary scientific approaches to the Greek Revolution.
The main goals of the Project are:
The involvement of young Greek researchers, so that they are able to continue their research work in Greece.
The creation of a user-friendly tool for the uncomplicated and free of charge access of the public to archive material, results of research studies, songs, costumes, works of art, etc. This tool will also facilitate the study of relevant scientific issues.
The development of an educational tool for the dissemination of scientific research to all levels of education.
Collaboration and communication with international academic communities, which will be supported by the project’s bilingual availability (Greek and English).
Free access to the rich content of the digital archive. The 1821 Digital Archive is addressed to all citizens, regardless of age and field of specialisation, both to the Greek and the international public.
The application will consist of the following levels:
Online Repository: The project’s organisational infrastructure, where digital, visual and audio material related to 1821 will be stored following appropriate categorization. The infrastructure will have the capacity to be continuously enriched with new material.
Website: The unified presentation interface of the digital repository, which will allow the link-up of its digital collections.
Online Exhibits: With the key requirement being the vivid presentation of the digital repository, the website will make use of the most up-to-date method of visual display of information. The “online exhibits” will suggest use scenarios of the material and digital narratives which will be comprehensible by the general public and will convey contemporary scientific approaches to the Greek Revolution.
Exhibition: The Scientific Executive Committee will present some of the aforementioned online exhibits in an exhibition at the Benaki Museum building located at Pireos Street in 2021.
“Ways of Remembering the 1821 Revolution” – A Local History School Project
As part of the programme, an educational activity is being implemented for primary and secondary schools throughout Greece, where children are requested to locate material related to the Greek Revolution of 1821, such as memorials and monuments, streets, squares, books, art objects, etc., in the greater area around their schools and to record the relevant information in a special online web form. In this way, students become researchers and take part in shaping the project.
To date, a total of 4,389 entries have been filled in the Project’s Database, including:
796 works of art
146 literature works
“This year we witnessed the launch of our research project ‘The Greek Revolution of 1821: Digital Archive’, which culminated with the successful conference held in March 2019 in the National Hellenic Research Foundation. A multitude of young researchers, original presentations and interdisciplinary approaches set the tone of a pioneering research project which has aroused scientific interest in Greece and abroad. At the same time, we selected and supported another team of young researchers, who presented original and innovative research work, while drawing on the European experience on topics related to the Humanities and Social Sciences. The support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation for the aforementioned two categories of activities allowed us to fully realise our objectives this year as well.”
Dr Ada Dialla
President of the Executive Administrative Board of the Research Centre for the Humanities
Head of the Scientific Committee of the Research Project “The Greek Revolution of 1821: Digital Archive”
The Foundation is among the supporters of the Greek Diaspora Project; a systematic research effort to record the contemporary aspects of Greek diaspora in the world, conducted by the University of Oxford, and more specifically by the South East European Studies Centre (SEESOX), led by the project’s coordinator and SEESOX Director, Dr Othon Anastasakis. This multidimensional project explores the relationship between Greece and its diaspora in the current context of the financial crisis; it studies how the Greek diaspora can influence Greece’s political and financial transformation and examines methods of interaction between the Greek state, the economy and society with the diaspora.
The main and interconnected goals of the Greek Diaspora Project are: firstly, for the Greek case to be examined within the framework of a broader comparative research on global diaspora, assisted by the immense research resources of the University of Oxford, and, secondly, for research to be conducted that will contribute decisively to the public debate and the policy making regarding the relationship of the Greek diaspora with Greece. The programme is purposely designed so that, apart from the academia, it can also be comprehensible by the general public.
The multifaceted research work of the Greek Diaspora Project at SEESOX focuses mainly on areas such as philanthropy, political participation of the diaspora, Greeks of Great Britain, the profile of the new Greek immigration wave and comparative research. Moreover, among its research activities is also the development of the Global Greek Diaspora Digital Map, a dynamic tool that records and displays the presence of Greek communities and organisations of the diaspora in the world, and provides a platform for communication and interaction for global Hellenism.
22 people from 8 countries participate in the Project.
Showcasing the Greek culture and supporting young artists and culture professionals are part of the Foundation’s strategic targeting and are achieved through its collaboration with institutions operating in the field of Arts & Culture in Greece and abroad.
“START – Create Cultural Change” is a capacity-building and fellowship programme for aspiring cultural managers in Greece. The programme supports young creative minds so as to kick-start their cultural initiatives aimed at generating positive social impact in their local communities.
The START programme takes place in Germany and Greece in three phases, which enable programme fellows to develop innovative ideas into independent cultural initiatives and acquire professional skills.
The programme includes the following phases:
Phase I: Three-month training programme in Germany for 30 selected fellows (September to November).
Phase II: Implementation of the cultural initiatives and coaching scheme for 15 selected fellows for a six-month period (from December to May).
Phase III: “Scaling Awards”, awarded to exemplary programme initiatives, for a one-year period (starting from June).
The Latsis Foundation, for third consecutive year, conferred the “Scaling Awards”. The fellows distinguished in 2019 were:
Dimitra Ermeidou for the “Eyes of Light” initiative, where participatory creative activities for the empowerment of people who have experienced cancer are implemented primarily through experiential therapeutic photography. Through innovative workshops, groups of cancer patients gain a tool to express themselves, as well as improve their self-image and their emotional well-being. The participatory nature of the workshops fosters an atmosphere of extroversion and mutual support, and encourages the participants to face the challenges of the disease in a more positive manner. The workshops are accompanied by creative, participatory activities aiming at encouraging the broader community that has been affected directly or indirectly by cancer, and to contribute to combating stereotypes and raising the public’s awareness in terms of prevention. It is against this background that the photography exhibition “Cancer Survivors: The Faces of Hope” was presented in May 2019; people who have suffered from cancer and renowned photographers came in contact and the result was a series of portraits which reflect strength and convey a message of optimism.
Alexandros Panagiotopoulos for the “Messolonghi By Locals” initiative, which aims to capture and disseminate the identity of Messolonghi through processes which involve the participation of citizens, who become co-creators of the city’s modern identity. The ultimate goal is to create a physical and digital map depicting the identity of Messolonghi through cultural routes. The “Local Hub” was also created as part of the programme, which is a point for the residents of Messolonghi to meet, express themselves, create, learn and network.
Domenico Bonassi for the “MakeSomeNoiz” initiative, a musical project that seeks to unite the children of the Metaxourgeio neighbourhood into a Balkan Brass Band in the centre of Athens. The programme is aimed at children from 12 to 16 years old and uses peer education as a learning and socialisation tool. In this way, a community is created within a multicultural environment, and solidarity, team spirit and friendship are promoted. In this context, the participants express themselves, have fun, organise and manage this musical ensemble by themselves.
The programme is implemented by the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki and the German Federal Association of Socio-Cultural Centres (Bundesvereinigung Soziokultureller Zentren e.V.) and is supported by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the Bodossaki Foundation.
“The ‘START – Create Cultural Change’ Programme was a real start for us. We were given the opportunity to bring to life an idea that a year before had been expressed in just 500 words. In addition, through the programme we reached our limits. We realized what it means to be in 'deep water'. I think this is the key message: To not be afraid of the unknown but to dare and create. And when you receive trust and support in this process from programmes such as START, then everything becomes easier.”
Founder, “Messolonghi By Locals”
“’MakeSomeNoiz’ is on track thanks to the training and guidance of the 'START – Create Cultural Change' team. Within a short time, a brass band of teenagers from 8 different countries was created in the centre
of Athens. A group of people who started thinking and acting within the context of a collective social initiative under the guise of music. The Scaling Award by the Latsis Foundation sparked extroversion, collaboration with different groups and participation in activities, in Greece and abroad, through which children came closer by developing their social intelligence, music skills, friendship and solidarity.”
“The most important factor is that we were able to contribute in our own way to decrease the patients’ and survivors’ isolation, to combat problematic stereotypes about the disease and to raise the public’s awareness. Thanks to the Scaling Award by the Latsis Foundation our mission continues and we will launch
the non-profit organisation ‘Eyes of Light’, evolving our activities in order to maximise our organisation’s social impact in 2020. Furthermore, thanks the Foundation’s support, we are expanding our vision: a society where all people suffering from severe diseases will be relieved and encouraged though the beneficial properties or art.”
Programme Director/Workshop Instructor, “Eyes of Light”
The John S. Latsis Public Foundation is participating in the “Bicentennial Initiative 1821-2021” of the National Bank of Greece and Foundations for the celebration of the Hellenic rebirth and will be the main funder of the Main Anniversary Exhibition of the National Historical Museum which will be inaugurated at its headquarters in March 2021, as part of its anniversary programme for the 200 years since the beginning of the Greek Revolution. At the same time, the Museum’s additional exhibitions in eight regions of the country will be funded by the public benefit foundations: Eugenides Foundation, B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation, Lambrakis Foundation, A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation, Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation and Bodossaki Foundation.
The mission of the National Historical Museum (NHM) is to collect, rescue, study and showcase relics and testimonies related to modern Greek history. Today it is one of the main repositories of historical relics and research sources in the country. More specifically, in regard to the Enlightenment-Revolution-Constitution of the Greek State period, with emphasis placed on 1821, the NHM stores the largest number of significant exhibits. Given the above, the NHM is playing a central role in the upcoming anniversary by developing a set of activities with national reach that highlight the multifaceted Struggle for National Independence, which will culminate with the presentation of the main exhibition.
Through the anniversary programme entitled “ΕΠΑΝΑCYΣΤΑΣΗ '21”, the Museum aims to encourage reflection, dialogue and contemporary cultural creation by reintroducing the relics of its collections to today's public.
The Foundation will fund most of the Main Anniversary Exhibition, which will describe the entire historical period of the Greek Revolution and will highlight the preparation, the outburst, its radiance and legacy through the Museum’s rare relics and archive material. The exhibition will portray the role of the Revolution within the international context; it will focus on its events and protagonists, as well as on the role of the Struggle in the formation of the Greek state and the national identity. Furthermore, it will be the first time that an anniversary exhibition for the Greek Revolution of 1821 will be enriched with original interactive educational exhibits and digital applications.
The exhibition will be displayed as a single narrative that approaches the Revolution from a contemporary perspective and will be developed in seven thematic units:
Before it stroke '21. Background and preparation
People and events of the drama
The time of the sea
Politics and diplomacy
Reflections of the Greek times
A society at war
“This is what we fought for”
The interpretive tools and exhibits designed by the Museum are based on digitalised material from its collections of approximately 5,000 items.
The Museum’s permanent exhibition receives approximately 60,000 visitors per year, 35,000 of which are students.
"The National Historical Museum has been characterised as an "Ark of National Memory". Its existence places him at the forefront of the 200-year celebration of Greece being an independent State. Through exhibitions and activities, it gradually creates the mosaic that attributes the struggles of our people for survival and freedom. The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation embraced and shared with the Museum the idea of showcasing the valuable content of this “National Ark” in the exhibition organised at its premises in 2021 as a flagship event of the 200-year anniversary celebrations since the Revolution in 1821. The exhibition aims to be aesthetically appealing, provide information in a pleasant manner, utilise digital applications and, at the same time, to be insightful and multi-faceted.”
Director, National Historical Museum
As part of its broader strategy for the implementation of cultural and educational activities, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation supported the educational programmes of the Benaki Museum that are aimed at students of special schools, as well as visitors with disabilities. Through the specially designed programmes, visitors are able to get acquainted with the Museum’s collections, archives and selected exhibitions, and to familiarise themselves with various forms of art by participating in creative activities.
The following sub-activities were implemented as part of the Museum’s educational programmes:
Educational Programmes for Special School Students
“A day with the Toys”
Through this programme, children are able to get acquainted with the collections of the Benaki Toys Museum via activities based on interactive and experiential learning.
In 2019 20 educational programmes were implemented which where attended by 198 students.
“See, Touch and Feel life and art through the Neohellenic Collection”
This programme offers a different approach to traditional life and art, based on interaction, multi-sensory stimuli and experiential learning. Children participate in creative activities, they browse through the Neohellenic Collection of the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture, and they discover similarities and differences with the modern way of life by approaching selected items with all their senses.
77 children participated in 6 educational programmes implemented in 2019.
“Faces in a circle”
In this programme, designed in collaboration with visual artist and art educator Christos Mitas, the paintings and sculptures of the Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery are combined in a different journey focused on friendship and human relationships within the family and the broader community. The children have the opportunity to experiment in imaginative ways, to discover the capabilities of their hands or movement and to form their aesthetic perception.
During the programme’s first implementation period in 2019, 25 children attended the programme.
Educational Programmes for Visually Impaired Adults
“Seeing with the Senses”
The monthly guided tours and workshops programme is aimed at visually impaired or blind visitors and their guides, and it invites them to get to know the Museum through detailed verbal descriptions and narrations based on touch, movement, sound and the stories behind the exhibits.
116 participants attended the educational programmes in 4 different venues of the Benaki Museum.
The Latsis Foundation supported the activities of the National Research Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos”, through co-funding the restoration, maintenance and upgrade of the Museum - Headquarters of the Revolution of Therisso (1905) in Chania, Crete. The Therisso Headquarters played a very important role in Crete’s contemporary history and since July 2019 it has been operating as a modern museum area, under the management and care of the National Research Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos”.
The main goal of the Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos” is the operation, at a national level, of a dynamic research and education centre, which will form a central coordinating institution for the research and study on the work and life of Eleftherios Venizelos, as well as Greece’s modern history. Having as a point of reference the emblematic personality of Eleftherios Venizelos, the Foundation is engaged in a variety of activities, such as the creation of library and archive, the implementation of research and educational programmes, publications, the establishment of Museums and organisation of conferences and events in Greece and abroad that aim to preserve the historical memory of the Greek politician, as well as to highlight and disseminate his work and legacy.
The Museum, which is inextricably linked to the political and personal activity of Eleftherios Venizelos, was officially inaugurated in October 2019 and contains a rich collection of relics from the period of the 1905 Revolution. The exhibition extends across the building’s two floors and includes authentic museum material and valuable artefacts from the Foundation's archive, such as an original flag-banner of the revolution featuring the inscription “Therisso 1905”, an authentic 19th century Cretan attire, as well as items from important recent donations, such as two rifles used in the revolution, etc. Furthermore, the evolution of the Cretan State up to its 2nd phase (1898-1908) as well as the most important events and protagonists of the Revolution of Therisso are presented through educational material from the Foundation’s archive collections. Within 2020, modern technological applications with interactive content are to be installed in the Museum, in order to improve the visitors’ museum experience.
From the first day of its operation until the end of 2019, the Museum received 3,800 visitors, 1,200 of which were senior high school students who visited the Museum as part of educational tours.
In continuation of the founding funding for the creation of the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) in 2017, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation supported the Orchestra’s operation and the organisation of its concerts during the 2018-2019 artistic season.
The GYSO, founded by conductor Dionysis Grammenos, consists of young Greek musicians from all over Greece as well as Greek musicians living abroad. Its main goal is to identify, guide, educate and promote talented young musicians in the symphonic and operatic repertoire under the guidance of internationally renowned soloists and principals of Greek and major European orchestras. The GYSO aspires to become the nursery for the emergence of young musicians and to offer them a valuable experience of coexistence and collaboration within a large musical ensemble, such as an orchestra. Participation in the orchestra is free of charge, following an audition, while all travel and accommodation expenses of the musicians are covered.
The main characteristic of GYSO’s operation is the implementation of educational activities and the free of charge admission to its concerts, aiming to bring young people in contact with symphonic music and the values it embodies. The educational programmes are aimed at students of all ages and independent musicians as well, and among other things they include the opportunity of attending the Orchestra’s open dress rehearsal at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and getting to meet the Orchestra at their audition space.
In 2019, GYSO’s work received international recognition as it was selected to participate as a member of the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras. Among other benefits, this partnership gives GYSO’s musicians the opportunity to represent the Orchestra abroad, partnering with the respective National Youth Orchestra of each country, under the MusXchange programme that is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe Programme.
The “ELSON Reworks” concert, featuring original works and reworks by Alexandros Livitsanos for a symphony orchestra with electric and electronic instruments, and GYSO’s “Chamber Music and String Orchestra” concert, marked the completion of GYSO’s second artistic season. The two concerts took place in July and March 2019 at the Stavros Niarchos Hall and the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, respectively.
During 2019, 64 young musicians of the Orchestra participated in the 2 concerts held in Athens.
In the 2 years of GYSO’s operation, more than 100 musicians have been selected, following auditions, to participate with the Orchestra in the 8 concerts that have been organised, while more than 1,500 young people participated in its educational activities.
“Our orchestra consists of young Greek musicians that live in Greece and abroad who are eager to work. The collaboration with one another and with the Maestro is exceptional and we work within a warm and friendly atmosphere. In the orchestra, I have learned listening to others and fitting into a group, through which I can function better. Besides that, I have already acquired a different and important music repertoire, one that I would never have been in contact with while being a soloist. I am excited with everything our orchestra has achieved so far, and for those I envision it can create in the near future; I am sure that it will have a brilliant and successful course.”
Giorgos Banos, Violin (20 years old)
Barenboim-Said Akademie, Germany
“The video of the inaugural concert of ELSON which had a strong online presence on social media made me aware of the existence of the newly established orchestra. In my first rehearsal with ELSON, I felt from the first minute that I was in a professional orchestra rather than a youth orchestra, due to the professionalism of the orchestra members. Moreover, the artistic outcome that resulted from the first rehearsal, within only a few hours, impressed me to such extent that this first meeting with the orchestra is still deeply engraved into my memory, minute by minute, after a year and will be for many years to come.”
Maria Skandali, Cello (26 years old)
Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, Netherlands
The “Youth Opera” educational programme is an initiative of the Greek National Opera (GNO) aiming primarily to provide, free of charge, young artists that have completed their studies and are taking their first professional steps with the opportunity to test themselves in a real work environment and gain significant experience under the guidance and supervision of acclaimed artists and professionals. The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation supported the programme in 2019 as well, thereby enhancing the process by which young artists acquire the competencies and tools that will render them fundamentally qualified professionals, in accordance with contemporary Opera demands.
Through the programme, following a year of simulation of real working conditions in the Greek National Opera, the participants have the opportunity to develop and present their skills by participating in at least two productions which have been specifically selected and produced for this opera group. The second artistic season of the educational programme concluded with the presentation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “The Clemency of Titus” at the Art Theatre Karolos Koun, and Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “The Capulets and the Montagues” at the Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Greek National Opera.
“The Clemency of Titus” is the last opera composed by Mozart and it was presented for the first time in the National Theatre of Prague in 1791, while it premiered at the Greek National Opera in 1986. It deals with deep concepts such as truth, betrayal, forgiveness, love and friendship, which the artists were required to address. On the other hand, Bellini’s opera “The Capulets and the Montagues”, which was presented for the first time in Venice at Teatro La Fenice in 1830 and in Greece in a production by the Greek National Opera at the Athens Concert Hall in 2015, focuses on the tragic dimension of the story of
Romeo and Juliet.
The production of the above operas was the culmination of the programme. Enactment in a large hall and stage with a full opera orchestra in real conditions and production timings, provided the artists with the opportunity to realise the standards they will need to set and follow in their career.
In the 2018-2019 artistic season, 10 young artists participated in the programme.
The Non-Profit Organisation “ASCLEPIADES” was founded in 2015 in order to support archaeological and historical research, the restoration of monuments in archaeological sites in the wider area of Epidaurus, as well as their study, preservation and promotion. In this context, it is implementing the three-year programme (2019-2021) for the “Restoration and Promotion of Monuments in Ancient Epidaurus”, in collaboration with the scientific team of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.
This cultural initiative includes a series of activities aiming to preserve and highlight the cultural heritage in the area of Epidaurus:
Conducting an excavation in the ancient city agora.
Maintenance and mounting of the masonry mortar of the fountain and reservoir assembly.
Digital representation and graphic restoration of the ancient theatre and its monuments.
General reconfiguration of the surrounding area of the ancient city.
Implementation of activities for the promotion of the ancient city and the monuments of Epidaurus.
The results of the excavations that have taken place to date in the Ancient Epidaurus area are particularly significant as they have revealed the theatre which was adjacent to a bath complex and parts of a large fountain building of the classical period (4th century BC) as well as an arcade, which during the Roman period incorporated the water supply part of the reformed fountain. The theatre and the fountain are two very important constructions for the progress of research of ancient buildings of their kind; in-between the two it is believed that there is the Temple of Asclepius, which is mentioned in ancient sources.
In the summer of 2019, with the Foundation’s support, excavations were performed south of the Roman arcade and parallel to the west side of the fountain, in order to investigate the existence of any remains of the temple of Asclepius. Furthermore, pipes irrigating the fields of the area that covered the monuments were removed, and aerial photography of the archaeological site was performed as well as 3D visualisation of the ancient theatre. The supply of a high-performance computer equipped with special software for point cloud processing and photogrammetric analysis was an essential tool for the documentation work; it will enable detailed 3D representation of the monuments in the successive stages of the programme’s progress as well as after its completion.
Apart from the scientific personnel, 7 students of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens also participated in the 2019 excavations, as well as 3 students through the Erasmus programme; the students contributed substantially to the discovery, documentation and management of the abundant ceramic findings.
“In 2019, the Latsis Foundation commenced supporting a three-year programme aimed at the restoration and promotion of monuments in Ancient Epidaurus. The city of Epidaurus is lacking so far an organised archaeological site. The programme envisions the emergence of a very important sector in the center, the Agora of the ancient city. Excavation works aim to unveil the Asclepius temple, to complete the discovery of already discovered monuments, while preservation and restoration works will highlight the city's ancient theater as well as other ancient buildings. By the end of the programme, the city of Ancient Epidaurus will acquire an appealing and organised archaeological site around the renowned ‘Little Theater’.”
Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
The conclusion of the systematic excavation work at the sanctuary of Athena and Poseidon at the acropolis of Ancient Molykreio in Aetolia that took place in 2019, marks the completion of a 14-year cycle of research, which revealed significant antiquities and monuments. The excavations at the location of Elliniko near Velvina in Nafpaktia have brought to light significant remains of buildings and portable findings, which are of great interest both in terms of the history of the sanctuary as well as the civilisation of ancient Aetolia and assist in identifying the area to be that of ancient Molykreio, known from references of ancient writers as a place of worship of Poseidon.
In 2019, the excavation, conducted with the Foundation's support, focused on the interior of great temple B, where the foundations of an earlier archaic temple made of large, rectangle, tufaceous stones were revealed. Furthermore, research in the great altar resulted in pottery shells, figurines and coins. In conjunction with the findings from earlier excavations, such as vessels, coins of different minting and origins that were found next to the pedestal of the cult statue in temple A, as well as iron weapons, the conclusion is reached that the duration of activity of the sanctuary lasted from the 7th century BC up to the late Hellenistic Period, which seems to have been when it was at its zenith.
Overall, the monuments revealed during the systematic excavation are temples A and B, the altar, the arcade, buildings C and D and the stadium. The great altar excavated in front of temple A is one of the largest of its kind that have been discovered in Greece and one of the most impressive monuments of the sanctuary, as it stands on a hill with a view over the Isthmus of Corinth, where the respective Poseidon sanctuary is located. On the east side of the sanctuary, the only stadium in western mainland Greece was
discovered, apart from that of Olympia, with three rows of stone seats and a length of 32 metres. The discovery of the stadium is a testimony to the significance, scope and reach of the sanctuary, where sporting events were organised, probably in honour of Poseidon. It appears that building C, which was discovered between the two temples, was related to the operation of the sanctuary, while it was also used by the athletes as a changing room and preparation area for the games, while building D close to the great temple was probably a meeting and/or banquet area for the priesthood and the game organisers.
Studies are being planned for the maintenance and restoration of the monuments, so that it can become accessible to visitors, as well as the work required in order to mark the importance of the site is also being planned. Moreover, the portable findings are to be studied in order to reach conclusions regarding the worship practices that took place in the sanctuary.
19 people participated in the 2019 excavation, 10 of whom are postgraduate and undergraduate archaeology students at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
“The excavation could not have taken place for the last three years if it wasn’t for the support provided by the Latsis Foundation to the Archaeological Society at Athens, which is performing the administrative
part and management of the research. This support enabled us to complete the excavation research, at least the first stage of it, to capture aerial photographs, to organise and clean up the area and deliver it to the competent Ephorate of Antiquities of Aetolia-Acarnania along with a recommendation for restorations and maintenance of monuments, in order to mark the significance of the sanctuary and make it accessible to visitors.”
Honorary Director of the National Archaeological Museum
Director of the excavation at Ancient Molykreio
An additional part of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation’s activities is the operation of the Neraida Floating Museum, the objective of which is, among other things, to promote the country’s shipping, maritime and business history, as well as to contribute to the protection of the marine environment, through activities of an educational, informative and scientific nature.
The Neraida Floating Museum is berthed at Flisvos Marina and operates with free admission for the general public. Its visitors have the opportunity to tour its premises and get acquainted with the museum's collection, which recounts both the story of the ship itself, the passenger ship “Neraida”, one of the emblematic ships of Greek short-sea shipping that sailed in the Argo-Saronic gulf from 1950 to 1974, and the chronicle of its reconstruction into a modern and seaworthy floating museum, as well as the business journey of its owner, John Latsis, which spans most of the 20th century.
In 2019, the Neraida Floating Museum participated in the celebratory events of the International Museum Day with the theme: “Museums as Cultural Hubs: the future of tradition”. By selecting this theme, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) aimed to highlight the significant and dual role of Museums. Apart from organisations for the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage, Museums have now evolved into communication hubs for peoples and cultures, striving to respond to the challenges of modern society and achieve a difficult balance between heritage and innovation, thereby contributing to the formation of a better future.
Against this background, the Neraida Floating Museum organised and offered to the general public for free, specially-themed guided tours entitled “Marine and maritime traditions through the exhibits of Neraida” and “Where do ships go when they grow old?”, as well as children’s workshops where children aged 6 to 11 years old had the opportunity to discover the secrets and history of the “Neraida” ship by participating in an original treasure hunt.
The Neraida Floating Museum welcomed 9,206 visitors in 2019.
The Museum has received more than 78,700 visitors from the commencement of its operation in 2012 to date.
In 2019, the Neraida Floating Museum continued the implementation of the interactive educational programme “Travelling with Neraida: A Game on Board”, in collaboration with schools of primary education.
The programme is specially designed for the 3rd to 6th grade of primary school, takes places at the Museum’s premises free of charge and intends to familiarise children with the shipping history and tradition of the country. Qualified museum educators carry out a range of group games and experiential activities and encourage children, through play and discovery, to explore the historic ship, get to know aspects of Greek oceangoing and short-sea shipping of the 20th century and to investigate other themes, such as travelling and the sea, ships and navigation, communication and transports, people and memories.
The educational programme was implemented in collaboration with the primary schools of the A’ Athens Directorate of Primary Education (Municipalities of Athens, Galatsi, Dafni-Ymittos, Ilioupoli), the C’ Athens Directorate of Primary Education (Municipalities of Peristeri, Haidari), the D’ Athens Directorate of Primary Education (Municipalities of Alimos, Glyfada, Nea Smyrni, Moschato-Tavros), the Piraeus Directorate of Primary Education (Municipalities of Keratsini, Korydallos, Nikaia, Piraeus, Perama) and the Eastern Attica Directorate of Primary Education (Municipalities of Acharnes, Oropos).
1,964 children participated in the educational programme, during 2019.
Class visits were organised from 44 schools.
93 educational programmes for children of primary education were implemented.
“Thank you very much for the educative tour of the amazing Neraida ship you gave us. It answered a lot of questions. It was a very nice experience and I would gladly do it again!”
6th grade student, 23rd Primary School of Piraeus
“I believe that the trip to the floating museum was one the best trips we have ever had. The programme we attended was very interesting and I think creating such a museum was a very good idea.”
5th grade student, 29th Primary School of Acharnes
“I had a very good time at Neraida. Of all the Museums I’ve visited; this was the best as you learn through having fun and exploring. I would love to travel with this ship.”
4th grade student, 46th Primary School of Piraeus
Thoughts of students who participated in the educational programme “Travelling with Neraida: A Game on Board”.
The 1st Conference of Seaguards, organised by the non-profit organisation Safe Water Sports was held in October, at the Neraida Floating Museum, with the support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. During the Conference, one school from each region of Greece that excelled in the e-learning educational programme of Safe Water Sports during the school year 2018-2019, was awarded a “training suitcase” for safety at sea and in the water. Furthermore, the teachers who implemennteed the programme presented the activities of their school, while the students who attended the event participated in the guided tour and educational programme “Travelling with Neraida: A Game on Board” that is implemented by the Neraida Floating Museum.
15 children participated in the educational programme of the Neraida Floating Museum as part of the 1st Conference of Seaguards.
16 teachers attended the Conference.
150 schools from all regions of Greece participated in the educational programme of Safe Water Sports during the 2018-2019 school year.
The schools that excelled and received awards are:
Attica Region: 1st Primary School of Aghios Stefanos
North Aegean Region: 3rd Primary School of Myrina, Lemnos
Western Greece Region: 12th Primary School of Patras
Western Macedonia Region: Primary School of Asvestopetra, Kozani & Primary School of Olympiada, Kozani
Epirus Region: Primary School of Eleousa, Arta
Ionian Islands Region: Primary School of Spartilas, Corfu
Crete Region: Primary School of Gournes
Central Greece Region: 8th Primary School of Chalkida
Central Macedonia Region: Primary School of Nea Kerdylia, Serres
Thessaly Region: Primary School of Larissa
Peloponnese Region: Primary School of Sperchogia, Messinia
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Region: 1st Primary School of Komotini
South Aegean Region: 8th Primary School of Rhodes
The ultimate goal of the conference is for this educational-training programme to “travel” to as many children as possible, since the schools of each area will be able to borrow the training suitcase from the school that excelled. The Safe Water Sports educational programme has managed to inform-train more
than 40,000 students to date.
The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, national operator of the Programme for Environmental Education “Young Reporters for the Environment”, held a two-day educative seminar for teachers of secondary education on the topic “Circular Economy - Society: The Voice of the Youth”, that took place at the Neraida Floating Museum in November 2019.
The purpose of the seminar was for the participating teachers to act as reporters; to get to know and familiarise themselves with the main principles and techniques of writing an article, preparing an interview as well as taking videos and photographs, and then through experiential workshops to produce their own material in relation to the topical issue of circular economy and the need to develop and implement it.
30 teachers attended the seminar that was held at the Neraida Floating Museum.