Jun
13

RELAY for Refugees – Handmade Pot Sale

A handmade pot sale to raide funds for ECHO 100 Plus – a charity offering primary support to refugees in Greece. Looking for donations of bowls, plates, dishes and other handmade domestic items so as to make the event a massive success. How to donate: COLLECTION POINT: In the Ceramic Department at Morley College – also in Brixton, Peckham and everywhere else by request. For further information: Email: [email protected] Phone: […]

Jun
13

The Itinerary – Tracing the Refugee Routes

Eleven photojournalists have combined their unique perspectives in a collective exhibition and a book of their work: “The Itinerary – Tracing the Refugee Routes”. They record the trek of refugees from their point of origin – the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa– to their final destinations in Europe through various stopover sites –the Aegean Islands, Athens, Idomeni, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Serbia, Hungary: the so-called “Balkan Route”. The photographs […]

Feb
10

722 ΤΜΧ Engineer Batallion

A documentary film about a refugee camp in Greece, by Professor of Cinematography at Edge Hill University Yiannis Koufonikos.   In March 2016 governments within the European Union closed their borders, leaving almost 60,000 refugees stranded in Greece, with no way to make the journey to their destination countries further north. Faced with hosting the refugees, the Greek Government decided to reopen a number of closed-down army camps as temporary […]

Feb
02

Dora Bakoyannis – An insider’s view on the refugee crisis POSTPONED TO MARCH

Dora Bakoyannis is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Greece. She is a liberal politician and MP with a deep-rooted faith in the European Idea. Bio: 1992-93: Minister of Culture 2003-06: Mayor of Athens. (The first female mayor in the city’s history, and the first woman to serve as mayor of a city hosting the Olympic Games) 2006-09: Minister of Foreign affairs 2013- : VP of the EPP/ CD […]

May
25

A land of refugees: Greece in the current migration crisis

A lecture in English by Prof Renée Hirschon, St Peter’s College, Oxford. Free entry; booking essential at [email protected] Organised by the Society for Modern Greek Studies. Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS