10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival
➔ 10 years AAGFF!
➔ 20th November - 5th December 2019
➔ Greek Film Archive
The Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, the Greek Film Archive's favourite establishment has its birthday in November: it turns ten years old, and it will celebrate with many surprises to be announced shortly.
The 10th AAGFF will take place on the 20th of November till the 5th of December 2019, at the Greek Film Archive (Venues A, B) and Exile Room, aspiring to bring to the foreground, that which is most fresh and groundbreaking in international contemporary cinema.
One more international recognition for Greek students, an inspiration instilled with a deep social impact!
The research team iGEM Thessaly won the golden prize in an international competition of synthetic biology, hosted by MIT in Boston.
You are invited to join us at the 2019 Athens American Studies Seminar! Co-organized by the U.S. Embassy Athens, The Institute of International Relations of Panteion University, American College of Greece-Deree, and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, this year’s topic will be “The Threats to Democracy from the Spreading of Disinformation: The Impact on International Affairs, Politics, and Public Opinion” and will be held on November 14, 2019, 10:00-18:00 at The American College of Greece-Deree (6 Gravias St., Agia Paraskevi) with Dr. Stephanie Edgerly, Northwestern University, as keynote speaker and panels with prominent professors from Deree - ACG, from Panteion University, and Media Experts.
On November 20-21, the Benaki Museum, the U.S. Embassy in Greece, and the British Council, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Athen and the Ambassade de France en Grèce/ Institut Français de Grèce, will organize the conference “My Museum: The Museum as the Living Room of Society.”
This year, the annual Museum Conference is getting bigger and better: it has grown into a two-day event in Athens, with expanded international participation and a dedicated website. For the ninth edition of the conference, we invite professionals from museums and cultural organizations, artists, civil society representatives, educators, activists, and students to examine how museums can be places of intercultural dialogue, activism, and community engagement.
Greek researcher Yannis Assael and his colleagues at Google subsidiary DEEP MIND and University of Oxford created "Pythia,” an artificial intelligence algorithm trained to assist historians in deciphering eroded Ancient Greek inscriptions. Pythia learned to recognize some 35,000 eroded texts containing over 3 million words. These texts were found on varied surfaces like stone, ceramic, and metal and ranged from the 7th centuty BC to the 5th century AD (1,500 to 2,700 years old).
U.S. Embassy joined forces with Women on Top and the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (Γενική Γραμματεία Οικογενειακής Πολιτικής και Ισότητας των Φύλων) to kick off this year’s WOMEN (Women’s Organizations Meet-up for Education and Networking), a skills development and networking program for non-profit organizations active in the field of gender equality and women's empowerment in Greece.
The U.S. Embassy in Athens is excited to announce the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program! This program offers a scholarship opportunity for selected Greek students to travel to the United States for one year and stay with a host family, while attending an American high school. Our first nine FLEX scholars are currently studying at various schools in the United States after departing in August 2019.
For the 2020 – 2021 school year, ten (10) scholarships will be offered to Greek students
With the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, SHA (Social Hacker Academy) has created an educational program that will run for seven months, in Heraklion, Crete, where SHA will have physical presence with its Project Management Team & volunteers. The project is called “De-Code Integration” and aims at empowering vulnerable social groups (refugees/migrants/unemployed), residing in Heraklion Crete, to develop their skills (hard & soft skills) and prepare them to become employable, connecting them with tech companies’ recruiters.