t the Bravo Sustainable Dialogue and Awards 2019 ceremony, that took place at the Athens Concert Hall, Xanthi Techlab of the Cultural Center of Xanthi was granted an award in the category Bravo Society as a "Youth Cooperation and Empowerment Structure". With the full support of the US Embassy and continuing its innovative activities last year, Xanthi Techlab carried out more than 200 educational robotics activities, innovation and youth entrepreneurship activities. In this way participated in the social dialogue on sustainable development this year proving its contribution to the local ecosystem. The award was received by Xanthi TechLab manager Dimitris Giannakoudis.
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.
An exhibit featuring more than one hundred and fifty priceless objects from ancient Greece will open at the Indianapolis Museum on June 15.
The show, titled “Treasures of Ancient Greece,” and featuring scientific inventions, sculpture, jewelry, armor, vases, and more, will run until January of 2020.
This is the seventh year that Dancing to Connect will reach ten secondary schools. The Dancing to Connect festival is the brainchild of the Battery Dance Company from New York, whose conviction is that at times all it takes for people to really communicate, wipe out prejudice and bullying and realise the adolescents’ potential may be no more than a choreography.
Thessaloniki: March 2-5
Athens: March 6-21
Athens – The U.S. Embassy Athens, in collaboration with the Exile Room, again welcomes to Greece the American Film Showcase, a multifaceted exploration of American documentary and a unique partnership with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The program features award-winning films from the past two years, along with workshops and special presentations both for filmmakers and industry professionals as well as students and youth audiences. This year, the focus of the Showcase is on gender equality and increasing the number of women in the film industry.
If you are a student between 16-18 years old and you are living in Alexandroupoli or in the wider region, you can apply for a scholarship to the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute http://bftf.org/ in the U.S., June / July, 2019.
For more information and requests to participate, contact the U.S. Embassy in Athens at Athensamemb@state.gov
Eighteen-year-olds Xenophon Koukoutas and Giannis Svoros accepted the inaugural John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service last Saturday on behalf of the residents of the entire island of Lesvos, for their “heroic support of refugees fleeing mayhem throughout the Middle East and Africa.”
The award-winning Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT) video “Greece: 365 – Day Destination,” won Best Tourism Film in the World for 2018, beating 28 other nominated travel films.