“Without the Greeks, Australia would not be as it is today”

By |2022-04-16T10:36:00+03:0016 Απριλίου, 2022|The Greeks of Diaspora|

by George Vailakis The history of the Greek Diaspora in Australia is long, multifaceted and fascinating. The first Greek to arrive in Australia, according to oral tradition, was a Damian Gikas who was transported to Sydney in 1802 as a convict. In fact, Gikas is said to have been a captain from Hydra island and was unjustly [...]

The Greeks of Novi Sad and the remarkable story of dr Kosta Hadži

By |2022-03-07T22:17:20+03:007 Μαρτίου, 2022|The Greeks of Diaspora|

by Petar Djurdjev, historian Historians believe the inhabitants of old Novi Sad, Serbia, who called themselves Greeks, were actually of Cincari (Aromanian) origin, Hellenized Romans, descendants of the former Roman Empire, who mostly inhabited northern Greece. In the first half of the 18th century, the Kucovlaks, as the Greeks called the Cincari, settled in Novi Sad. Among the settlers were [...]

How things work in Greece? Greek Society Must Embrace Innovation & Reform For A Better Tomorrow

By |2022-02-17T21:49:35+03:0017 Φεβρουαρίου, 2022|The Greeks of Diaspora|

by Andreas Akaras* It is hard to imagine a day in Athens without the likes of a waiter, a taxi driver, or a senior citizen, sounding off on social, economic, and political affairs. At first blush, one could be forgiven for believing that the answers to all our troubles exist in the chatter of the [...]

Nikitas Koutoupes: Greece can become a major European tech hub

By |2021-05-18T14:35:33+03:0018 Μαΐου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

On March 02, 2021, SEV and Endeavor Greece co-organized the leading global Digital Conference “Innovative Greeks”. Nikitas Koutoupes*, managing director at Insight Partners, participated at the panel discussion “Foreign investors who never invested in Greek companies”. George Vailakis asked him about investment opportunities in Greece and his so far experience from the country. I left Greece to [...]

John Chrysoulakis: “Greek diaspora is a strategic priority for our country”

By |2021-05-04T00:05:46+03:004 Μαΐου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad, J. Chrysoulakis reveals his plans for the Greek Diaspora, analyses the relations with the Greek communities abroad, talks about the biggest challenge he has to manage and refers to the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution and the participation of the Greeks Abroad in the celebrations interview by [...]

Where have all the Greeks gone? The story of Greeks in Africa

By |2021-04-22T00:52:28+03:0022 Απριλίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

by George Philipas From Egypt to South Africa, the Greeks came in their thousands and then they left. Today there remain only few Greeks in Africa, mainly in the metropolises of South Africa. These last remnants only hint at a rich past that tied generations of Greeks to the vast African continent. There are some [...]

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council

By |2021-04-14T23:59:15+03:0014 Απριλίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, a French medical doctor of Greek origin and member of the European Parlianment, was appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council.   The COVAX mechanism, a global collaboration to which the EU is a major contributor, will deliver 32 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 59 countries by the first quarter of 2021, and [...]

The Hellenic Initiative and the U.S. Embassy in Athens Launch Mentorship Program

By |2021-03-30T09:48:29+03:0030 Μαρτίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

Young entrepreneurs who are building the New Greece are bonding with the brightest lights of the Greek Diaspora through The Hellenic Initiative’s new Virtual Entrepreneurial Mentorship Project “Connect the Dots.” The program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Athens, as part of its campaign “USA-Greece: Celebrating 200 Years of Friendship” commemorating Greece’s Bicentennial.  It is also [...]

Sydney celebrates the Bicentenary of the Hellenic Revolution

By |2021-03-29T08:21:44+03:0029 Μαρτίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

The Greek community in Sydney honoured the heroes of 1821 during the official celebration of the 200 year-anniversary since the declaration of the Hellenic Revolution, on Sunday, 28 March.  On Sunday morning, a Doxology service was held at the Holy Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, in Redfern, Sydney, in the presence of the [...]

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