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The Greeks of Diaspora

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

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 George Vailakis What are the programs that you are currently implementing at the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry for [...]

May 3rd, 2021|Diaspora|

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

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 who still remember this prosperous past. Minis Papapetrou, a retired engineer who grew up in Sudan and now resides in Athens, describes how he and [...]

April 22nd, 2021|Diaspora|

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, a French medical doctor of Greek origin and member of the European Parlianment, was appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council. https://twitter.com/vonderleyen/status/1382428478193102848 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 aims to secure 1.3 billion doses for 92 low and middle-income countries by the end of the year. https://twitter.com/EU_UNGeneva/status/1382367902582603777 Chrysoula Zacharopoulou wrote the [...]

April 14th, 2021|Diaspora|

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

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 under the auspices of the “Greece 2021” Committee. “Connect the Dots” will bring together two worlds. It will connect talented and promising entrepreneurs [...]

March 30th, 2021|Diaspora|

Sydney celebrates the Bicentenary of the Hellenic Revolution

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 Consul General of Greece, Mr Christos Karras; the President of the Inter-Communities Council of NSW, Mr Kos Dimitriou; the President of the Greek Orthodox Community [...]

March 29th, 2021|Diaspora|

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation: Doctoral fellowship in Modern Greek Studies

The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation invites applications for one (1) PhD fellowship in the field of Modern Greek studies. The selected applicant will pursue his/her doctoral research in English in the Faculty of Humanities, under the supervision of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam. The fellowship is for a period of 3 years (starting date: September 2021 - December 2021).  The fellowship is granted on a competitive basis and by application. About the Laskaridis [...]

March 2nd, 2021|Diaspora|

“Little Greece” in the Inner West of Sydney: impact of Greek diaspora recognised

The impact of the local Greek diaspora on Marrickville’s cultural fabric, in the Inner West of Sydney, has been formally recognised: The stretch of Marrickville Road between Livingstone and Victoria roads has been declared “Little Greece” by the Inner West Council. The precinct’s new moniker was confirmed last week at a council meeting and will now be submitted to the Geographical Names Board, which officially assigns and records name and place details. “Naming a section of Marrickville as ‘Little Greece’ [...]

February 16th, 2021|Diaspora|

Denos and Georges Macricostas

Two generations of entrepreneurs of Greek origin have founded, in the USA, companies that have become leaders in their respective fields. In their interviews, Denos and Georges Macricostas (father and son) unveil their impressive careers resulting from hard work, and they talk about the importance of focus and intensity in growing a business and the need to lead by example. Deno and his son Georges recently gave a considerable donation through the Macricostas Family Foundation for the construction of the [...]

February 11th, 2021|Diaspora|
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