Seminar: Exploring Politics of Friendship

A joint seminar by the affiliated to the Council of Europe Istanbul and Thessaloniki Schools of Political studies, investigating the possibilities for politics of friendship today, took place on 27-30 December 2014. Turkish-Greek relations are marked by a long trajectory of enmity and tension. This encounter set out to explore the 'other side' of that history, focusing on initiatives that have promoted contact between the two societies and encouraged rapprochement. The Istanbul European School ...

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Nowruz celebration in Thessaloniki

Every year in early spring in many eastern countries, the New Year's Day is celebrated, one of the ancient celebrations marking the start of many good things. This is the first day of spring when nature wakes up. This day is celebrated not only by Afghanis, but by other peoples in Iran, Albania, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Kurdistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and others. The International Day of Nowruz was established by a decision of the UN General Assembly in 2010...

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“Thessaloniki honours the World Refugee Day”, 20th June 2013

Symbiosis organised, in collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece, refugee and asylum seekers communities and other organisations, the 2013 World Refugee Day in Thessaloniki. The World Refugee Day is marked every year on June 20 since 2001 with events in many countries involving official agencies, aid workers, citizens and primarily refugees and asylum seekers. In the framework of Symβiosis programme on integra...

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Thessaloniki Seminar, “Working with young refugees and migrants: The challenge of diversity”

Thessaloniki Seminar, 25-29/09/2014 Symβiosis, in collaboration with the Norwegian NGO Youth against Violence (Ungdom mot Vold), organized a seminar "Working with young migrants and refugees: The challenge of diversity" in Thessaloniki, from Thursday, the 25th until Sunday, September 28th, 2014. The goal of the workshop was to train and transfer knowledge and experience in order to develop skills of professionals working with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers - social workers, those enga...

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