Here are just a few examples of our work in Greece that would not have been possible without the support of our partners:
Through dialogue and respect for differences, this project, in collaboration with the International Olympic Truce Centre, aimed at spreading the spirit of the Olympic Truce: its significance, its ancient history and its modern resurgence, as well as its continuing relevance in the modern world. Through a series of school visits, which included games and activities organised by British Council teachers and members of the International Olympic Truce Centre, we reached more than 1,900 school children all over Greece.
Partners: International Olympic Truce Centre (IoTC), Samsung
European Researchers' Night is the biggest celebration of science and research in Europe, where leading Greek and European researchers share with their work, experiences and ideas with the public. Over 3,500 visitors attended the event, which was organised in collaboration with the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), with the participation of the research community and funding from the European Union.
Partners: National Hellenic Research Foundation, National Polytechnic University
Made in Britain
Containing some 8,500 arts pieces by over 1,650 British artists, the British Council Collection is one of the most comprehensive holdings of modern and contemporary British art in the world. Made in Britain – Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection 1980–2010 was organised in collaboration with the Benaki Museum and featured around 150 works by a wide range of artists, including Keith Arnatt, Helen Chadwick, Peter Doig, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, Mark Titchner, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger. This event reflected the breadth and diversity of British art throughout the 30-year period 1980–2010.
Partners: Benaki Museum
These events provide a unique opportunity for students and academics to meet UK institutions in both Athens and in Thessaloniki. Representatives from British universities and other recognised institutions of further and higher education provide free face-to-face information about undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses. Every exhibition attracts 6,000 visitors and 98% of participating universities receive applications from Greek students.
Partners: HSBC, UNITE