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Inauguration of the New Unit of Ancient DNA Analysis in Crete

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This summer, we saw the inauguration of the new unit of ancient DNA analysis in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) in Crete. This is part of the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), and the inauguration was set through an international  project called “Analysis of ancient DNA: A new glance at the past”. Continue reading “Inauguration of the New Unit of Ancient DNA Analysis in Crete”

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Ancient Greek Sandals – The Worldwide Business Success of the Iconic Greek Footwear

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Ancient Greek Sandals was founded a few years ago and has since seen major success worldwide. In Greece during the summer, the most worn shoe is the classic Greek sandal. It comes in many designs, flats or heels, and in different leather types and colours. Christina and Nicolas decided to spread the word by creating their own designs and selling these abroad – an idea that has brought them great success.

Continue reading “Ancient Greek Sandals – The Worldwide Business Success of the Iconic Greek Footwear”

The posters that took over Athens / Wishes on Blank Paper

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Suprised Athenians lift their head and read messages on the city’s poles and bus stops. An imaginative international project with 39 quotes sparks a dialogue: What would you change in your life?

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Nissos: a Greek Beer Comes Second in a European Competition

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For the first time, a Greek beer wins an award in a European competition. The microbrewery in Tinos island was pleasantly surprised since they were not expecting to win when they decided to attend! Continue reading “Nissos: a Greek Beer Comes Second in a European Competition”

Aloe Vera-Hellas: The First Aloe Manufacture in Greece

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The last years have seen a major hype about Aloe Vera, its nutritious and also therapeutic properties.
Pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetic companies in the whole world are using the gel coming from the plant, to create various products. in 2013, Gikas Mihailos and his brother Emmanuel decided to found their company Aloe Vera-Hellas, which is about to inaugurate its first manufacturing plant of aloe vera in Greece and one of the most modern ones in Europe (on the 30th June). Continue reading “Aloe Vera-Hellas: The First Aloe Manufacture in Greece”

ReGen -Fight the Brain Drain of Generation G in Greece

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In a recent Foreign Affairs article, World Economic Forum Founder Klaus Schwab concluded that “in the end, it all comes down to people and values.”

“We need to shape a future that works for all of us by putting people first and empowering them”, he wrote.

It is with this same vision that Athens Global Shapers community founded ReGeneration (ReGen) three years ago, a program that bridges young talent with career-launching opportunities. They founded ReGen to address a youth unemployment problem that continues to plague developed and developing economies alike. Continue reading “ReGen -Fight the Brain Drain of Generation G in Greece”

Archeological Scuba-diving Park to be Created in the Gulf of Evia

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A unique ‘archaeological’ scuba park featuring 26 well-preserved underwater shipwrecks open to visitors in the Gulf of Evia will be created, following an agreement reached on Wednesday between Attica Regional Authority governor Rena Dourou, Marathon Mayor Ilias Psinakis, Lavrio Mayor Dimitris Loukas and Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas. Continue reading “Archeological Scuba-diving Park to be Created in the Gulf of Evia”

The First Apartment Building for the Homeless in Athens

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Furnished Apartments for the Homeless. “People need to get up from their sofas to start solving problems” said the moving company owner. In a few days, everything will be in place in the 17 apartments. Even the names on the doorbells in the entrance. Each one represents a family that today lives in the streets. Along with the house keys, the members of those families will gain some of their pride back. Continue reading “The First Apartment Building for the Homeless in Athens”

Curba Bicycles – Uniquely Handmade in the Village of Karditsa

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“No two bikes are the same.” This is the motto of Vangelis Kakargias, who manufactures handmade bicycles in his hometown of Karditsa, in Central Greece. Continue reading “Curba Bicycles – Uniquely Handmade in the Village of Karditsa”

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