Press & TV Reactions (National MEDIA)
ERT (State National TV Network) | 01/06/2017 | The Press Conference for IDEA’s Survey (video at 1:09:30)
Kathimerini (newspaper nationwide circulation) | 19/06/2017 | Presentation of IDEA’s Survey
Kathimerini (newspaper nationwide circulation) | 19/06/2017 | Article for IDEA’s Survey
Protagon.gr (popular news portal) | 29/06/2017 | Article for IDEA’s Survey
ANA (Athens News Agency & Athens 984 Radio)
The common origin of the languages spoken in Europe and the roots shared by the peoples of the Old Continent were the main topics of the event "Are we all talking the same language in Europe?" It was organized by the non-profit organization DIKTIO – Network for Reform in Greece and Europe within the framework of the Erasmus + Jean Monnet program 'IDEA'. The event took place on Friday, January 26, at Anatolia College, where thrid grade students of the secondary education (gymnasium) learnt about the EU institutions and bodies on the occasion of the Political and Social Education lesson. The speakers were: Christoforos Charalambakis, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Athens, Evi Hatziandreou, DIKTIO Advisor and IDEA Project Manager, Yannis Mastroggeorgiou, Director of Diktio - the Network for Reform in Greece and Europe. The panel was also attended by Lia Zourgou, Head of the Anatolia College of Greek Youth. Highlighting the Indo-European language as a starting point, a common ancestral language of 20 out of the 24 official European languages, the IDEA program seeks to point out the cultural elements that unite the citizens of Europe and the values that govern the principles of European integration and to encourage young people to actively participate in the national and European public sphere, cultivating a sense of belonging to the family of Europe. The guests were welcomed by Anatolia College President Panos Vlachos, who gave the floor to Vicky Flessa, the well-known journalist, presenter and editor of the ERT1 Broadcast program. Vicky Flessa co-ordinated the event which successfully became a game of knowledge, and finally caught the attention and participation of children. Taking as an example the word of father (pateras in Greek, pater in Latin, father in English, vater in German, pita in Sanskrit), Mr. Charalambakis urged children to look at the words and observe the same origin of the EU countries. At the same time, he emphasized the role of the Greek language in the formulation of the modern European vocabulary: 90% of the modern scientific medical vocabulary, contains formats that are derivatives of Greek, more than 2,500 words contain the word "tele" and 850 words the word "bio”.
Do we all speak the same language in Europe?
When: Thursday, January 18, 13:30-15:00
Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level
Organized by: Deree – The American College of Greece, IDEA, To DIKTIO, B in EU, Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
In cooperation with the Office of Academic Affairs
Open to public
Mrs Anna Diamantopoulou
Mrs Anna Diamantopoulou, a Civil Engineer by training with graduate studies in Regional Development, has been a member of the Greek Parliament for 11 years. In 1999 she was appointed as European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (1999-2004). In 2009 she served as Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs until March of 2012, and consequently as the Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping until May 2012. Mrs Diamantopoulou is active in European affairs. She is Presidium Member of the “Friends of Europe”, and a Steering Committee Member of “Notre Europe-Jaques Delors Institute”. She has served as a Fisher Family Fellow (2012) of the Harvard Kennedy School lecturing on European Affairs, and as a Distinguished Scholar at Singapore’s Lee Kuan School of Public Policy (2015).
DIKTIO-Network for Reform in Greece and Europe, held the event "Do we all speak the same language in Europe?" on Thursday December 13th at the premises of Geitonas School. This informative and entertaining event an integral part of the Jean Monnet Project "IDEA Aurora Through European Identity and Integration" was attended by students of the third grade of Gymnasium and the first grade of Lyceum along with their teachers and the School principal.
Ms. Vicky Flessa, a well-known and popular TV journalist coordinated and participated as well. After the welcoming remarks, Ms. Flessa and Dr. Evi Hatziandreou presented the rational and the Project’s concept emphasizing the need to truly understand how being part of the European Union improves our daily lives, that those improvements should not be taken for granted and that for the next 60 years of the EU the helm is at their generation hands, hence the imperative of active participation in the European public sphere and the upcoming EP elections. Then, Professor Christopher Charalambakis, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Athens introduced the Indo-European language, its origins, importance and influence stemming from the common roots of so many words we all share in our national languages.
DIKTIO-Network for Reform in Greece and Europe held the event "We all speak the same language in Europe?" on Friday December 14th at the Hellenic-German Agogi School. This event is part of a project that underlines and confirms the broader framework of DIKTIO’s extensive actions and projects that aim to raise awareness on EU policy fields. This event which is part of the JEAN MONNET PROJECT "IDEA Aurora Through European Identity and Integration" has attracted significant attention and positive comments from academics and scholars, was attended by students of the third grade of Gymnasium and the first grade of Lyceum, while the teachers and the principal were present as well.
Vicky Flessas, a prominent journalist, coordinated and introduced the main points, structure of the event and the word-guessing game. Following the introductory comments, Christophoros Charalambakis, Professor of Linguistics at University of Athens introduced the concept of the Indo-European language and the etymology of several words drawn from IDEA’s word database. Dr. Evi Hatziandreou, DIKTIO’s Scientific Advisor and the Project Manager, shared the rational and the Project’s concept emphasizing the need to truly understand how being part of the European Union improves our daily lives; that those improvements should not be taken for granted and that for the next 60 years of the EU the helm is at their generation hands, hence the imperative of active participation in the European public sphere and the upcoming EP elections