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
Within the framework of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet «IDEA» Programme, DIKTIO-Network for Reform in Greece and Europe held he event "Are we all talking the same language in Europe?" on Monday 27th of November. The event was attended by students of the second grade of High School and Lyceum of the Greek-French School Eugene Delacroix, as well as by Mrs. Ioanna Savinidou, Deputy Director of Lyceum, and Martha Asfi Professor French Team Coordinator. The panel of guests consisted of Mr. Charalambakis, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Athens,. Mrs. Argyro Proskoli, a Professor of French Language and Linguistics, and Dr. Evi Hatziandreou, DIKTIO-Network’s Scientific Advisor and Project Manager of the IDEA Program. The role of co-coordinating and introducing the topic of the event was undertaken by the journalist Vicky Flessas, who also gave an overview of the event's agends. This introduction was followed by a short video highlighting the chronological course of the European Union and its evolution towards its 60th birthday. Then a “prima facie” introduction was carried out in regards to the Indian-European language by Mr. Charalambakis.
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A press conference was held on Monday June 26th at the Office of the EU Representation in Athens. DIKTIO for Reform in Greece and Europe presented the results of a Youth Survey and of the ongoing ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet Project IDEA.
The survey conducted in cooperation with the most popular music channel MAD TV. A web survey, 9-question Questionnaire was uploaded in their FB page targeting youth 16-25 years of age (sample size of 1.173) with the aim of eliciting views, beliefs and opinions on the EU. In addition, the broader context within wich the survey took place, the ERASMUS+ jean Monnet Project IDEA was presented and discussed in detail.
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