All Posts by Angelos Vasileiou

The art of Active Listening

Think about how many times you use the pronouns “I” and “me” in your every day life. How many times you have asked your friends and your colleagues to look you in the eyes.  How many times you find yourself demanding from others to listen to you when you talk, but you do not do the same when they talk. Taking all the above into consideration, what does it mean to you to be a good listener, a good friend

United in Diversity

“…our interests can no longer be separated from those of our neighbors. Either we all loose, or we all win” Martin Schulz said in his acceptance speech after he was elected president of the European Parliament. European Union has to face a challenge. In an era of super mobility and super diversity, how do people develop the capacity to live with difference? History has shown a hardening of attitudes towards ‘others’ in difficult times. But nowadays things are worst, we

What do you know about Egypt?

Do you know that Egypt is the world’s most populous Arab country and the cultural centre of the Middle East and its stability is highly important to the region? This is only one thing from a variety I have not known until I met Kleopatra Yousef*. Kleopatra works as a Junior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens. She is involved in the research project on Governance of Irregular Migration (IRMA) focusing on

Greece in our minds!

Last “European Youth Voice Seminar” took place in Athens, the capital of Greece. One of the main aims of this seminar was – for the participants from 10 countries (Poland, Latvia, Germany, Estonia, Slovakia, Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria and Spain) – to become more familiar with the situation in Greece and Europe in general during the Crisis, as well as, help us to understand some of the main principles of the Greek society and mentality which can only be

Newspapers in Greece

Greece is a small European country, located on the southern part of Balkan peninsula. It’s population is about 11,5 million inhabitants and at the same time more than 4 million are concentrated in the capital, Athens. This is a very interesting point about the way information is being transmitted in Greece. Newspapers in Greece have played a very important role in political life. After the fall of the Dictatorship (1974), the press has been going through a process of modernization.