Founding Declaration

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Establishment of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy

Saturday, 25th March 2017


In the country of Muses, where democracy and rhetoric were founded and where the artistic achievements of lasting values and high aesthetics were created; it is our mission to readdress the meaning of culture to modern Greeks. In addition, we feel we owe it to promote elements of the Greek culture that will make it not only as an attractive exportable “product”, but also a universal communication channel.

This initiative comes into reality through the establishment of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. A team of young scientists, with a common vision, aim at upgrading the cultural image of our country with the support of recognised individuals from the fields of Sciences, Arts, Diplomacy and Defence.

In Athens, on the 25th of March 2017, the undersigned, decided to create the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy based in Athens.

The suggested scientific civil association is non profitable and its primary aim is the study, research, dissemination and promotion by any means, all aspects of Cultural Diplomacy.

In the meanwhile the institute is serving the need to contribute the society both in Greece and abroad by any legal means. In particular, the purpose of the institute is served as follows:

With the development of activities that are related to the formation and the advancement of culture in Greece and abroad, especially in parts of the world where Greek communities are established. What is more, it provides consultancy services for promoting culture and also through the support to the most vulnerable parts of society.

The institute aims to implement those purposes through the organisation of seminars, art exhibitions, lectures, art events, book publications and volumes, music and theatrical performances productions and lastly the establishment of awards and scholarships that are strictly related with the aims of the Institute. Furthermore, the Institute looks at cooperating with universities, academic and intellectual institutes or research centres as well as organising cultural exchange programmes and cooperating with related institute state authorities, such as the Ministry of Culture and the Department of Foreign Affairs and also the Academy of Diplomacy.

Peter Kapsaskis, Constantinos Yfantis, Ioannis Parisis, Haralabos Papasotiriou, Constantinos Lavdas, Jimmy Jamar, Paolo Petrocelli, Rodolfos Maslias, Alexandros Mallias, Georgios Linardos, Constantinos Yerocostopoulos, Paroula Naskou Perrakis, Teta Diamantopoulou, Thomas Kindinis, Yovanna Kaplaksi, Vyron Fideltzis, Nicolaos Perdikis, Constanina Blatsou, Fotini Nakou, Dimitris Vaxevanakis, Napoleon Maravegias, Michalis Diakantonis, Constantinos Simeoforidis, Spyros Mihalopoulos, Dimitris Nicas

The President



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