• New Greek Migration: Berlin, October 14 & 15

    New Greek Migration: Berlin, October 14 & 15

    New Diaspora is a media partner of the conference “New Greek Migration”, that will take place in Berlin, October 14 & 15, 2017.

    Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos, the founder and creative director of New Diaspora, will be among the speakers, that include professors L. Lambrianidis (University of Macedonia), M. Pratsinakis (University of Oxford), T. Aravositas (York University, Toronto), A. Tamis (Notre Dame University, Australia), A. Hatzi (Panteion University), M. Damanakis (University of Crete), S. [...]

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  • The number of Greeks who moved abroad during the crisis

    The number of Greeks who moved abroad during the crisis

    According to the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, more than 350,000 Greek citizens have abandoned their country during the ongoing 7-year economic recession.

    Most of the data was gathered directly from statistic bureaus and other official sources in destination countries. In some cases, the exact number of Greeks who registered in local municipalities or attained work permits is not known, and a rough estimate was provided instead. Greek embassies and consulates also contributed [...]

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  • Windows to the world – a New Diaspora photo album

    Windows to the world – a New Diaspora photo album

    A few weeks ago, we asked Greeks living abroad to send us photos with the view from their window, so we would create an album with pictures from all over the world. Their response was spectacular, and we can’t thank them enough for participating. 

    So, what do the Greek ‘neomigrants’ see outside their windows? It is out great pleasure to present our New Diaspora photo collection from three continents, and [...]

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  • Flight 4 our Right

    January 25th, 2015. Unable to vote from abroad, four young Greek expats return home for the most critical elections of recent history.

    Antonis is a half-Greek and half-German social entrepreneur. Gevi is a London based filmmaker. Alexandros is a master’s degree student in the Netherlands. Thanos is a member of SYRIZA, living in Berlin. They all have high hopes for the future, and they all want to see expatriate Greeks earning the right to vote from abroad.

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  • Waterlooplein: When gyros met bougatsa

    In the flea market of Waterlooplein, Dimitris organises a housewarming party for his brand new chicken gyros canteen. Right next to him, Vasilis has been serving bougatsa pastry and frappé coffee for the last five years. Together, they have created an Amsterdam hot spot for Greeks and their international friends.

    Guest appearance by Thomas Huisman (bouzouki).

    Filmed & edited by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos Sound recording and mixing by Nikos Kandarakis Translation to English by Christina Tziouvara Research by Gina Tsilimpi

    This [...]

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  • The Colony, Episode 1 – “Skype Call”

    “We came here in an organised escape plan”

    Paris left Greece and moved to London together with his little sister, Athena. Tania came later with her boyfriend, Chris, hoping that her chemistry degree can find her a job. They all miss granny’s cooking.

    Filmed & edited by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos Sound recording and mixing by Nikos Kandarakis

    This documentary is protected with a creative commons license. Unauthorized commercial use, derivatives and TV broadcasting are strictly forbidden.

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  • Reload Greece

    On the 15th of October 2013, the New Diaspora crew landed in Gatwick airport. One of the main reasons for our filming expedition was the MeetU@Reload event, hosted at the London Google Campus by Reload Greece on October 19th.

    Reload Greece is the hub of Greek entrepreneurship in London, seeking solutions that can generate economic growth and social impact in Greece.
 It started as an initiative by young Greeks to inspire and educate [...]

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  • Marylebone Road: Christina Garidi

    When we launched New Diaspora in March 2013, we were grateful to have Christina as the very first person contributing an “open letter” to our project.

    We hadn’t planned to film Christina’s story during our short visit to London, since we both had pressing schedules to follow. However, we managed to squeeze time for a brief encounter. It was worth it.

    Christina studied Environmental Sciences in Southampton before she moved up north to get her Master in [...]

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  • The Three Hundreds: Alexandros Ioannou

    100 days, 100 Euros, 100 places to see. Alexandros returns home from Scotland to Cyprus, traveling mainly by bicycle. We had the chance to interview him and his companion, Yannis, when they passed through Amsterdam.

    Visit the 3×100 Facebook page to read the full story of this journey.

    Filmed by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos Research by Gina Tsilimpi Edited by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos & Michael Papadakis Music by Nikos Kandarakis

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  • Tunisia: Yannis Arvanitis

    Yannis moved to Tunisia only a few days before the revolution started.

    Watch and share our new web documentary, which has already been hosted in ARTE Future on August 15th 2013 (in French and German).

    Directed by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos Sound design and mix by Nikos Kandarakis Editing by Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos & Michael Papadakis

    This documentary is protected with a creative commons license. Commercial use, derivatives and TV broadcasting are strictly forbidden, unless authorized by New Diaspora.

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  • Morning Tales: George Mitrakas

    Thanks to George, Wageningen is the only Dutch town that has a traditional Greek café and food store.

    Watch and share our new web documentary, which will be also hosted in ARTE Future on August 15th 2013 (in French and German).

    Directed by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos Research by Gina Tsilimpi Sound recording by Nikos Kandarakis Editing by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos & Michael Papadakis

    This documentary is protected with a creative commons license. Commercial use, derivatives and TV broadcasting are strictly [...]

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  • Army of One: Katerina Kozadinou

    Directed by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos

    The first New Diaspora web documentary is now online! Watch it on full HD for free, share it with your friends, and support our independence by contributing to our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo!

    Help us make the voice of expatriate Greeks heard! Join the New Diaspora web documentary movement!

    It’s time to tell our own part of the story.

    Army of One” introduces our “Portraits” documentary series. In order for us to produce thematic [...]

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  • Poets Radio: with Greece as a Compass

    Poets Radio: with Greece as a Compass

    A new web radio channel is on air! From November 4th, poets-radio.net broadcasts quality music, poems and live shows on a daily basis.

    The collaboration between Poets Radio and New Diaspora aims at joining forces in order to bring forward issues that concern Greeks living and creating abroad.

    Irini Gavala’s broadcast With Greece as a Compass is dedicated to the Greek Diaspora. You can listen to it (in Greek) every Wednesday for two hours, from 22:00 [...]

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  • ‘Knowledge and Partnership Bridges’ in the Netherlands

    ‘Knowledge and Partnership Bridges’ in the Netherlands

    Following the success of ‘Knowledge and Partnership Bridges’ in Berlin and Stockholm, Amsterdam has been chosen as its next stop on its tour of towns abroad that have large concentrations of Greeks. The event will include discussions on the networking of Greeks abroad with those who live in Greece, the means of achieving this and the benefits arising from it.

    In order to inform Greeks living in Holland about the ways in [...]

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  • Saint Martin’s lanterns

    Saint Martin’s lanterns

    November 11th is Saint Martin’s holiday. Germans consider it a good opportunity for their children to learn how to share their belongings with others.

    - To share generously - To offer without expecting return

    How many times have we said that to our children, hoping that they will understand and start doing so? A very good opportunity for “revision” in many European countries is the 11th of November and the [...]

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  • The theatrical illustrations of Sophia Pistofidou

    The theatrical illustrations of Sophia Pistofidou

    Sophia Pistofidou grew up in Athens and lives in London, where she works as an illustrator and graphic designer who creates imagery based around an absurdist perception of the weak line between truth and illusion.

    “In my life, illustration was born from a need to communicate rather than simply create. From a young age, when I needed to impart an idea, it was easier to create a picture to express opinions and [...]

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  • Knowledge & Partnership Bridges in Stockholm

    Knowledge & Partnership Bridges in Stockholm

    The event focused on the networking and actions of organisations and individuals involved in the ‘Knowledge & Partnership Bridges’ initiative.

    The highly successful tour to spread word of the ‘Knowledge & Partnership Bridges’ initiative continued with its second stop in Stockholm. Greeks from the Swedish capital were at the Hellenic Cultural Home on 21 October attending an event organised by the Federation of Greek Associations and Communities of Sweden, the General Secretariat for Strategy [...]

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  • Reload Greece Conference 2017: The Unstoppable Generation

    Reload Greece Conference 2017: The Unstoppable Generation

    The fourth annual Reload Greece Conference takes place in London on Saturday 28th October

    The Unstoppable Generation: Hacking Entrepreneurship into a Culture will explore and debate how a mindset of entrepreneurism can be hacked into a culture to create long term and sustainable change. Distinguished international speakers from The World Bank, European Investment Bank (EIB), European Investment Fund (EIF), Bloomberg Associates and e-Estonia as well as young and mighty individuals, such as Philipp Brinkmann from Tripsta and [...]

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  • Photo by Joan, Flickr

    There is no shame, treachery or convenience in living abroad

    A few days ago, a full year has passed since I started living in Berlin. The first time, a couple of years ago, I was here for a few hours as a tourist. The second time I came it was for some days as part of a research project. The third time, being an Erasmus+ student, I stayed for a year. My fourth stay at the German capital, which started in the end of August 2016, a year [...]

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  • Chrysa decided to live in Zurich

    Chrysa decided to live in Zurich

    The idea of gathering all my stuff and moving to someplace “else” without a specific preference as to where this should be existed in my mind since the age of six.

    I would prepare a little bag with a dress, a pair of panties and El Macadorel, my beloved one-eyed stuffed little elephant. Later, with my cousins as accomplishes, I would hide in my uncle’s car having Astros, Kynouria, as my destination.

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  • Summer in the village

    Summer in the village

    Greek Mum Correspondent: Chrysoula Koutsouri, Munich (apomamasemama.com)

    - What plant is this? – I don’t know, will you tell me? – This is a watelmelon….

    This is only one of the several similar conversations in my everyday life with my 3 year old son, after having spent one whole month in the village with his grandparents. I happen to have a blessed child, who is fortunate enough to spend one-twelfth of the year [...]

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    Researching the Greek “Morality Drain”

    Konstantinos Papangelopoulos is completing his Master’s studies in Public Policy & Human Development, at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and United Nations University in the Netherlands.

    In order to write his thesis, he is looking for expatriate Greeks who are willing to be interviewed for his research on “The impact of migration experiences on perceptions of transparency and meritocracy: A case study on Greek migrants in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom”. In his own words:

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  • Margarita Chrysaki: From Greece’s Unemployment To The Offices Of The European Parliament

    Margarita Chrysaki: From Greece’s Unemployment To The Offices Of The European Parliament

    by Kelly Fanarioti, Huffington Post

    I learned Margarita’s story accidentally by a friend who saw her on TV. “I have marked her name because she is a new journalist and you may be interested in talking to her”, he told me.

    So it happened. After I heard about her journey from unemployment to a dream job, I found her on Facebook, we exchanged some messages and then talked to Skype for more than an hour.

    Margarita, [...]

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  • The Greek Vienna

    The Greek Vienna

    Greek Mum Correspondent: Chrysoula Koutsouri, Munich (apomamasemama.com)

    I happened to live in Vienna twice … The first time I was a student, I lived there for a whole semester, but it wasn’t enough. The second time I managed to stay a little longer, but unfortunately the end came soon, just like in fairy tales. Because this is exactly what Vienna is, a fairy tale. I had heard this before my first [...]

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