• 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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  • New Diaspora: the trailer

    New Diaspora is an independent web documentary movement, focusing on the stories of Greeks living abroad during the crisis in their homeland.

    Please share and support our crowdfunding campaign. It’s time to tell our own part of the story.

    Why did we leave? What’s our point of view on the current situation in Greece? How much have we adapted to our new lives?

    The main narrative drive is a web documentary series directed by Nicolas Stamboulopoulos, who lives and [...]

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  • Saint Nikolaus in Germany

    Saint Nikolaus in Germany

    Chrysoula Koutsouri, Munich (apomamasemama.com)

    Let’s say you are Greek and you raise your child in Germany. December begins. You buy a real tree, because here everybody does the same. Plus an Adventskranz (Christmas Wreath), because it is a nice custom. You light the first candle on the first of the four Sundays before Christmas. You get happy. You create an Advents Calendar and you fill it with gifts, one for [...]

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  • Οpposite Encounters

    Οpposite Encounters

    “Nowhere is perfect. Paradise does not exist. Every country, every city has its good and its not so good sides. You lose something, you win something. It’s all about what is your point of view, what counts more for you.”

    This story was originally published by Serendipitous Encounters. Do you have an interesting encounter to share with a new diaspora element? Serendipitous Encounters is open for submissions!

    Chrysoula Koutsouri, Munich

    Four [...]

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  • History Home Schooling

    History Home Schooling

    by Natalie Tzobanakis (“Where am I?”)

    We came to the US in 2012, when our three children were two, five and seven years old. From the start, an important concern I had regarding migration was the relationship my kids would develop with their motherland as time goes by. What will they feel about it if they grow up within American culture, which is so much different from the Greek one? How can [...]

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  • When water unites us… Dutch & Greek city makers meet in Thessaloniki

    When water unites us… Dutch & Greek city makers meet in Thessaloniki

    Nikos Koulousios for Hellas Pindakaas, Netherlands

    What does Thessaloniki sound like, smell like and feels like? What is the vibe of the city? What was a group of Dutch and German city-makers looking to find in Thessaloniki, when they visited the city last October? And did they find it?

    Hellas Pindakaas followed them on their journey, we recorded their story, their vision and experience of the city… and the [...]

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  • Origin Club brings social innovation to the table

    Origin Club brings social innovation to the table

    Food for thought

    Throughout the misery of the Greek debt crisis, despite all odds and without understanding exactly how it has happened, Greece now produces an increasing number of delicious and top quality products.  Many young Greeks have returned to the primary sector and the market share of Greek products is growing worldwide.

    Still, many problems are waiting to be solved and a huge development potential remains to be explored.

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  • Christina Pitouli makes award winning documentaries in Barcelona

    Christina Pitouli makes award winning documentaries in Barcelona

    Christina Pitouli was one of the speakers in TEDx Panteion University Women, an event that discussed topics about the contribution of women over time, because now more than ever it’s about time for equal rights and responsibilities. 

    Christina was born in Ioannina in 1986. She studied journalism and audiovisual communication at the Panteion University of Athens and obtained a Master’s degree in Creative Documentary at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. She now works in Barcelona [...]

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  • Giannis writes the New Diaspora Diary

    Giannis writes the New Diaspora Diary

    Hi! My name is Giannis, and even if we don’t know each other, we still live the same time in the same world, we both have access to the unlimited Internet and we speak the same language. If you like, I could find more things that connect us, but one is my very favorite; we don’t give up!

    For sure, this diary is named after me but this luckily does not necessarily mean that [...]

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  • “Parent’s smile” in Luxembourg

    “Parent’s smile” in Luxembourg

    Elfi Koufogeorgou, Luxembourg

    In early 2016 I was coming out victorious from a delayed, or more appropriately, a belatedly accepted postpartum depression, combined with burnout. Even today, many people in my social circle don’t know it, not because I feel uncomfortable talking about it, but because my life has moved on a lot since then.

    Two things really helped me to move forward (besides the support of [...]

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  • Why are we still bothering with motherland?

    Why are we still bothering with motherland?

    Stefanos Livos, London

    I’m under the impression that there are two attitudes towards Greeks living abroad: the outward looking one that considers Greeks living elsewhere can and have something to offer to Greece, and the inward looking one that believes that Greece does not need anymore those who left, the “quitters”.

    And by “Greeks living abroad” I don’t mean second and third generation immigrants that parade wearing the Greek traditional uniform and [...]

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  • 2nd London Hellenic Festival (October 9, 2016)

    2nd London Hellenic Festival (October 9, 2016)

    Following last year’s big success, the 2nd London Hellenic Festival is back. Ark4Art and the Hellenic Centre present a day full of events, aiming to bring together London’s and UK’s Greek and Cypriot communities, but also addressing anyone who lives away from their native lands.

    This year’s theme is ‘Coming Together’. How can we, together, wherever we live, shape the future of our homeland? We are creating a platform and [...]

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  • One or zero, memories of bipolar Greece

    One or zero, memories of bipolar Greece

    Nadia Nikolaidou, IamGreek.nl 

    People in my life are zero or one. I feel bipolar in my relationships. Greeks are like that. They will love you or hate you, there is nothing in between. And in order to be loved, Greeks need to see the truth. They have to know whose child you are, what do you do for a living, if you are married or not, what job your parents do, so they can be [...]

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  • Hometown stories: Philippi park, Kavala

    Hometown stories: Philippi park, Kavala

    New Diaspora would like to publish your own hometown stories. How do you see the place where you grew up from where you live now? Do you visit often? In what way has it changed? What makes you feel most nostalgic about it? Would you ever consider returning to live there?

    Rigas-Georgios Zapounidis, Munich (Emigrant’s Diary)

    “Our team consists of voluntary, young scientists specialized in many work fields. [...]

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