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  • HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN 2018: More than a Festival

    HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN 2018: More than a Festival

    January 24–28, 2018, Urban Spree

    HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN is a Greek film festival established in 2015 to highlight the current, highly artistic Greek film scene and present it to a German audience. Films are a unique source to communicate and a great medium through which to expand alternate ways of thinking and seeing Greece and its culture.

    Primarily, HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN aspires to be a platform for “New Greek Cinema”. We [...]

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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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    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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  • 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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  • I respect your past, but get to know my present

    I respect your past, but get to know my present

    Almost 5 years have passed since that rainy Sunday.

    During those 5 years, I’ve met my husband, I made close friends, I learned how to live in 30 square meters, I learned how to hit the bottom and stand up on my feet again, I loved the Germans for knowing how to evaluate, I met people (black, white, immigrants, refugees), I loved the saltiness of the emotions they carry with them, I loved the wrinkles underneath their eyes. [...]

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  • Love locks

    Love locks

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

    One week ago, while crossing one of Munich’s famous bridges, my son asked me for a second time with impatience: “Mom, when are we going to put a lock on the bridge too?”. At the same time I was watching a couple standing next to us, passing a carved lock through the bars and then while kissing, throwing the key with a theatrical gesture into the river. I felt my head buzzing as if they had thrown it on me. “We [...]

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  • Martis

    Martis

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

    A Wednesday like all the other Wednesdays at the greek school of Vienna. Only it is not any Wednesday. It is Wednesday, March the first. I’ve completely forgotten about it. Till the moment I see the children rushing out of the class, showing their hands with enthusiasm. A little bracelet made of white and red threads, hangs from their little hands.  “Do you know [...]

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  • Work in Germany

    Work in Germany

    Based in Thessaloniki, the employment agency “Cosmos Jobs” seeks, finds and places personnel in the European work market. They specialize in finding the appropriate work force for hotels, tourism and catering companies in Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Netherlands, Austria and elsewhere in Europe. The personnel can be both skilled or unskilled.

    Have you decided or are you perhaps considering to work in Germany? The Federal Republic of Germany is the most multitudinous [...]

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  • One month of snow

    One month of snow

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

    It’s been four years now that we live in Central Europe, but it is the first time that my son’s wish for white days came already true in the beginning of winter: yes, this year it really snows! And when I say it snows, I do not mean it snows like in Greece for two days, we play, we get happy, it ends. When I say it snows, [...]

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  • Our little guesthouse

    Our little guesthouse

    Chrysoula Koutsouri, Munich (apomamasemama.com)

    Since we moved abroad, we have always taken for granted that we will spend Christmas with families and friends in Greece. Besides, as a good friend of mine recently said, if you do not share joyful moments with your own people, you lose everything. But this year for the first time we decided to stay at home.

    On the one side our recent move that has not let [...]

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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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