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Eleusis 2023, Europe Day for young People

By Press release May 04, 2022
Eleusis 2023, Europe Day for young People Photo by Angeloschristofilopoylos Fosphotos

Elefsina celebrates Europe Day with events for young people and a plethora of parallel activities for all ages. Co-organized by 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, the European Parliament and the European Commission in Greece.

This year’s Europe Day in Elefsina is dedicated to young people, democracy and culture, on the occasion of 2022, which has been declared the European Year of Youth, with a series of events co-organized by 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, the Office of the European Parliament and the Representation of the European Commission in Greece,on Saturday, May 7.

Specifically, the Europe Day celebrations will include discussions between young people on sustainable cities, culture and democracy, with contributions from MEPs, artists and other important figures. At the same time, and in view of the title year of the European Capital of Culture in 2023, the celebration will feature artistic events, based on the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Specifically, the programme of events on May 7 includes:

  • A walk around the city of Elefsina     
  • Parallel discussions between young people (ages 16-30) on sustainable cities, migration, culture, innovation and democracy          
  • A central debate, featuring MEPs, artists and other personalities, from 16:00 to 17:30, at the EKEDA building (Elefsina-West Attica Labor Center), with simultaneous live streaming via the YouTube and Facebook channels of the Office of the European Parliament (EP) in Greece
  • The opening of an exhibition featuring paintings by young artists awarded in a recent competition, organized by the Office of the EP in Greece, in collaboration with the Children’s Art Gallery of Greece (at 20:00, at the Old City Hall of Elefsina, with the archaeological site)
  • The first screening of a one-minute short animation film that was awarded in a competition organized by the Office of the EP in Greece, in collaboration with Animasyros (at 16:30 and at 21:00)
  • A screening of the film that is nominated for the LUX 2022 Audience Award. (at 21:00, at the X Bowling Art Center)
  • Closing party (at 22:30, in the courtyard of the X Bowling Art Center
  • Admission to all Europe Day activities is free to the public. Admission will be carried out on a first-come-first-served basis.

It is noted that, in the context of the events, various areas of the city that have been especially configured for the needs of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture will open their doors to the public for the very first time: the X Bowling Art Center,which will function as a cultural space hosting audiovisual arts activities; the Innovation Lab, the first digital construction and innovation center in West Attica, featuring the launch of the original workshop Print Your City with 3D constructions from recyclable materials, as well as the Old City Hall, which will function as the headquarters of the ECoC, providing information to city residents and visitors.

Moreover, in the evening of the same day, at 19.00, Mystery 2_Clock Tower Voices will take place, featuring Roula Pateraki in its fourth edition.In a special recitation, visible from the pedestrian walkway of Nikolaidou Street, the great performer will recite poems by T.S. Elliot at the Clock of the archaeological site of Elefsina, one of the city’s most important landmarks, activated by the ECoC.


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