Through its monthly series of events, entitled DIALOGUES, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation presents individuals and representatives of civil society who inspire others through their work, actions and vision, coming from different fields, backgrounds, and countries.

DIALOGUES delve into different themes that cut across the key pillars of the Foundation’s work: Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Sports, and Social Welfare.

Through this series of events, which are free and open to the public, the SNF seeks to catalyze conversations around critical issues, create a platform for the exchange of ideas, present individuals who inspire a new way of thinking, and encourage collaboration among individuals and organizations across the globe.

The events follow a flexible format, which is subject to change based on the theme of each event, featuring panel discussions, one-on-one conversations and presentations, among others.

DIALOGUES are free and open to the public. Participants must pre-register online, on a first-come first-serve basis.

Furthermore, events are live streamed via www.SNF.org/live and are available on demand in both video and podcast format on the SNF’s website.

The 10th event of the SNF’s monthly series DIALOGUES will take place on Wednesday, September 26th. The focus of the event will be on “Beginnings.” Each September brings new beginnings. Following the summer’s carelessness, everything goes back on schedule and it’s “back to work” for everyone! What is it that makes us look forward to a new beginning and what feelings do those Sunday afternoons evoke, before the “bell rings” again on Monday? Goals and plans for new beginnings vary according to person, age and occasion. Young students preparing for the next grade in primary school or preparing for university exams, people who attempt a new beginning either at a professional or personal level, and a panel of experts, invite us to take our “seat in class”, as they share their thoughts and concerns, as well as the ways to approach this challenge and the hard work that each new beginning entails.

The 11th event will take place on October 19th, 2018, on the occasion of Germany’s renowned Oktoberfest celebration. The DIALOGUES event will discuss the relationship between Greece and Germany, the customs of the two countries, the prevailing stereotypes surrounding the two nations and their citizens, and also what unites us, at an event for the "Greek Oktoberfest".