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 DIALOGUES are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.


January 29, 2020
Climate Change 
The reality, use, and abuse of the climate crisis
The effects of our present climate emergency are becoming increasingly evident in innumerable aspects of life on Earth. Increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels, extreme weather phenomena, ocean acidification, melting ice, and depletion of glaciers threaten food production, make certain coastal areas uninhabitable, drive species to extinction, and lead to the forcible displacement of human and animal populations. The SNF DIALOGUES open 2020 with a discussion that concerns us all. On Wednesday, January 29 at 18:30 we meet at the Goulandris Natural History Museum (Othonos 100, Kifissia) to talk about climate change. We will review the scientific evidence, discuss the roles of technology and education in tackling climate change, and examine use and abuse of the term “climate change, ” now ubiquitous in social activism and the international political agenda.

February 26, 2020
Population Aging: New Data and New Challenges 
The global population continues to grow, but another trend increasingly demands our attention in Europe, particularly in Greece: population aging. On Wednesday, February 26, the SNF DIALOGUES will examine the challenge, already upon us, of taking care of the portion of the Greek populace over 50 in a way that’s equitable, sustainable, and empathetic. What’s the reality of our present situation? What are the stereotypes that prevail within our families, our social circles, and our workplaces, and how can we overcome them? What role could technology have to play? It’s a discussion relevant to all of us, regardless of age, that takes as its starting point the sustainable, mutually beneficial coexistence of all members of society.

April 2020 
Following October’s SNF DIALOGUES event on “Cruelty toward Animals” and the interesting discussion it sparked between the speakers and the audience, the DIALOGUES are digging deeper into an issue of profound importance to the public and providing a platform for further discussion. In April 2020, we invite you to participate in a conversation on animal welfare, factory farming, the environment, and health as parameters of our choice to eat—or not eat—animals.

More details will be forthcoming.