- The US Ambassador to Greece, Mr. David Pearce, visited the Visitors Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and took a tour of the SNFCC construction site. The Ambassador had the opportunity to get informed on the progress of the SNFCC’s construction works and received a presentation on the future of the project.
The organization «Together for Children» honors during a special ceremony the SNF for its support and philanthropic activities. The SNF has provided various grants to «Together for Children» supporting the operation of the emergency helpline which accepts all types of requests related to children and is operated by expert social workers and psychologists. In addition the SNF has supported the establishment of an early intervention and rehabilitation unit for children at the Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s Hospital-Kallithea branch.
The “Journey to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center” continues in various Municipalities across Attica, through the public’s open participation in free cultural and educational events, carried out as part of the program of the same name. The main purpose of the program is to acquaint the citizens with the SNFCC and its philosophy, as well as to cultivate a fresh culture, through which the country’s contemporary citizens may openly engage with the project that is soon to regenerate their everyday lives.
On April 25, the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) held its yearly General Assembly in Lyon, France. At this event, member food banks exchange experiences, strengthen ties and launch collaborative projects.
24 APRIL 2014The SNFCC Visitors Center marks the sixth month of its operation and launches the new program “Scope of Activities – Meeting Points”The Visitors Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center opened its doors in October 2013. Since then, the VC has welcomed hundreds of visitors daily, providing information on the construction progress at the site, and the history, the structure and the role of the SNFCC, as well as on its future programs for the public and visitors, when it will officially begin its operation in 2016.
The Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation has approved a €3 million grant to the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), for the immediate completion of the substantial reconstruction works at the Museum’s building, the former Fix Brewery.
- From April 23 – 26, sixteen orthopaedic surgeons from Greece are continuing their education at Hospital for Special Surgery in a seminar program which will focus on the latest advances in hip and shoulder surgery, as well as the latest techniques in sports medicine. This is the seventh such program at HSS for Greek orthopaedic surgeons supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
- Following the first two successful missions to the border islands of Kastelorizo and Amorgos, the two Mobile Medical Units completed effectively their third mission to Kasos, the southernmost island of the Dodecanese.
- On April 3rd and 4th, 2014, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in collaboration with the Peterson Institute for International Economics, convened an international conference in New York City, as part of its Recharging the Youth initiative. The focus of the conference was global youth unemployment and the pressing need for collective action on this issue.