European Heritage Days

Journées européennes du patrimoine
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Violence and Tolerance

Date: 25-27 September

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Greece has participated in the celebration of EHD since 1994. The Directorate of Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programs of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports is responsible for the planning and implementation of the events as well as the coordination among the organizations involved.
Purpose of the events
• Reviving of the monuments
• Familiarizing the locals with the monuments in their area
• Incorporating the monuments in the area’s social life
• Creating links between the local community and the Archaeological Service
• Promoting the Archaeological Service efforts
• Mobilization and cooperation amongst organizations and people for the staging of the events
The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports collaborates with local authorities, organizations, local associations, private museums, “museums friends” associations and cultural centers in the staging of events all over the country.

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Past themes
2013-2014: Faces of Time
2011-2012: Crisis: continuities and discontinuities in History
2009-2010: Wizards, spells and talismans: Magic in ancient and christian world.
2007-2008: Home like stories
2005-2006: Let' s eat. Culture on the table
2003-2004: Sports venues, cultural sites
2001-2002: From barter to internet
1999-2000: Life water
1997-1998: Harbors through the ages
1994: pilot celebration