Greece 2021
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Calendar of Actions and Events

The CALENDAR included all the actions and events planned and implemented throughout 2021, anywhere in the world. Additionally, it stands as a valuable documentation of everything that occurred on the occasion of the Greek Bicentennial.

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Proposal Submission Platform

From the very beginning, the Committee sought the active participation of society in the structure and implementation of the programme of events to take placeon the occasion of the emblematic anniversary. 1827 proposals from organizations, companies and individuals were submitted through the digital platform that was developed.

The Resources of the "Greece 2021" Committee

The "Greece 2021" Committee operated without state funding. Both its operation and the projects and events it implemented were supported by sponsorships and the proceeds from the Numismatic Programme. True toits commitment, all the funds were redirected to society, though implementing actions and events that supported social cohesion, culture, civil protection, science, public health, and youth entrepreneurship.

The Numismatic Programme

The Numismatic Programme was implemented with the Bank of Greece's gold sponsorship and the National Mint's collaboration. Fourteen collectible coins and one medal were issued. The coins were available for sale until 20 December 2021; those that remained unsold were destroyed. The "Forerunner" medal was distributed solely through the branches of the National Bank of Greece.

The Sponsorship Programme

The organizations that participated in the Committee’s Sponsorship Programme played a decisive part in the success of the Committee's work. All participants - the Gold Sponsor, Sponsors, Supporters and Donors - actively supported the collective effort, backed the Committee's operation and funded its important projects and events.

At the same time, the Event Sponsor initiative was launched. The organizations participating supported specific projects of particular interest to them either because of their location or their content. The projects were selected among the 1827 proposals submitted to the relevant platform.

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Acknowledgment of Assembly and Sponsorship Programme Members

The Members of the Assembly and the Executive Board, the Chief Executive Coordinator, the employees, the Sponsors, and the Event Sponsors were honoured in a special ceremony at the Athens Concert Hall.

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Actions and Events of the “Greece 2021” Committee

"By the light of thine eyes": 200 Years of Greece

A unique visual documentary on the 200 years of the ModernGreek State. Excerpts from films, museum collections, photographs and historical documents were used for its creation. It was screened repeatedly in Greece and abroad and received awards at international festivals.

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The "Greece in 2040" Forum and the White Paper 

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Establishment of the "Archimedes" Unit

ARCHIMEDES is a research unit on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Algorithm Development. It was founded as a unit of the Athena Research Center, and its establishment was proposed by the members of the Committee's Assembly, professors Christos Papadimitriou (Columbia) and Constantinos Daskalakis (MIT). A large group of Committee officials worked systematically towards its implementation and succeeded in integrating this pioneering unit into the "Greece 2.0" project, which the RRF funds. The goal is for ARCHIMEDES to cause a Paradigm shift in one of the most dynamically developing scientific areas in Greece.

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Backing local authority proposals to join the "Antonis Tritsis" Programme

The Committee invited many of the country's Municipalities and Regions to submit proposals to the programme of bicentennial projects and events. The Committee backed a significant number of those proposals in order to be funded by the "ANTONIS TRITSIS" programme with a total amount of € 50,000,000. The projects that joined the Programme concern various sectors such as culture, education, tourism development, the environment, and more.

Great Little Heroes

A digital collection presenting the Greek men and women who left their mark on the 200 years through their deeds and accomplishments. It was aired on hundreds of public screens throughout 2021. Its purpose always remains relevant since ... "it speaks of our History, through the people who wrote it."

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Desire for Freedom

History comes alive in the largest projection mapping project that ever took place in our country. The short film "Desire for Freedom" was projected on the facades of iconic buildings in 18 Greek cities; it was created exclusively with images from paintings and other works of art of the revolutionary era. A shorter film relating to local history was screened alongside the main movie in each city.

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The Newspapers of the Revolution Era

What was significant for the press at the time of the Revolution? What did foreign newspapers write about the struggle of the Greeks? The Committee funded the research undertaken by a team of researchers at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, who collected all the newspapers that circulated from 1821 to the arrival of Otto and comprised summarized all printed articles. Additionally, they indexed of all texts referring to Greece in the Ionian Islands Gazette and the London Times of the same period, as well as around 100 significant articles of the international press concerning the Revolution. All this material remains a valuable aid for every scholar of the era.

1821 - 2021: Two hundred years of Greece, two hundred years of Greeks

The Revolution of 1821 was undoubtedly the starting point of the Modern Greek State. From then on, our own modern history unfolds having as milestones our triumphs as well as our disillusionments.

At the same time, the Greek Revolution was an essentialfragment of world history, connected with the other Revolutions of the time, and significantly affected Europe's historical development.

The programme coordinated by the Committee strongly highlighted these aspects by enabling the implementation ofseveral exceptionally significant events.

Standing by Society

All the projects and events included in the Committee's Programme aimed to leave a legacy for the future. A legacy not only in terms of buildings and infrastructure but also mentalities, attitudes and behaviors. In this direction, the programmes which were implemented and funded responded to specific needs of the society, either by addressing crucial problems or by supporting ambitious efforts.
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Sponsoring 18 Mobile Intensive Care Units

The Committee funded and delivered to the State a mobile health unit consisting of 18 fully equipped intensive care units. The action aimed at not only dealing with covid-19 but also strengthening the NHS in general. The unit was installed at the Papanikolaou Hospital in Thessaloniki.

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Funding the research for a pioneering drug against Covid-19

A team of scientists at Papanikolaou Hospital developed a drug based on T-lymphocytes to confront the SARS-2 pandemic. The Committee financed this research in two phases, which rendered excellent results.

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Supporting people on the autism spectrum to integrate into the workforce

Further to a proposal by the Greek Association for Asperger's Syndrome, the Committee funded the development of the JobsLink platform. In this digital environment, businesses, properly trained mentors, and direct beneficiaries "meet," aiming to capitalize on the beneficiaries' unique skills with the proper support.

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North Kynouria: Cardiovascular and stroke prevention programme

The Committee funded a pioneering research project concerning the prevention of brain and heart disease. The five-year programme is implemented in North Kynouria in collaboration with the First Pathology Clinic of the Medical School of the University of Ioannina, the Hellenic Stroke Organization, the Astros Health Center, and the Municipality of North Kynouria.

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Strengthening Civil Protection

A burned tree is a loss for all of us. It is a collective injury that needs healing. With this in mind, the Committee, following the devastating fires of August 2021, committed to allocating a specific portion of the revenues of its Numismatic Programme towards strengthening Civil Protection. Honouring its commitment, it equipped the Fire Department with ten fire trucks and vital equipment, both for the firefighters and for the volunteers.

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Strengthening the Armed Forces

Twenty multipurpose vehicles were donated to the Army General Staff. These personnel transport vehicles were delivered to the Evros region to support border safeguarding and increase the support to the local population.

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New high-tech telescope at the Skinakas Observatory

The Skinakas Observatory on Psiloritis, Crete, has generated excellent results and many international acknowledgments. But, since "the sky is the limit," its development is continuous and new programmes are initiated. In the context of supporting projects that introduce new prospects for the future, the Committee funded the installation of the new 1m-diameter telescope, which will allow the Skinakas Observatory to join the global network of observatories studying time-changing celestial bodies (Time Domain Astrophysics).

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Complete Works Report

In total, more than 340 actions and events were carried out relating to all four Committee's pillars: "1821 in Greece and the World", "Greece in the course of 200 years", "Greeks who left their mark on the world," and "2021 as a window of opportunity for the future of Greece."

Promotional Audiovisual Material

Committee’s Logo
200 Years Greeks
The National Anthem in semantic
May the Dances Everlast
Presentation of the Numismatic Programme
Committee’s Logo
200 Years Greeks
The National Anthem in semantic
May the Dances Everlast
Presentation of the Numismatic Programme

2021: The anniversary year review - Documentary

The programme of projects and events coordinated by the "Greece 2021" Committee stretched through the entire anniversary year and was implemented in Greece and 46 countries on all continents. The documentary "Forward Look" presents the complete review.

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Leadership of State

LEADERS OF GOVERNMENT
PRESIDENTS OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC
KINGS

Alexandros Mavrokordatos

Georgios Kountouriotis

Petrobey Mavromichalis

Andreas Zaimis

Georgios Mavromichalis

Ioannis Kapodistrias

Augustinos Kapodistrias

Spyridon Trikoupis

Ioannis Kolettis

Josef Ludwig von Armansperg

Ignaz von Rudhart

Otto of Greece

Andreas Metaxas

Konstantinos Kanaris

Kitsos Tzavelas

Antonios Kriezis

Dimitrios Voulgaris

Athanasios Miaoulis

Ioannis (Gennaios) Kolokotronis

Aristeidis Moraitinis

Zinovios Valvis

Diomidis Kyriakos

George I of Greece

Benizelos Roufos

Alexandros Koumoundouros

Epameinondas Deligeorgis

Thrasyvoulos Zaimis

Charilaos Trikoupis

Theodoros Diligiannis

Dimitrios Valvis

Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

Sotirios Sotiropoulos

Nikolaos Diligiannis

Dimitrios Rallis

Alexandros Zaimis

Georgios Theotokis

Kyriakoulis Mavromichalis

Stefanos Dragoumis

Eleftherios Venizelos

Constantine I of Greece

Dimitrios Gounaris

Stefanos Skouloudis

Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos

Spyridon Lampros

Alexander of Greece

Petros Protopapadakis

Nikolaos Stratos

Nikolaos Triantafyllakos

Anastasios Charalambis

Sotirios Krokidas

George II of Greece

Stylianos Gonatas

Alexandros Papanastasiou

Georgios Kafantaris

Pavlos Kountouriotis

Themistoklis Sofoulis

Andreas Michalakopoulos

Theodoros D. Pangalos - Dictator

Athanasios Eftaxias

Georgios Kondylis

Panagis Tsaldaris

Alexandros Othonaios

Konstantinos Demertzis

Ioannis Metaxas - Dictator

Alexandros Koryzis

Georgios Tsolakoglou - Appointed by the occupying forces

Emmanouil Tsouderos

Konstantinos Logothetopoulos - Appointed by the occupying forces

Ioannis Rallis - Appointed by the occupying forces

Alexandros Svolos

Sofoklis Venizelos

Georgios Papandreou

Nikolaos Plastiras

Petros Voulgaris

Damaskinos of Athens

Panagiotis Poulitsas

Konstantinos Tsaldaris

Dimitrios Maximos

Paul I of Greece

Alexandros Diomidis

Ioannis Theotokis

Alexandros Papagos

Dimitrios Kiousopoulos

Konstantinos G. Karamanlis

Konstantinos Georgakopoulos

Konstantinos Dovas

Panagiotis Pipinelis

Stylianos Mavromichalis

Ioannis Paraskevopoulos

Constantine II of Greece

Georgios Athanasiadis‑Novas

Ilias Tsirimokos

Stefanos Stefanopoulos

Panagiotis Kanellopoulos

Konstantinos Kollias - After the military coup d’ etat

Georgios Papadopoulos - Head of the military coup d’ etat

Spyridon Markezinis - In a dictatorial government

Adamantios Androutsopoulos - In a dictatorial government

Phaedon Gizikis - Appointed by the military dictatorship

Michail Stasinopoulos

Konstantinos Tsatsos

Georgios Rallis

Andreas Papandreou

Konstantinos G. Karamanlis

Ioannis Alevras

Christos Sartzetakis

Tzannis Tzannetakis

Ioannis Grivas

Xenofon Zolotas

Konstantinos Mitsotakis

Konstantinos Stephanopoulos

Konstantinos Simitis

Konstantinos A. Karamanlis

Karolos Papoulias

Giorgos A. Papandreou

Loukas Papadimos

Panagiotis Pikramenos

Antonis Samaras

Vassiliki Thanou

Alexis Tsipras

Prokopis Pavlopoulos

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Aikaterini Sakellaropoulou

Images of Greece



Nikolaos Lytras 

Saint Markos of Tinos

1923

Private collection 

Yiannis Moralis

Pregnant woman

1948

 

 

Christos Kapralos

Monument of the battle of Pindos

Detail

Hellenic Parliament

 

 

Nikos Engonopoulos

The spirit of loneliness

Oil on canvas, 1939

Private collection

Spiros Vassiliou

A blue day

Oil and collage on canvas, 1977

Art Collection of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation

Photography : Christophoros Doulgeris

Konstantinos Partenis

Landscape

1917

 

Yannis Tsarouchis

Café Parthenon

Oil on Canvas ,1955

Private collection

Yiannoulis Chalepas

Athena, shepherdess
 
Vision in clay  
 

Michalis Oikonomou

The Dreaming House

Oil in Cardboard

 

Periklis Pantazis

Areios Pagos (Hill of Ares)

1880

 

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