Important educational initiatives linking the history of the Revolution and the oldest University of the country with the present will be implemented within the framework of the collaboration between the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) and the "Greece 2021" Committee. Specifically, it involves the under the auspices of the Committee Student Competition for secondary school students on "1821-2021. From the Struggle for Independence to the cultivation of knowledge," and the creation of a digital interactive exhibition on the history and contemporary identity of the National and Kapodistrian University.
The relevant announcement was made during a teleconference attended by the Rector of EKPA Professor Meletios-Athanasios Dimopoulos, EKPA Associate Professor Vangelis Karamanolakis, the President of the "Greece 2021" Committee Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, and the Member of the Executive Board of the Committee Kostis Kontogiannis.
"Like you, we saw the occasion of 200 years after the Revolution as a possibility for a complete revisal of the Greek Nation, taking into account the difficulties it has overcome and the prospects that lie ahead. We also saw it as an opportunity to bring to the spotlight the path we have followed as a state over these 200 years," said Mr. Dimopoulos.
"It's not the first time we met. We have essentially met at the beginning of this effort," mentioned the Committee President. "From the very first moment, we sought and pursued collaboration paths between our Committee and the oldest University of the country," she noted and underlined that many members of the Committee's Assembly are Professors – current or emeritus – of the University of Athens and several other members are graduates of the University.
"We are grateful to the University for the collaboration on secondary education which involves the Committee, and the many more achievements you have accomplished as a University. It is a great honor to be allied with you in this effort," said Committee Executive Board Member Mr. Kontogiannis.