8th Festival of Multilingualism

The 2020 Multilingual Festivals, expanding the horizons of resilience of cities through cultural innovation and communication activities, inform that the 8th Multilingual Festival of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, which is planned for the whole year 2020 with emphasis on the three days of May 28-30 due to Thessaloniki restrictive measures in mass gatherings due to COVID-19, reprograms its operation with online activities.

With digital meetings, the project team will frame education, art, science through the live stream of its channels, telecommunications and radio broadcasts.

In particular, the 8th Multilingual Festival digitally reprograms its contact with non-linguistic communities, teachers, parents, institutions and citizens, seeking to be not only a pole of attraction for all citizens but a democratic coexistence laboratory and birthplace for even more collaborators.

In the above context, the online activities will be carried out by the Institutions, the Educational Institutions, the citizens who have already declared their participation in the program of events 2020.

Digital Events
Experiential workshops

“Organization of experiential actions and consultations with the participation of multilingual students – The experience and suggestions of ΠΡΩΤΑ 12”. Giorgos Moschos, a lawyer-trainer, former Child Advocate, founding member of the Initiative for Article 12 (ΠΡΩΤΑ 12)

“Multilingual Narrative Workshops” with the participation of narrator Rodanthi Dimitresi and natural storytellers from various countries – Action Art

Live Libraries: Multilingual Stories on the Journey to a Multilingual Cafe

Digital Forum Good Practice Exchange

Innovative approaches of the Social Organizations will be presented, which are active inside and outside the city of Thessaloniki as well as creative actions, more open by the teachers of the primary and secondary schools.

The schools present the digital presentation of the actions of the schools and educational institutions.

Co-formative meetings

The international team of the SLYMS Program will discuss the SLYMS training manual. The meetings are aimed at developing the tools for teachers/educators to take advantage of the intercultural exploitation of the community, the pedagogy of the public in education, the educational management of multilingualism.

Organization of a socio-cultural repository of multilingual and intercultural materials of the Multilingual Festivals. The action includes meetings and training of the members of the Multilingual Festivals in the recording and creation of intercultural textbooks with their efforts to be used in education.

Internet meetings on the radio ``starclassic.gr``

The shows will host the city’s diverse communities and intercultural programs within and outside the borders.

Multilingual coffee


a) African languages in the French-speaking part of the city,

b) The language tree in the streets of the city.

In these coffee meetings, the research of schools on the multilingualism of the city, the school and the family will be presented digitally, and finally, Acquaintance with the communities and the languages of the city.

Coffee / Multilingual Chocolate

for Parents and for children with the participation of the Big Bang School and the School of Nature

Digital bank of thought

for the transition to an uncharted world of a new definition of the resilience of modern societies with themes:

a) “Prospects for a European Youth Education in Volunteering”. The issue concerns curricula, mobility networks, initiatives of institutions, academic institutions, NGOs and organizations operating in Europe in favour of young people and volunteering.

b) “Organization of an electronic art library for multilingualism and culture”

Online Conference (Web Conference)


“The multiculturalism of Thessaloniki through the architecture of modern times”. Academic and distinguished art historians and architects of the city will talk about multiculturalism in Thessaloniki. The conference will be broadcast live on youtube and there will be the possibility of sending comments-questions from the participants, with immediate feedback from the speakers.

Open digital meetings on:

“Young people in vulnerability and modern learning paths. Towards an inclusive education “. The open discussion will take place with the participation of unaccompanied adolescents, young people in integration or relocation. The development of the theme includes the dynamics of local development and the integration of young people through cultural projects and social events of inter-locality.