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  • Labour protection | Europe and Greece

    28.04.2022

    Labour is crucial in the production and consumption of goods and services. Labour rights are both legal rights and human rights. The right to work is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union mentions it as "freedom of profession and right to work" in Article 15. The Greek Constitution also protects the right to work in its 22…

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  • Exploring Eleusis while discussing labour

    28.04.2022

    On Saturday, October 16, 2021, our second introductory route took place in Eleusis. The group that gathered, residents of Eleusis and the team of Transition to 8, headed towards key locations related to labour in the city, our main topic of discussion. 

    In the aftermath of the economic crisis and the pandemic, labour has been a burning topic that affects the economy and the quality of people’s liv…

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  • Getting acquainted with the sociodrama method

    28.04.2022

    The participants in the first sociodrama session of Transition to 8, all residents of Eleusis, are emotionally involved with the issue of the environment. They recognise the improvement that has taken place in recent years in the quality of the atmosphere and the sea. However, the issue of environmental pollution remains exceptionally relevant. Eleusinians’ claims to set boundaries for industrial …

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  • The environmental issue in Eleusis

    28.04.2022

    Industrial growth has had a catalytic effect on the pollution of the natural environment of Eleusis. From the end of the 19th century, the factories’ chimneys began to multiply, and their smoke polluted the atmosphere. From 1875 to 1925, Eleusis housed at least five large industrial units, the TITAN cement factory being one of them. After the war, when Greece entered the second phase of industrial…

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  • Sociodrama: Its history, basic principles and structure

    28.04.2022

    Going back to the early 1920s, we find a young imaginative researcher, Jacob Moreno, who placed in the centre of his theory humans as an organic and necessary part of society, in which they participate adapting to various social roles. Moreno studied medicine, mathematics and philosophy. As a student, he rejected Freud's theory - which “moved” individuals away from the “non-human” society of the 1…

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  • Human rights and the environment

    28.04.2022

    How are individuals affected by their environment? How do fundamental human rights relate to the environment and the need to protect it?

    The human factor plays a considerable role in the natural environment leading to its alteration sets the first out of three thematic areas that concern Transition to 8. The implications of industrial activity in environmental degradation began to systematically c…

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  • Our first tour in Eleusis | the environment

    28.04.2022

    On Saturday, October 2, 2021, we realised our first introductory tour within Transition to 8. Eleusis’s environment, the tour's theme, is the first of the three social axes that will generate public dialogue and artistic creation.

    Residents of Eleusis, particularly interested in the subject, its history, and its current and future state, attended the tour. Panos Gkiokas, responsible for the concep…

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  • The role of the University of Athens team, in Transition to 8

    28.04.2022

    The scientific team of the Laboratory of Qualitative Research in Psychology and Psychosocial Well-Being of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens is in charge of researching and highlighting the topics that impact the residents of Eleusis on a psychosocial level. Their role is also to conduct the sociodrama sessions and collect and analyse the data. 

    Psychologists started by mapping the so…

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  • Getting started with the transition

    28.04.2022

    June 11, 2021, the kick-off meeting marked the official beginning of the project Transition to 8: Bridging social issues, tech and contemporary art. The teams that will work together for the following months, besides attending the presentation of the project, had the opportunity to get to know each other up close and discuss their thoughts. Each team, coming from different backgrounds and fields o…

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  • The “Athena” Research Centre in Transition to 8

    19.11.2021

    The team representing the “Athena” Research Center is responsible for transferring digital know-how to the project. Over the past few years, the team’s researchers have participated in various projects designing and developing online applications related to tangible and intangible cultural heritage and artistic creation.

    The team has completed the design, development, and evaluation of innovative …

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