On the occasion of the completion of one year since the foundation of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (HICD), the first year of life of the Institute will be celebrated on the 17th of July at 21:00 at the City Hall of Kifissia under the auspices of the Municipality of Kifissia.
The Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, (H.I.C.D.) is a scientific non-governmental organisation, which was founded in Athens on the 25th of March 2017 and is the first and only body of Cultural Diplomacy in Greece.
The Institute develops activities in cooperation with private and public governmental bodies, academic and scientific institutes in both Greece and abroad.
At the moment, the institute has branches in different cities in Greece and abroad that are responsible for the development and the delivery of a range of cultural activities, following the needs and the directions of the Institute as they arise from the central administration in Athens.
The schedule for the evening will include lectures by well-known academics, theatrical monologues and poetic recitations of award-winning actors and poets, as well as musical performances by well-known Greek composers who will alternate with each other in a unique cultural program. The guests will have the opportunity to meet important personalities of the field of letters and arts in Greece, as well as to talk with members of the Institute and participate in an active way in the ceremony.
Specifically, the schedule includes:
Stavros Dritsas, piano soloist
Giorgos Volikas, music composer
Konstantinos Boulougaris, classical guitar soloist
Eleni Tzatzimaki, singer
Konstantinos Destounis, piano soloist
Sophia Papadimitropoulou, soprano
Klelia Harissi, journalist, poet
Nikolaos Perdikis, lawyer, poet
Petros Kapsaskis – President and Founder of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy
Stavros Zapantis: Municipal Councilor of the Municipality of Kifissia
Efi Basdra – Professor at the University of Athens
Kostas Balomenos – Internationalist, Doctor at the University of Piraeus
Mihalis Diakantonis – General Director of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy
Nina Kaloutsa – Speech Specialist
Haris Karabarmbounis – Honorary Ambassador
Elina Mustaira – Professor at the University of Athens
Anna Sevasti Jima, actor, director
Maria Lysandrou, journalist