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27/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 17/11/2022,


On the 16th and 17th of June the Conference on Digital Literacy: Why it matters for representative democracy took place at the Portuguese Parliament.


In June 2022, the inaugural Conference dedicated to the topic Digital Technologies and the Stakes for Representative Democracy took place in Athens and Napflion, and it was held on the initiative of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation, co-organized, among others, by the Assembleia da República, and to which MP Alexandre Quintanilha, Chair of the Committee on Education and Science attended.


Conference: Digital Technologies and the Stakes for Representative Democracy

The Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, the European Parliament, and the Parliaments of Cyprus, Estonia, Italy, Portugal and Spain hold a conference on the subject “Digital Technologies and the Stakes for Representative Democracy”. The conference will take place in the Senate Hall of the Hellenic Parliament in Athens on June 10-11 and will conclude its works with a workshop in the Vouleftikon Hall in Nafplion on June 12.


In 1915, during the crucial phase of World War I, Venizelos, Prime Minister of Greece at the time, entered in disagreement with King Constantine over the choices of the Greek Monarch regarding matters of foreign affairs, as well as his intervention in function of the institution. In September 1915, Venizelos resigned from office. One year later, he left for Thessaloniki, where he established a Provisional Government and declared that Greece would join the war in support of the Entente.


The Propylaea

The founding stone of the University’s central building, designed by Christian Hansen, was laid on 2 July 1839. The main wing of the building –known as Propylaea– was completed in 1841 and lectures were transferred there. The project was financed through public fund-raising.

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English language guided tours are held every Friday and Monday at 14:00, during June, July and September.

Each 1hr30min long guided tour is free of charge and offers visitors the opportunity to discover the Assembly Hall, as well as to learn about Modern Greek history, the form of government in Greece, parliamentary procedures and the history of the Hellenic Parliament building.

Greek military command: 1947-1948

Since July 1946, following the diplomatic shift on the Dodecanese issue in favour of the Greek side, Greece managed to obtain the approval of the British Foreign Secretary regarding a “discrete” delegation of Greek State officials to the islands, who would participate in the British administration and obtain information on the needs of the territory, thus preparing the ground for the Union. Therefore, when the big moment arrived, following the signature of the Peace Treaty, the Greek authorities were prepared to face this hard task.


After the Asia Minor disaster the new government established in Athens asked Eleftherios Venizelos to assume leadership in the peace negotiations undertaken with Turkey in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Greek leader signed an honorable peace treaty, in July 1923, which set the final borders of Turkey with Greece and laid the foundations of the Greek-Turkish friendship.



With no institutional way to oppose the Commissioner of Crete, Prince George, Eleftherios Venizelos resorted to the revolution of Therisso, in March 1905, which led to the replacement of the Prince. The new regime adopted a new liberal Constitution leading the island, through several adventures, towards its Union with Greece.

Greece at the dawn of the Balkan Wars entered a new era of huge changes with a new, charismatic Prime Minister. With the Treaty of Bucharest (August 10, 1913), Greece almost doubled its territory and increased its population by 80%.

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