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With the slogan ‘A Tree for the Hospital’, volunteers and friends of New Acropolis in Larissa, participated in a tree planting activity which took place at the University Hospital of Larissa. The action was organized by the hospital’s management, in cooperation with the Municipality of Larissa, the Green Office, the University of Thessaly, the Prefecture of Thessaly and the Forestry of Larissa.

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New Acropolis Portugal commemorated World Philosophy Day, established by UNESCO with a series of activities in its various locations. The main theme chosen by all centers was Aristotle in tribute to the 2400th anniversary of the birth of one of western culture’s most influential philosophers.

lisboaThe New Acropolis Centers of Lisbon and Oeiras-Cascais held an event titled “Aristotle and the Path of Happiness”, held at the Museum of Pharmacy of the capital, counted with the presence of Dr Elizabeth Silva, UNESCO representative in Portugal, who read the message of the Director General of this Institution, Irina Bokova.

In the Centers of New Acropolis Famalicão, Porto, Braga and Aveiro, various symposia and lectures were held with the theme of Aristotle as central axis.





New Acropolis Coimbra celebrated this day with a cultural trip to India titled “The return to the original sources”.

All the activities held at New Acropolis Portugal have counted with the institutional support of UNESCO.

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Neue Akropolis Nürnberg Jam Session Bardentreffen 2016New Acropolis Nuremberg took part in the annual ‘Meeting of  the Bards’, which attracted more than 200,000 visitors to the city in this edition. Under the motto ‘Choose your instrument and find your tone!’, New Acropolis volunteers invited the public to participate in a ‘Jam session’, an invitation that was very well received and lasted for hours and hours…

With this proposal New Acropolis actively contributed to the cultural life of the city and gives people the option to not only consume, but also to experience and to actively partake in their own experiences.

Neue Akropolis Nürnberg Bardentreffen 2016

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New Acropolis Oeiras-Cascais was awarded the Municipal Merit Medal in its degree of copper, for “acts and services of significant importance for the municipality and the country”.

In the presentation, the Protocol Service of the municipality of the town highlighted the work developed by New Acropolis Oeiras-Cascais volunteers and emphasized that “New Acropolis has carried out many activities in the most diverse areas thus promoting human and social enrichment in this region. (…) In the past two years, New Acropolis has organized 62 public activities which had an attendance of more than 2,000 people”.

The director of New Acropolis Oeiras-Cascais thanked the support of the City Council and the work carried out by all members and supporters of the Association.


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12309515_1013961815331524_4899684241002575068_oNew Acropolis Portugal was awarded the Trophy of Volunteerism 2015, in its ‘Youth’ category, for the ‘Transform Yourself’ (‘Transforma-te’) training program for young people.

The delivery of this prize, awarded by the Portuguese Confederation of Volunteerism, served as closure to the celebrations that have been held throughout the year in Lisbon, European Capital of Culture 2015.





The event, held in the Noble Hall of the city of Lisbon, was attended by the National Director of New Acropolis in Portugal, who received the award. In the words of the jury, “this distinction lies in the volunteer team of the project ‘Transform yourself’, of the International Organization New Acropolis in Portugal, for the promotion of volunteerism carried out with young people, trying to foster in them a desire to transform the world“.


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The medical Doctor and philosopher Antonio Alzina gave a lecture entitled ‘The Healing Power of Philosophy’.

A hundred of Montrealers had the chance to attend it. Dr. Alzina explained the link between health and philosophy and, how the two go together to enjoy overall health. Indeed, stress, or more precisely, the accumulation of stress, sometimes due to circular ideas, negatives attitudes towards life, can trigger several diseases.

Philosophy, as a way of self-knowledge and understanding nature helps us to become aware of ourselves and of the power we can have over our existence and our lives. It can help us understand life as it is and solve problems with more ease and calm. It enables us to maintain an overall health of body, soul and mind.

Conférence Pouvoir Curatif de la Philosophie

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New Acropolis Montreal held a special activity for the Culture Days 2015. This year the theme was related to the seventh art: Cinema.

The purpose of the workshop was to learn the basics to write a movie script on the theme of the path of the hero! Indeed, participants were invited to create a connection with the universal myths and legends. The goal was to understand the stages that the hero goes through and his journey full of trials, obstacles and monsters, but also wisdom, consciousness and virtues. A story which in fact, talks about us and our inner journey. Participants used their imagination to create a story based on these timeless and valuable keys.

Journée de la Culture 2015

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