VAST project partner National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) cordially invites the general public to a full day conference dedicated to Ancient Greek Drama and Theatre Values Across Space and Time in the frame of the project on Tuesday 3 October 2023 in Athens, Greece.

In view of the finalisation of the VAST project in the coming months,  partner NKUA organises the event so as to present to the general audience the research results of the project in relation to how the perceive the past and present of values in ancient Greek drama.

Time: 10:00am – 20:00pm

Place: Amphitheatre Alkis Argyriadis, Central Building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Conference language: Greek

The Agenda is available to DOWNLOAD HERE


VAST Project partners organise a Policy Roundtable discussion titled “Values as a key part of our Intangible Cultural Heritage” online on Thursday 28 September 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm CEST. 

The Policy Roundtable is addressed to museum experts (museum directors, professionals responsible for designing policies and cultural heritage programs/activities, etc.), educational experts (school directors, educational experts responsible for the design of educational programs, in ministries, etc.), policy makers (professionals in the cultural heritage domain, ministries, public authorities, municipalities, EU policy makers, etc.).

The objectives of the Policy Roundtable will include:

  • Discussion on values, a key part of our intangible cultural heritage, in the context of democracy and policy in general
  • Presentations on the findings of our policy research
  • Co-creation of a set of concrete policy recommendations

As the number of participants is limited, your registration is required here by Tuesday 26 September.

We look forward to your participation!

VAST project partners traveled to Florence, Italy, to attend the final physical plenary meeting before the end of the project at partner Museo Galileo  premises between 11 – 13 September 2023.

The two-day plenary meeting included an interactive guided tour by professional museum staff through the exceptional exhibits of the Galileo Museum, accompanied by the active participation of  partners in one of the VAST project’s educational activities that are placed in the Museum.

Following up on the guided tour, a dedicated workshop took place with the participation of invited museum educators and curators where participants had the chance to get acquainted with the VAST Platform.

Additionally, the presentation of the innovative cultural space of AYLON Lyceum, which is soon to open in Athens, Greece was demonstrated along with the Antigone exhibit.



In the frame of European Heritage Days 2023  the VAST project in collaboration with the Folklife & Ethnological Museum of Macedonia- Thrace co-organise the educational activity “Values traveling through Folktales” which will be realised between 22-24 September 2023 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The activity has an intergenerational character and is addressed to a mixed audience of school-age children and their accompanying adults with a duration of 1,5 hours. There are 4 available sessions with 15 participants per session. Participation is free and spot reservations can be made over the phone on +30 2310 889840.

  • Friday 22/09: 18.00 – 19.30
  • Saturday 23/09: 10.00 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 13.30
  • Sunday 24/09: 11.00 – 12.30

The educational activity aims to thoroughly explore the European values presented in the Museum’s permanent exhibition, which focuses on the significance of hydropower as a source of energy in the pre-industrial era and the watermill – flourmill as a laboratory connected to the timeless need for sustenance.

The participants will use the popular folktales as a vehicle to explore the exhibition, while VAST researchers will investigate the ways in which the ethical and social values of Europe are expressed through the operation of its institutions, the lives of its citizens, and the European cultural heritage. Participants are invited to discover these values based on their personal views and experiences, to express them visually, and then to reflect on their impact, their ability to transform and evolve through time.


How do values travel through Art?

The VAST project invites audiences to find out by participating in an experiential workshop on values, hosted at the MOMus – Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The workshop will take place on Sunday 17 September 2023 at 13.00 at the Museum’s premises and will last for an hour.

The activity is hosted by MOMus on the occasion of the photographic exhibition ‘Eyewitness’ of the leading photo journalist Yannis Behrakis.

*Pre-registration is not required! We will be expecting you at the museum premises.