What do the values of Democracy, Freedom and equality mean to us today? How do we experience tolerance and dignity? Why do we need dialogue? Do we all mean the same thing when we say rule of law?

To help answer those questions, VAST partner Athens Epidaurus Festival organises a series of 8 theatrical workshops with the Municipality of Nice – Aghios Ioannis Rentis (in Athens, Greece) in the frame of the project’s research on how ancient drama values are communicated through theatrical approach. Each workshop lasts for 2 hours, is free of charge, open to the public and will run for 8 weeks.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday 26 October, 19:00 – 21:00
Thursday 02 November, 19:00 – 21:00
Thursday 09 November, 19:00 – 21:00
Thursday 16 November, 19:00 – 21:00
Thursday 23 November, 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday 25 November, 11:00 – 13:00
Thursday 30 November, 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday 02 December, 11:00 – 13:00

People over the age of 18 can participate, with pre-registration, at the Culture and Education Department of the Municipality (tel. 00302104906021 | mouseia@nikaia-rentis.gov.gr) and will take place at Mantra Blokou Kokkinias.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) hosted a thought-provoking event in Athens, Greece, on 19 October, titled “AI is All Around Us” which addressed the latest advancements in AI and the consequent challenges encountered by the public, research, and private sectors. Notably, the VAST project, made a significant impact by sharing its insights and initiatives.

Alexandros Nousias, of partner NCSR Demokritos, contributed with a captivating presentation titled “From Open Source to Responsible AI Licences” where he outlined the trajectory from open-source AI development to the integration of responsible licensing practices. The presentation highlighted the necessity of ethical considerations and responsible practices in the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence.