The first VAST research survey was conducted in the beginning of June around the past of values in Ancient Drama, one of the VAST pilots.


The audience was consisted of both specialised and general public and the quantitative method that is used is a questionnaire that was created by the partner National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and more specifically by Emeritus Professor Theodore Grammatas and his team.

The registered participants, 105 in total, were invited to watch online the Greek Tragedy Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus, directed by Cezaris Graužinis, a production staged by the National Theatre of Northern Greece and subsequently to fill in the questionnaire.

The survey aims to identify, capture and study the values ​​of European culture (e.g. freedom, democracy, human dignity, human rights, etc.) as they were formed across time from Ancient Greece until today. Additionally, the survey seeks to highlight the way in which these values ​​shaped modern European culture, to detect, identify and study how these values ​​are perceived by specialised and the general public through relevant programmes and to create a relevant data repository that will be available to the research community for further research.