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Learn from the Past, Develop the Future

"Make culture work for development"

When in Doubt,

Read the Classics...

When life get's complicated, go back to the original sources. Be inspired by the words and ideas that survived thousands of years for a reason. These are the concepts that can ground us, give us perspective and provide life changing guidance.

Learn from the Past, Develop the Future

If we want to understand the modern Western world, we need to look back to the Greeks. Consider the way we think about ethics, about the nature of beauty and truth, about our place in the universe, about our mortality. All this we have learned from the ancient Greeks. They molded the basic disciplines and genres in which we still organize thought, from poetry to drama, from medicine to philosophy, from history to ethnography. Our work focuses on two critical issues at the intersection of Greek philosophy & environment and Greek philosophy & good life.

We promote the concept “Learn from the Past, Develop the Future” through a range of activities, campaigns and workshops. We provide high-quality technical assistance at no cost to schools, municipalities, non governmental organizations via a request form. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We fulfill our concept, by strengthening networks, partnerships and capacity building for greek philosophy transfer, working with national stakeholders to build or enhance endogenous capacities. And actions speak louder than words. That’s why we’ve built a national community of volunteers, advocates, and grassroots activists who show up when and where it counts. Our supporters have the tools and resources to make themselves heard in nearly every district in every municipality across the country.

You have to know the past to understand the present

Carl Sagan

A guide to the good life

"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."

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Circularity

The past and the future are actually not so different. Every past event has a cause or causes that, as we look back at them, typically make sense to us from our vantage point in the present.

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