International – Intercultural

Exchange program together with our twin city Marseille
From October 21 to October 28 2017


A tri-national exchange and training project: Auf den Spuren europäischer Geschichte (On the trails of european history)
September 20 to 30 2017 in Trièves-Vercors (France) and Catalonia (Spain)


“START – Create Cultural Change“
3. Edition: Oktober – November 2017 / May 2018

START is a capacity building and fellowship program that empowers these next generation cultural managers in Greece where the reverberations of the economic crises in Europe are strongest. The program comprises two consecutive and competitive stages, a job shadowing phase in Germany and a project implementation phase in Greece. The goal is to enable START fellows to transform an innovative project idea into a cultural initiative and to acquire professional skills to develop the initiative into a sustainable creative venture.

START is a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, conducted in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki, and the German Association of Sociocultural Centers.

MOTTE is one of the hosting institutions. Antonios Vallindras will develop his projects with staff members of MOTTE during his residence.


Sound in the Silence: 20.9.-1.10.2017
Students of four groups from four European countries (Germany, Poland, Romania, Hungary) spent eight days – 22 September to 1 October visiting former Concentration Camp Ravensbrück in Germany.

They will learn about its history, with a special attention given to art created within the camp. Together with artists representing different disciplines, they explored the concept of art understood as documentation, witnessing, and spiritual resistance.

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