Since its first organisation in 2014, the Athens Science Festival managed to establish itself as one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece.
Over a week’s time, every spring, students and other visitors from the wider area of Athens take the opportunity to explore science in fun, innovative and interactive ways. At the same time researchers, teachers, distinguished scientists and artists give their best to communicate science and make it part of their audience’s everyday lives.
Exceeding 33,000 visitors every year, the Athens Science Festival not only achieved its original objectives, but also managed to broaden them. Once again this year, it keeps its promise to its audience – to connect science with everyday life, to promote its role in the society, to communicate the high quality scientific research made in Greece, to debate and look for answers to complex and controversial scientific issues, to inspire and create new standards as well as to encourage young people to consider a career in science. However, its main achievement is that it has proved to both its younger and senior visitors that science is not only about learning, but also about having fun.
The Athens Science Festival is jointly organised by the educational organisation “Science Communication – SciCo”, the British Council, the Technopolis of the City of Athens, the Onassis Scholars’ Association and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, in collaboration with a variety of academic, research and educational institutions.