Democracy and participation, Arts and cultural activities, Racial equality

Shaping AfroGreekness


Who is behind this?


Anasa Cultural Centre


Who is joining forces?

Forum of Migrants






All 3 organisations are headed by people of African descent and are interested in the proposed project as they feel that they have a personal involvement which can benefit the process of the project.



Idea pitch

Shaping AfroGreekness is about racial equality in yet another European country. We need to know about the African/Black history of Greece, because throughout the years Black Greeks are not recognised as citizens of the country and are in a liminal sense of belonging. The project speaks to all people of African descent living permanently in Greece, as well as the to Greek citizens who see them only as foreigners. All generations are targeted through interactive, artistic, and educational means.

Where does your idea take place?

Rural and urban cities of Greece, such as Athens and the islands.

Why does Europe need your idea?

How seriously are the European directives are implemented in its member states regarding anti-racism and equality? There is a false impression that Greeks have always been
White/Caucasian, and our idea aims to address and stop the treating of PoCs (People of Colour) unequally in Greece.

What is your impact?

The Greek civil society as well as the rest of Europe will be aware of the PAD/BE (People of African Descent/Black Europeans) in Greece, will be more open towards multicultural/multicoloral societies, and will lead the way for racially democratizing countries with no colonial or slavery past.

How do you get there?

Organisation of public events for discussion in urban and rural areas, such as talks in public squares, cultural centres, conferences, and schools.
Collection of interviews and audiovisual as well as written material provided on social media platforms, civic centres, museums, universities, NGOs in Greece and Europe for equality data.
For the youth of Greek and migrant descent we reach out through artistic and interactive programmes which will promote the cultural diversity of Greek society.

What is your story?

I am strongly connected to the Afroeuropean movement from an academic, artistic, and activist approach. My colleagues and friends are youth of African descent and I cannot ignore my white privilege by not acting on one of the most important issues of our time: racial equality and citizenship.

Who are you doing it for?

Citizens of Greece who are rarely in interaction with Black/African people, especially in the rural areas.
Africans/Blacks who think they are not entitled to Greek citizenship and/or recognition/acceptance by the society.
Greek politicians for a more inclusive parliament which represents all.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

How can we make our project more visible? We need to find ways to address the issue which will help raise awareness to the general public. How can we do that without becoming too marketing/business oriented? We always want to keep things on a level which is accessible and understood by all people.


Anasa Cultural Centre

Idea created on Jan. 13, 2018

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