Nine months remain until the start of this Summer Nostos Festival 2019! From 23 to 30 June, 2019, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, host, organizer and exclusive donor of SNFestival, returns for a great celebration at the “home” that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (KSISN) Foundation has created for the whole world. Eight days full of music, festive events, interesting discussions, sports and many other surprises await SNFestival visitors!

As stated by the President of the ESN, Mr. Andreas Drakopoulos in his greeting at the end of the events of SNFestival 2018, “Despite the period of strong polarization we are in, and perhaps because of this, people have the inexorable desire to come and communicate essentially. People appreciate quality and show respect when and where respect for them is demonstrated. The creation of SNFCF is based on our efforts to bring a positive overturn to Greece, both in the short and long term. This week we are returning our “home” as an Institution. Thank you very much for all of you who have embraced this work, have it supported and integrated into your everyday life. The soul of this work is you. ”

The Summer Nostos Festival is intimate with hospitality, coexistence, creativity and overturning, bringing with it memories of our best summers. The festival presents an eclectic mix of music, dance, sports, shows, debates, games and contemporary art and includes, among others, the SNF RUN Race: Running to the Future, the International Conference on Social Welfare and its Workshop SNF Agora Institute.

Joyce DiDonato, John Cale, Seu Jorge, Athens State Orchestra, Kronos Quartet & Sam Green, American Contemporary Music Ensemble, Alexi Murdoch, Stereo Nova, The Barr Brothers, American Ballet Theater Studio Company and the Theater of War are just some of the great names they met at the SNFestival scene last June. For eight days, more than 186,000 visitors lived the unique experience of SNFestival at SNFCC, including the 4,000 runners participating in the evening SNF RUN Race: Running to the Future.

5th SNF RUN Race: Running to the Future – June 23, 2019

The Summer Nostos Festival 2019 begins on June 23, 2019 with the 5th SNF RUN Race: Running to the Future, celebrated on the occasion of the World Olympic Day. The evening race has become one of the most popular athletic events in Athens.

SNF Conference Agora Conference and SNF Agora Institute Conference – June 24 – June 26, 2019

The International Conference on Social Welfare has begun in 2012 and has since evolved into an open, international forum that has hosted speakers from all over the world, and in its 7th event, in 2018, welcomed nearly 1,000 participants.

The speakers of the 7th International Conference on Social Welfare Conference included Darren Walker, Ford Foundation President, Konstantinos Daskalakis, Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at MIT, Garry Kasparov, former chess world champion, Nikolas Christakis, Head of Human Nature Lab at Yale University, Mike Lazaridis, Founder of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Dr. Timothy Shriver, President of the Special Olympics International movement and many other speakers, each distinguished in his field of action. Recorded material from the previous year’s conference is available on the ISN website at


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