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“Education, Entrepreneurship and Culture” 2021: A look at the past and present of the city of Elefsina – European Capital of Culture in 2023

On Friday, 21 January 2021, the curtain rose on the spring semester and the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) Teacher Education Program’s educational action “Education, Entrepreneurship and Culture”, in collaboration with the DIAZOMA Association.

This innovative action’s scientific team comprises Dr. Vasiliki Brinia (scientific director), Dr. Mary Belogianni, Mrs. Georgia Manolopoulou, Dr. Theodoros Benos (on behalf of DIAZOMA), Mr. Georgios Tziros (internationally award-winning economist-educator and President of the Association of economics educators and its magazine “XENOPHON”) and the AUEB Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit.

More specifically, on Friday, 22 January 2021, Dr. Panagiotis Mastrantonis gave students an online presentation in which he highlighted important aspects of the problems facing monument management in Greece, emphasizing the city of Elefsina (Eleusis). The students also held a discussion with Mrs. Georgia Manolopoulou, member of the Board of Directors and Head of Organizing Communication and Educational Actions, Exhibitions and Cultural Routes at the Archaeological Museum of Patras and Archaeological sites in Achaia (Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaia).

In the coming months, students will form working groups and design proposals with a holistic approach for utilizing Eleusis’ cultural reserve as a European capital of culture in 2023 and within the framework of “The Attica Trilogy”.

Thus, a new challenge begins in March for the Program’s students in collaboration with the DIAZOMA Association and other institutions, which once again provide significant support to students on their exciting journey through Greece’s cultural wealth.


The Attica Trilogy is a dynamic initiative recently being developed by DIAZOMA and all the relevant bodies, aiming to design and implement an innovative Integrated Territorial Investment programme for Attica entitled “The Attica Trilogy”. The archaeological parks of Eleusis and Thoricus (Thorikos-Lavrion) in combination with the significant monuments and museums of Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Agora, Pnyx, Theatre of Dionysus, Stoa of Eumenes, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, National Archaeological Museum of Athens) form an entity which showcases the fundamental aspects of ancient Athens. Eleusis (Telesterion) and the Hiera Odos highlight the city’s mythical, theological, and mystical elements. Athens’ monuments underscore the city’s political, democratic, and cultural nature. Lavrion and its silver mines reflect the political and military might of the Athenian Democracy. The programme aims to upgrade the quality of the tourism product, promote the diffusion of visitors, and transform Athens from a point of passage to a destination.

Ελευσίνα 2021

The Archaeological Site of Eleusis