This year, the traditional pita cutting, a Greek event, had a slightly different shape than usual. The Orange Grove startups and mentors were invited to share the New Year’s pita, visions, and ideas with the members of the Hellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce and Industry.
The Embassy staff wishes you a Happy New Year!
Once gain, the Dutch Glass House-tradition was brought to Greece by the Embassy.
On Friday 16 December the Embassy, together with MAD Radio and The Christmas Factory, organizes the Glass House! Dutch and Greek DJ's will play your request in turn for a donation to the Greek NGO 'Children Villages SOS'.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Athens proudly supports the annual event of The Athens Marathon, The Authentic, by organizing a two day event for the Dutch participating runners. During the weekend of the biggest annual running event in Greece, with 50,000 and more participants, the Embassy opened her doors to welcome Dutch runners that came all the way from the Netherlands to participate in this historic race.
Ten Greek young entrepreneurs were selected to participate in the 4th Agri-Food Masterclass on Entrepreneurship in Thessaloniki. The 2-day event was co-organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece, StartLife, AgriEnt, Tropos Branding, and OK!Thess. During the Masterclass the startups were coached and mentored in order to improve their business models. On Sunday night, the teams battled against each other in the knock-out pitching event. The winning startups received a 4-week training at Startlife in the Netherlands.
From 8-10 November, Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp paid a visit to Patras, the third largest city of Greece, to enhance relationships and speak to representatives of local government and entrepreneurs.
As part of the Prinses Christina Concours tour, three young Dutch talents were invited to perform in Patras and Athens. Playing the flute, violin, and piano, the trio played for large audiences and astonished them with their skills.