DESCRIPTION & MISSION
The Festival of Philosophy in Greece is an interdisciplinary program designed and promoted by the homonymous cultural association for high school students. Specials editions are elaborated and organized for adults.
The Festival combines in its mission the didactic value with the aim of the project of territorial enhancement, created for the re-evaluation in periods of low season of places of historical-archaeological interest, a symbol of Mediterranean culture and philosophical thought, with particular reference to Greece and South Italy, Magna Grecia.
The cultural offer, with an alternative methodology, offers participants an experiential learning path through: philosophical Dialogues, Debate, Symposium, Philosophical-Theatrical Walks (Peripatos), Practical Philosophical Workshops and Philosophical Artistic Discipline Contest, generally of 4/5 days.
The PFG is organized in Greece since 2015, with the annual edition of March, in Athens, Delphi, Corinth, Epidavros, Mycene, Messene and Eretria.
In March 2021, for the seventh time, another edition took place in Greece with the theme "Philia", with about 2000 high school students coming from all over Italy and Europe. The PFG is the only Festival of Philosophy devoted to adolescents, is an event of cultural detailed study program with a strong social connotation: the popularization of philosophy, in experiential form, cultural and linguistic exchange among high school students and adults. The aim is to propose opportunities and paths of non-formal education related to the practical experience. The initiative exalts the Genius Loci by combining cultural proposals and territorial actions through the rediscovery and enhancement of the reality where it takes place.
Philosophy is born with a heart and a Mediterranean logos that has conjugated and exalted all Europe. This exceptional puzzle of cultures and philosophical paradigms, that is the European identity, must rediscover the profound attitudes to dialectics and common growth through the Epistemological diversity that compose it. Only in this way can philosophy recover its ancient task and give life to the present but above all to a future of profitable contaminations, sharing, and common growth.
The initiative is one of the international events of cultural study, and it is therefore an instrument of territorial enhancement that engages in a broader strategy for the upgrading of cultural offerings.
The evolution of the initiative goes naturally also through agreements with the territorial and cultural institutions and with the many organizations involved in the development of the local economies, which they participate in the establishment of a network of international relations and socio-cultural exchanges with the aim to promote and develop the culture of the lands of Greece and Magna Grecia.
The initiative is an occasion for the rebirth of philosophizing in the territories of election, symbol of philosophical thought.
Download here below the "Philia" theme introduction