Thessaloniki, named after Alexander the Great’s sister, is the capital of Northern Greece, the second major city of your country with a population of around one million inhabitants. Founded in 316 BC. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, rich in history, culture and cosmopolitan tradition. With its vibrant, cultural, artistic and academic life, beautiful scenery and excellent cuisine, it is the ideal setting to host our conference.

Thessaloniki is a popular tourist destination in Greece. For 2013, National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations worldwide, while in 2014 Financial Times FDI magazine declared Thessaloniki as the best mid-sized European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle. It was nominated as the Cultural Capital of Europe in 1997.

It is one of the largest student centers in South-Eastern Europe while many of its monuments are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 2004 during the Athens Olympics, the city hosted a number of athletic events while being one of the Greek Olympic Cities. Finally the city was selected in 2011 as the European Youth Capital of 2014.

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