June 30, 2009

Global youth initiative for the return of the Elgin Marbles

Posted at 12:39 pm in Elgin Marbles

The World Council of Hellenes Abroad is launching new international initiatives to support the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles now that the New Acropolis Museum is completed.

Athens News Agency

SAE Youth Network global initiative for return of Parthenon Marbles

The World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) Youth Network announced on Sunday that it was launching a global initiative for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Youth Network coordinators, who attended a SAE presidium conference in Thessaloniki, announced the launch of three initiatives. Through the use of modern technology, the SAE youth will create an electronic petition that will be addressed not only to the young people of Greek descent, but also to the youth of the countries in which they live.

SAE Europe Youth Coordinator Costas Symeonidis told ANA-MPA that “we are proud of the newly-inaugurated New Acropolis Museum and all the good words that have been written about it in the international press” adding that the effort was being commenced in order to inform the youth around the world on the dimensions of the problem, so as to create a dynamic.

The first signatures will be turned over to the Museum in December, during a visit by the Coordinating Councils of the SAE Youth Networks after their meeting in Thessaloniki.

Also, simultaneous events will be organised in many cities around the world in December to inform the local societies on the campaign for the return of the Marbles.

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