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ΣΥΓΓΡΑΦΗ ΔΟΚΙΜΙΟΥ “ΤΟ ΦΙΛΟΤΙΜΟ” – ESSAY WRITING CONTEST ENTITLED “FILOTIMO”

Το Ίδρυμα “Μαρία Τσάκος-Διεθνές Κέντρο Ναυτικής Έρευνας και Παράδοσης” προκηρύσσει διαγωνισμό συγγραφής δοκιμίου με τίτλο “Φιλότιμο”.

Το δοκίμιο πρέπει να είναι μέχρι 500 λέξεις και κυρίως να απαντά στις ερωτήσεις:

- Τι σημαίνει φιλότιμο για σένα;
- Ποια είναι τα άξια θαυμασμού παραδείγματα φιλότιμου που γνώρισες;
- Ποιες είναι οι πράξεις της καθημερινής σου ζωής που εκφράζουν την ουσία του φιλότιμου;
- Πως μπορεί το φιλότιμο να βελτιώσει την καθημερινή μας ζωή;

Για την αποστολή της εργασίας, το κείμενο πρέπει να μπει σε έναν φάκελο χωρίς στοιχεία. Αυτός ο φάκελος θα μπει σε έναν άλλον φάκελο ο οποίος θα έχει τα στοιχεία αποστολέα και παραλήπτη προκειμένου να ταχυδρομηθεί. Μπορούν να κατατεθούν οι εργασίες και αυτοπροσώπως με τον ίδιο τρόπο στην ταχυδρομική διεύθυνση του Ιδρύματος, Μ. Λιβανού 51, 82100 Χίος.

Προθεσμία κατάθεσης ή αποστολής η 30η Νοεμβρίου 2015.

Η εξέταση των δοκιμίων θα γίνει από ειδική επιτροπή.

Η καλύτερη συγγραφή δοκιμίου θα βραβευθεί με 500 ευρώ στη διάρκεια ειδικής εκδήλωσης.

Παρακαλώ ενημερώσετε όλους τους ενδιαφερόμενους και προτρέψτε τους να συμμετάσχουν στον διαγωνισμό που στόχο έχει την αλληλοενδυνάμωση του ηθικού μας μέσα στους πολύπλευρα χαλεπούς καιρούς που διάγουμε.

Αλήθεια, τι λέει στον καθένα μας η λέξη “φιλότιμο”;

Ένα video με θέμα το φιλότιμο μπορείτε να παρακολουθήσετε στην διεύθυνση: www.oxidayfoundation.org/video-the-greek-secret

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The “Maria Tsakos Foundation-International Center of Maritime Research & Tradition” announces an Essay Writing Contest entitled “Filotimo” (Sense of Honour).

Philotimo is considered to be the highest of all Greek virtues which determines and regulates how someone should behave in their family and social groups. It is mostly about respect and doing the right thing. In its simplest form it means “doing good”, and it ensures your behavior will make you stand out from others. It will demonstrate what kind of a person you are and the manner in which you were brought up. Philotimo to a Greek is essentially a way of life.

The essay must be up to 500 words presenting mostly answers to questions, such as:

- What does “Filotimo” mean to you?
- Can you name some unique examples of “Filotimo” that have occured in your life?
- You may name some daily actions expressing the deeper meaning of “Filotimo”.
- How can it improve our life?

Before sending the essay, this must be put in an envelope writing no names or contact details. This envelope must, afterwards, be put in another envelope with the contact details of the sender and the addressee. The essay may also be handed over to the Foundation offices in Chios (51, M. Livanou Str.)

All papers must be sent no later than the 30th November 2015.

The examination process will be done by a Committee.

The best essay will be awarded with a prize of 500 euros during a special ceremony that will later take place.

Kindly inform all interesting parties to participate in this contest, which mainly aims to strengthening our morale during these difficult times.

What does really “Filotimo” mean to us?

You may watch a video on this subject at: www.oxidayfoundation.org/video-the-greek-secret

“Shipping in the 21st Century” Forum – October 8th 2014

The “Maria Tsakos” Foundation organized a Forum on “Shipping in the 21st Century” in Athens on 8 October 2014, in association with Capital Link.

The aim of the one day-Forum was to provide an opportunity to shipping experts from around the world, to examine and analyze the current and future state of the industry amidst the fast political,economic and technological developments we experience on a daily basis.

The Forum was geared to deal with in two main sessions: one am and the other pm.The morning session dealt with economic, financial, geopolitical and related matters with an impact on the structure of shipping and shipping markets while the afternoon session dealt with technological developments impacting the design and equipment of ships and matters relating to the marine/atmospheric environment and security (piracy and terrorist attacks) at sea.

The morning session was chaired by the renowned French economist and until recently Executive Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Mr. Pascal Lamy and the afternoon session by the Chairman of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation and Emeritus Secretary-General of the IMO, Mr. Efthymios E. Mitropoulos.

Our ambition was to secure the participation, as moderators and panellists, of prominent individuals from the international maritime community to enable the Forum to achieve its objectives and, in final analysis, to contribute to a better understanding of the various forces that shape our industry today and may influence its state in the years to come.

Check out the  AGENDA of the Forum.

Below you can visit the Forum’s microsite on Capital Link

Establishment of “Maria’s Home-Education and Culture Campus”

On Saturday May 4th 2013, His Eminence Metropolitan Bishop of Chios, Psara and Oinousses, Mr. Markos officially announced the establishment of “Maria’s Home-Education and Culture Campus”, a boarding facility in Kardamyla  for Gymnasium and Lyceum students, donated by the family of Captain P. Tsakos. The announcement was made at the Livanion High School in the presence of the donor and Founder of the “Maria Tsakos”Foundation.Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos, local authorities of Kardamyla, Professor Stamatis Krimizis, of ship-owners, seafarers, members of the educational community, graduates and friends with their families.

Captain Panagiotis Tsakos in his remarks stressed his concern for maintaining school operation in Kardamyla and offering opportunities for the young people to excel. He considers this as a duty and obligation, “Without this School greek shipping would not be what it is today. Instead of ships more likely, there would be an equal number of sheep grazing the land of Chios!”

The facility has the capacity of accommodating up to 25 students. It consists of a modern boarding house with all the necessary comforts and amenities, including a computer lab, playing grounds and a garden with homegrown fruits and vegetables.

THE LIBERTY CONGRESS: “Enhancing Cooperation and sharing Responsibility”

The Congress was held onboard the ss “HELLAS LIBERTY” in Piraeus on Thursday June 20th. The Chairman of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation gave the keynote address. Captain P. Tsakos gave remarks

LIBERTY CONGRESS PROGRAMME

LIBERTY CONGRESS – E.E.MITROPOULOS’ SPEECH

THE LIBERTY CONGRESS-CAPT.P.N.TSAKOS’ INTERVENTION

Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) International Seminar; Athens May 30-31, 2013

In light of the Maritime’s Labor Convention official entrance into force on August 20th, the Maria Tsakos Foundation organized an international seminar in Athens on May 30-31, 2013 under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Shipping and the Aegean.  The primary objective was to explain MLC’s requirements and implications and provide advise on ways and means for its wide and effective implementation as it covers a wide range of matters of interest to seafarers, flag and port states and labor supply nations.

The Seminar was open to representatives of Governments, shipping companies, manning agencies, seafarer organizations, international shipping organizations, maritime universities, academics, students and any interested individual.

The seminar took place at the Eugenidion Foundation Conference Center.  Speakers included among others, dignitaries and representatives from international organizations, the IMO, ILO, the EU, shipping and seafarers’ organizations, the Greek Ministry of Shipping

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PUBLIC LECTURE: “The beginning of space exploration and Voyager’s journey to the frontiers of our Galaxy”

Professor S. Krimizis, President of the Scientific Council and a space exploration pioneer and expert gave a public lecture in Chios on April 12, 2013 on the occasion of the International Day of Human Space Flight.  The Maria Tsakos Foundation and the Chios Astronomy Club jointly organized this event; the venue was the Amphitheater of the Sciences Management School of the Aegean University.  A standing-room only audience was captivated by a fascinating presentation including the first ever sounds from space and archived videos of space exploration.

2nd SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL MEETING

The second meeting of the MTS Scientific Council was held at the Foundation’s Athens premises on April 2-3, 2013.  The Founder, Captain P. Tsakos and the Foundation’s President Mr. E. Mitropoulos were also in attendance.

The Scientific Council deliberations were focused on the development of a 5-year strategic plan. A road map for activities, programs, research projects in sync with the Foundations’ Vision and Mission.

The next meeting of the Scientific Council is scheduled for the fall of 2013.

Our response to the fires – Working together for a better Chios

The International Congress under the theme “Our response to the fires – Working together for a better Chios”, organized by the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation – International Center of Maritime Research and Tradition N.G.O., under the auspices of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine and the Aegean, held at the Homerion Cultural Center of Chios concluded its works successfully on 16th October.

Press Release,Resolutions

Scientific Council Meeting