2016 | ARISTOTLE ANNIVERSARY YEAR
THE FIRST PHASE OF ΤΗΕ PROPOSAL EVALUATION FOR ΤΗΕ ΥΕΑR 2016
TO BE PROCLAIMED BY UNESCO AS “ARISTOTLE ANNIVERSARY YEAR”
HAS BEEN COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY
The proposal which was submitted by the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, with the endorsement of the “Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies”, AUTH, in the context of the UNESCO Anniversaries Programme for the years 2016-2017, in order to proclaim the year 2016 as the “Aristotle Anniversary Year” for the 2400 years since the birth of the great Macedonian philosopher and scientist, has already passed successfully the first evaluation phase.
According to the procedure followed, the proposal will then be considered by the Executive Board of UNESCO, at the 196th meeting which will take place from 8 to 23 of April 2015 and then by the General Conference at its 38th meeting, which will take place from 3 to 18 of November 2015, in order for the final approval to be given.
Among the events planned for the celebration of this great anniversary the “World Congress: ARISTOTLE 2400 YEARS,” which will be organized by the “Interdisciplinary Center for Aristotelian Studies,” of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will have a most prominent role.