The city of Thessaloniki hosted a three-day event (May 22-24) celebrating and promoting the use of foreign languages, either well known or less spoken. In its third edition, the  Multilingualism Festival invited foreign consulates, cultural institutes and Erasmus students to join in, while sending out a message of friendship, understanding and tolerance.

On behalf of Greece, the festival welcomed the contribution of Foreign Literature Departments of Greek universities, as well as public entities which come into contact with non-Greek speakers, such as the city’s immigration bureau.