The European Cultural Centre of Delphi (E.C.C.D.) is a non-profit cultural institution, established in 1977 and its aim is to serve the common cultural interests and the inner relations between the modern European culture and ancient Greece.

It functions as a Corporate Body under private law under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the auspices of the Council of Europe.

The ECCD’s programme includes scientific conferences, educational programmes and seminars, fine arts exhibitions as well as music events and theatre festivals mainly on Ancient Drama.

1. International Scientific and Cultural Meetings

2. International Meetings on Ancient Drama: multi-faceted programme which includes symposia, workshops, lectures and master classes as well as new theatre productions of ancient tragedy and comedy.
3. Fine Arts Programme: exhibitions and seminars, as well as invitations to artists from around the world to stay and work in Delphi. Through the programme of resident artists a Sculpture Park has been created as well as a permanent collection of Contemporary European Art.

4. Educational Programmes
- Seminars on Ancient Greek Language and Culture for teachers of Classics  around the world from a different country each year
- National Student Debate Contests, organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, addressed to all third-year Lyceum students either from state-run or private schools
- Meeting for Young Artists (Art Campus at Delphi): Seminars, workshops, master classes for young artists as well performances created by young artists groups.

5. Other Programmes (selections)
- THE ANCIENT HYDRAULIS programme: Reconstruction project of the first key-board musical instrument.  
- Μultimedia Encyclopaedia: the history of the Olympic Games from antiquity in Ancient Olympia and other Pan-Hellenic Games to the Olympic Games of the Modern Era, the first Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 to the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002
- Programme STRABON (2003-2006): Creation of a portal with information on cultural tourism and places of special archaeological and historical interest at the euro-mediterranean area. The programme STRABON was realised in cooperation with the French Ministry of Culture. Partners were cultural institutions from the euro-mediterranean area (France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia).
6. Publications (books, CD audio, CD-ROM)

The European Cultural Centre of Delphi has developed cooperation with international and national organizations such as: State University of Copenhagen, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Universitat Wien, Russian State University for the Humanities, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, University College Dublin, Universite de Paris IV – Sorbonne,  University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Durham, University of Nottingham, University of Krakow, University of Warsaw, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad de Montevideo, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidade de Rio de Janeiro, Universidade de Minas Gerais (Portugal), Stanford University (USA), the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (Munich-Germany), Starcom AG (Switzerland), the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Netherlands), the School of Philosophy and Economic Science (Ireland), University of Kiel, Open University of Cyprus, Ιnstitut Veolia Environnement (France), Universita degli Studi di Milano, the International Society for Neurochemistry (UK).

Also, with the: Istanbul International Theatre Festival,  International Institute for the Mediterranean Theatre (Spain), Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (Japan), National Royal Theatre Studio (UK), Watermill Foundation - Robert Wilson (USA), Taganka Theatre -Yuri Lyubimov (Russia), Moscow School of Dramatic Art-Anatoli Vasiliev (Russia), Cultural Bureau of Beijing,  Ruhr European Festival (Germany), National Theatre of Luxemburg, Ludwigshafen Theatre Pfalzbau (Germany), Art Carnuntum (Austria), ATALAYA Theatre Centre( Spain), CHOREA Theatre Association (Poland), Grotowski Institute (Poland), Centre for Theatre Practices GARDZIENICE (Poland), Cyprus Theatre Organisation, Association Internationale “Dimitri Chostakovich” etc.

Partners at home: Onassis Cultural Centre, Benaki Museum, National Gallery, The Athens Concert Hall, National Opera, National Theatre of Greece, Greek National Opera, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Roumeli Municipal and Regional Theatre, Municipal and Regional Theatre of Thessaly etc.

9, Frynihou
105 58, Athens - Greece
Tel: (+30) 210-3312781
Fax: (+30) 210-3312786
Contact Person:
Maro Nicolopoulou, Head Conferences & Artistic Programmes Department