An emblematic building in the center of Athens, the Old Depot of OSY in Gazi, is transformed to accommodate this unique experience. With the help of the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Rome, the Lumiere Technology Institute in Paris, as well as specialists from Italy and France, the Leonardo Da Vinci - 500 Years of Genius exhibition demonstrates the full range of Leonardo's achievements 500 years after his death.
The City of Athens applies a policy framework with specific actions that relate to young citizens.
All City of Athens programmes, ranging from technical to social and cultural, view children as individual personalities, whose needs are considered with especial care. Children, the citizens of tomorrow, must be able to identify with the city in which they are being raised.
In order to develop this sense of belonging, children must feel as if they are playing a part in city activities and that their elders listen to them and take note of their needs and desires. Ultimately, the goal of this policy is to encourage children - through participation - to love their city and develop a sense of responsibility.
Through technical works as well as specific social and cultural activities, the City of Athens gives priority to programmes which promote a better quality of life for children, the development of their physical, intellectual and aesthetic skills and their social participation.