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Promoting Reading in Greece

Nationales Buchzentrum Griechenland / National Book Centre of Greece (EKEBI)

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Nationales_Buchzentrum_GriechenlandThe National Book Centre of Greece, EKEBI, was founded in 1994 as a non-profit organisation by the Greek Ministry of Culture with the objective of establishing a national policy on books, with a particular focus on reading promotion. It awards an annual prize for translators. EKEBI organised the guest country presence of Greece at [ ... ]  

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Library portals in Greece


The Goethe Institute in Athens provides an overview of the history and development of library services in Greece, it introduces scientific and public libraries as well as significant specialised libraries. The national documentation centre (EKT) supports the libraries in their work, together with the national book centre (EKEBI) and the Greek cultural foundation (HFC). 

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More Information

Total population
10 772 967

Greek (official)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 97.3%
Male: 98.4%
Female: 96.3%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)
no data

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 97%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 91%
Tertiary (gros) enrolment: 77%
School life expectancy: 16.3 years

Government expenditure
9.2% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)

CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia