John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation

Pallas Athena Building

The series of International Summer Schools commenced in 2009 by focusing on ‘Climate—Climate Change—Impacts’. It was organized by the Department of Meteorology-Climatology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT) in collaboration with the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) and held on the Foundation’s premises in the Pallas Athena building from July 8 to July 15, 2009. Additional information may be found on the Summer School’s website at as well as on

The 2nd International Summer School titled ‘Mediterranean Marine Ecosystems: Functioning and Evolution’ was organized by the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). It was held in the Pallas Athena building from July 1 to July 15, 2010. Additional information is available as well as the Summer School’s website at as well as on

Series of Summer Schools at University of Trento, Italy

The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation signed an agreement with Trento University, Department of Economics, for the funding of a series of Summer Schools for the period 2009-2018 in the field of Adaptive Economic Dynamics. This program was supported in the past by the Latsis Group of companies for its high scientific caliber and its exceptional organization.

General Information about the Foundation

The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, established in November 2005, has its headquarters in Vaduz, in the Principality of Liechtenstein. The majority of the Foundation’s activities are carried out from its offices in Athens. In accordance with the wishes of the late John S. Latsis, the Foundation aims to initiate and support public benefit activities in Greece and abroad, in various areas such as education, science, culture, the arts, social welfare and environmental protection.

It provides funds to other foundations that are part of the broader Latsis Foundation Network, while at the same time, it supports the initiatives of other agencies, both in Greece and abroad, that carry out work in its fields of interest.

The Foundation also seeks to conduct research into and disseminate information on the life and business activities of the late John S. Latsis.

The Foundation’s premises in Athens are located in the suburb of Kifissia, in Pallas Athena building. More information regarding the history of the building can be found on

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