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International Delphic Council
(IDC)
Highest Authority of the Delphic Games



Sanctuary Athena Pronai, Delphi, Greece

At a Glance

The International Delphic Council (IDC) is the Highest Authority of all matters of the Delphic Games, Youth Delphic Games and Delphiads.

The main purpose of the worldwide, non-governmental, non-profit organisation is the reintroduction of the Delphic Games and the introduction of Youth Delphic Games and Delphiads.

Founded:

1994, Berlin, Germany

100 years after the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

1600 years after the ban of the Olympic and Delphic Games

by 67 Personalities of 20 countries and 5 continents

Tasks:

Setup of a worldwide Network for arts, cultures and education containing:

Membership of countries – National Delphic Councils

Membership of Regions – Regional Delphic Clubs

Individual Membership – Local Members

Events:

Youth Delphic Games – Participants below 25 years; every four years

Delphic Games – participants above 25 years, every four years

Delphiads – The Games between the Games

Delphic Education Movie Award – Short Film Competion, 10 min, 20 min.


Founding Place, Castle Schoenhausen

Conclusion:

Our “Product” was successful for about 1000 years,

is called the “Delphic Games” for arts, cultures and education,

is considered as sister of the Olympic Games – for the arts,

was banned 394 BC – as heathen Games,

revived 1600 years after the ban 1994,

is tested successfully for more than 20 years,

is a goldmine some people say for arts, cultures and education,

is ready for Participants, Global Players, Inverstors for the next 1000 years.

“If only one person has a dream, it will remain a dream. If many people dream together, it is the beginning of a new reality.”
(Dom Helder Camara, 1909 - 1999)

Goodwill letters for the founding 1994 of the International Delphic Council Extract of the letters received

European Parliament,
Brussels, StrasbourgDr. Klaus HÄNSCH, President

Luciana CASTELLINA,
President of the Committee of Culture, Youth, Education and Media

Nicole FONTAINE,
Vice President

Ursula SCHLEICHER,
Vice President

Helena VAZ DA SILVA,
Member of Parliament

European Commission,
Brussels Colette FLESCH, Director General of Information, Communication, Culture, and Audiovisual-Media

International Olympic Committee,
Lausanne, Juan

Antonio SAMARANCH,
Marqués de Samaranch, President

Her Majesty Sofia QUEEN OF SPAIN,
Madrid

Lord Yehudin MENUHIN,
O.M.K.B.E., London

Jack LANG,
Former Minister of Culture of France

Dr. Helmut SCHMIDT,
Former Chancellor of Germany

Prof. Michael SAKELLARIOU,
President, Foundation for Hellenic Culture, Athens

Vassilis KARASMANIS, Director,
European Cultural Centre of Delphi (ECCD)

Manolis CORRES,
Director, Museum and Hellenic Theatre, Athens

Charalambos DARADIMOS,
Chamber of the Fine Arts, Athens

Michalis PATSEAS,
Director, Kodály School of Athens

Stavros XARCHAKOS,
Composer, Athens

Konstantinos LEFAS,
Mayor of Delphi

Dimitrios PALKOJIANNIS,
Mayor of Messologi

Georgios TSOURNOS,
Mayor of Nafplio

Konstantinos KOSMOPOULOS,
Mayor of Thessaloniki

Dr. Nikolas SOTIRIOU,
Press Attaché, Greek General Consulate, Munich

Dr. Andreas WIESAND,
Director, Centre for Cultural Research, Bonn

Udo ZIMMERMANN,
Director, Opera Leipzig

Dr. Nasser EL ANSARY,
Director, National Culture Centre, Cairo

Max HEBDITCH,
Director, Museum of London

Anatoli SOBTCHAK,
Mayor of Saint Petersburg

Raul PADILLA LOPEZ,
Director General, University of Guadalajara

Dr. Fausto SEGOVIA,
Minister of Culture, Ecuador

Diego MORCJON-PAZMINO,
Consul General Ecuador

Raul GUADERAS,
Director, Theater "Patto de Comedias" Quito, Ecuador

Prof. Jerry GANA,
Minister of Culture, Nigeria

Usman NDAGI,
Consul General, Nigeria, Berlin

Tiit MATSULEVITS,
Ambassador of Estonia, Bonn

Umberto VATTANI,
Ambassador of Italy, Bonn

Dr. Adrian MAISCH,
Ambassador of Luxemburg, Bonn

Dr. Friedrich HOESS,
Ambassador of Austria, Bonn

Francisco V. DEL ROSARIO,
Ambassador of the Philippines, Bonn

Janusz REITER,
Ambassador of Poland, Cologne

Pavel HAMZIK,
Ambassador of Slovakia, Bonn

Dr. S.C.A. GOLDEN,
Ambassador of South Africa, Bonn

Robert EARLE,
Counselor, Embassy of the United States of America, Bonn

LI Shilong,
Counselor for Culture, Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China, Bonn

Miguel HERRERO LERA,
Director, Ministry of Culture, Spain

Jékely ZSOLT,
Director, Ministry of Culture, Hungary

Ilan BEN-DOV,
First Secretary for Culture, Embassy of Israel, Bonn

Paul WIDMER,
Counselor, Embassy of Switzerland, Berlin

H. HAIG-THOMAS,
British Embassy, Bonn

Alihashim YUSSOF,
Second Secretary, Embassy of Brunei Darussalam, Bonn

Annette STROBEL,
Public Relation Officer, New Zealand Embassy, Bonn