FIGT Greece Affiliate

The mission of FIGT GR is to:

  • disseminate the values of FIGT in Greece, in particular the international community there;;
  • to bring together representatives of the corporate, diplomatic, academic, religious and military sectors present in Greece to share their cross-cultural coping strategies;
  • to encourage the exchange of information between expatriates and professionals involved with global transitions;

  • continue the work of FIGT beyond its annual conference by meeting locally to support and educate professionals who work to improve the lives of families in global transition.

If you would like to learn more about FIGT GR activities or get invited to its events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

Upcoming Events

We are planning to have our first meeting in October 2017 and will be able to provide more information in the next few months.Meetings will initially take place in Athens, by invitation only and participants will be required to sign up beforehand.

- January 2017 – First leadership meeting to discuss agenda for first affiliate meeting. 
- March 2017: Participation at FIGT17NL conference and networking with other FIGT affiliates.
- June 2017: Leadership meeting to discuss and plan first affiliate meeting.
- October 2017: First meeting of the affiliate group. Location: Athens.

Meet FIGT GR’s Co-founders:

Vivian Chiona is the founder of Expat Nest ( which promotes the emotional well-being of expats, by offering online counselling services. Vivian is a psychologist with Masters degrees in both Child & Adolescent Psychology and Health Psychology. A multilingual bicultural and expat with family all over the world, Vivian herself feels most at home in the international community and is inspired by its diversity. You can reach Vivian via


Katia Vlachos researches and writes on cross-cultural adaptation and expatriate life. A Greek by birth and a perpetual foreigner by choice, she has lived in eight cities and seven countries in the last 20 years. In her blog ( and in a forthcoming book, she explores the challenges of finding and sustaining home amidst the chaos of nomadic life. Katia is a defense analyst by training, with a Ph.D. from the RAND Corporation and a Masters from Harvard. She lives in Zurich with her three children. Katia can be contacted at and on Twitter @vlachosk

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Mailing address:
Families in Global Transition

C/o Campbell Rappold & Yurasits LLP
1033 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103

+1 (703) 634-7400
Skype: figt.administrator

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