Research, documentation digitization and reproduction of documents relative to Makri and Livisi history and culture is LYCIA;s main concern.
Till now around 20.000 documents have been listed, Among them newspapers, magazines, maps, photos, voice and video recordings, manuscripts and objects which will be soon available to anyone may be interested to see and study.
In order to inform descendants from Makri and Livisi and motivate them collect and save family witnesses and archives, “LYCIA” started a tour around Greece visiting all main places Makrolivisian refugees settled after 1922.
Till now , following events have been taking place :
- 30th of May 2017 Egaleo, «Makri and Livisi Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow”
- 15-17 June 2017 Visit to Makri/Livisi and meeting local Architects and researchers .
- 18th June 2017 Rhodes «Makri and Livisi Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow” in cooperation with local Minor Asia association and Dodecanese National State Archives
- 9th July 2017 same in Ierapetra-Creta in cooperation with local Minor Asia association
- 29th July 2017 Evoia same ,in cooperation with local Minor Asia descendants.
- 10 & 11 November 2017 same in Itea and Thiva in cooperation with local Minor Asia association
- 17th December 2017 official opening ceremony of “LYCIA” offices after Greek Assyrians Association offered to host “LYCIA” in the library/2nd floor of their 3floor owned building
- 2nd May 2018 meeting Makrolivisians in Drapetsona
- 24th June 2018 -1rst Worldwide gathering of Makrolivisian descendants in Egaleo with participation of 500 patriots from all around Greece and abroad.
- 4th October 2018 meet Makrolivisians in Rhodes
- 5-8 October 2018 visit to Makri/Livisi accompanied by Egaleo Mayor, Municipality representatives and 80 patriots to meet Fethiye Mayor local Architects and researchers.
- 12th November 2018 presentation of Savvas Paschalidis book “Ancient and Modern LYCIA” in Estia Neas Smyrnis.
- June 15th 2019, LYCIA visited Makrolivisians in Marseilles , event at Port De Bouc co-organized with Greek Association of Old Phocee
“Agia Irini” and local Associations
- June 23rd 2019 , 2nd Worldwide gathering of Makrolivisian descendants in Egaleo with participation of 400 patriots from all around Greece and abroad, presentations and three new LYCIA book publications
- July 22nd,2019, LYCIA visited Makrolivisians in Samos island
- August 30th 2019, LYCIA visited Makrolivisians in Ierapetra-Creta
- 5-8 October 2019 , LYCIA travel to Makri-Livisi
- 3 November 2019, LYCIA honored Michalis Delisavvas and presented his book in Thiva.
- October 2nd 2022 , 3rd Worldwide Gathering of of Makrolivisian descendants in Egaleo with participation of 200 patriots from all around Greece and abroad, presentations and six new LYCIA book publications
- August 28th 2022, 4th Worldwide Gathering of of Makrolivisian descendants in Nea Makri with participation of 500 patriots from all around Greece and abroad, presentations and 7 new LYCIA books publications
Meanwhile “LYCIA” continues the effort to contact Makrolivisian descendants out of Greece (mainly in US,AUSTRALIA FRANCE and EGYPT) as to collect relative family archives, promote annual Makrolivisian gatherings and connection with institutions abroad in an effort to digitize and study the historical material.