The 1st Athens Natural Language Processing summer school (AθNLP) will take place at the campus of the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos” in Athens, from September 18th to September 25th, 2019. AθNLP  is organized in cooperation with the very successful Lisbon Machine Learning School (LxMLS). AθNLP is organized by the Athens University of Economics and Business (Department of Informatics, Natural Language Processing Group), Heriot-Watt University (Department of Computer Science)NCSR “Demokritos” (Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications) and the Research Center “Athena” (Institute for Language and Speech Processing).