Humanity in Action International Conference
When: June 23 - 26, 2016
Where: Athens, Greece
The Humanity in Action International Conference is the annual gathering of Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members, friends and partner organizations.
The Seventh Annual Humanity in Action International Conference will take place from June 23-26, 2016, in Athens, Greece.
The 2016 International Conference will investigate a range of critical issues concerning Greece's political and economic situations. Greece is currently at the forefront of multiple intersecting crises – foremost the migration crisis, as Greece is the first destination for hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees, as well as a hub for human trafficking. Greece is also in the midst of a financial crisis as the country’s institutions and civil society continue to fracture under the pressure of the recession in Europe and the country's ties to the European Union.
For more information on the conference, please contact the conference organizers at email@example.com.
The 2016 International Conference was generously supported by the Germeshausen Foundation, Technopolis City of Athens, the Bodossaki Foundation, the William H. Donner Foundation and Microsoft. In addition we are grateful for the Mayor of Athens for holding the Seventh Annual International Conference under the auspices of the CITY OF ATHENS.
Past International Conferences
The 2015 International Conference was held in The Hague, The Netherlands from June 25 to June 28, 2015. The conference explored how The Hague’s approach to international justice and peace impacts national debates on human rights issues in the Netherlands and throughout the Western world.
The 2014 International Conference was held in Sønderborg, Denmark from June 25 to June 27, 2014. The conference featured keynotes, workshops and discussions led by experts, activists and Humanity in Action Senior Fellows who provided Danish, German and international perspectives on the theme of borders and minority populations in border regions.
The 2013 International Conference was held in Warsaw from June 27 to June 30, 2013. The conference included site visits in Warsaw that explored past and present Poland, as well as an optional visit to the Treblinka memorial site.
The 2012 International Conference was held in Sarajevo from June 27 to July 1, 2012. The conference included site visits to Potočari, the memorial site for the Srebrenica massacres, to Mostar and to the frontlines of the siege of Sarajevo.
The 2011 International Conference, "Towards More Just Societies: Learning from History," was held in Berlin at the Bertelsmann Foundation from June 30 to July 3, 2011.
The 2010 International Conference, "Perspectives and Visions: Diversity and Human Rights," was held in Amsterdam at the Felix Meritis Foundation from June 30 to July 3, 2010.