Schedule

The following schedule outlines the activities slated for the Study Trip to Athens "Human Rights, Diversity and Civic Engagement," a weeklong program from Humanity in Action.  

We are very grateful to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for its generous support of this study trip. We also thank the Germeshausen Foundation for additional support. The content of this program does not represent an expression of opinion by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation or by the Germeshausen Foundation.

 

October 4, 2015: Welcome and Introduction

17:00-18:00

Welcome and Introduction to Humanity in Action

Magnus Harrison, National Director,Denmark; Katerina Oikonomakou, Program Coordinator, Greece; Antje Scheidler, International Director of European Programs, Germany

18:00-19:30

Group Discussion: Expectations Towards the Program and Experiences in the Field

Facilitated by the Humanity in Action Team

20:00-21:30

Welcome Dinner

 

October 5, 2015: Fostering International Dialogue and Understanding

9:00-9:15

Introduction to the day

9:30-10:15

Team Building I: Agreeing on Guidelines and Ground Rules for Cooperation During the Program

10:30-12:00

“Team Building II: Bring an Object”- Intercultural Exchange

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-16:30

Workshop: Embracing Challenging Conversations

Facilitated by Lenka Hora Adema, mediator and coach (The Netherlands)

16:30-17:00

Coffee break

17:00-18:30

The Consequences of the Economic Crisis and Greek Civil Society’s Responses

Prof. Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens; Senior Research Fellow at ELIAMEP

18:30-18:45

Coffee break

18:45-19:45

Debriefing and Discussion

Moderated by the Humanity in Action Team 

19:45-20:00

Closing Conversation

 

October 6, 2015: The Crisis and Its Impact on Greek Society

9:00-10:30

Site Visits – Learning from Good Practice Examples

NGO ARSIS (Association for the Social Support of Youth)

A Compass to Human Rights – An Example of the Work of ARSIS with Young People in Athens

Antonis Antoniou, Youth Counselor, Coordinator of Support Activities

NGO PRAKSIS (Programs of Development, Social Development, Social Support and Medical Cooperation)

How to build a strong civil society?

Dina Vardaramatou, Coordinator of the Medical Center Athens of PRAKSIS

11:30-13:00

The Social Impact of the Economic Crisis in Greece

Prof. Manos Matsaganis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of International and European Economics

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:30

Debriefing and Discussion

Moderated by Participants: Sanne Hettema and Chrysoula Iliopoulou

15:30-15:45

Coffee Break

16:00-18:30

Workshop: Skills and Tools for Effective Communication and Cooperation

Facilitated by Lenka Hora Adema, mediator and coach (The Netherlands)

18:30-18:45

Closing Conversation

19:30-21:00

Networking Dinner

With Greek Humanity in Action Senior Fellows

 

October 7, 2015: Immigration and Diversity

9:15-9:30

Introduction to the day

9:30-10:00

International Perspectives & Good Practice Examples

Presentation of Action Projects implemented by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows

10:00-11:30

Immigration to Greece: Trends and Challenges

Prof. Dimitris Christopoulos, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University (Athens GR) and Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights

11:30-12:00

Coffee Break

12:00-13:00

Embracing Diversity - Second Generation Immigrants in Greece

Andromachi Papaioannou and Nikos Odubitan, Executive Director, NGO Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality, and Diversity

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Debriefing and Discussion

Moderated by Participants: Chrysoula Titi and Sarah Asmelash

Exploring Diversity in Athens
16:00-18:00

Site Visits in Groups

Tour 1: Shedia Tour

Athens from the Perspective of the “Invisible”

 

Tour 2: Visiting the Melissa Network

Network of Migrant Women in Greece

Nadina Christopoulou, Anthropologist and Co-Founder of the Melissa Network

Optional

Evening Activities

Facilitated by Greek Humanity in Action Senior Fellows

 

October 8, 2015: The Situation of Refugees

9:15-9:30

Introduction to the day

9:30-11:00

The Current Refugee Situation in Greece

Kalliopi Stefanaki, UNHCR Protection Officer

11:15-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Panel Discussion: Meeting the Challenge - Experiences and Approaches from Civil Society and Humanitarian Networks

Chrysanthi Protogerou, Director, Greek Council for Refugees; Yonous Muhammadi, President, Greek Forum of Refugees, Member of the Bureau of European Migration Forum in Brussels; Vasilis Lyritsis, Managing Director of the Refugee Reception Centre of the Hellenic Red Cross, in Lavrion, Attica; Moderation: Katerina Oikonomakou, Program Coordinator, Humanity in Action

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Debriefing and Discussion

Moderated by Participants: Eda Elif Tibet and Iliana Bompou

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

The LGBTQI Community
15:30-17:00

The LGBTQI - Community in Greece

Penelope Kaouni, Activist and Board Member of Colour Youth

17:15-17:45

Closing Conversation

 

Free Evening

 

October 9, 2015: Roma in Greece

9:15-9:30

Introduction to the day

9:30-11:00

The Roma Minority in Greece

Andriani Papadopoulou, Office of the Greek Ombudsman

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:15

Working with the Communities – Perspectives from Within

Yiannis Christou, National Project Officer, National Support Team ROMED (Mediation for Roma)

12:20-13:00

International Good Practice Examples

Poland: Mentoring Roma Children in Warsaw, Jarmila Rybicka (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Turkey: Roman Medya, Pinar Sayan (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

13:00-14:00

Lunch

The Muslim Minority
14:00-15:30

The Muslim Minority in Greec

Christos Iliadis, PhD/University of Essex, Board Member of the Hellenic League of Human Rights

15:30-15:45

Coffee Break

15:45-16:45

Debriefing and Discussion

Moderated by Participants: Leticia Mora and Vlasios Benetos

16:45-17:15

Coffee Break

Civic Engagement: Fighting Discrimination and Racism

17:15-18:45

Stop le Contrôle au Faciès – Successfully Campaigning against Racial Profiling in France

Tara Dickman, Community Organizer at Studio Praxis and Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (France)

18:45-19:00

Closing Conversation

 

October 10, 2015: The Jewish Community

10:00-11:15

The Jewish Community in Greece, tbc

11:15-11:30

Coffee Break

Action Academy

11:30-12:30

Workshop: Own Your Story – Identifying One’s Own Area for Civic EngagementFacilitated by Tara Dickman, Community Organizer at Studio Praxis and Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (France)

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-17:00

Workshop: Own Your Story – Community Organizing

Facilitated by Tara Dickman, Community Organizer at Studio Praxis and Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (France)

17:00-17:30

Coffee Break

17:30-18:30

Group Work: Bazaar of Ideas for Civic Engagement

18:45-20:00

Reflections on the Program

Facilitated by the Humanity in Action Team

20:30

Farewell Dinner

 

October 11, 2015: Departure

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Departure of Participants