More than 250 Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members, supporters and friends of the organization journeyed Athens to examine the rise in nationalism, populism, xenophobia and extremism in Europe and in the United States as well as strategies for responsible citizenship.
The Seventh Annual Humanity in Action International Conference took place from June 23-26, 2016, in Athens, Greece.
The 2016 International Conference in Athens investigated a range of critical issues concerning Greece’s position at the crossroads of European social, political and economic policies.
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, 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.
Conference Programming included:
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The Conference was held under the auspices of the City of Athens which kindly hosted us with support and space:
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The conference was made possible thanks to the generous support of the following institutions:
Our Actions in Greece
Athens Study Trip: Human Rights, Diversity and Civic Engagement in Greece
MapMyDay - Athens
Senior Fellow Zaneta-Eleni Melissourgaki hosted a mapping event marking wheelchair-accessible places and raising awareness about accessibility and inclusion in the city centre of Athens.
Accessibility in Greece: The rights of people with Disabilities in Greece
In hopes of achieving full and equal involvement of persons with disabilities in policy and decision making, Senior Fellow Panourgias Papaioannou organized the event Accessibility in Greece: The rights of people with Disabilities in Greece.