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Europe at the Crossroads: Perspective from Athens

Humanity in Action International Conference in Athens

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.

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Our Supporters and Partners

The Conference was held under the auspices of the City of Athens which kindly hosted us with support and space:

The conference was made possible thanks to the generous support of the following institutions: