CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

2016

Freedom of Expression of Journalists and Caricaturists - Protection and restrictions in Greek and Cypriot law, MFHR’s book presentation, Nicosia (18 March). Greetings: A.Gagatsis, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, University of Cyprus, J.-P. Mahoué, Cultural FollowerDirector of the French Institute in CyprusL. Larkou, President of the Board of Directors of KYPE. ModeratorK. Konstantinou, Journalist in «POLITIS» journal, SpeakersA David, President of Pafou Assize, E. Savvidou, Commissioner for Administration and Human RightsA. Konstantinidis, Assistant Professor, Law Department, University of Cyprus.

Dangers stemming from the use of nuclear energyThe sustained action of the MFHR for their prevention, MFHR’s book presentation, Athens (30 March). Moderator:S. Mousouris, f. Assistant Secretary General of the UN, Member of the BoD of MFHR. Speakers: Α. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos, Em. Professor and f. Rector of Panteion University, President, MFHR, A. VlachogiannisMFHRs research associate, A. D. Panagiotou, President of the MFHR Committee against Nuclear Dangers, Em. Professor of Nuclear Physics at National and Kapodestrian University of AthensM. Arvaniti-Sotiropoulou, Vice-president of the MFHR Committee against Nuclear Dangersand President of the Greek Medical Association for the Protection of the Environment and against Nuclear and Biochemical Dangers.

2015

Fostering the pupils' right to freedom of speech via the Student Web Radio, conference organized jointly by the MFHR and the Scientific Society “Interdisciplinary, Intercultural Radio of the Educational Community” “European School Radio,The First School Radio”, Athens (5 December). CoordinatorsS.-H. Aktypis, Director, MFHR, Lawyer in Athens and Paris, Ph.D., University Paris II Panthéon-Assas,Th. Valmas, School Advisor 9th District of Primary Education AchaiaA. Karantzi, French Language Teacher-Director, Primary Education ZakynthosN. Giagkoulis, President of the BoD of the Scientific Society European School Radio. GreetingsP. Mogentale, Attachéof Scientific Collaboration at the French Embassy French Institute GreeceG. Padis, General Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Research and ReligionG. Stavropoulos, President of the National Commission on Human Rights, hon. Vice-president of the Council of State, f. Minister, P. Damianos, Director of the High School of the Special Juvenile Detention Centre, Avlona, Member of the BoD of the MFHR, Teacher. SpeakersG. Moschos, Deputy Ombudsman in charge of the Rights of the ChildE. Vagena, Scientific Associate, OPIN. Giagkoulis, BoD, Scientific Society, ESR,P. Chatzikamari-Sianou, BoD, Scientific Society, ESR, K. Diamantaras, Professor, President of the Department of Informatics, ATEI Thessaloniki, A. Genitzes, BoD, Scientific Society, ESRA. Faloukas, Director D.D.E. V’ Athens, A. Papantriantafyllou, Coordinator, European Programme Comenius Regio of D.D.E. V’ Athens, A. Koufou (PE70) in charge of Cultural Issues Department of Primary Education, AchaiaS. Markantonakis, French Language School Consultor, East Attika and South Evia,N. Kamilos, SchoolDirector, N. Amanatidis, Teacher PE70,A. Kolokitha, Teacher PE70,G. Koutsafgousti, Deputy PE70,V. Dilaveri, Teacher PE70,A. Doumouras, Teacher PE17.04,K. Oikonomou, Teacher PE02, H. Kourkoulakos, DirectorPE02,H. Mavromatidis, Teacher PE17.04,E. Touliou, X. Skoubopoulou, Founders of the Theatrical Group Universal Radio Day,M. Melessanaki, School Director.

The refugee-migrant crisis in the East Aegean Islands: problems and prospects, conference organized by MFHR on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Athens (10 December). Moderator: G. Stavropoulos, President of the National Commission on Human Rights, hon. Vice-president of the Council of State, f. Minister, President of the Legal Committee of the MFHR. GreetingsΑ. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor and f. Rector of Panteion University, President, MFHR. Speakers: P. Karagiannis, Deputy Public Prosecutor of the Supreme Court, D. Esdras, Head of the Office of the International Organization for Migration in Greece, K. Stefanaki, Protection Officer – Athens Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, P. Nikas, Director of the First Reception Service, Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction, H. Moskov , National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, M. Provopoulou, Director General of the Greek Department of Doctors Without Borders, N. Georgiadou, Teacher, Member of the Refugee and Migrants Support Group in Kalymnos.

Education and Human Rights, MFHR’s book presentation, Athens (20 November). Moderator: S. Mousouris, f. Assistant Secretary General of the UN, Member of the BoD of MFHR. Speakers: Α. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR, P. Damianos, Director of the High School at the Special Juvenile Detention Centre, Avlona, Member of the BoD of the MFHR, P. Charamis, Chairman of the Centre for Educational Research and Documentation of the Greek Federation of Secondary Education State Scholl Teachers-OLME, Teacher.

9thAnnual Award Ceremony of MFHR, Athens (4 June), Moderator: S. Mousouris, f. Assistant Secretary General of the UN, Member of the BoD of MFHR. Speakers:Α. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor and f. Rector of Panteion University, President, MFHR, A. Emilianides, Professor, Head of the Department of Law, University of Nicosia, Ch. Argyropoulos, Lawyer, f. President of the Union of Greek Criminologists, Member of the Legal Committee of the MFHR, G. Stavropoulos, hon.Vice-president of the Council of State, f. Minister, President of the Legal Committee of the MFHR.

Civil partnership of same-sex couples, MFHR’s book presentation, Athens (21 April). Moderator:Marilena Katsimi, Journalist. Speakers: Grigoris Vallianatos, Political Scientist, Journalist, Elena Psarrea, SYRIZA MP, Nikos Orfanos, To Potami MP, Eirini Petropoulou, Vice-President of «Rainbow Families» and Evagellos. Mallios, PhD, Lawyer.

2014

TAIPED - An instrument for the “sell off” of public property and the abolition of the national sovereignty of Greece, MFHR’s book presentation, 2nd edition updated and expanded, Athens (16 December). Moderator: G. Arsenis, Vice-President of the BoD of the MFHR, f. Minister. Speakers: S. Ligeros, Journalist , M. Karamanof, Judge, Council of the State, President of the Chamber for Environment and Sustainability, Ch. Spirtzis, President of the Greek Technical Chamber, E. Portaliou, Professor, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Member of the Race Committee of the Hellenikon Metropolitan Park, A. Thomopoulos, Lawyer.

The impact of the financial crisis on children, event, Athens (10 December). Moderator: S. Mousouris, f. Assistant Secretary General of the UN, Member of the BoD of the MFHR. Speakers: G. Arsenis, f. Minister of Education, Vice-President, MFHR, G.Moschos, DeputyOmbudsmaninchargeoftheRightsoftheChild, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Anti-Bullying Network, D. Daskalakis, Professor of Sociology, Dean at the School of Education, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, in charge of the «Study Centre of Childhood» of the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, P. Charamis, Chairman of the Centre for Educational Research and Documentation of OLME, A. Danti, Director, 23rd Primary School of Athens, V.Tsevrenis, Ph.D., UniversityofAthens,MFHRscientificassociate.

Neutralization of the Syrian chemical weapons in our neighborhood, in the Mediterranean Sea, protest-event co-organised by the MFHR and the Region of Ionian islands, Zakynthos (9 July). Speakers: K. Kazanas, MFHR’s research associate, V. Pissias, ProfessorofWaterResourcesManagement, Athens Technological Educational Institute (TEI), Coordinator of the International Initiative for Peace in Syria and the Missions for the Lifting of the Blockade in Gaza.

TAIPED-An instrument for the “sell off” of public property and the abolition of the national sovereignty of Greece, MFHR’s book presentation, Athens (8 July). Moderator: V. Delipetros, JournalistandDirectorof the journal «Eleftherotypia». Speakers: G. Arsenis, f. Minister, Vice-President, MFHR, K. Arvanitis, DirectoroftheRadioStation «105,5 FMsto kokkino», N. Filis, Director of the journal «AVGI », V. Bazou, Head Editor of the journal «TO PONTIKI» .

The impact of chemical weapons on health, event co-organized by the MFHR and the Medical Association of Herakleion and the Initiative of Herakleion against the «neutralization» of Syrian chemical weapons in the Mediterranean Sea,Herakleion (10 June). Speakers: N. Tzanakis, Lung Doctor, Assist. Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Crete, X. Lionis, Professor of General Medicine and Primary Health Care, University of Crete, D. Petrakis, Child surgeon, Representative of the Herakleion Medical Association and the Initiative of Herakleion against the «neutralization»of the Syrian chemical weapons, K. Kazanas, Lawyer, MFHRresearchassociate.

8thAnnual Award Ceremony of the MFHR, Athens (5 June). Moderator S.-H. Aktypis, Director, MFHR. Speakers: Α. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at Panteion University, President, MFHR, G. Arsenis, f. Minister, Vice President, MFHR, V.Tsevrenis, Ph.D., National and KapodestrianUniversityofAthens, MFHRscientificassociate, G. Stavropoulos, hon. Vice-President of the Council of the State, f. Minister, President of the Legal Committee of the MFHR.                .

● The decision Vallianatos and others v. Greece of the ECtHR and the need of compliance of Greek legislation, conference, Athens (8 May). Coordinators: S. Mousouris, f. Assistant Secretary General of the UN, Member of the BoD of the MFHR, M. Stathopoulos, Em. Professor at National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Academic. Speakers: Α. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at Panteion University, President, MFHR, G. Vallianatos, Political Scientist, Journalist, S.-H. Aktypis, Ph.D., University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Director, MFHR, Μ.-Α. Kostopoulou,Lawyer in Athens, L.L.M. in Civil Law,K. Fountedaki,Civil Law Professor, Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, G. Karavokyris, Ph.D., University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, MFHRresearch associate.

The seriously detrimental to society phenomenon of all forms of school violence - Its deterrence and especially its prevention,event, Athens, (6 March). Greetings: G. Moschos, DeputyOmbudsmaninchargeoftheRightsoftheChild, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Anti-Bullying Network, M. Androulakis, PresidentoftheInstitute of Educational Research-Study of the Teachers’ Federation Greece. Coordinator: G. Arsenis, f. Minister, Vice-President, MFHR. Speakers: Α. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at Panteion University, President, MFHR, P. Charamis, Chairman of the Centre for Educational Research and Documentation of OLME, A. Roussou, Child Psychiatrist,St. Protonotariou, Director of the 132nd Primary School of Athens.

2013

Education and Human Rights, conference organized by the MFHR on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Athens (11 December). CoordinatorsS. Mousouris, f. Assistant Secretary General of the UN, Member of the BoD of the MFHRS. Papaioannou, Journalist. Speakers:Α. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at Panteion University, President, MFHR, G. Arsenis, f. Minister, Vice-President, MFHRE. Stamatopoulou, Director of the Programme on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, University of Columbia,G. Moschos, Deputy Ombudsman in charge of the Rights of the Child, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Anti-Bullying Network,S.-H. Aktypis, Ph.D., University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Assist. Professor at the European University of Cyprus, Director, MFHR, A. Osler, Professor, Buskerud University College (Norway) and University of Leeds, Human Rights Education Expert, Council of Europe, A. Kailis, Head of Public Relations, European Parliament Information Office in Athens, E.Zambeta, Assist. Professor, Faculty of Early Childhood Education, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens,in charge of the joint Programme for Postgraduate Studies «Education and Human Rights» of the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens and the University of London, A.Grammatikaki-Alexiou, Em. Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ath. Gotovos, Professor of General Pedagogical Department, University of Ioannina,P. Damianos, Director of the High School at the Special Juvenile Detention Centre, Avlona, Member of the the BoD of the MFHR, A. Lambrianidou, Clinical Psychologist, f. Psychologist at the Special Detention Premises for Young Persons in Volos.

The general ‘sell out’ of Greece by TAIPED should stop immediately, public discussion, Athens (26 June). ModeratorTh. Sakellaropoulos, Professor at the Department of Sociology, Panteion University. SpeakersΑ. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR, A. Bredimas, Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Secretary General, MFHR, G. Kasimatis, Em. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Director-President of the Institute for Constitutional Studies, M. Karamanof, Judge, Council of the State, President of the Chamber for Environment and Sustainability,I. Nikolopoulos, Professor at Public Administration Department, Panteion UniversityA. Kaidatzis, Lecturer, Law Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, A. Koskinas, President of the Environmental Protection Society of Corfu, S.-H. Aktypis, Ph.D., University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Director, MFHR.

The bane of nuclear energy - Fukushima: Two years later, public discussion, Athens (28 March). Moderator: Th. Papadopoulou, Em. Professor at the National Technical University of Athens. Speakers: T. Nemoto, 1stSecretary of the Japanese Embassy in GreeceA. Panagiotou, Em. Professor of Nuclear Physics, National and Kapodestrian University of AthensO. Athaniti, Vice-President of the Mediterranean Antinuclear ObservatoryM. Arvaniti-Sotiropoulou, Doctor-WriterPresident of the Greek Medical Association against Nuclear and Biochemical Dangers, I. Tsipouridis, Vice-President of the Greek Scientific Union for Wind Energy.

Corruption and how to address it, conference, Athens (28 February). CoordinatorsL.-A. Sicilianos, Judge, European Court of Human Rights, Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of AthensI. Tentes, Supreme Court’s Public ProsecutorK. Menoudakos, President of the Supreme Administrative Court (Council of State)I. Adamopoulos, President of the Athens Bar Association, hon. Vice-President of the Council of the State, f. Minister. Speakers:Α. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR, A. Bredimas, Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of AthensM. Margaritis, Em. Member of the Supreme Court,G. Stavropoulos, hon. Vice-president of the Council of State, f. Minister, G. Karavokyris, President of the Supreme Court of Audit, D. Gourgourakis, hon. Vice-President of the Supreme Court, f. President of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority, V.Tsevrenis,MFHR’s scientific associate,G. Arsenis, f. Minister, A. Giannitsis, Em. Professor of Economics at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, f. Minister,D. Kremastinos, Em. Professor of Medicine at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, President of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Social Affairs, f. Minister,L. Rakintzis, General Inspector of Public Administration, hon. Judge, Supreme Court, G. Sourlas, Secretary General for Transparency and Human Rights, Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, f. Minister.

2012

Use of violence: undermining Human Rights and Democracy, conference organized by the MFHR on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Athens (10 December). ModeratorG. Stavropoulos, hon. Vice-President of the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece (Council of the State), f. Minister, President of the Legal Committee of the MFHR. Speakers:Α. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR, A. Bredimas, Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of AthensV.Tsevrenis, Ph.D., National and Kapodestrian University of AthensN. Fragakis, Lawyer, f. President of the European Committee against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), I. Anagnostopoulos, Assist. Professor of Criminal Law, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens,S.-H. Aktypis, Ph.D., University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Lecturer at the European University of Cyprus.

● Dangers stemming from nuclear reactors and nuclear weaponspublic discussion, Athens (2 February). ModeratorA. Panagiotou, Em. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, President of the Committee against Nuclear Dangers of the MFHR. SpeakersΑ. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR, T. Nemoto, 1stSecretary of the Japanese Embassy in GreeceA. Panagiotou, Em. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of AthensJ. Brady Kiesling, Writer-AnalystM. Arvaniti-Sotiropoulou, Doctor-Writer, President of the Greek Department of IPPNWG.Tsipouridis, Chief Executive Officer of PPC Renewables SA.

2011

Progress and Regression of Human Rights internationally and in Greece, public discussion organized by the MFHRon the occasion of the 63th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Athens (12 December). ModeratorS. Mousouris, f. Assistant Secretary General of the UN, Member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the MFHR. Speakers: Α. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR, S. Koukouli-Spiliotopoulou, LawyerA. Bredimas, Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Member of the BoD of the MFHRV.Tsevrenis, Ph.D., University of Athens.

Exploitation of oil and gas in Greece and Cyprus, a vitalnational and financial issuepublic discussion, Athens (8 November). ModeratorA. Bredimas, Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. Speakers: Α. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR, V. Lyssaridis, f. President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus, hon. President of the Social Democrats EDEK-MovementG. Lillikas, f. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Commerce in Cyprus, St. Lygeros, Journalist, G. Arsenis, f. Minister, A. Agelidis, LawyerA. Bredimas, Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens.

Criminology against contemporary challenges, presentation of the volume by the Hellenic Society of Criminology (HSC), Athens (7 June). ModeratorA. Psarouda-Benaki, Em. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Academic, f. President of the Greek Parliament. SpeakersΑ. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR, K. Spinelli, Em. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, President of the HSC, M. Margaritis, hon. Member of the Supreme Court of Civil and Penal Law (Areios Pagos)I.Anagnostopoulos, Assist. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of AthensG.Papadakou, Journalist.

● Collective violence and aggressiveness at school, MFHR’s book presentation, Athens (8 February). GreetingA. Karatzas, President of «Nomiki Bibliothiki» Publications. Moderator: A. Psarouda-Benaki, f. President of the Greek Parliament, Academic. SpeakersΑ. Yotopoulos- Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR and Special Study Commission of school violence groups (EEMOEV), K. Papaioannou, Teacher, President of the National Committee for Human Rights (NCHR), K. Spinelli, Em. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Vice-President of EEMOEVP. Charamis, Representative of the Greek Federation of Secondary Education Teachers (OLME)G. Tsiantis, Assist. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Director of Association for the Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents (APHCA)G. Moschos, Deputy Ombudsman in charge of the Rights of the Child.

2010

● The Rights of the defender and the ECHR, conference organized by the MFHR on the occasion of the 62th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Athens (9 December). Greetings:Ch. Argyropoulos, President of the Union of Greek Criminologists. Moderator: L. Kotsalis, Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. Speakers:Α. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos, Em. Professor at the Panteion University, President, MFHR, L.-A. Sicilianos, Assist. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Director, MFHR, I. Anagnostopoulos, Assist. Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens,M. Kaiafa-Gbandi, Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,E. Simeonidou-Kastanidou, Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,N. Kourakis, Professor at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens.