OPEN EVENT: MIGRANTS & REFUGEES IN GREECE AND EUROPE: BORDERS AND BARRIERS

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January 26, 2016

Written by AnalyzeGreece!Published in IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES
Photo by Angelos Kalodoukas (Source: left.gr).Photo by Angelos Kalodoukas (Source: left.gr).

Migrants and refugees in Greece and Europe: borders and barriers

Αn open discussion in English hosted by AnalyzeGreece!
Wednesday, February 3, 18.30
Viotechniko Epimelitirio (VEA), 18 Akadimias Street, Athens
Speakers:
Dimitris Christopoulos, Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights, Associate Professor, Panteion University
Apostolis Fotiadis, journalist, author of the book Border Merchants
Olga Lafazani, post-doctoral researcher, University of Barcelona, member of Network of Social Support of Refugees and Migrants
Achilles M. Peklaris, journalist, activist in Lesvos’ “Village of All Together”, member of Migrants’Social Cente
Coordinator: Despina Biri, AnalyzeGreece!

A million migrants and refugees in total arrived by land and sea in Europe in 2015; 840.000 came through Greece. To cope with this, the State, local authorities, NGOs and volunteers have taken action rescuing and supporting these people through their journey.
On the other hand, European member states are closing their borders down leaving Greece alone to accommodate thousands of trapped people and to deal with the problems caused by the continuing migration influx.
Under the circumstances, there is a de facto disruption of Dublin III and a series of meetings of the European Council in an attempt to form some sort of a European Action Plan on Migration.
AnalyzeGreece! is celebrating its first-year anniversary and it is hosting a debate on migration issues in order to engage foreign correspondents, experts and NGOs as well as Greek and foreign citizens and migrants and refugees’ representatives, to reflect on the following aspects:
A. European Policy for Migration and the role of Greece as a host or transit country
B. The role of solidarity movements in the current situation in Greece.\
Speakers:
Dimitris Christopoulos, Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights, Associate Professor, Panteion University
Apostolis Fotiadis, journalist, author of the book Border Merchants
Olga Lafazani, post-doctoral researcher, University of Barcelona, member of Network of Social Support of Refugees and Migrants
Achilles M. Peklaris, journalist, activist in Lesvos’ “Village of All Together”, member of Migrants’Social Cente
Coordinator: Despina Biri, AnalyzeGreece!
Analyze Greece! offers and alternative critical view amidst the often confusing and conflicting information about Greece. It is grounded on well-documented analysis, opinions and comments, originally published in Greek, from a left-wing and grassroots movements perspective. We exist to fill a gap; while iterations of crisis and resistance abound in Greece, much is lost in translation. Analyze Greece! provides a link between Greek social movements and the people of the world.
AnalyzeGreece! is an independent website that hosts analyses and alternative news from a critical left viewpoint. All published texts are about Greece and are exclusively in English, emphasizing issues such as Let-wing governance, the far-Right and Golden Dawn, racism, refugees and migrants, solidarity and resistance movements, democracy and Greco-European relations. Most of the articles come from Greek left intellectuals and activists and are either written originally in English or are translated by our team.

THE EVENT WILL BE HELD IN ENGLISH
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