European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

ECRI’s Round Table in Greece

Hotel TITANIA
Athens, 18 November 2004

PROGRAMME

9: 15 REGISTRATION

9:30 – 9:45

OPENING

 

Opening by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI

Welcome and introductory statements by Professor Stelios E. PERRAKIS, member of ECRI and Moderator of the morning session of the Round Table

9:45 – 11:15 THEME I – ECRI’S REPORT ON GREECE

9:45 – 9:55

Introduction to ECRI’s work

by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI

9:55 – 10:15

Conclusions to be drawn from ECRI’s Report on Greece

by Professor Raluca BESTELIU, member of ECRI

10:15 – 11:15

Discussion: open to the floor

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:15 THEME II – RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND IN PUBLIC SPHERE

11:45 – 12:00

The climate of opinion with regard to minority groups in Greece,

by Professor Lena DIVANI, writer and Professor of Balkan and Greek Foreign Policy at the Law School of Athens, member of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights

12:00 – 12:15

Political initiatives for fighting racism at the local level – the Anti-Racism Charter,

by Mr Alecos ALAVANOS, Member of Parliament

12:15 – 1:15

Discussion: open to the floor

1:15 – 2:30

Lunch break

2:30 – 4:30 THEME III – NATIONAL LEGISLATION TO COMBAT RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

2:30 – 2:45

ECRI’s General Policy Recommendation No.7 on national legislation to combat racism and racial discrimination,

by Ms Isil GACHET, Executive Secretary to ECRI

2:45 - 3:00

Challenges ahead for Greece in the adoption of a comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation and the setting up of a national specialised body to combat racism and racial discrimination,

by Dr. Linos-Alexandros SICILIANOS, member of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights, Vice-President of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

3:00 - 3:15

Legal remedies for victims of discrimination in Greece,

by Mr Konstantinos TSITSELIKIS, Minority Research Centre (KEMO)

3:15 – 4:15

Discussion: open to the floor

4:15 – 4:30

Coffee Break

4:30 – 6:00 THEME IV – IMMIGRANTS IN GREECE

4:30 – 4:45

Towards coherent immigration policies in Greece,

by Ms Anna MARKAKI, Head of Immigration Department, Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation

4:45 – 5:00

Immigration policies in Greece – in the quest of legal certainty and building an integrated society,

by Mr Martin BALDWIN – EDWARDS, Co-Director of the Mediterranean Migration Observatory, UEHR, Panteion University

5:00 – 6:00

Discussion: open to the floor

6:00 – 6:30

Conclusions of the Round Table

 

Presentation of the conclusions of the Round Table by the Moderator of the afternoon session, Mr Nikos FRANGAKIS, President of the Greek Centre of European Studies and Research, Vice-Chairman of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights