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Academic Event: “The Status and the Image of non-Europeans in European Societies”

The Jean Monnet Project EUVaDis is organising an event on Thursday, December 5 at the University of Macedonia from 16:00 to 22:00 in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair in intercultural policy for an active citizenship and solidarity and the Post Graduate Study in Human Rights and Migration Studies of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia.

The first session will be held in Greek, with the title “Challenges of the EU Immigration and Asylum Policy”.

The Keynote speech, with the title “The principle of mutual trust in the EU Asylum Policy” will be delivered by Maria Condou – Durande, Legal Advisor, Legal Service of the European Commission.
Other speakers will be M. Michelogiannaki (Legal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs), P. Mastakas (Associate Protection Officer, UNHCR Greece), Dr. E. Koutsouraki (Legal Unit of the Greek
Council for Refugees – EKEKDAAD Panteion University), Professor D. Skiadas (UoM), Assistant Professor M. Gavouneli (NKUA)
Two RoundTable Discussions will follow the plenary sessions as follows:

Roundtable 1: Minorities and Immigrants representation
in the European media and social networks

Discussion coordinator: Journalist Nikolas Vafeiadis (Antenna)
Speakers: Professor Ch. Fragonikolopoulos (AUTh), Professor E. Deligianni (AUTh), Professor S. Kaitatzi – Whitlock (AUTh), Associate Professor I. Konstantinidis (UoM)

Roundtable 2: Stereotypes – How the Europeans see
and are perceived by the outsiders

Keynote speech and Discussion Coordinator: Assistant Professor E. Sideri (UoM)
Speakers: Dr. D. Wisner (Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service), A. Gondolia (Head of the Department for Combating Racist Violence in Thessaloniki), M. Chrontsiou (Staff Member at the Greek Asylum Service), A. Kyriakidis (PhD candidate, UoM), Ayodele Onijigin (Post graduate student, UoM)