Press Conference on 2016 Annual Report

The Greek society at the crossroads between solidarity and xenophobia

Athens – The Racist Violence Recording Network is organizing a Press Conference for the presentation of its findings based on the recordings of 2016.

The Press Conference will take place on

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, at 12:00 p.m.,

Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers – ESIEA

(20, Akadimias str., 1st floor)

Opening Remarks:

  • Maria Yannakaki, General Secretary for Transparency and Human Rights
  • Georgios Stavropoulos, President, National Commission for Human Rights, Honorary Vice President of the Administrative Supreme Court

Presentation of the 2016 Annual Report

  • Tina Stavrinaki, Assistant Coordinator, Racist Violence Recording Network


  • Vassiliki Georgiadou, Associate Professor, Panteion University

“Violent xenophobia during the crisis”

  • Yannis Stevis, Journalist, – Chios News Online

“Solidarity spirit: the process of change”

  • Eleni Karayanni, Artist – Art Teacher, Coordinator of Refugees’ Education –  Refugee Accommodation Center of Schisto

“The integration of refugee children in the education system: a stress test for the Greek society?”

  • Evi Spinou, Psychologist, Colour Youth Athens, LGBTQ Community

“Homophobic and transphobic violence: trauma management and victims’ empowerment”

The discussion will be coordinated by Giorgos Tsarbopoulos, UNHCR Greece.

For further information, please contact:

Tina Stavrinaki, 210.7233216,

Note: Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.