INVITATION – PRESS RELEASE Press Conference on 2018 Annual Report

The Greek reality of racist violence: from extremist racist groups to “everyday” Racism  

Athens, 12.4.2019 – The Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) is organizing a Press Conference to present its findings based on the recordings in 2018.

The Press Conference will take place on

Thursday, 18 April 2019, at 12:00 p.m.,

Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers – ESIEA

(20, Akadimias str., 1st floor)

The discussion will be moderated by John Baskakis, journalist.

Opening Remarks:

  • Maria Yannakaki, General Secretary for Transparency and Human Rights

Presentation of the 2018 RVRN Annual Report

  • Tina Stavrinaki, Assistant Coordinator, Racist Violence Recording Network


Golden Dawn trial and Luqman trial: the response to racist violence by the judicial authorities

  • Takis Zotos, Attorney at Law

“Everyday” racism on the streets, at school, in the tax office, at work

  • Jackie Abhulimen, Generation 2.0

The Law is not enough: legal recognition of gender identity in practice

  • Marina Galanou, Greek Transgender Support Association

Durable solutions for refugees in the current political context

  • Kalliopi Stefanaki, UNHCR Representation in Greece

Building bridges: the Greek National Commission for Human Rights in the fight against discrimination

  • Roxani Fragou, National Commission for Human Rights

For further information, please contact:

Tina Stavrinaki, 210.7233216,

Note: Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.