Press Conference on 2017 Annual Report

Athens, 23 March 2018


Press Conference on 2017 Annual Report 

Incidents of racist violence in Greece:

Comparative presentation of data by the Civil Society and the Hellenic Police

Athens – The Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) is organizing a Press Conference for the presentation of its findings based on the recordings of 2017.

The Press Conference will take place on

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, at 12:00 p.m.,

Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers – ESIEA

(20, Akadimias str., 1st floor)

The discussion will be coordinated by Georgios Stavropoulos, President, National Commission for Human Rights, Honorary Vice President of the Administrative Supreme Court

Opening Remarks:

  • Maria Yannakaki,  General Secretary for Transparency and Human Rights

Presentation of the 2017 RVRN Annual Report

  • Tina Stavrinaki, Assistant Coordinator, Racist Violence Recording Network

Presentation of the 2017 Data of the Hellenic Police

  • Dimosthenis Katsiavaras, Police Officer, State Security Division, Department of Social Issues and Counter Racism


  • Stella Nanou, UNHCR Greece

“The role of UNHCR in combatting racism”

  • Taher Alizadeh, Afghan M&R Community in Greece

“The arson attack against the Afghan M&R Community premises”

  • Nikoleta Kyrana, Arsis – Association for the Social Support of Youth

“The contribution and risks of humanitarian workers in defending human rights”

  • Thanassis Theofilopoulos, Colour Youth – LGBTQ Youth Community of Athens

“The ‘dark’ numbers of homophobic and transphobic violence”

For further information, please contact:

Tina Stavrinaki, 210.7233216,

Note: Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.