EUROPEAN DEMOS: A DYNAMIC FIRST YEAR - 14/2/2014
EUROPEAN DEMOS: A DYNAMIC FIRST YEAR
A look back at 2013, nothing but feelings of accomplishment and joy can spark for all of us who started European Demos one year ago. Our enthusiasm turned out to be infectious so as European Demos and its events were very quickly embraced by an inquisitive and warm au-dience, to which we are really grateful. Despite its short presence on Brussels scene, Europe-an Demos held six successful events which aimed at promoting the debate on the future of the united Europe and improving the understanding of current European and international political, social and economic developments and trends. A special focus was also unavoida-bly put, on two occasions, on the Greek particularities and its implications on the country’s path to European integration. While you can find here below the full list and summaries of the past events, European Demos renews its promise for 2014 to accompany you along the path towards European integration with an agenda full of engaging events.
Chatting with Maria Douza, screenwriter and director of the film 'The tree and the swing' | 7.12.2013
A fascinating but also emotionally moving conversation took place on the occasion of the screening of the film 'The tree and the swing', which participated in the 13th Mediterranean film festival in Brussels. Maria Douza touched upon issues such as immigration, roots and family striking a chord with the audi-ence, which eventually left the venue feeling that the evening was well spent. Apart from Ms Douza, at the event participated as speakers Ms Daphne Gogou (DG Justice, Liberty and Security, European Commission) and Dr Alexandra Kalogirou (DG Education and Culture, European Commission) while Nicos Yannis, founding member of the European Demos, coordinated the discussion.
Greece: West or East? (Ελλάς: Δύση ή Ανατολή;)| 11.11.2013
A compelling and provocative speaker, Panagiotis Gennimatas, Honorary Vice President of the European Investment Bank, elaborated on the root cause of the Greek crisis and reflected on the new concepts of production, productivity and educational paradigm, that should be developed in order to enable Greece to participate in a creative way in the European and international reality. The event was organized on the occasion of the publica-tion of Mr.Gennimatas new book “Greece: West or East”. The speaker was introduced by Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Mem b e r o f th e Eu r o p e a n P a r liam e n t, a n d co o r d in a te d by Panayota Balopoulou, founding member of European Demos. It took plαce at the new Greek restaurant of Brussels, Philema.
The New supervisory regime of European Banking System| 23.10.2013
Professor Christos Gortsos shed light into one of the most sig-nificant changes in the European Union, the development of Banking Union, a prerequisite for the “full Europeanisation of the bank safety net”. George Zavvos, L e ga l A d vis o r a t th e European Commission, introduced the speaker and made the concluding comments. Chr.Bezirtzoglou, Ch a irm a n o f Eu r o p e a n Dem o s coordinated the event, which took place at Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit.
Greek Public Television - and now what? | 25.06.2013
The shutdown of the Greek state broadcasting company sparked an international debate and European Demos has timely put finger on it by inviting two prominent Greek journalists to present their own perspective. Paschos Mandravelis and Manolis Spinthourakis shared their views and interacted with an engaged audience. It was a joint event by Hellenic Circle and European Demos, coordinated by Clementine Dikomanoli, who represented Hellenic Circle and Nikos Yannis, founding member of the European Demos. It took place at Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit.
Eurozone crisis and the European South | 28.5.2013
Eurozone and European Union can over-come difficulties if mechanisms such us the European Banking Union, which is under way, are put in place, stressed George Pa-goulatos, Professor of European Poli-tics and Economy in Athens University of Economics & Business. According to Prof. Pagoulatos, who kept audience interest alive for the whole duration of his presentation, the acceleration of the European unifi-cation is the only way to exit the multifaceted crisis. Olga Fylaktaki, President, at that time, of the Provisional Committee of European Demos, welcomed the speaker and Alexandros Giannis, staff of European External Action Service (EEAS), introduced George Pagoulatos. The event was coordinated by Kolfinna Baldvinsdottir, Vice-president at Brussels Press Club and took place at Frie-drich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit.
Current trends in International politics| 5.3.2013
Charalambos Papasotiriou, associate Pro-fessor of International Relations at Panteion Uni-versity, Athens, offered his insight on the prevail-ing trends in the international political scene. The speaker was welcomed by Nicos Yannis while George Kouvidis, staff of the General Sec-retariat of the Council of the European Union, played the role of the coordinator of the event, which took place at Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit.
In this issue
Chatting with Maria Dou-za, screenwriter and director of the film 'The tree and the swing'
Greece: West or East? (Ελλάς: Δύση ή Ανατο- λή;)
The New supervisory regime of European Bank-ing System
Eurozone crisis and the European South
Current trends in Interna-tional politics
Greek Public Television - and now what?
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