April, 2023

202303Apr(Apr 3)17:3005(Apr 5)21:00Migrants and Refugees in Athens: 1990s to present3-Day Seminar17:30 - 21:00 (5)

Event Details

When: Monday, April 3 – Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Where: Deree Faculty Lounge

Co-organized by:
Sociology Department-SLAS, Deree-ACG and NGO Nostos

Attendees will be accepted on a first come, first served basis due to limited number of seats.
Pre-registration is mandatory.

Register here to attend, by March 31

The seminar is free and will be held primarily in Greek. Parking on campus upon availability.

About the event

Combining Nostos’ 25-year field experience with academic research, the aim of the three-day (3) seminar is to explore aspects of immigrants’ integration in the specific urban environment and to address the various challenges involved in the process of their inclusion over time.

The seminar consists of three afternoon sessions on the social integration of third country nationals in the Athenian urban environment from the 1990s to the present.

Three films of contemporary Greek cinema, which depict different phases of immigrant experience in Athens, are used as a common point of reference for critical discussions on the “diachronic” relationship between migration and the city. The film screenings will be followed by presentations of researchers, migration experts and practitioners.

The seminar is addressed to social scientists, students of social sciences and humanities, teachers, social workers, professionals of migrant integration structures and services.

A certificate of attendance will be issued to those who attend all 3 sessions.


DAY 1:

Monday, April 3, 2023 – Away from the city centre: The 1990s
The case of “repatriates” from the former USSR, social integration policies, settlement, housing practices segregation and inclusion.

17:30-17:45 | Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome Remarks: Chryssa Zachou, Ph.D  Head, Department of Sociology, Deree – ACG
  • Introduction: Cissie Andritsopoulou, Ph.D, Head of NOSTOS Scientific Team

17:45-19:20 | Film screening

  • From the edge of the city (Από την άκρη της πόλης), director C. Giannaris, 1998

19:20-19:35 | Break

19:30-21:00 | Panel discussion

  • Expatriates at the “edge” of the city

Moderator:  Gregory Katsas, Ph.D, Sociology Department, Deree – ACG
Georgia Lagoumitzi MPhil, Department of Sociology, Deree – ACG
Cissie Andritsopoulou, Ph.D Sociology of Education, Head of NOSTOS Scientific Team

Q&A session

DAY 2:

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – In the heart of the city? 2005-2015
Various immigrant groups and their settlement in Athens, integration policies, housing practices and the challenges of inclusion

17:30-17:40 | Introduction

  • Introduction: C. Andritsopoulou, Ph.D Head of NOSTOS Scientific Team

17:40-19:10 | Film screening

  • Akadimia Platonos (Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος), director F. Tsitos, 2009

19:10-19:35 | Break

19:35 | Panel discussion

  • Immigrants in the heart of the city

Moderator: Chryssa Zachou, Ph.D.  Head of the Department of Sociology, Deree – ACG
Cissie Andritsopoulou, Ph.D Sociology of Education, NOSTOS Scientific Team Head
Dimitris Balampanidis, Ph.D  Urban Geographer, Researcher, Department of Geography, Harokopio University
Lefteris Papagiannakis, Director of the Greek Council for Refugees, former Vice Mayor on Migrant and Refugee Affairs, Athens

Q&A session

DAY 3:

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – In and out of the city centre: 2015-
Refugees, integration policies, accommodation facilities and housing schemes and the challenge of inclusion

17:30-17:45 | Introduction

  • Introduction: Cissie Andritsopoulou, Ph.D, Head of NOSTOS Scientific Team

17:45-19:15 | Film screening

  • Amerika square, director G. Sakaridis, 2016

19:15-19:30 | Break

19:25-8:50 | Panel discussion

  • Refugees in and out of the city centre

Moderator: Chryssa Zachou, Ph.D  Head of the Department of Sociology, Deree – ACG
Petros Mastakas, Protection Department, UNHCR
Angelo Tramountanis, Researcher National Center of Social Research (EKKE)
Lilika Trikalinou, Ph.D  Urban Sociology, VTC IEKEP Manager
ACG Education Unites Program: Kathleen Macdonell, Director and students of the program: Fridoon Joinda, Damla Metin

Q&A session

Concluding remarks

  • Reception