Seminar on Refugees & Migrants in Greece

Seminar on Refugees & Migrants

In the context of the EUNIC Athens project Arts for Social Development the Swedish Institute at Athens organizes a Seminar on Refugees and Migrants in Greece on April 29, 2014, and a Workshop on April 30, 2014.


Charlotte Wrangberg, Ambassador of Sweden: “EU, Sweden and the refugees – the necessity of increased and shared responsibility.”

Representative from Greek authorities. To be announced.

Annette Rosengren presents her book “Running on water. Transit Greece – refugees and migrants on the outskirts of the EU” (Excerpts from the Swedish book available in English translation.)


Anastasia Andritsou, Head Partnerships and Programmes, British Council: Presentation of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) project Arts for Social Development.

Pavlos Kavouras, Professor, University of Athens: Presentation of the project “Video life stories of migrants”    Screening of two video films.

Polyxeni Passa, Protection Associate, UNHCR, Athens: “The situation of the refugee population in Greece – Positive steps and current challenges.”

Christos Iliadis, The Hellenic League of Human Rights: “Migrants and refugees in a global world: Human rights, Europe’s closed borders and the situation in Greece.”



The workshop is led by professor Pavlos Kavouras, University of Athens, and Swedish ethnologist Dr. Annette Rosengren. It will explore the use of video and literature in tackling issues related to ethnicity, migration and social integration.