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"Developing a Comprehensive Strategy Against Racism, Intolerance and Hate Crime"

Friday the 25 of June 2021 / Agenda (in CET)

Greetings to participants / 50 minutes (08:00 – 08:50)

Chairperson: 1st Deputy Speaker of Hellenic Parliament / Chairman of the Special Standing Committee on European Affairs / Mr. Kaklamanis Nikitas.

08:00 – 08:10

Mr. Kaklamanis Nikitas / 1st Deputy Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament

"Bridging the Gaps, Focusing on the Commons"

08:10 – 08:20

Mr. Schinas Margaritis / Vice –President of the European Commission / Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life

08:20 – 08:30

Mr. Tsiaras Kostas / Minister of Justice

08:30 – 08:40

Mr Bagiokos Vasileios / Special Secretary of the Hellenic Parliament

08:40 – 08:50

Mr. Georgios Kotsiras / Deputy Minister of Justice: Presentation of the Project Developing a Comprehensive Strategy Against Racism, Intolerance and Hate Crime

08:50 -09:00 Interim

1. Policies of the EU on racism, intolerance and hate crime. / 1 hour (09:00 – 10:00)

Chairperson: Mr Kairidis Dimitrios / 2nd Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe / 1st Vice Chairman of the Special Standing Committee on European Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament

09:00 – 09:10

Dr. Hannah Neumann / European Parliament MEP / Vice- Chairperson of Sub - Committee on Human Rights

"How to tackle online hate speech"

09:10 – 09:20

Ms. Marouda Maria - Daniella / Chairperson of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

"ECRI's Monitoring and standard setting as an added value to combat racism, intolerance and hate crimes"

09:20 – 09:30

Mr. Jallow Momodou Malcolm / Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe / General Rapporteur on Combating Racism and Intolerance: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination 

“The need for a renewed commitment in combating racism: the role of parliaments”

09:30 – 09:40

Ms. Turković Ksenija / Vice-President of the European Court for Human Rights

"The Court’s case law on racism, intolerance and hate crimes"

09:40-10:00 Questions/Discussion

10:00-10:20 Interim

2. The positions of the Hellenic Parliament and the national bodies on racism, intolerance and hate crime. / 2 hours (10:20 – 12:20)

Chairperson: Ms. Konstantina (Nantia) Giannakopoulou / Representative of the Hellenic Parliament from the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice

10:20 – 10:30

Ms Syrengela Maria / Deputy Minister for Labor and Social Affairs, responsible for Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality

"Policies to support women victims of multiple discrimination"

10:30 – 10:40

Ms. Karamanli Anna / Representative from the Parliamentary Group Nea Dimokratia

"Racism as a major social and political issue and the role of the contemporary Member of the Parliament"

10:40 – 10:50

Ms. Gerovasili Olga / Representative from the Parliamentary Group SY.RIZ.A

“The fight for freedom of speech is perpetual and the fight against discrimination and fascist rhetoric is perpetual and essential”

10:50 – 11:00

Mr. Kaminis Georgios / Representative from the Parliamentary Group Kinima Allagis

"Racist Speech and Constitutional Limits"

11:00 – 11:10

Ms. Komninaka Maria / Representative from the Parliamentary Group Communist Party of Greece

11:10 – 11:20

Mr Chitas Konstantinos / Representative from the Parliamentary Group Elliniki Lysi

"Social racism at the expense of the opposite view"

11:20 – 11:30

Ms. Adamopoulou Angeliki / Representative from the Parliamentary Group Mera 25

"Racism in the pandemic era: lessons learned and challenges from international experience"

11:30 – 11:40

 Mr. Alexandris Panos / President of the National Council against Racism and Intolerance / SG of Justice and Human Rights

"Hate speech or freedom of expression?"

11:40 – 11:50

Ms. Gavouneli Maria / President of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights

"The role of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) in tackling racism, intolerance and hate crimes"

11:50 - 12:20 Questions/Discussion

12:20-12:50 Interim

3. Phenomena of discrimination, hate crimes and hate speech. Management and Future Goals. / 1 hour και 10 minutes (12:50 – 14:00)

Chairperson: Ms. Agathopoulou Eirini - Eleni / 1st Vice-Chairperson of the Special Standing Committee on Equality, Youth and Human Rights of the Hellenic Parliament

12:50 – 13:00

Ms. Photini Pazartzi / United Nations / Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee

"Addressing racism, intolerance and hate crimes: The role of the UN human rights system"

13:00 – 13:10

Dr. Mylonopoulos Christos / Professor at Law School of Athens / Scientific Council of the Hellenic Parliament

"Freedom of Speech and Denial of Historical Facts"

13:10 – 13:20

Professor Ms.Georgiadou Vassiliki / Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (UPSPS)

"The European perspective for the victims of racism and intolerance. Challenges for Greece"

13:20 – 13:30

Mr. Andreas Pottakis / Independent Authority 'The Greek Ombudsman' / Greek Ombudsman

"The experience of the Ombudsman as a National Agency for Equal Treatment and a National Mechanism for the Investigation of incidents of arbitrariness in the security forces. Challenges and Goals."

13:30 – 13:40

Mr. Tollias Kimon / Police Security Directorate of Attica / Department engaged in the fight against racial violence

"How the Greek Police addresses the phenomena of Racism, Xenophobic Violence and Discrimination"

13:40-14:00 Questions/Discussion

The event will be coordinated by the journalist of the Hellenic Parliament’s TV Channel, Mrs. Matroni Dikaiakou
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