List of events of the Greek Chairmanship

(The following list of events is indicative. Due to the extraordinary circumstances and restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of the events initially programmed to take place under the Greek Chairmanship may eventually be rescheduled or cancelled, despite the intentions of the Chairmanship. A significant number of events will be made feasible through digital means)

May, 2020

Start of the Greek Chairmanship – Handover from the Georgian Chairmanship.
15.05.2020 (Teleconference)

June, 2020

Open-access digital discussion with Professor of epidemiology S. Tsiodras, in the framework of the “In discussion with …” series of the Greek Chairmanship via the E-Chairmanship digital platform.
01.06.2020 (Teleconference)

Videoconference of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe on Protection of Human Life and Public Health in the context of a pandemic.
03.06.2020 – (Teleconference)

Meeting of the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ).
10.06.2020 (Teleconference)

Videoconference of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe on Protection of Human Life and Public Health in the context of a pandemic.
17.06.2020 (Teleconference)

High-level teleconference meeting of the European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) on “A democratic governance response to Covid-19”, under the auspices of the Greek chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.
18.06.2020 (Teleconference)

Concert “The Gift of Music Project”.
21.06.2020 (Theocharakis Foundation)

Digital discussion open to the public with French philosopher, Bernard-Henri Lévy, in the framework of the “In discussion with …” series of the Greek Chairmanship through the E-Chairmanship platform.
23.06.2020 (Teleconference)

Human Rights in Business: Prosperity through Diversity.
5.6.2020 (Teleconference)

Meeting of the Standing Committee of PACE.
26.06.2020 (Teleconference)

Round Table on Inclusive Education, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).
30.06.2020 (Teleconference)

Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP), Plenary session.
30.06.2020 – 02.07.2020 (Teleconference)

July, 2020

Youth Peace Week 2020.
30.06–08.07.2020 (Teleconference)

HELP Annual Conference 2020 (fully online).
08-09.07.2020 (Strasbourg and Teleconference)

Central cultural event of the Greek Chairmanship, Archaeological site of Olympieion (Temple of Olympian Zeus).
08.07.2020 (Athens)

Open-access digital discussion with Professor Frank Snowden (Yale), in the framework of the “In discussion with …” series of the Greek Chairmanship, via the E-Chairmanship digital platform.
29.07.2020 (Teleconference)

September, 2020

Event on the life of Ioannis Kapodistrias, Region of Ionian Islands.
11-12.09.2020 (Kerkyra)

Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly, Hellenic Parliament.
15-16.9.2020 (AthensTeleconference)

Event for the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights.
18.09.2020 (Teleconference)

Panel discussion on Climate Change, Human Rights and Democracy, Athens Democracy Forum.
30.9.2020 (Athens)

“The European concept of state as public service and crisis”, European Public Law Organisation.
29-30.09.2020 (Athens)

October, 2020

Photo exhibition on vulnerable persons and in particular children, disabled persons, unaccompanied minors and Roma, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
05-09.10.2020 (Strasbourg)

30th Anniversary of the Venice Commission.
08-10.2020 (Venice)

High Level Forum on Child Protection, Child Poverty, Forced Child Labour, Trafficking and Unaccompanied Minors, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
09-10.10.2020 (Athens)

4th Part – Session of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE).
09-12.10.2020 (Strasbourg)

Seminar on Gender Equality “The impact of the economic crisis as a defining factor for the gender equality agenda”, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
15-16.10.2020 (Athens or teleconference)

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
27-29.10.2020 (Strasbourg or teleconference)

Conference of Ministers of Education “An Observatory for the teaching of history”, Ministry of Education.
29.10.2020 (Athens or teleconference)

International Conference on Good Governance, Ministry of Interior, Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE), Central Union of Regions of Greece (KEPE).
Date tbc (Athens)

Working Conference “Competences for Democratic Culture to foster digital citizenship at schools”, Ministry of Education.
Date tbc (Athens)

Webinar (4 2hour sessions) for CoE member states national administration cadres on the consequences of climate change on cultural heritage, Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Date tbc (Webinar)

“Tourism forms linked to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda”. A digital workshop will be included on a thematic related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ministry of Tourism.
Date tbc – (Webinar)

November, 2020

94th Meeting of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH).
03-06.11.2020 (Athens)

130th Session of the Committee of Ministers.
Special Commemorative Event “70th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
04.11.2020 (Athens)

16th Conference of Ministers responsible for Sports with a session focused on Human Rights in Sports.
05.11.2020 (Athens)

Conference on “New challenges and opportunities for innovative youth services: The role of the European Youth Card in promoting the rights of young people in the post-covid-era.” Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.
05-06.11.2020 (Athens)

Athens CoE Model: Protecting Cultural Heritage from Climate Change, National and Capodistrian University of Athens.
06-07.11.2020 (Athens)

Ministerial Conference “Independence of Justice and the Rule of Law”, Ministry of Justice.
09.11.2020 (tbc) (Athens)

Meeting of the Legal Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly, Hellenic Parliament.
09-10.11.2020 (Komotini, Thrace, or Teleconference)

2nd Meeting of the Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF).
16-18.11.2020 (Strasbourg)

Discussion “Protecting Children in the digital environment from sexual abuse”, Ministry of Citizen Protection.
Date tbc – (Athens)

Regional Seminar on human trafficking, Ministry of Citizen Protection.
Date tbc – (Teleconference)

End of the Greek Chairmanship – Handover to the German Chairmanship.
18.11.2020 (Strasbourg)