Invitation Online Seminar “Rights and Inclusion in the times of COVID-19”

June – July 2020

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Online Seminar “Rights and Inclusion in the times of COVID-19”, organised by Symbiosis-School of Political Studies in Greece, affiliated to the Council of Europe Network of Schools, within the framework of the Jean Monnet project Discourses on Symbiosis, Social Inclusion, Integration and Solidarity in the European Union. The Seminar consist of a series of asynchronous presentations and three moderated on-line discussions.

The Seminar will be in English and will take place during late June and July.

The webinars will focus on rights and inclusion under the prism of the current developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic – gender equality; cities and social inclusion; rights and discrimination; forced displacement; citizens engagement and activism. The topics are presented and discussed by well-known academics and experts. Indicatively only, presenters include:

Ana Perona, Executive Director European Wergeland Centre, Oslo

Marianne Hester, Professor, Chair in Gender, Violence & International Policy, University of Bristol

Sonja Licht, President of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence

Heinrich Geldschläger, Psychologist and Psychotherapist, CONEXUS. Atenció Formació i Investigació Psicosocials, Barcelona

Camillo Boano, Professor of Urban Design and Critical Theory, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London

Giovanna Astolfo, Lecturer in Building and Urban Design in Development, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London

Jacqueline Broadhead, Director, Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford

Nils Muiznieks, President of the Association of the Schools of Political Studies, Council of Europe, Riga

Irena Guidikova, Head of Division, Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Programmes, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Cengiz Aktar, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens

Anne Bathilly, Independent Consultant in Refugee Issues, Socio-economic Inclusion and Intercultural Practices

Remzi Lani, Executive Director, Albanian Media Institute

The asynchronous presentations will be available online. Relevant reading material will be provided. Questions will be submitted for the three moderated live on-line discussions, which will take place on scheduled dates in mid-July via zoom platform.

We invite those interested in participating to register by Tuesday 30th of June 2020

We invite those interested in participating to register HERE by Tuesday, 30th June 2020.


Certificates of participation will be provided to those who attend all the asynchronous presentations and all three moderated live on-line discussions.


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We invite those interested in participating to register by Tuesday 30th of June 2020