Greece has been mired in a never-ending crisis since 2009. More than half a million young Greeks have left their homeland – the Greek labour market is being drained especially of those workers with the best training and education. "Human capital" has become the country's most important export item. The causes are to be found in a dearth of prospects and soaring youth unemployment, disenchantment with a rigid political system and rampant nepotistic. The emigration of young people poses an enormous obstacle to the future development of the country - an obstacle of a far more pernicious nature than the serious dangers posed by the crisis itself.
In the context of the FES´s International Week of Justice, we are going to debate with young Greeks – those who have remained in the country, those who have emigrated, those who want to return and those who have already returned. What are their hopes, aspirations and expectations? And how can this country in the grips of crisis turn a "brain drain" back into a "brain gain"?
Moderator Ioanna Kryona will be discussing these questions with Marianna Skylakaki, founder and editor in chief of the newsblog www.a8inea.com, Stevi Kitsou, human rights lawyer and activist at Golden Dawn Watch, Panagiotis Iliopoulos, pianist and performer, and Antonis Ekizos, doctoral student in biomechanics at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Thursday, June 21 2018, 14:30 - 16:30
Room 6.01, House 2 of the FES
Hiroshimastr. 28, 10785 Berlin.
Participants please register here until 14.06.2017.
Event language: Englisch
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