17th Annual Symposium

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10-14 July 2016
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 Population movements in a changing world

After thirteen years, the Symposium is reconvening at the birthplace of Hippocrates, the island of Kos, aiming to generate a creative thinking on a number of timely issues. 

How the refugee crisis is perceived by people on the ground? How the use of  words and symbols is crucial in shaping public perceptions on migrants? How the Balkan countries are dealing with population movements? What's next for Syria? Is the Eastern Mediterranean dimension a decisive element for increasing stability in the Middle East? Is the British referendum a wake up call for the future of the European project? Six years after the outbreak of the Greek economic crisis, how do those who managed it, assess the performances of national and European stakeholders? How will the global agenda be affected by the outcome of the American Presidential elections? 

These are some of  the questions that will be addressed at the Symi Symposium, using creatively the unique expertise of participants coming from different countries and professional backgrounds. Discussions will be enriched by the contribution of the younger members of the "Symi family". 


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2016 SymiSymposium Agenda.pdf136.74 KB