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Two International Events Events in Rhodes

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The House of Europe in Rhodes, within the framework of the Rhodes International RhodesMRC 2018 International Conference on Regional Simulation, organizes two international events. On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm, the event “Security Challenges at the European Border”, and on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm, the first official presentation in Greece of the Young Mediterranean Voices Program, at collaboration with the Anna Lindh Foundation Greek Network.

Security Challenges at Europe’s Borders – Thursday, 11/10/2018 at 18:30

Europe’s long-standing commitment to its internal affairs has left the various challenges beyond its borders to swell and change. Can the United Europe, through its various forms of cooperation and integration in its field, respond adequately to these challenges?


Giannis Valinakis, Professor of International Relations and President of the European Center of Excellence Jean Monnet of the University of Athens, prof. Deputy Foreign Minister

Dimitrios Triantafyllou, Director of Kadir Has University’s Center for International and European Studies, Istanbul, Turkey

Vasilios Grammaticas, Assistant Professor of International Law, Department of Social Management and Political Science, Democritus University of Thrace.

Petr Lunak,  Deputy Section Head, Engagements, NATO Public Diplomacy Division

The evening will be co-hosted by Elena Gianniki, Lawyer of the Supreme Court, specializing in European law at the Free University of Brussels, Founding Member of the House of Europe.

The event takes place in Greek and English, without translation, in the context of RhodesMRC 2018, which is supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division.

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First presentation of the Young Mediterranean Voices program in Greece – Friday, 12/10/2018 at 19:00

The Anna Lindh Foundation Greek Network and the House of Europe in Rhodes are organizing a debate event within the framework of the Anna Lindh Foundation’s flagship program, Young Mediterranean Voices. This program aims to empower youth in the Mediterranean by training them in debating skills and developing their leadership skills so that they can participate equally in public dialogue, promote dialogue between the North and the South, as well as the common issues that concern youth on both sides of the Mediterranean.

This is the first such action by the Anna Lindh Foundation in Greece, merely a first step in the development of this program in Greece, namely the training of trainers and debaters, the creation of relevant clubs and corresponding local and national competitions, and in continued participation in regional competitions and related actions. The action takes place in the framework of the 9th International Conference on Regional Simulation of Regional Organizations – RhodesMRC 2018, as representatives from 13 schools and universities will be present in Rhodes.

The language of the debate is English. Proper participation in the process requires a very good ability to understand English verbally.

The topic of the debate will be: Cultural Heritage and Tourism Development

The question for the debate will be: Does the body believe that in less developed areas tourism and cultural tourism development should take priority over the protection of cultural heritage and cultural sensitivities?

The two groups that will be in favor and against the question are:

Group 1: Mr Anas Talalqa (Jordan) and Mrs Eirini Constantinopoulou (Greece)

Group 2: Ms. Manal Benani (Algeria) and Mr. George Verdi (Greece)

Maria-Eliza Theodorou, Attorney at Law, BoD member of the House of Europe in Rhodes is in charge of the coordination of the process and the RhodesMRC Steering Committee.

The theme was chosen as a special occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the inclusion of Rhodes Medieval City in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, under the auspices of RhodesMRC 2018.

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Both events are kindly hosted by the Museum of Modern Greek Art of the Municipality of Rhodes and in particular the New Wing of the Nestoridiou Melathrou.

Admission is free at both events, but prior registration is required (see links above).

Monitoring certificates will be provided.