Refugees and the COVID pandemic in Europe - Assembly of Solidarity, Athens

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 17:00 to 19:00

Assemblies of Solidarity is a citizen-led project co-ordinated by “Citizens Take over Europe”(CTOE) as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE).

The project involves a series of 10 events in 10 EU member states arranged under three themes: democracy and citizenship, health and well-being, environment and climate change.

The outcomes of the assemblies will be presented at conferences in Palermo and Porto and submitted through the online platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Assembly of Solidarity in Athens

In collaboration with the  CTOE project team and local partners, New Europeans is co-hosting three assemblies on the theme of health and well-being.

The first of the events that New Europeans is co-hosting will take place in Athens at the Pedio tou Aereos (Athens' largest public park) between 17:00 and 19:00 local time on Thursday, 30 September.

We are proud to be working with The Greek Forum of Refugees to deliver this event.

More details will follow shortly.

The next events will take place as follows:

Groningen                 Tue., 12 Oct.              with University of Groningen (tbc)

Budapest                   Tue. 9 Nov                 with Ökotárs (tbc)

How do the health assemblies work?

Up to 150 local residents and community stakeholders will be invited to attend a 90 minute meeting. In small group discussions, participants will address the following questions:

  1. What have you been doing during the pandemic to safeguard your health?
  2. How has it felt to be asked to take responsibility for the health of others?
  3. What has your local/national government and/or the EU done to help?

The workshops will be facilitated by a team led by New Europeans and the local partner organisation, supported by community activists and volunteers.

Why does it matter?

The global pandemic reminds us we must engage all members of our communities if we are to generate the consensus behind measures needed to safe-guarding public health.

It is important that all voices are heard in the conversation about the future of Europe, including those of young people, seniors and non-citizens.

How do I find out more?

You can find out more by contacting Eleni Giannikopoulou from New Europeans at

Pedio tou Aereos Athens

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