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Experts` Meeting on Domestic Violence and Trafficking in Women (30-31/05/03)

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM


FRIDAY, 30/5/03

First Thematic Unit
Tackling Domestic Violence – The Role of International and European Organizations, member-states of the E.U. and Civil Society

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-11:00 Opening Session
Opening by Mr Costas Skandalidis, Minister of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization
 
 Official Greetings
• Ministers
• Ms Anna Diamantopoulou, Commissioner in charge of Employment and    Social Affairs, European Commission
• Ms Anna Karamanou, Member of the European Parliament, Chairperson of the Committee for the Rights of Women and Equal Opportunities of the European Parliament
• Ms Marta Requena, Council of Europe, Head of Equality Division
• Ms Grainne Healy, President of European Observatory
• Ms Lydia la Riviere - Zijdel, President of European Women Lobby
• Ms Fofi Gennimata, President of the Union of Hellenic Prefectures
• Mr Paris Koukoulopoulos, President of Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece

11:00-11:30 Coffee – break

11:30-14:00 Plenary session
 Chairperson: Ms Rodica Mihaela Stanoiou, Minister of Justice
(Romania)

Keynote Speakers:
• Ms Μarianne Erikson, Member of European Parliament
• Representative of the DG Employment and Social Affairs of E.C.
• Ms Aliki Giotopoulou - Marangopoulou, President of  Marangapoulos Foundation for Human Rights (Greece)
• Prof. Vasso Artinopoulou, Panteion University – Athens, President of Research Centre for Gender Equality (Greece)
• Ms RiKsKvinnocentrer, Expert on Violence Against Women – Academy in Uppsala (Sweden)
• Ms Μonica O’ Conor, Expert on Violence Against Women (Ireland)
• Ms Clara Collarille, President of Minister Council, Department for Equal Opportunities (Italy)
• Mr Theofrastos Antonopoulos, Director of Employment – General Secretariat for Gender Equality (Greece)
• Ms Aikaterini Papariga - Kostavara, Member of Interministerial Committee on Violrence, Coordinator of Network for Combating Men’s Violence Against Women (Greece)

14:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-19:00 Parallel Workshops   (17:00-17:15 Break)

Workshop I: Dimensions of Domestic Violence in the member states of the E.U.
Coordinator: Mr Dimitris Kalogeropoulos, Expert on Violence Against Women
Keynote Speakers:
• Ms Karin Larsen, MD Spec. Public Health and Forensic Pathology – National Institute of Public Health, EWL (Denmark)
• Dr. Sevi Chatzifotiou, Expert on Violence Against Women (Greece)
• Ms Maria Pentaraki, Expert on Violence Against Women (Greece)
• Ms Martha Vlachou, Expert on Violence Against Women (Greece)
• Ms Annita Koni, President of the Counseling Committee for Domestic Violence (Cypros)
• Ms Giota Katsiki, Social Worker, Social Anthropologist, Assosiate of the Research Centre for Gender Equality (Greece) 
Rapporteur:
 Ms Margarida Medina Martins, European Women’s Lobby  (Portugal)

Workshop II: Research-Policies-Programmes-Services-Communication and Adoption of Good Practices
Coordinator: Prof. Antonios Maganas, Panteion University – Athens (Greece)
Keynote Speakers:
• Prof. A. Fabbiano, Expert on Violence Against Women (Italy)
• Prof. Gun Heimer, National Center for Battered and Raped Women (Sweden)
• Prof. Linda Regan, Senior Research Officer, Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University (UK)
• Ms Laura Sabbadini, Director of ISTAT (Italy)
• Ms Eva Xidopoulou, Expert on Violence Against Women (Greece)

 Rapporteur:
• Ms Colette De Troy, Coordinator of the Center for one Policy on Violence Against Women, EWL (Belgium)

Workshop IΙI: Evaluation of the Policies Aiming at Combating Domestic Violence
Coordinator: Prof. James Farsedakis, Panteion University – Athens (Greece)
Keynote Speakers:
• Prof. Helmut Kury, Expert on Violence Against Women (Germany)
• Ms Carol Hagemann White, University of Osnabruck, EWL (Germany)
• Ms Stella Papamihael, Expert on Violence Against Women (Greece)
Rapporteur:
Ms Matina Papagianopoulou, Expert on Violence Against Women (Greece)

SATURDAY, 31/05/03

Second Thematic Unit
Tackling Trafficking Against Women– The Role of International and European Organizations, member - states of the E.U. and Civil Society

9:30-11:00 Plenary session  
Chairperson: Ms Effie Bekou, General Secretariat for Gender Equality, Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization (Greece)
Keynote Speakers

• Mr Dimitris Vlassis, Secretary-Conference State Parties, UN, Centre for International Crime Prevention
• Ms Aglaia Tsitsoura, ex Director of the Criminal Problems Department of the   Council of Europe, Visitor Prof., Panteion University - Athens (Greece)
• Representative of the DG Justice and Home Affairs (E.C.)
• Ms Irina Moulechkova, Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation
• Ms Helga Konrad, Expert on Trafficking in Women (Austria)
• Mr Daniel Esdras, Director of the Athens Office, International Organization for Migration - IOM (Greece)
• Mr Nikolaos Tasiopoulos, Major General, Headquarter of Greek Police (Greece)
• Dr. Evangelos Stergioulis, Head of the Unit Europol, Public Relation Unit
• Mr Bart Leerschool, Deputy Representative and protection Officer of
UNHCR, Representation in Athens  
• Mr Eduardo Vetere, Director, UN Centre for International Crime Prevention


11:00-11:30 Coffee-break

11:30-15:00 Parallel Workshops  (13:00-13:15 Break)
 
Workshop I: The Alleviation of the Trafficking Root Causes in the Countries of Origin and Destination
Coordinator: Ms Stana Buchowska, Coordinator of La Strada (Poland)
Keynote Speakers:
• Prof. Linda Regan, Senior Research Officer, Child and Women Abuse Studies, London Metropolitan University (UK)
• Ms Kira Appel, Special Advisor, Ministry for Gender Equality (Denmark)
Rapporteur:
 Ms Angela Courtney, Director of Northern Ireland Women’s Aid Federation – EWL (UK)


Workshop II: International Organizations, states and NGOs in Combating Trafficking Against Women
Coordinator: Ms Denise Fuchs, Vice President of the EWL
Keynote Speakers:
• Ms Sophia Wirtz, Representative of ENATW -Network “IRENE” (Italy)
• Mr Jurgen Merz, Detached National Expert – Fight Against Organized Crime – DG Justice and Home Affairs (EC)
• Dr Sciacchitano, Expert on Trafficking Against Women (Italy)
• Ms Dina Vardaramatou, President of Research and Action Center for Peace, Project Manager of STOPNOW (Greece)
• Ms Ilyana Derilova, Director of IOM in Sofia (Bulgary)
Rapporteur:
 Ms Josiane Coruzzi, EWL (Italy)

Workshop III: Support, Protection and Social Integration of Trafficking Victims- the contribution of the NGOs
Coordinator: Prof. G. Lazos, Panteion University – Athens (Greece)
Keynote Speakers:
• Ms Theda Kroeger, Lawyer, KOBRA- Coordination and Counseling Office for Victims of Trafficking (Germany)
• Ms Nadejda Stoytcheva, Executive Director “Animus Association” Foundation (Bulgaria)
• Ms Anna Kotrotsou, Advisor to the Minister of Public Order
• Ms Mandy Berriman, POPPY Project Manager – Eaves Housing For Women (UK)
Rapporteur:
• Ms Ebon Kram, EWL (Sweden)
• Ms Mary Collins, Coordinator of the Center for one policy on Violence Against Women (Belgium)

15:30-17:00 Lunch

17:00-19:30 Presentation of the outcomes and the proposals of the workshops  
19:30 Announcement of the establishment of the National Observatory in Combating Violence Against Women

 
• Ms Effie Bekou, General Secretariat for Gender Equality,
Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization (Greece)
• Ms Aikaterini. Papariga - Kostavara, Member of Interministerial Committee on Violence, Coordinator of Network for Combating Men’s Violence Against Women (Greece)
• Ms Grainne Healy, President of European Observatory (Ireland)


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