Inclusivity Lounge @ DEF: The role of inclusion in addressing the demographic issue

calendar icon 11 April 2024
calendar icon 11:00 - 14:00
calendar icon Amalia Hotel, Ermis Hall
Kατηγορία εκδήλωσης: Inclusivity Lounge

On April 11, Women On Top is organizing the 7th Inclusivity Lounge as part of the Delphi Economic Forum, under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy in Athens and the General Secretariat for Equality and Human Rights of the Ministry of Social Cohesion and Family, with the support of the British Council in Greece, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Greece and Cyprus, the Pancreta Bank and Hellas Gold.

The Inclusivity Lounge, entitled “Inclusion: the lost piece in the demographic puzzle”, will focus on inclusion as a possible solution to the challenges of the demographic issue, and in particular on the ways in which female employment, the integration of immigrants and people with disabilities, intergenerational inclusion in care and the labor market, and the formulation of inclusive family policies can offer sustainable solutions to the demographic issue in Greece and across Europe.

Once again, the Inclusivity Lounge will host renowned Greek and international guest speakers, with the aim of putting the above issues at the heart of the Delphi Economic Forum, opening in a meaningful way the debate on equality, diversity and inclusion, in one of the most important meeting and decision-making hubs in Greece.

Your attendance and participation will be welcomed.

Agenda Inclusivity Lounge @DEF24 | Inclusion: the lost piece in the demographic puzzle
Delphi Economic Forum 2024 | Amalia Hotel, Ermis Hall 

11.00-11.15 Welcome remarks
– Maria Kefala, Deputy Minister of Social Cohesion & Family
– Ambassador George J. Tsunis, U.S. Embassy to Greece

11.15-11.45 Panel discussion | Demographic challenges: why inclusion matters
Vyron Kotzamanis, Professor, Professor, Research Director Institute of Demographic Research (IRD), Greece
– Vesna Loncaric, Member of the Cabinet for Democracy & Demography
Marina Stefou, Secretary General for demography and housing policy
Alexandra Tragaki, Professor, Demography Economics, Department of Geography, Harokopio University
– In discussion with Stella Kasdagli, Co-Founder Women On Top/inc.lude

11.45-12.15 Panel discussion | From margins to mainstream: integrating migrant populations and employees with disabilities for sustainable demographic solutions
Ms Alison Duncan, Australian Ambassador to Greece, Romania and Bulgaria
– Josephine Goube, CEO at Sistech
– Anna Maniati, Program/Funding Director of the Union of Ukrainian women in Greece
Chrysella Lagaria, Co-Founder & CEO at Black Light Athens
– In discussion with Marianna Skylakaki, Founder & CEO athiNEA

12.15-12.45 Panel discussion | New age: the realities of care and the challenge of generational management in the labor market
Dr. Zefi Dimadama, Secretary General for Equality and Human Rights
Antigone Lyberaki, Professor of Economics Panteion University, Athens
Liz Mestheneos, Founder member & Ad. C. 50plus Hellas, Past President Age Platform Europe
Lyndsey Simpson, Founder and CEO, 55/Redefined
– In discussion with Thodoris Georgakopoulos, Journalist

12.45-13.15 Panel discussion | Female employment: a key issue for gender equality and demographic policy
Maria Karamessini, Professor of Labour and Welfare State Economics, Dept of Social Policy, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
Eugenia Melea, Chief People, Culture & Sustainability Officer
Evi Tsouraki, Director Corporate Communications at Pancreta Bank
Erika Xirouchaki, Corporate Affairs & Communications Director, Eldorado Gold, Greece
– In discussion with Pinelopi Theodorakakou, Co-Founder Women On Top

13.15-13.45 Panel discussion | The inclusivity of family policies
Ismini Drosoforidi, Impact Investor at Epagon VC & Human Rights Advocate
Niko Efstathiou, Journalist & Author
Dimitra Gounari, PCI Parent Coach® | Creating Supportive Workplaces for Parents
Stella Kasdagli, Co-Founder Women On Top/inc.lude
– In discussion with Marianna Skylakaki, Founder & CEO athiNEA

13.45-14.00 Closing remarks

When: Thursday 11 April 2024, 11:00 – 14:00
Where: Amalia Hotel, Ermis Hall
Social media: #InclusivityLoungeDEF #ILDEF24 #WoTLounges
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