THE DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS IN GREECE
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  Wednesday, December 11th 2019
20:30 Cocktail reception
21:20
Opening Gala Dinner

Welcome by the conference chair:
THE ECONOMIST’S FORECAST ON EUROPE’S DEMOGRAPHICS
John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist
21:30
Official inauguration:
H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos
21:45Dinner to be served

Keynote Address:
THE DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS AND ITS IMPACT ON GREECE’S GROWTH

Adonis Georgiadis, minister of development and investments, Greece

Dessert & coffee to be served 

Thursday, December 12th 2019
08:30Arrival of delegates
09:00
Welcome remarks:
John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist

THE DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS IN GREECE TODAY AND TOMORROW
Panagiotis Theodorikakos, minister of interior, Greece
Ioannis Vroutsis, minister of labour and social affairs, MP for Cyclades, New Democracy party
Olga Kefalogianni, former minister of tourism, Greece, MP, New Democracy Party

Moderator:
Nikos Chatzinikolaou, president of Athens Daily Newspaper Publishers Association, publisher, Real News
09:30
Discussion
10:00
GREECE: THE DEMOGRAPHIC MAP TODAY
What are the most crucial factors that define the situation?
The optimistic and the pessimistic scenarios

Athanasios Kyriazis, general secretary for research and technology, professor, department of statistics and insurance sciences, University of Piraeus 
Thodoris Georgakopoulos, editorial director, DiaNEOsis
Charalampos Papasotiriou, professor, Panteion University, director, Institute of International Relations
10:20Discussion
10:40
LOW BIRTH RATE: A MULTI DIMENSIONAL FACTOR
Why has the crisis contributed to the increase of low birth rate?
Is it all about motives?
Should government intervene more in family planning?
The legal aspect

Vasileios Petros Spanakis, MP, New Democracy Party
Byron Kotzamanis
, professor, dept. of planning and regional development, University of Thessaly
His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatios Georgakopoulos of Dimitriados & Almyrou
Demetra Papadopoulou-Klamaris, professor of civil law, Athens University School of Law
11:10Discussion
11:30
THE SHIFT IN GENDER ROLES AND FAMILY TYPE:
HOW HAS IT AFFECTED THE BIRTH RATE IN GREECE?
Children vs career?
How is employment interlaced with maternity?
The radical rise of single parent families
What is the role of current stereotypes?
New priorities in the demographic policy

Maria Syrengela, Secretary general for family policy and gender equality
Nikos Demertzis, chairman of the BoD, National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)
11:45Discussion
12:00Break - Light Snacks to be served
12:30
IMMIGRATION DURING THE CRISIS:
THE DEMOGRAPHIC PROBLEM INFLAMED

Brain drain’s impact and aspects
George Stamatis
, secretary general for social solidarity and fight against poverty, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Lois Labrianidis, professor of department of economics, University of Macedonia
Konstantinos Kyranakis, MP, New Democracy Party, co-founder, Brain Gain
12:50Discussion
13:10
THE ROLE OF MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONS:
INITIATIVES, HOPES AND OBSTACLES

Panagiota Mitrokosta, deputy assistant to the governor of the region of Epirus 

 Civil society, business and government: building bridges
Stefanos Chandakas, gynaecologist, founder and president of HOPEgenesis
13:25Discussion
13:40
MEDICINE: BEATING THE ODDS
COMBATING LOW BIRTH RATE THROUGH SCIENCE

Nikolaos F. Vlahos, professor of obstetrics gynecology and reproductive medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
13:50Discussion
14:00
THE WELFARE STATE IN CRISIS:
 How can the social policy be designed within the context of the demographic crisis?
The role of private insurance schemes

Notis Mitarachi, deputy minister of labour & social affairs, Greece 
Alexander Sarrigeorgiou, chairman & chief executive officer, Eurolife ERB Insurance Group
Milton Nectarios, professor, University of Piraeus, chairman, Institute for the Economics of Ageing
14:20Discussion 
14:40
GREECE’S SECURITY AND GEOPOLITICAL CHALLENGES
 How can the geopolitical risks that are related to the demographic crisis be eliminated?

Evangelos Apostolakis, former minister of national defence, Greece
Ippokratis Daskalakis
, director of studies and member of the board, Hellenic Institute of Strategic Studies
14:50Discussion 
15:10
CLOSING SESSION-CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION

CAN THE DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS BE REVERSED?
John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist
Domna Michailidou, deputy minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Greece 
Olga Kefalogianni, former minister of tourism, Greece, MP, New Democracy Party
Stefanos Chandakas, gynaecologist, founder and president of HOPEgenesis
15:30Discussion  
16:00End of Conference - Networking Luncheon

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