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Towards a more efficient State

Speakers were:  Tasos Yiannitsis (Interior Minister),  Jenny Bloomfield (Ambassador of Australia in Greece),  Panagiotis Karkatsoulis (Professor at the National School  of Public Administration), Zorzeta Lali (Head of Taskforce in Greece), and Kalliopi Spanou (The Greek Ombudsman). Charalambos Ntolkas (President of the Board of Directors, Kantor) moderated the discussion which took place on Tuesday 3 April 2012 at 18.00 at the War Museum

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Institution’s quality and iniquity

ELIAMEP, IOBE, KANTOR. Citizens’ Movement and Transparency International Greece organized a debate on ‘Institutions quality and iniquity’. The event took place on Tuesday 6 March 2012 in the War Museum

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Using public property

On 21 February 2012 ELIAMEP, IOBE, KANTOR, Citizens Movement and Transparency International organized a public debate entitled: ‘Using public property’

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Change in Europe and in Greece

Almost one year after the 31st May 2011 Conference “A year after the crisis: Adjustment in Greece and the Eurozone” organised at the European Parliament, in Brussels, by the GREEK CENTRE OF EUROPEAN STUDIES & RESEARCH (EKEME), TEPSA and ECEFIL, a Conference is planned in Athens, in [20th] February 2012, by EKEME and CITIZENS’ MOVEMENT FOR AN OPEN SOCIETY to discuss “Change in Europe and in Greece”. This new Conference aims to review

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Investments, Development, Unemployment

On 17 January 2012 the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the Institute for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), Kantor and the Citizens’ Movement organised a public debate titled ‘Investments, Development, Unemployment.’ Speakers included Andreas Andreadis, President of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE), and Efthymios Vidalis, President of the Board for Sustainable Development of the Hellenic

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Tax evasion and Social Justice

Speakers were: Deputy Professor at Panteion University, Nikos Karavitis, Head of Planning and Controls (SDOE), Nikos Lekkas, Associate Professor of the Economic University of Athens, Manos Matsagganis, MP Kiriakos Mitsotakis, and Professor of Economic University Diomides Spinellis. The discussion, which took place at the War Museum, was  moderated by  Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor at the University of Athens and President of ELIAMEP. The working

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Fire Prevention in Monasteries 2009-2014

There are over 800 of them throughout the country, most of them are located in, or near, wooded land and far from fire-fighting units, most of them fire-prone, with a lot of wood-work. We have already reviewed 42 of them in collaboration with the Church of Greece the Fire-fighting Authorities, inspected them and pin-pointed the danger-zones. Above all we have trained the monks for fire-prevention and also for fire-fighting. We are currently issuing

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Annual Workshop Volonteurope on Voluntary Action Athens21-24 October 2010

The 19th Annual Workshop on Voluntary Action hold in Athens, Greece from 21-24 October 2010. The 2010 Volonteurope Conference  delivered in partnership with the independent Greek NGO PRAKSIS (www.praksis.gr). During the conference we celebrated the fourth edition of the Active Citizens of Europe (ACE) Awards. The Awards Ceremony in Athens, on Friday 22 October 2010, once again recognised the invaluable contribution of individual volunteers and volunteer-involving

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Green action, Clean forests

Participation to this program hold by the Ministry

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Justice and the citizen: Civil,criminal and administrative justice. Three sectors-one objective

Staged at the Athens Concert Hall, in association with Megaron Plus, the event was dedicated to the memory of the eminent Greek jurist, citizen and active member of the Citizens’ Movement for an Open Society, the Honorary President of the Supreme Court, Stefanos Mathias. This truly distinctive occasion was one of the few times, perhaps the only time in fact, that the six senior functionaries involved in the administration of justice in Greece and

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