Convergences Forum comes in Greece, for the first time!

The Convergences Greece Forum will take place in Athens on the 1 & 2 April 2019 at the historical theatre OLYMPIA and the Hub Events. Its main focus in on the UΝ Sustainable Development Goal 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities in order to promote the best practices taking place in Greece. It also aims to create the necessary environment for “convergences” so that we realise the ultimate goal: Greece with Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty! 

April 1st – Opening Event, Olympia Municipal Music Theater “Maria Callas”, 19:30

On the opening event of the Convergences Greece Forum, 5 highly acclaimed speakers will talk about “a world full of zeros”! Zero Exclusion – Zero Carbon – Zero Poverty!

Nobel Peace Prize, Economist, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will be together on stage at the historic Olympia Theater to talk about a sustainable future and the strength that each of us has to actively contribute to it.

Together with Stavros Benos, Pioneer of convergences in Greece through bringing together all forces of the Greek society, founder and president of DIAZOMA citizens’ initiative and Don Mullan, Irish best-selling author/humanitarian and media producer.

Gina Bellafonte, co-director of the Sankofa Social Justice organization, who will coordinate the inaugural event, is coming to Greece for the Convergences.

The entrance is free. Pre-subscription required.

Sign up for the first day here.

April 2nd – Convergences Greece Forum, The Hub Events / 5 Alkminis str., 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

The work of Convergences Greece Forum will be held the following Tuesday, April 2, at The Hub Events, focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Objective N.11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities” to highlight the best practices of our country and create a fertile ground for convergence and collaboration. Perhaps for the first time in our country, there are so many different players around the same table.

Organisations, civil society groups, companies representatives from the private & public sector, media representatives, academics, students, citizens meet in a third space and while participating in an open dialogue, jointly seek solutions to the most important problems the country is facing.

The entrance is free. Pre-subscription required.

Sign up for the second day here.

Based in France, the Convergences Forum is the main platform for reflection, mobilization and finding solutions to the most important issues on the planet, with 240 Partner Organizations and more than 5,000 participants each year.

LoveGreece.com and the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation support the event.

More information can be found here.