Inspireurope Outreach Workshop Materials, Thessaloniki, Greece September 30th 2020

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00 to 19:00

Where: Thessaloniki, Greece and online (Hybrid event)

The first Inspireurope outreach workshop in Greece, hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), took place on Wednesday, September 30th in hybrid format (online and face to face meetings) from 09.30-19.00 Greek local time (EEST).

The workshop brought together over 100 academics, HEI representatives, NGOs, national/EU representatives, representatives of professional/industry associations and researchers at risk along with the other Inspireurope project partners to share experience, information on existing support/funding programmes and good practices to promote cooperation across Europe in support of researchers at risk. 

Presentations from each of the sessions are available below.

10.00 - 12.45 (EEST) Morning plenary session:

10.00 - 10.30: Welcome Remarks                        

  • Nikos Papaioannou, Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Professor of the School of Veterinary studies
  • Keynote message by Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President: Promoting our European Way of Life
  • Gregory Dimitriadis, Secretary General for International Economic Affairs, Chairman of the Board Enterprise Greece, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Republic
    Please click here for the  Transcript of Mr Dimitriadis' speech
  • Sinead O’Gorman, Director, Scholars at Risk Europe, Maynooth University, Ireland

To view a recording of the opening session, please see below:

10.30 - 11.00: ​Scientific knowledge and academics under persecution

  • Konstantinos Tsitselikis, Dean of the School of Economic and Regional Studies, University of Macedonia

11:00 - 12.45: Building a culture of welcome at Greek universities
Moderator: Alexandros Triantafyllidis, Inspireurope local coordinator at AUTh, Associate Professor of the School of Biology

To view a recording of the Morning Plenary Session, please click below:

13.30 - 15.30: Preparing the work environment in academia
Moderators: Ariadni Stogiannidou
, Professor, School of Psychology, AUTH and Eleni Andrianopulu, BRiDGEs Project Coordinator, Bielefeld University

To view a recording of the session on Preparing the work environment in academia, please click below:

16.00 - 18.00: ​Preparing the work environment in the non-academic sector
Moderators: Grigoris Zarotiadis, Dean of the School of Economics & Political Sciences AUTh and Despoina Syrri, Director of Symbiosis

To view a recording of the session on Preparing the work environment in the non-academic sector, please click below:


"Summary and conclusions"