10.00 Welcome coffee

10.30 Introduction

Maria Gianniou

Founder,  Lead from Within/ Master of Ceremony

Nefeli Meg

Content creator/ Master of Ceremony

10.40 Opening

Syrago Tsiara

Head, National Gallery

George J. Tsunis

U.S. Ambassador to Greece

Sergii Shutenko

Ambassador of Ukraine to the Hellenic Republic

Kostas Bakoyiannis

Mayor of Athens

Justice Stephen Breyer

former Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

11.10 Values Matter: Democracy vs. Authoritarianism

Evangelos Venizelos

Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs (2013 –2015), Deputy PΜ & Finance Minister (2011 – 2012), Professor of Constitutional Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Professor Maria Gavouneli

Director General, ELIAMEP

Fay Makantasi

Head of Research, DiaNEOsis

Nektaria Stamouli


 Politico/Athens News Agency

11.55 Fighting for Equality, Fighting for Democracy

Congressman Don Beyer

Ways and Means Committee,

Writer of No Hate Act

Panagiota Polykarpou

Gender Equality Consultant & Non-profit leader

Dimitra Kontova

Inclusion & Accessibility Consultant, SKEP – Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth

Justin Kempf


Democracy Paradox podcast

12.40 Break – light lunch

13.45 Presentation Leadership, democracy, power



14.10 What can Art do for Democracy?



Kevin Zans Ansong a.k.a. Negros tou Moria


Anthea Hartig


The Smithsonian Museum of American History

Christos Papamichael

Founder Director, Liminal

Alexandros Diakosavvas



15.00 Fireside chat | Cities Transforming Democracy: The Case of Pride

Apostolos Karabairis

Thessaloniki Pride coordinator

Michael Owen

Vice President, Allied Rainbow Communities, Malta

15.35 Coffee break

16.00 What is Real? Democracy, Technology and Media

Myladie Stoumpou

Sr Regional Director, Partner Development, ISVs, Digital Natives & Scale Ups, CEMA Region, Microsoft

Skye Perryman


Democracy Forward

Eugenia Bozou

Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google Greece, Cyprus and Malta

Dimitris Bounias

Journalist / Project Manager, iMedD

Kim Conniff Taber

Editorial Director

Democracy Culture Foundation

16.50 The Future of Democracy: An Intergenerational Dialogue

Lefteris Arapakis

co-Founder, Enaleia, UN Environment/Climate Ambassador

Aristos Doxiadis

Economist, Partner, Big Pi Ventures

Nardine Meshreky


Lamprini Rori

Assistant Professor in Political Analysis, Department of Political Science

Nefeli Meg

Content creator

17.30 Closing remarks

Symeon G. Tsomokos

Delphi Economic Forum

17:40 Reception hosted by the U.S. Ambassador George J. Tsunis