The Northern Greece Entrepreneurs Cultural Society and the Navarino Network are organizing the 7th Thessaloniki International Symposium in World Affairs, on October 21, 2018, at Olympion theatre.

ELIAMEP is a part of the Navarino Network, an initiative of the Northern Greece Entrepreneurs Cultural Society. Professor George Pagoulatos, member of the Board of Directors of ELIAMEP, will be presenting the New Pact for Europe report.


Edmond Alphandery, Former Finance Minister of France (1993-1995), president of the Center des Profesions Financieres and founder and president of the EURO50 Group, Paris

The making, unmaking and remaking of Europe

Anders Aslund, Professor at the University of Georgetown, USA

Eastern Europe: Successes and failures on the road to convergence 30-1 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

Fawaz A. Gerges, Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science, Middle East Expert

The making and unmaking of the modern Middle East

Daniel Gros (video message), Director of the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels

Greece and Europe after the crisis

Gerald Knaus, Founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI) in Berlin

Greece and its neighborhood: Challenges and opportunities from an insider’s point of view

Stefan Kornelius, Foreign Editor, Sueddeutsche Zeitung

In search of German leadership: The view from Berlin / Munich

Lukáš Macek, Director of Dijon Science Po Science

EU – a Czech / Central European perspective: How to find a common goal after the financial and migration crises.

Soli Özel, Professor of International Affairs at Kadir Has University in Istanbul

Turkey under President Erdogan: Risks and challenges

Donatella Viola, Professor of international relations at the University of Calabria in Italy

Threats and challenges of the 2019 elections for the European Parliament

Markos Veremis, CEO and Co-founder of the Upstream (Greek technology company)

Technology and innovation: The new frontier for Greece

George Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economy, Athens University of Economics & Business

EU challenges and the need for a New Pact for Europe

Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Director of Research of diaNEOsis

Greece in the 21st century: The challenge ahead

Christos Stylianides (video message), European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Brussels

The challenges for Europe ahead

General admission: pre-sale: 7 euro / on the venue: 10 euro.

* Pre-sales will start on September 24th.


See here in English the programme of the 7th Thessaloniki International Symposium in World Affairs.

See the press release here in Greek.

See the video of the event here.

For more information:

Visit the Symposium’s official website –

Facebook: Thessaloniki International Symposium

Contact the Navarino Network, Apellou 3 (office hours: Mo-Fr, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

T. 2310 260 322 | F. 2310 260 332 | E. [email protected]

Contact the Cultural Association of Entrepreneurs of Northern Greece, 6-8 Franks (office hours: DE-PA, 10.00-15.00)

T. 2310 551 754 | F. 2310 551 748 | E. [email protected]