ΣΥΝΟΔΟΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΤΥΟΥ ΠΡΟΛΗΨΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΕΓΚΛΗΜΑΤΟΣ
ΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΣ: ΚΑΘΗΓΗΤΗΣ ΙΑΚΩΒΟΣ ΦΑΡΣΕΔΑΚΗΣ, ΕΘΝΙΚΟΣ ΑΝΤΙΠΡΟΣΩΠΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
24.3.2014 – ΖΑΠΠΕΙΟ ΜΕΓΑΡΟ
EUCPN Board Meeting 24 March 2014
Zappeion, Conference & Exhibition Center, Athens
The Hellenic Presidency of the EUCPN focused, because of their particular importance in both the Greek and European context, on two topics: “Illegal immigration” and “Corruption”. Academics and researchers presented the latest knowledge and research in these fields and representatives from public bodies and organizations summarized the actions that have been taken to tackle the aforementioned phenomena.
The first topic addressed the challenges that the flow of people from third world countries brings to Europe and mainly to its most vulnerable borders. In this context, well managed migration and integrating policies examined through the bodies that make a great effort to balance the prevention of the phenomenon while ensuring the protection of human rights, without undermining democracy.
On the other hand, corruption harms the society and economy as a whole. Though it varies in nature and extent, it affects the economy of European countries as well as their citizens. Legal instruments and institutions must be reinforced to prevent and fight corruption. Also, citizens’ trust in democratic institutions should be enhanced. Best practices as well as good governance and the rule of law were discussed during a Knowledge Exchange session.
The Hellenic Presidency would like to thank all speakers who participated during the meetings and expanded the Network input on illegal immigration and corruption with their expertise.
Professor Iacovos Farsedakis