Prosvasi Talks is a series of online meet-ups that take place every first Wednesday of the month. The initiative is a first step to bring together civil society actors - citizens, civil society organizations, local and national actors, youth networks, academics, and researchers - and encourage a discussion among them on crucial social issues.
The essential approach of Prosvasi Talks is based on the fact that they unfold in an interactive manner, as a discussion, and a dialogue that takes the form of online conversation, and not a lecture. This will be possible through the speakers’ constant interaction through Slidos, Q&A sessions, and online polls.
The first Prosvasi Talk took place on January 4th
The topic of discussion was Energy Crisis in Europe explained in simple, practical terms.
What do we really know about energy crisis and what are its effects and implications for policies, markets and economies throughout Europe?
The state-of-art of energy crisis: social, political and economic forces of transformation, origins and consequences
EU responses on energy crisis: choices and solutions
Energy crisis and the Youth: how do young people experience energy crisis?
Energy poverty: how energy needs affect European citizens, and especially the poorest households and older people.
Agis Digkas, Executive Vice President at Renewable Energy Sources Operator & Guarantees of Origin (DAPEEP S.A.)
Spyros Kournoutis, Network of Youth Engagement
Danai Kyrkou, representing COOLtoRISE EU funded project
You can watch the online session here: Prosvasi Talks: Energy Crisis
Prosvasi Talks: Climate Justice
February's #ProsvasiTalk concentrated on the topic of Climate Justice.
In the most plain and simple manner the United Nations explain climate justice by stating that "the impacts of climate change are not borne equally or fairly", and that it is the "people that least contributed to climate crisis that are most likely to feel the effects of it". Understated here is that climate crisis becomes not only a socio-economic issue, but mainly a human rights issue. Much more than a notion, climate justice is a movement that brings attention to these injustices and unfairness, and paves the way for a safe, fair and sustainable society.
What is climate justice, and why does climate justice matter?
Local action plans for tackling climate crisis
How climate crisis disproportionately affects vulnerable populations?
What is the role of young people in raising awareness, and in helping shape a better future?
Maria Tsioka and Kleomenis Dimasis, Life AdaptInGR, Municipality of Katerini
Stauroula Zaxaroudi and Euaggelia Savvidou, The Municipal Youth Council of Thessaloniki
Maria Koimtzoglou, volunteer at European Youth Parliament
Watch the online session here: Prosvasi Talks: Climate Justice
Prosvasi Talks returns on April!
#ProsvasiTalks returns on Wednesday, April the 5th, this month concentrating on the topic: Bridging the Gap: Women in Decision-Making Positions.
Key Elements of our discussion:
What do numbers reveal for the representation of women in decision-making positions in politics, as well as the economic sector?
What is the context, and what actually happens in reality?
Bridging the gap, we will talk about women through:
exploring employment and leadership through the example of the balanced representation of the sexes on the Boards of Directors of listed companies, and the implementation of the law that imposed quotas for women in the boards of these companies.
the participation of women in all aspects of political life, by exploring what data reveal about women's presence in politics: as voters, as candidates, as well as elected officials, occupying high-level decision-making positions.
Kyriaki Karydou: Gender Equality Expert, ViLabs
Dr Georgia Panagiwtidou: School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki