Civil society on the edge: The Greek experience

Civil society on the edge: The Greek experience

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speaker(s): 
Xenophon Kappas (Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation)
Chair: 
Renee Hirschon (St Peter's College, Oxford)
Convenor: 
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Series: 
SEESOX

Based on his 20 yeasr experience in civil society work in Greece, Xenophon Kappas will give us a historical overview of the development of civil society in Greece. He'll discuss the impact of the recent economic and social crisis as well as the present situation and future challenges.

Xenophon Kappas is director Director at "Captain Vassilis & Carmen Konstantakopoulos" Foundation promoting and supporting sustainable development. His previous professional experience was mainly on managerial positions relating to environmental protection and sustainable development. His studies include an undergraduate degree on Business Studies, a Master’s Degree on European Studies and a Master’s Degree on Latin American Studies, specializing on politics and development. Since his youth he has been active as a volunteer in NGOs and civil society issues and continues to engage as Board member of NGOs in the environmental and humanitarian sector. He has published a number of articles regarding environment and sustainable development.