The Council for International Relations - Greece (CFIR-GR) is the country’s link to global affairs of the 21st century.
Our vision is to contribute to regional stability, understanding the complexity of 21st century issues and developing ideas that work to promote and help formulate Greece’s position within an increasingly challenging international environment.
Our mission is to conduct in depth research, propose strategies and new ideas for enabling leaders in Greece, Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean to understand the current realities facing international politics with the goal of turning existing challenges into future opportunities.
On the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of the great historical event of the Battle of Salamis, which saved Greek Culture and Democracy, the Delphi Economic Forum, the University of Piraeus and the University of Thessaly are organizing an International Conference entitled: “Salamis & Democracy: 2.500 years after” which will be held virtually from Saturday October 3 to Monday October 5, 2020. We are seeking solutions to current worldwide problems that arise from various dysfunctions of Democracy today by tracing knowledge and inspiration from the messages and values that inspired the victors of the Battle of Salamis, the victors of freedom and Democracy. The conference will be addressed by 37 distinguished Speakers from Greece and Abroad.
The event will be under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work and communicate. In a period of uncertainty concerning relations among the main actors of the international system, the pandemic brought about changes in transnational relations causing both energy and environmental readjustments and European leaders to reconsider their policies in order to effectively and responsibly respond to the pandemic's challenges. International organizations, such as the United Nations (UN), the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in the process of facing the consequences of COVID-19 for global economy, have been sounding the alarm on its impact on sustainable development, human rights and international peace.