congress01May 30-June 01, 2019

E.A.P.E. organised successfully its 1st International Congress from May 30 to June 1, 2019, under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos.The theme of the Congress was

The Capital of Knowledge

Prof. Emeritus Elias Oikonomou, Vice president of SOKPA, gave a lecture for the 40 years of the Association.
Read his lecture by clicking HERE


The Events of the Congress

dennis presidentThe President of E.A.P.E. Prof. Emer. Dennis Cokkinos address the events of the congress

The 1st International Congress of The European Association of Professors Emeriti under the main theme “The capital of Knowledge” was a success.

More than 100 colleagues participated. All the communications were very interesting and importantly time was kept very precisely.

The Congress started with 2 sessions dedicated to the management of Ηealth Challenges in our Century, on Thursday May 30th.

It was followed by a session on Culture and the Environment leading to a brilliant lecture by Professor Academician Christos Zerefos: The color of weather and climate”.

A very lively general assembly followed in which the necessity of further expanding our Society was stressed.

The activities of our Association was presented and the formation of new National Committees and working groups.

Also a proposal by the Board of the Directors to declare the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, Professor Emeritus of Law, as honorary President of the Association was unanimously accepted.

Also an antismoking declaration unanimously accepted.

titania topfloor viewA reception followed at the roof garden of the Hotel Titania overlooking the Parthenon and the Saronic Gulf.

The next day was dedicated to the Capital of Age with many interesting presentations, as well as to Scientific Achievements through the ages.

Three special sessions followed in which the activities of many prestigious Academies and Emeriti Associations were presented such as the Academy of Athens, the French Academy of Sciences, the French Academy of Medical Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Associations of Professors Emeriti of the University of Athens, the Universities of Northern Greece, the National Technical University of Athens, the Athens University of Economics and Business, the University Federico II of Naples, the Federation of Associations of Professors Emeriti of Greece, the European Public Law organization, and Hellenic Medical Students International Committee.

cong02aIn the Great Hall of the University of Athens at 16.30 a very interesting symposium “Back to Learning – the role of Mentorship” was presented, followed by a special lecture by Sir Leslie Ebdon with the subject: “Giving others the chance we had, the challenge of fair access to University”.

prokopios pavlopoulos presidency3The opening salutation was given by his Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, who also gave a very inspired lecture on “The Capital of knowledge”. The chorus of the University of Athens presented songs from Greece but also the University songs: “Vive la Compagnie” and “Gaudeamus Igitur”.

The Faculty dinner followed at the historic Athens Club.

The morning of Saturday June 1st was dedicated to “The Contribution of professors Emeriti to Science”. This was followed by a special lecture by Professor Academician Lars Walløe on behalf of European Academies Science Advisory Council: “The political difficulties concerning climate change and negative emission”. The final 2 sessions were dedicated to Health in our Society.

After the official congress was over a relaxing excursion to Cape Sounion followed with a visit to the temple of Neptune.

After this Professor Spyridon Flogaitis hosted the colleagues in the impressive foundation of the European Public Law Organization. He gave an inspired presentation of the activities of the organization. This was followed by a very enjoyable show of Greek Dances and a buffet dinner.

We thank all colleagues who participated in the Congress and we ask all our members to further support of our Association.

Dennis V. Cokkinos Prof. Emeritus University of Athens

View and/or Download the Book "The Capital of Knowledge, Proceedings of the First International Congress" HERE

View and/or Download the Program of this Congress HERE