The conference was organized in collaboration with the European Foundation Center and took place in Athens on June 26 & 27.

The conference focused on three themes:

Recharging the Youth; youth unemployment and initiatives to create new opportunities for the Young. The creation of new opportunies requires innovation and the collaboration and convergence of different sectors, including public, private and philanthropy”. The goal of the conference looked into inititiatives that can lead to job creation and growth.

Philanthropy & Ethics. The increase in philanthropic activity worldwide in recent years in response to extraordinary challenges facing humanity, has raised ethical issues in relation to charitable giving. The conference discussed some of these issues focusing on corporate philanthropy and volunteerism among other things.

Arts & Culture; creative assets and their socio-economic importance. The conference addressed the role of arts and culture in the social and economic life of communities as well as the impact of cultural centers such as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.