AFHE Convening on Displacement & Health

Thessaloniki, Greece
September 19 -23, 2022

Through a social justice lens, Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity will examine the disparities in global responses to forcibly displaced peoples’ experiences. They will examine the historical and political legacies that have shaped these responses, and learn about the human cost and impact on millions of lives.

Using Greece as “the refugee gateway to Europe,” Fellows will explore the ways forcibly displaced peoples’ human rights are impacted by selective empathy, political favoritism and systemic racism. Fellows will also examine the effects of forced displacement on the psychological and physiological health of refugees and share approaches that promote good health and healing within displaced communities.

In the course of this convening, Fellows will connect to the human stories and inequities experienced by forcibly displaced groups and take affirmative action in their respective fields.


Full Program Agenda
Agenda with detailed session descriptions.
At-a-Glance Agenda
Agenda with session times and themes.
Travel & Logistics Document
Detailed travel logistics, including hotel, convening venue, travel insurance and stipend information.

Required Reading and Viewing

Optional Reading

Speaker Presentations

All speaker presentations available for download can be found here.

Other Information

City of Thessaloniki Map
Thessaloniki: A gastronomy guide
Thessaloniki Gluten Free City Map
Thessaloniki UNESCO Monuments

Photo Gallery

AFHE has set up a photo gallery for fellows to share pictures from the convening with each other. These photos may be used for editorial or marketing purposes by the George Washington University, Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, or the Atlantic Institute. We encourage fellows to use social media to share reflections throughout the convening. Please use the hashtag #AFHEdisplacementhealth and tag @GWFellow and/or @atlanticfellows.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. By attending the AFHE Convening on Refugee Health, you consent to the following safety requirements:

Vaccination: All participants must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 (see AFHE COVID-19 Care Approach for details).

Pre-departure Testing: Before the convening, all participants are required to get a PCR COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before boarding. Participants must have their negative results in hand before boarding the flight. You will be required to show proof of this negative PCR test by uploading it here.

Daily Testing: During the course of the convening, each participant is required to take a rapid COVID-19 test every morning. A nurse will be present at your hotel for daily testing before breakfast.

Face Covering: All participants will be required to wear masks (N95 or KN95 masks preferred, surgical masks accepted) at all times in indoor spaces.

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