The President of the “Foundation for the Child and the Family”, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, participated in the International Conference with the topic “Juvenile disappearance and abduction.”, which took place with the initiative of the “Fondation pour l’Enfance” and “Interpol”, in Lyon, France in the 30th and 31st of March 1999.
The presentation of the Proceedings of the European Forum Family-Europe-21st century: Vision and Institutions which was organized by the Foundation for the Child and the Family, in Athens in May 1998, under the auspices of the President of Democracy, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, and the support of European Committee, took place at the Megaron-The Athens Concert Hall on the 14th of December 1998.
The precious material of knowledge, opinions and proposals deposited by scientists, researchers, representatives of governmental and non governmental European organizations as well as observers from all over the world, during the Forums work,
On the 8th April 1998, at the Olympic Stadium, twelve thousand spectators gave a standing ovation to sportsmanship, civilization and humanity.
Panathinaikos and Red Star, two great teams, competed in a basketball game full of exciting moments, whose proceeds were destined to help the children maimed by mines in Bosnia.
Young and old from all the corners of Athens sent an important message to the world : BAN MINES WORLDWIDE, AND HELP THEIR VICTIMS
The organisers of the event, Mr. Theophilos Rozenberg, president of Doctors of the World,
Participating in the celebration of December 11: International Day for Children, the “Foundation for the Child and the Family”, organised an event with the topic The International Convention for the Rights of the Child and the Role of the European Union.
Opening the event, the President of the Foundation Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis said, inter alia: The fact that we still speak today about the need of respect for the rights of the child, which means that these rights are not evident to all or respected by all, demonstrates the extent of the problem and the need of our awakening and mobilization.
Participating in the World AIDS Day, which, in December 1997, was devoted to the children with the tragic fate to be born with AIDS, the Foundation for the Child and the Family turned its attention to the Greek children victims of the scourge of our century, undertaking their care for the following year, appealing to governmental and non-governmental institutions, as well as to every citizen, to intensify the fight against AIDS and its prevention, as well as to an even broader fight aiming at the recognition of the rights of the child, with the right to life and health being the priority.
The Foundation for the Child and the Family, in collaboration with the European Office for Missing and Exploited Children a non governmental organisation for the research, the sensitization and the prevention concerning the abuse, disappearance and exploitation of children- and the Fondation pour l’ Enfance -a private French social foundation for the problems of children- organised an International Conference with the topic Priority to the Dignity and safety of the Children in Europe.