Niki Roubani | Leading Mind Speaker

President of the Hellenic Network of Women in Europe
Teacher, Painter, Activist

Studies at the Higher School of Fine Arts and the Central School of Art and Design, London.

In 1975, as a student in England, she started working on human rights issues, from the position of General Secretary of the student association. In 1979, returning to Athens, she participated in creating the Ampelokipi Women Mutual Aid Center. Activity in the 80’s for the change of Family Law.

Work, Actions

In 1980-86 she founded her own business, School of Foreign Languages ​​for adults.

In 1980 she participated in the founding of the Hellenic Women’s Europe Network and in 1990 she participated in the preparation and creation of the Europe Women’s Lobby, on whose Board of Directors she was elected until 1998. From 1997 to 2001 she participated in the Board of the European Anti-Racism Network.

In 1986-2020 she entered the field of Public Education as a Teacher of Art Courses. In this field she found the alternative way to teach Human Rights, equality issues and violence prevention.

From 1997 until today she collaborates with international organizations and official bodies as an elected chairman of the Board of the European Women Network on Equality, Prevention and Combating Violence and Trafficking. (EDGE has an SOS Line for abused women and a hostel to support victims).

In 2001, on the occasion of her Doctoral Thesis on “Conflict Management – Human Rights”, which was not submitted in its final form because she was asked to limit it, she writes and organizes adult training seminars for Public Servants and volunteers. Launches in 2006 the first Free Time Bank in Greece.

All these years she is actively involved in her art, making 17 solo exhibitions in Greece, America, Cyprus, Belgium, with her last exhibition in 2005, in Athens, entitled “On the Move”.

Founding Member of the European Women’s Lobby, of the European Anti-Racism Network, of the European Women’s Network. Also a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the Association of Art Teachers.

Her publications are in 25 issues of the magazine “Art Education” in the book “Immigrants in Greece”published from the Ellinika Grammata, in the educational material of the Training Institute of the Ministry of Interior and the educational material in textbook and DVD, “Bridges of Friendship” “Lesvos-Dikeli ”(2005), Conflict Management training


Every art form, swimming, contact with nature.


Greek – mother tongue, English, French, a little Italian

Speaker Services

President of the Hellenic Network of Women of Europe


Speech Title

Violence against Women, today


Stage D

Date and Time

15/02/2022 20:00