25th & 26th June 2022

War & Peace - "There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent."

EFT 2022 | War & Peace


The Economic Forum of Thrace, a Greek foundation with the mission is to bring together leading personalities of international appeal, is organizing on the 25th and 26th of June, 2022 in Samothrace, a dialogue event under the motto “Cancel hate” and inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s words from “War and Peace” that

“There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent.”

In the wake of the current political upheaval and escalating conflicts in the world, especially in the wider Balkan area, Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, we consider it essential to act positively and resolve these via dialogue and diplomatic means on the international law and avoid hostile confrontation.

We firmly oppose any hostile actions or restrictions between nations in conducting an honest and constructive dialogue with all the parties involved, based on mutually beneficial interests, excluding any unilateral ill-intentioned or illegitimate demands.

We welcome this year’s esteemed guests on the unique island of Samothrace.

Samothrace has once been a significant, multicultural, and diversified hub of the ancient world. Queen Arsinoe II, the ultimate symbol of women’s empowerment, left her mark here as a leader and the protector of the economy and culture. Her story is our strong motivation to rekindle the ideal of Samothrace and spread its meaning to the world.


25-26 June 2022


President's Welcome
Keynote speech by the Former President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos
Panel discussion

Can we “cancel hate” and solve the conflicts and war risks in our area? What the expectations are for the role of UN and EU?

End of day 1


Keynote speech
Panel discussion

“Is this a man's world? A discussion about whether the lack of women in state leadership keeps the world in the same pattern.”

Live Concert

The Drop Down Community from Bulgaria


P.I.Tchaikovsky - Serenade for strings op.48

A.Arensky - Variations on theme by Tchaikovsky

M.Goleminov - Five sketches

End of day 2


The Economic Forum of Thrace convenes to communicate the message of sustainable development by the most inspirational speakers worldwide. The 2022 list of esteemed speakers will be published soon.


Samothrace is traditionally the home of the Economic Forum of Thrace as a former symbol of multicultural unity. 

Click here for information about how to get there. A detailed list of accommodation options will be online soon.



Paleopoli Samothrace

68002 Greece

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+30 698 860 4780