Sofia Kouvelaki, CEO of The HOME Project, to Join President Obama and 60 Obama Foundation Leaders for First-Ever Leaders Europe Convening

Athens, June 7th, 2022:

From June 9-11, Greece’s own Sofia Kouvelaki, CEO of The HOME Project will join President Obama and 60 Obama Foundation Leaders from across Europe in Copenhagen to discuss challenges to democracy and innovative solutions to chart a better course. Sofia will participate in the Copenhagen Democracy Summit and the Obama Foundation Leaders Europe convening, spending time learning from their peers and designing solutions to strengthen democracy.

Sofia is the CEO of The HOME Project, a non-profit organization that provides child protection services to unaccompanied refugee children in Greece. She has led The HOME Project in creating 14 shelters in Athens, supporting more than 800 children, and creating 170 jobs. Core to Sofia’s approach is her emphasis on developing healthy relationships between local and refugee communities and enabling social inclusion of refugee youth.

Launched in 2020, Leaders Europe builds upon the legacy of the Obamas and their deep commitment to the region, with a focus on shared values and ethical leadership. The six-month, non-residential programming has convened these dedicated changemakers virtually for interactive sessions designed to help them drive change by honing their leadership skills, building deep relationships with their peers, and engaging with thought leaders and members of the Obama Foundation community.

The program is creating a network of leaders who drive positive, innovative change in their communities throughout the continent and across the globe. The two classes of Europe Leaders are working across a broad range of issues and focus areas, including human rights, climate change, strengthening democracy and more.

The Obama Foundation Leaders program is designed to further inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders from Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe to change their respective communities and the world. To learn more, visit

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