ECONOMY

In Brief

MONDAY Political parties, youth groups and other organizations stage a march to the US Embassy in commemoration of the student uprising at the National Technical University of Athens 35 years ago. Culture Minister Michalis Liapis is to inaugurate the offices of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. TUESDAY The Coastal Shipping Transport Council meets at 1 p.m. at the central building of the Ministry for Merchant Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy. WEDNESDAY The Federation of University Professors and Teachers begins a 48-hour strike in response to the European Court’s decision in favor of recognizing the degrees of graduates of private colleges in Greece. On the occasion of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which begins today, the Federation of Associations of Young Entrepreneurs is hosting a series of events over the next seven days in Thiseion, central Athens. For more information, log on to www. enterpriseweek.gr. The British School at Athens is hosting a lecture on the «Encounters of British Architects in Byzantium» by British School archivist Amalia Kakissis. Registration at 7 p.m., lecture starts at 7.30 p.m. For more information, contact www.bhcc.gr. THURSDAY Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis is expected to table the final draft of the 2009 budget in Parliament. FRIDAY The University of Patras is organizing an event on «International Developments in Educational Leadership and School Improvement» at the General Confederation of Greek Labor’s amphitheater in Athens. Starting at 6.30 p.m., its keynote speaker will be David Frost, senior lecturer at Cambridge University. For more information, call 6977.200946, or e-mail [email protected] SATURDAY The Observatory for the Rights of Children and the Children’s Ombudsman are organizing a two-day conference in Athens on the protection and safeguarding of children’s rights in Greece in the 21st century and the promotion of the United Nations Convention. For further information, call 210.259.9367. The fourth annual conference «Corporate Entrepreneurship» by the American College of Thessaloniki is being held at Anatolia College’s Raphael Hall, with Dimitris Daskalopoulos (president of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises – SEV) and Michael Kapellas (chairman and CEO of First Data) as keynote speakers. For more information, send an e-mail to [email protected] SUNDAY The Herakleidon, Experience in Visual Arts venue hosts «Music and Motion Workshops» for elementary school pupils aged 10-12. The workshops will be held every Sunday for another three weeks. For more information, log on to www.herakleidon-art.gr.