MONDAY The European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) is hosting a conference on «Changes in Professional Qualifications,» taking place at its premises in Thessaloniki. For details, call 2310.490.151 or log on to TUESDAY A four-day seminar titled «Nanotechnologies: Novel Nanostructured and Carbon Materials» starts at the the Russian Center of Science and Culture (7 Tzavela Halandri). The seminar is being hosted by the Russian Ministry for Education and Science and the Russian Scientific and Cultural Center and runs through Saturday. Call 210.672.5235 or log on to for more. WEDNESDAY The Hellenic-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is hosting a two-day conference on «The Swedish Model in Quality of Life: Health and Environment,» to take place at the Zappeion’s Aigli. To Thursday. For further information, call 210.602.2470. The 10th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises titled «Leveraging Knowledge for Innovation in Collaborative Networks» is scheduled to take place at the Piraeus Bank conference center (12-14 Katouri). For further information, visit org. THURSDAY A conference on «Management and Democracy: Quality, Effectiveness and Legalization» starts at the University of Crete campus in the city of Rethymno. The conference is being hosted by Athens University and the University of Crete and will run through Saturday. For further details, log on to www. Athens University is hosting the second international congress on «Energy and Climate Change,» starting at 9 a.m. at the University. To Friday. For further details, log on to «Heart Art in Athens,» an exhibition featuring Japanese art, opens its doors at the cultural center of the City of Athens. The exhibition will be presented in two parts, from October 8 to 17 and from October 21 to 30. For further details, call 210.364.4449. The 11th annual Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum begins at the Ledra Marriott Hotel in Athens. For further details, call 210.985.8809 or log on to www. FRIDAY The National Center of Research & Technological Development in collaboration with the French Embassy in Greece will be holding the third congress on «Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Thessaloniki» starting at 9 a.m. at its conference center at the 6th km of the Harilaou-Thermi Road, Thessaloniki. The Greek Open University is holding an international workshop on «Role and Prospects of Cultural Mediation» to be held at the Astir Hotel in Patra. See The «Child and Toys» exhibition opens its doors at the Mediterranean Exhibition Center and will run through Monday. For details, call 210.604.1410