MONDAY Beginning of school year. President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias to visit the 26th elementary school in Nikaia, Piraeus, as part of the blessing ceremony marking the start of the academic year. Communist-affiliated PAME trade union holds meeting at 6 p.m. at the Athens Imperial Hotel to discuss protest actions opposing government’s new austerity measures, such as rise in heating oil and electricity prices. Protest rallies are scheduled to take place on September 23 throughout the country. General Secretary of the Communist Party Aleka Papariga to meet at 2 p.m. with Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece (KEDKE). As part of the Thessaloniki International Fair, government-organized conference on «Innovation and Green Development in Northern Greece» to start at 9 a.m. at the Ioannis Vellidis conference center at the Helexpo fairground in Thessaloniki. For further information, log on to TUESDAY General Secretary of the Communist Party Aleka Papariga set to visit annual Thessaloniki International Fair. To Wednesday. President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias to meet at the Presidential Mansion with Health and Social Solidarity Deputy Minister Christos Aidonis and representatives of Greece’s sports authorities regarding issues related to violence in sports. Praxis Network in collaboration with the government’s General Secretariat for Research and Technology to hold a conference focusing on nano-sciences and nano-technologies. Tel. 210.360.7690, The 18th Alba Career Forum starts today and runs through Friday at its premises (2 Areos & Athinas, Vouliagmeni). WEDNESDAY Technical College (TEI) of Piraeus holds international scientific ERA-5 SynErgy Forum focusing on issues related to energy, environment, tourism and Information Technology. The event starts at 9.30 a.m. at the college’s premises on Thivon Street. To Saturday. Tel. 210.538.1011, THURSDAY The 5th International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center focusing on current trends in cardiac surgery and cardiology begins at the Eugenides Foundation and will run through Saturday. The 9th Exclusive Yachting 2010 opens its doors at Alsity Marina in Aghios Cosmas and runs through Monday. The show is open daily from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. From September 16 to 22, Thessaloniki stores will be offering products at discount prices as part of the city’s Special Prices Week. The University of Patra holds a conference on «IT and Communication Technologies in Culture, Education and Sciences» to take place at the Achaia Beach Airotel in Patra. Tel. 2610.997.120, A conference on «Water Resources and Environment» kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Grand Serai Xenia Hotel in Ioannina, northern Greece. FRIDAY The second Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology congress begins at Zappeio’s Aigli. To Saturday. A three-day conference titled «Three Genocides – One Strategy» to take place at the Old Parliament in central Athens. SUNDAY University of Patra to hold a conference on «Digital Convergence and Broadband: Applications, Potential and Perspectives» starting at 9 a.m. at the conference center of the University. Tel. 2610.910.347,

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