Monday Prime Minister George Papandreou visits Thessaloniki to chair party’s Central Macedonia regional meeting at the Porto Palace Hotel, starting 3 p.m. The Union of Greek Physicists is organizing a five-day festival focusing on «Science meets Citizens,» to take place at the Technopolis arts complex in Gazi. For further information, log on to www.eef.gr. President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias is to meet with Interior Minister Yiannis Ragousis at 1 p.m. and with visiting Bulgarian Defense Minister Anyu Angelov at 2 p.m. Tuesday The Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology in collaboration with the National Research Foundation hold a conference on «Bioscience and its Importance to Society» at 7.30 p.m. at the Leonidas Zervas Amphitheater of the NRF, 48 Vas. Constantinou. For info: www.eie.gr Wednesday Members of the European Parliament Marietta Giannakou and Ioannis Tsoukalas hold an open discussion on «Development: Research-Knowledge-Technology: The Model of Decentralized Development and the Role of Local Authorities.» The conference starts at 12.30 p.m. at the European Parliament Bureau in Athens, 8 Amalias. Tel 210.331.0450. The third Insurance Money Conference starts at 9 a.m. at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel. For information, call 210.998.4909 or log on to www.moneyconferences.com. Panteion University holds the 19th panhellenic conference on «Academic Libraries» at its premises, through November 5. Info: 210.920.1001 or log on to http://library.panteion.gr Athens University of Economics and Business holds a conference on «Young People and Crisis or Young People in Crisis?» starting at 1 p.m. at its campus. Tel 210.820.3216 or log on to www. www.aueb.gr Thursday Constantine Karamanlis Institute for Democracy holds a conference on «Securing Prosperity for All: Values and Policies of the Social Market Economy» starting at 6 p.m. at the amphitheater in the Karatzas Building, National Bank of Greece. For information, log on to www.idkaramanlis.gr The Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts the business forum «Constructa The First Black Sea Partnership Forum on Eco-Compatible Construction Materials» to take place at the chamber’s offices in Thessaloniki. Info: www.ebeth.gr Hellenic Chartered Financial Analyst Society holds a lecture on «Investing in Frontier Markets» delivered by Baldwin Berges, managing director Silk Invest Limited. The lecture starts at 6.30 p.m. at the King George Hotel. For further information, log on to www.cfasociety.gr The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies of the Institute of International Relations (IDIS) holds a conference on «The Importance of the November 2 Elections in USA» starting at 1 p.m. at the IDIS premises, 3-5 Hill in Plaka. For information, call 210.331.2325-7 or log on to www.idis.gr A scientific congress on «Social Applications for Lifelong Learning» starts at 9.30 a.m. at the University of Patra and runs until tomorrow. For information, log on to http://thaleia.westgate.gr/sall2010/index.php?menu=6 Friday The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology holds a conference on «Promoting Excellence in Clinical Research: From Idea to Publication» starting at 9 a.m. at the ESHRE campus in Thessaloniki. To tomorrow. For information, log on to www.eshre.eu Sunday Municipal and prefectural elections to take place throughout the country.