This Week

Monday Mare Forum 2006 opens in Athens, bringing together the authors of the European Union’s Green Paper on Integrated Maritime Policy, along with high-level political and industry figures. The forum, titled «Everything Flows,» is being held at the Astir Palace Hotel. For more information log on to To Tuesday. European Dynamics Day 2006 takes place in Crete. It is a European forum for developments in theory and applications of non-linear dynamics. To Friday. Tuesday Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis meets with Senator Hillary Clinton in Washington. Bakoyannis is also due to inaugurate the new Greek Embassy in Washington. The Greek Federation of Bank Employee Unions (OTOE) meets with bank representatives in Athens. Wednesday The Observatory for the Greek Information Society organizes its first European summit: «Observing the IT Society» in Athens. The objective of the summit is to bring together speakers for information society and promote the best use of information. For further details log on to To Friday. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis is to meet with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Washington. She is also due to meet with National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at the White House. The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) is organizing the forum «Greece: International East Mediterranean Cruise Hub» at the conference center of the Piraeus Port Authority. It is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization. Thursday The Hellenic Society for Social Pediatrics and Health Promotion is holding the 18th Panhellenic Congress titled «Child, Health and Culture.» The congress is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Health. To Saturday. The 20th International Exhibition for Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Digital Technology opens at HELEXPO in Thessaloniki. To Sunday. EURONEM New Effective Media organizes a workshop titled «Europe and the Third World» at Technopolis, Gazi. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the European Union, the office of the European Parliament in Greece and UNICEF. Friday The Spartathalon race, covering the 246 kilometers between Athens and Sparta, begins. The reenactment of the historic race, which is to feature leading athletes from all over the world, is being organized and funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. To Saturday. The Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Democritus University of Thrace is holding an international conference on the island of Naxos on «Sustainable Management and Development of Mountains and Island Areas.» To Sunday. The 1st International Congress on Pop Culture and Education is to be held in Volos. It is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and the International Organization of Folk Art of UNESCO. To October 10.