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Conferences, projects and special events held in cooperation with friends in Germany

Extensive B.I.O. e-learning programs in biopolicy and sustainable development

2016

Participation, as Founding President of the Hellenic Chapter of the Club of Rome, in the Annual General Assembly of the Club of Rome, Berlin, November 10-11, 2016

2007

Keynote address at the bioethics conference on “Judging Values,” Karlsruhe, Germany

Participation in the meeting on “Will Europe save the planet?” sponsored by the European Union Club of Athens and featuring the German Deputy Minister of the Environment as keynote speaker. Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens

2006

Participation in the 8th German World Bank Forum, Hamburg

Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, “Biopolicy for a World in Balance: Economy – Culture – Peace.” In: World in Balance, Publication of the Global Marshall Plan Initiative. Other authors include Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, HRH Prince El Hassen bin Talal of Jordan, Vandana Shiva, Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker, and other leaders.

2005

B.I.O. establishes cooperation with the Global Marshall Plan initiative, based in Germany Flyer

Cooperation in the B.I.O. e-learning programme “Biopolicy – Education to Enrich Sustainability.”

2004

B.I.O. participation in the Seventh German World Bank Forum in Munich. BioNews No. 38 April 2004, p. 3

2003

B.I.O. participation in the Sixth German World Bank Forum in Petersberg.

Presentation and participation by Anastasios Balafoutas, Chairman of the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce, in the B.I.O. roundtable discussion on “Environment and peace – profit for society” held within the framework of the Athens Money Show.

Anastasios Balafoutas, Chairman of the Hellenic-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, participates as member of the Honorary Committee for the Bios Prize awarded to Dr. Ruud Lubbers, High Commissioner of the UNHCR.

2001

The B.I.O. President delivers keynote presentation as Member of the Board of the Euro-Arab Co-operation Centre at the conference on “Environmental Technology, Technology Transfer” held at the University of Rostock.

Professor Alfred Rest, Senior Academic Counsellor, Institute for International Public Law and Comparative Public Law, University of Cologne; Joachim Paul Schaefer, General Manager and Co-Founder, WWB WasteWater Biotechnologies GmbH; and Professor Udo Simonis, Science Centre Berlin, contribute to the publication “Racing to Save the Environment: B.I.O. International Conferences, Athens 2000-2001.”

Presentations and participation by Mr. Joachim Paul Schaefer and Mr. George Kalos, Founders and Managing Directors of WWB WasteWater Biotechnologies GmbH, in the B.I.O. roundtable discussion on “Profit and the Environment” held within the framework of the Athens Money Show. Photos, Programme

Presentations and participation by Mr. Joachim Paul Schaefer and Mr. George Kalos, Founders and Managing Directors of WWB WasteWater Biotechnologies GmbH, in the B.I.O. conference on “Biopolitics: A Vision for the Millenium, Health, Environment and Culture.”

Presentations and participation by Professors Udo Simonis of the Science Centre Berlin, and Alfred Rest, Senior Academic Counsellor of the University of Koln, in the B.I.O. conference on the “Creation of an International Court for the Environment.”

Participations by Professors Michael Opielka, Director of the Institute of Social Ecology, and Alfred Rest, Senior Academic Counsellor of the University of Koln, in the B.I.O. meeting for the Bios and Environmental Transnational Network of the European Union’s Leonardo Da Vinci Community Vocational Training Action Programme. BioNews no. 26, April 2001, p. 12-15, Photos

1999

B.I.O. participation in the GLOBE EU Conference in Bonn.

Ursula Schleicher, Vice President of the European Parliament, and Professor Udo E. Simonis from Science Centre Berlin participate in the Bios Prize award ceremony in honour of Mstislav Rostropovich, Kitty Kyriacopoulos, Anton Rupert, and Jakob von Uexkull, held in St. Petersburg.

1998

Professor Udo Simonis, Science Centre Berlin, participates in the Eighth B.I.O. International Conference on “Biopolitics – The Bio-Environment: The Budapest Sessions” and contributes to the volume of proceedings.

1997

Dr. Henry C. Dosedla of the Technical University of Coburg, and Dr. Peter Weingarten of the Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), participate in the Seventh B.I.O. International Conference on “Danube River Bonds: Bio-Environment – Bio-Culture” and contribute to the volume of proceedings.

1996

B.I.O. discussion panel held during the Europa Dialog Conference, organised by Mischka Kinderhilfe on the occasion of Mikhail Gorbachev’s visit to Landeszentralbank, Frankfurt.

1995

Professor Udo Simonis of Science Centre Berlin, participates in the International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Business Strategy held in Athens and contributes to the volume of proceedings.

1994

Professor Wilfried Gunkel, Former Director of Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, participates in the International Sakharov Festival and contributes to the volume of proceedings.

1993

B.I.O. participation in the Annual Assembly of the Club of Rome in Hannover and meeting with the President of the Club of Rome, Hannover.

Professor K. Gottstein, Director, Max-Planck Gesellschaft; Dr. C. Leipert, Science Center Berlin; Mr. P. Niesslbeck, President, BioConsult, President, VDBiol; Dr. J. Oesterreich, Member of the Board, TRIALOG; Professor Erich Taubert, Member of the Board of the United Nations Association of Germany; and Dr. Georg Winter, Chairman of the Board, German Environmental Management Association (B.A.U.M), serve as Founding Members of the International University for the Bio-Environment.

Professor Udo E. Simonis, Research Professorship in Environmental Policy at Science Center Berlin, participates in theSecond Symposium on Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment, and contributes to the volume of proceeding. Athens BioNews No. 1, October 1994, p. 4 Programme EnProgramme Gr

1992

Professor Udo Simonis of Science Center of Berlin participates in the Fifth B.I.O. International Conference on “Biopolitcs – The Bio-Environment: The Bio-Assessment of Technology” and contributes to the volume of proceedings.

Professor Udo Simonis of Science Center Berlin participates in the First Symposium on Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment held in Athens and contributes to the volume of proceedings.

1991

Participation by Dr. Ekhart Hahn, City Planner and Research Fellow at the Science Center of Berlin; Professor Udo E. Simonis, Professor of Environmental Policy at the Science Center Berlin; Professor Erich Taubert, Member of the Board of the United Nations Association of Germany; and Dr. Georg Winter, Chairman of the Board, German Environmental Management Association (B.A.U.M), in the Fourth B.I.O. International Conference on the “International University for the Bio­Environment” including contribution to the volume of proceedings.

1989

Biopolitics lecture at the Conference on Water Resources, organised by the Goethe Institute, the University of Salonica, and the Mayor of Salonica.

1988

Dr. Christian K. Leipert, Science Center Berlin; Dr. Udo E. Simonis, Director of the International Institute for Environment and Society; Professor Dr. Ernst U. von Weizsaecker, Director of the Institute for European Environmental Policy; Felicitas Richter, Secretary General, UNA German Democratic Republic; and Professor Dr.Sc. Erich Taubert, University of Weimar, participate in the Second B.I.O. International Conference on “Bios in the Next Millennium” and contribute to the volume of proceedings.

1987

Dr. Med. Ulrich Fegeler, Meteorology Institute, University of Berlin; Professor Andreas Grohmann, Institute for Water, Soil and Air Hygiene, Federal Health Office, Berlin; Professor Dr. Gunther Klein, Institute for Water, Soil and Air Hygiene, Federal Health Office, Berlin; Professor Dr. Horst Malberg, Free University Berlin; Professor Dr. Udo E. Simonis, Director, International Institute for Environment and Society; and Professor Dr. Sc. Erich Taubert, Weimar, participate in the First B.I.O. International Conference on “Biopolitics and International Cooperation” held in Athens and contribute to the volume of proceedings.

1986

B.I.O. presentation on “Biopolitics: A Pathway for International, Cultural, Technological and Environmental Cooperation” at the UNA Meeting in Berlin, during which biopolitics as an instrument for international cooperation was recommended by the chairman to 150 nations.

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