Progress 1995-2004

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PROGRESS 2004

Distinctions

New B.I.O. divisions

  • B.I.O. Division created in Portugal, under the auspices of the Oporto University Medical School. Dr. Maria Barroso Soares is President of the Division.BioNews, No. 38 April 2004 p.1

B.I.O. international conferences

Programmes in bio-education

  • Development of 14 tutor-supported e-Learning programmes in Agriculture, Architecture, Diplomacy, Economics, Energy, Ethics, Health, History, Legislation, Technology, Tourism, the Common Agriculture Policy, People with a Disability in Modern Society, and Mythos: Rivers and Mountains of Greece.
  • B.I.O. participates as core partner in the EU Leonardo da Vinci “Bios & Environment Transnational Network” programme. Development of extensive educational material and networking in bio-education
  • Participation in “Youth Farm” Leonardo da Vinci educational programme for young farmers, coordinated by Intercollege Cyprus BioNews no. 38, April 2004, p. 10
  • Participation as academic liaison in the World Bank’s European Academic Action Network for Development
  • Co-operation in the development and teaching of biopolicy courses with the Eastern University of Science and Technology, Shandong, China
  • Working group for bio-education within the framework of the European Union programme on “Prospects for Technology and Investigation”
  •  “Family Concept in Modern City Life” a youth workshop in cooperation with Fatih University Istanbul
  • Bios Schools organised throughout the year in St. Petersburg, Russia

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Keynote address, Olympia Forum, Athens
  • Keynote address, 11th International Conference of the World Society for Hellenism and Orthodoxy, Union of Greek Journalists, Athens
  • Participation in the tenth Annual General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, The Vatican BioNews No. 38– April 2004, p. 3
  • Keynote address at the kick-off meeting of the “Youth Farm” Leonardo da Vinci Programme, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Keynote address at the conference on “Problems of the Modern World and the Cultural Role of Greece” organised by the municipality of Patras in cooperation with Olympia Forum
  • Keynote address, steering committee meeting of the “Bios & Environment Transnational Network” Leonardo da Vinci programme in Palermo, Italy
  • Special keynote address, Women’s International Club, Athens
  • Participation in the Organising Committee and keynote lecture at “The Hague Conference on Environment and Security in the 21st Century,” Peace Palace, The Hague BioNews No. 38– April 2004, p. 3
  • Participation in the Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, Brussels BioNews No. 38– April 2004, p. 3
  • Participation in the Seventh German World Bank Forum, Munich BioNews No. 38– April 2004, p. 3
  • Keynote speech, Youth Women’s Christian Association of Greece, Athens
  • Participation in the Environmental Technology for a Modern Society Symposium, organised by the Norwegian Embassy and Innovation Norway, Athens
  • Keynote speech and chair at the III International Congress on Bioethics, Cuenca, Spain BioNews No. 40 Oct. 2004, p.15
  • Keynote address at the conference on “Mass-Individualisation of higher education for the knowledge-based society,” The Netherlands
  • Participation in the Economist Meetings on defence, e-government, and biotechnology
  • Presentation of the B.I.O. publication “People with a Disability in Modern Society” to the Paraplegic Society of northern Greece

B.I.O. Publications

Awareness raising

  • Extensive B.I.O. campaign to improve accessibility to beaches for people with a disability
  • World Referendum to invite every individual on the planet to vote for the protection of the environment

Media coverage


PROGRESS 2003

Distinctions

  • Renomination for the J. William Fulbright Award for International Understanding

Bios prize

  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees and former Premier of the Netherlands, Ruud Lubbers, is honoured with the Bios Prize in recognition of his global leadership and millennium vision, during a special award ceremony in Athens BioNews No. 34 April 2003 – p. 1 , 8- 11 Photos

B.I.O. international conferences  

  • “Ecological Protection of Planet Earth – Bio-Environment – Bio-Culture,” National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria. B.I.O. is co-organiser of the conference along with the International Research Centre, Greece; the National Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria; Democritus University of Thrace, Greece; the University of Sunderland, UK; the Technical University of Dresden, Germany; the University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; the National Observatory of Athens, Greece BioNews No. 34 , April 2003 p. 15 Programme
  • Profit and the Bio-Environment, Athens Money Show. Roundtable discussions with the participation of environmental experts and business executives
  • •8th Annual Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia BioNews No. 34 April 2003 – p. 3

Programmes in bio-education

  • B.I.O. participates as core partner in the EU Leonardo da Vinci “Bios & Environment Transnational Network” programme. Development of extensive educational material and networking in bio-education
  • Working group for bio-education within the framework of the European Union programme on “Foresight: Prospects for Technology and Investigation”
  • Bios Schools organised throughout the year in St. Petersburg BioNews No. 34 April 2003 – p. 3
  •  Invitation for co-operation in the formulation of biopolitics curricula by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Rosario in Argentina BioNews No. 34 April 2003 – p. 3

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Participation in the delegation of the International Bioethics Society (SIBI) honouring the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe with the SIBI bioethics prize. Award ceremony and meetings in Strasbourg BioNews No. 34 , April 2003 p. 3
  • Meeting with the World Bank Vice Presidency for Europe and discussion of prospects for future co-operation, Paris Programme
  • Keynote lecture at the conference of the Institute of Interbalkan Relations, Athens BioNews No. 34 , April 2003 p. 3 Programme
  • Participation in the Annual General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, The Vatican BioNews No. 34 , April 2003 p. 3 Programme
  • Keynote speech at the Heleco ’03 Fourth International Exhibition and Conference on Environmental Technology, Athens BioNews No. 34 , April 2003 p. 3
  • Keynote speech at a luncheon hosted by the Ambassador of Thailand, with the participation of several Ambassadors from APEC (Asian-Pacific Economic Co-operation) countries
  • Lecture on “Olympic values and environmental protection – the contribution of volunteers,” Filothei City Hall, Athens
  • Participation in the environmental law symposium on the “Role of the Judiciary in the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law” organised by the International Court of the Environment Foundation (ICEF) in Rome, Italy
  • Keynote speech, 13th Conference on “Environmental protection is a Must,” Alexandria, Egypt BioNews No. 36 , October 2003 p. 3 Programme
  • Participation in the Sixth German World Bank Forum, Petersberg, Germany
  • Keynote lecture at the international conference on “Nature, Science, Technology and Religion – Our New Bioethical Issues, An International Dialogue,” Chennai, India BioNews No. 34 , April 2003 p. 3

B.I.O. publications

  • “Bio-Syllabus for European Environmental Education” 10 volumes on Architecture, Diplomacy, Economics, Energy, Ethics, Health, History, Legislation, Technology and Tourism (English, 880 pages) Link to publications page
  • Agriculture and the Environment – How to Promote Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development. Cooperation Between Greece and Turkey in the development and dissemination of educational material for agriculture and rural development (English)
  • Agriculture and the Environment – How to Promote Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development. Cooperation Between Greece and Turkey in the development and dissemination of educational material for agriculture and rural development, CD-rom
  • “Mythos and the Bio-Environment. A Contribution to Bio-Culture” CD-Rom (in press)
  • Quarterly publication of “BioNews,” the B.I.O. newspaper

Other publications

  • “International co-operation in defence of the environment – the Balkan countries” Proceedings from the conference of the Institute of Interbalkan Relations, Athens

Media coverage


PROGRESS 2002

Distinctions

  • Re-nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Nomination for the J. William Fulbright Award for International Understanding
  • Founding Member of the Balkan Academy of Science, New Culture and Sustainable Development
  • Member of the Academic Committee of the Regional Interdisciplinary Programme for Bioethics in Latin America

B.I.O. Conferences

  • “Rio+10 urgent steps beyond sustainable development,” roundtable discussion in view of the upcoming Earth Summit in Johannesburg, Athens Money Show BioNews no. 30 April 2002, p. 1 , BioNews no. 32 Oct. 2002, p. 5.
  • “Profit and Values – Bio-Environment – Bio-Culture” Biopolitics at the Athens Money Show. Roundtable discussion with the participation of environmental experts and business executives BioNews no. 32 Oct. 2002, p. 5 Programme
  • 7th Annual Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia  BioNews no. 32  Oct. 2002, p. 4 Programme,Photo

Seminars / Special Events

  • Lecture on “Olympic values and the bio-environment” at the Greek Language Foundation conference, Athens
  • Participation in the Annual General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, The Vatican Programme
  • Opening lecture, EURO-SUSTAIN conference, Rhodes BioNews no. 30 April 2002, p. 3 Programme
  • Lecture at the Municipality of Filothei, Greece Programme
  • Keynote speech at the IVth International Conference of the Foundation for Mediterranean Co-operation, Athens BioNews no. 30 April 2002, p. 3 Programme
  • Keynote speech, 12th Conference on “Environmental protection is a Must,” Alexandria, Egypt BioNews no. 30 April 2002, p. 3
  • Keynote speech, OECD workshop on “Innovative soil plant systems for sustainable agricultural systems,” Izmir, Turkey Programme
  • Participation in the second Ministerial Conference on the Environment and Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, Hellenic Ministry of the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, Athens. Programme
  • Lecture at the 8th FECS Conference on “Chemistry and the environment,” Athens
  • Speech at the “Christian Anthropology and Bio-Technological Progress” international conference, organised by the Orthodox Academy of Crete in co-operation with the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology and the Technical University of Crete. Programme
  • Contribution to the commemorative programme for United Nations Day and the International Year of Mountains, United Nations Association of Singapore Programme
  • Participation as Vice-President of the International Bioethics Society in the Society’s Biannual Scientific Committee meeting, Gijon, Spain BioNews no. 32 Oct. 2002, p. 10 Programme
  • Keynote speaker and Chair of the session on environmental ethics, World Bioethics Congress, Gijon Spain BioNews no. 30 April 2002, p. 9
  • Keynote speech at the international conference on “Biotechnology – State of the Art and Prospects of Development,” Moscow, Russia. Programme
  • Participation in the Sustainable Product Design 7th International Conference, Centre for Sustainable Design, UK
  • Keynote speech at the “Going Green Care Innovation 2002″ international conference, Vienna, Austria

Programmes in bio-education

  • B.I.O. participates as core partner in the EU Leonardo da Vinci “Bios & Environment Transnational Network” programme. Development of extensive educational material and networking in bio-education
  • B.I.O.’s educational material translated in Romanian, Slovak, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, within the framework of the EU Leonardo da Vinci “Bio-Environment and New Millennium” programme
  •  “Protecting the Bio-Environment: A priority in Bioethics” and “Bio-Environment-Bio-Culture: Mobilising Technology and the Arts in Environmental Protection” Biopolitics lectures at the summer course organised at the Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spain
  • Working group for bio-education within the framework of the European Union programme on “Prospects for Technology and Investigation”

B.I.O. Publications

  • “Bio-Syllabus for European Environmental Education”CD-Rom and 10 printed volumes on Architecture, Diplomacy, Economics, Energy, Ethics, Health, History, Legislation, Technology and Tourism
  • ”Patmos – Bio-environment – Bio-culture” CR-rom
  • “Mythos and the Bio-Environment. A Contribution to Bio-Culture” CD-Rom (in press)
  • Quarterly publication of “BioNews,” the official B.I.O. newspaper

Other Publications

  • “Biopolitics – Bio-Culture. International Co-operation for a Better Future.” In Bioethics and Society, published by the Regional Interdisciplinary Programme for Bioethics in Latin America, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Rosario National University, Argentina
  • The protection of life a as primary responsibility of Christian love,”Proceedings of the VIIth General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life”, The Vatican
  • “Biopolitics – the bio-environment. A new vision in product development and policy” Proceedings from the Euro-Sustain 2002 conference, Greece
  • Bio-policy-a Prerequisite for Sustainable Agriculture, in Innovative Soil-Plant Systems for Sustainable Agricultural Practices Cover  Summary
  • Environment and Olympics, Proposals for the Millenium, Cover, Abstract (GR)

Media Coverage


PROGRESS 2001

Honours and Distinctions

  • The B.I.O. President is re-nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, by Nobel Laureate International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  • Nomination for the J. William Fullbright Award for International Understanding
  • The President is elected Member of the Board of the Euro-Arab Co-operation Centre BioNews no. 28, Oct. 2001, p. 3

B.I.O. Conferences

Seminars / Special Events

  • Keynote presentation on globalisation and the environment, at the conference sponsored by the Canellopoulos Foundation. Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Keynote presentation at the conference on “Environment and the Olympic Games” sponsored by the Hellenic Society of Environmental Law, Athens
  • Slovak participants from the TEMPUS Mobilities EU programme visit Greece to take part in a Biopolitics clean energy and environmental administration project in co-operation with the Regional Energy Centre of the Peloponnese and Action Link/Action Synergy SA
  • Presentation at the Annual General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life
  • Keynote presentation as Member of the Board of the Euro-Arab Co-operation Centre at the conference on “Environmental Technology, Technology Transfer” University of Rostock, Germany BioNews no. 26, April 2001 p.3
  • Keynote speech, plenary session, 7th European Roundtable on Cleaner Production, Lund, Sweden BioNews no. 26, April 2001 p.5
  • Keynote speech, conference on “Olympic Values, Tourism and Culture,” Ancient Olympia Greece
  • Keynote presentation as Member of the Scientific Committee at the 11th International Conference on “Environmental Protection is a Must.” Alexandria, Egypt BioNews no. 26, April 2001, p. 5
  • Keynote presentation at Panteion University, Athens
  • Keynote speaker at the conference on “Tomorrow’s Europe – women in action” organised by the International Association for the Promotion of Women of Europe. Rhodes, Greece BioNews no. 28, Oct. 2001, p.3 Photos, Programme
  • Biopolitics session on “The Environment as a Symbol of the Crisis” at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly conference themed “What Lifestyles for the Third Millennium”
  • Participation as Vice-President of the International Bioethics Society in the Society’s Biannual Scientific Committee meeting, Gijon, Spain BioNews no. 28, Oct. 2001 , p. 3
  •  Keynote presentation at the “Gaia and Culture Symposium,” sponsored by the Forum 2001 Foundation. Tuscany, Italy BioNews no. 28 April 2001 p. 3, Programme
  • Bio-Environment – Health and Olympic Values” keynote presentation at the Eighth International Physical Therapy Symposium, Cephalonia, Greece BioNews no. 28, Oct. 2001, p. 3
  • Presentation at the OECD workshop on “Innovative soil plant systems for sustainable agricultural systems,” sponsored by the University of Ankara. Izmir, Turkey
  • Honorary Co-Chairmanship of the International Scientific Conference “Urban gardens and parks: past, modern and future” sponsored by the Ukrainian State University of Forestry and Wood Technology. Lviv, Ukraine BioNews no. 28, Oct. 2001, p. 3
  • Keynote presentation at the conference on “Women and leadership,” Syros, Greece BioNews no. 28, Oct. 2001, p. 3
  • Keynote presentation at the Second National Congress on Bioethics, Oporto University, Portugal BioNews no. 28, Oct. 2001, p. 3. Programme, Photos
  • Keynote presentation at the conference of the General Organisation of Remote Sensing, Syria Meetings with State officials at the office of the President of the Romanian Republic, and with representatives from the School of Management.
  • “Legal frameworks for environmental progress” keynote presentation at the conference on “Europe’s enterprise strategy” organised by the Progressio Foundation, London BioNews no. 28, Oct. 2001, p. 15
  • Keynote presentation at the International EMECS Conference in Kobe, Japan
  • Keynote presentation at the conference on Journalism, organised under the auspices of the French Institute, Patras, Greece
  • Keynote presentation on “Conflict resolution” at the XXIII Indian Geography Congress. Sagar, India
  • Keynote presentation at the Petroleum Institute conference, Cairo, Egypt BioNews no. 26 April 2001, p.3

B.I.O. Publications

  • “Bio-Syllabus for European Environmental Education” CD-ROM and printed education manuals (in prep.) sponsored by the European Commission
  • “Biopolitics – the bio-environment – Bios Olympiad,” proceedings from the B.I.O. conference held in 1999 in Ancient Olympia (Greek edition, 299 pp.)
  • “Bio-policy – bio-culture: needed global priorities for environmental protection.” Contribution to Our Fragile World, UNESCO Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK Cover, Contents
  • Biopolitics – the bio-environment: social and environmental aspects of human existence.” Opening article in the first issue of the Journal of Integrative Anthropology, published by Odessa State Medical University, Ukraine
  • “Bio-policy – a prerequisite for sustainable agriculture.” Proceedings from the OECD workshop on Innovative soil plant systems for sustainable agricultural systems, Izmir, Turkey
  • “Reviving urban green spaces: a bios vision for the millennium.” Proceedings from the International Scientific Conference on Urban gardens and parks: past, modern and future, sponsored by the Ukrainian State University of Forestry and Wood Technology, Lviv, Ukraine BioNews no. 28, Oct. 2001, p. 3
  • “Biopolitics and Olympic values: health and the environment.” Proceedings from the Eighth International Physical Therapy Symposium, Cephalonia, Greece
  • “Bio-policy in Cleaner Production – new societal structure, new thinking.” Proceedings from the 7th European Roundtable on Cleaner Production, Lund, Sweden BioNews no. 26, April 2001 p.5

Media Coverage


PROGRESS 2000

Honours and Distinctions

  • The B.I.O. President is re-nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, by Nobel Laureate International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  • Nomination for the J. William Fullbright Award for International Understanding
  • The President is elected Member of the Board of the Euro-Arab Co-operation Centre

B.I.O. Conferences

Bios Prizes


Seminars/Special Events

  • Round table discussion on “New Century – New Dimensions – Environment,” at the World Conference on Bioethics organised by the International Bioethics Society (SIBI), Gijon, Spain BioNews no. 22 , April 2000, p. 1 , BioNews no. 24, Oct. 2000, p.14, Programme
  • “Bio-Culture – Bio-Environment – Millennium Values,” keynote presentation at the millennium celebration on the island of Patmos, Greece
  • Biopolitics at the Pontifical Academy for Life’s General Assembly, The Vatican. Photos
  • Participation in the seminar on “Environmental Obligations and Opportunities for Business,” British Embassy, Athens BioNews no. 22, April 2000, p. 3
  • Presentation in the organisational meeting for the conference on “What Lifestyles for the Third Millennium?” Council of Europe, Paris
  • Biopolitics presentation in “Forum 2000″ conference of the American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture, Tampa, Florida, USA. Programme
  • Biopolitics at the Wilton Park Conference on “Earth Summit 2002: Identifying the Agenda,” Wiston House, UK BioNews no. 22, April 2000, p. 3
  • Biopolitics keynote at the International Centre for Bioethics Conference, Trieste, Italy BioNews no. 22 , April 2000, p. 15
  • Opening lecture at the conference on “Environmental Protection is a Must,” held by the Euro-Arab Co-operation Centre and the University of Alexandria, Egypt BioNews no.24, Oct.2000, p. 3. Programme, Photos
  • B.I.O. participates as a partner in the Leonardo da Vinci European Union Project “Bio-environment and New Millennium”
  • Biopolitics keynote at the conference on “Tourism and Culture,” Ancient Olympia, Greece
  • Participation in the Working Group for the establishment of an International Court for the Environment, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague BioNews no. 24, Oct. 2000, p.5
  • Participation in the Earth Charter Launch in the presence of HM Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands, Peace Palace, The Hague. Programme
  • Ten-day B.I.O. lecture series on environmental management and legislation for university teachers and government employees from Eastern Europe, in the framework of the EU Tempus Programme. Academia Istropolitana Nova, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Opening lecture at the Fourth Annual Conference of Arcadians Abroad, Arcadia, Greece. Programme
  • Plenary Session presentation at the conference Praga 2000 Natura Megapolis, organised by the Czech IUCN, Prague, Czech Republic BioNews no. 24, Oct. 2000, p. 15, Programme
  • Participation in the State of the World Forum, New York, USA, BioNews no. 24, Oct. 2000, p. 3
  • Participation in the Working Group of the International Court for the Environment Foundation, New York, USA, BioNews no. 24, Oct. 2000, p. 5
  • Contribution to the proceedings of the environmental conference held at the University of Krakow, Poland
  • Co-operation in the field of public administration and training with the National Agency of Civil Servants, Romania. Meetings with State officials at the office of the President of the Romanian Republic, and with representatives from the School of Management. Programme
  • Plenary Session opening address and keynote presentation on health and environmental education. International Conference on “Chemical Education and Sustainable Development”, Mendeleyev University, Moscow, Programme 
  •  Chairing of the session on “What is Globalisation’s Impact on the Environment?” Wilton Park, UK. Photo
  • Biopolitics seminar and panel discussion organised by the Indonesian Council for World Affairs and distinguished B.I.O. member Ambassador Irawan Abidin
  • Keynote lecture at the Greek Culture Celebrations, University of South Alabama, USA
  • Lecture at the conference sponsored by the Institute of Petroleum Research. Cairo, Egypt.
  • Presentation at the conference on “The jurisdiction and control for the actuality of the human right to the environment,” sponsored by the International Court for the Environment Foundation. Rome, Italy
  • Steering Committee meeting for the EU Leonardo da Vinci programme “Bio-Environment and New Millennium.” Larnaca, Cyprus. B.I.O. participates as a partner organisation in the project, co-ordinated by Action Link/Action Synergy S.A.
  • In co-operation with Action Link/Action Synergy S.A. and Academia Istropolitana Nova within the framework of the EU Phare project, B.I.O. will host participants of the environmental summer seminar held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Co-operation in environmental projects with Greek municipal authorities

B.I.O. Publications

  • “Bio-Syllabus for European Environmental Education” CD-ROM and printed education manuals (in prep.) sponsored by the European Commission BioNews no. 24 , Oct. 2000, p. 8-9
  • “Bios Olympiad,” Monograph by A. Vlavianos-Arvanitis (Greek edition, 111 pp.)
    • “Biopolitics – the bio-environment – Bios Olympiad,” proceedings from the B.I.O. conference held in 1999 in Ancient Olympia (Greek edition, in press)
  •  “Environmental Legislation, Energy and Environment, Industry and Environment” Open education manuals prepared within the framework of the European Union Leonardo da Vinci “Bio-Environment and New Millennium” project
  • Quarterly publication of BioNews, the official B.I.O. newspaper
  • “Bios Prizes in St. Petersburg – a Millennium of Bio-Culture,” video release (English, Greek)
  • “The Kogi of Colombia – a Tradition of Safeguarding the Environment,” video release (English, Greek)
  • “Biopolitics – the bio-environment – the biopolitical context of pluriculturality,” contribution to the volume of proceedings from the conference on “The Challenges of Pluriculturality in Europe” in co-operation with Europe House Zagreb
  • Prague—”Biopolitics – the bio-environment – biopolis versus megapolis: a millennium vision,” contribution to the volume of proceedings and CD-ROM from the conference “Praga 2000 Natura Megapolis” of the Czech IUCN

Media Coverage


PROGRESS 1999

Honours and distinctions

  • Re-nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, by Professor Sergei Grachev, Co-President, Nobel Laureate International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Russia.
  • Special award by the “Olympic Idea” Association, for leadership in the promotion of the Olympic Idea as a spiritual and athletic ideal Bionews no. 20, October 1999, p. 6
  • The President joins the Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for Research and Development, Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Uganda

B.I.O. international conferences

  • “Bio-Environment – Bio-Culture: Olympic Values for the Next Millennium” Bios Olympiad held at the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia, Greece, with the participation of diplomats, parliamentarians, university professors, business leaders and EU representatives from several countries. Programme
  •  Biopolitics Millennium Event in St. Petersburg, under the patronage of the Vice President of the Government of the Russian Federation

Bios Prizes/Bios Olympiads

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • “Biopolitics – Bio-Culture – A New Renaissance in Business.” Roundtable with the participation of Greek business leaders, held within the framework of the Hellenic-Italian Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual Conference. Holiday Inn Hotel, Athens, Greece Bionews no. 18, April 1999, p.3. Programme, Photos
  • Biopolitics at the international conference on the Challenges of Pluriculturality in Europe. Europe House Zagreb, Croatia Bionews no.18, April 1999,p. 3, Programme
  • The President participates as founding member in the environmental law conference on the Role of an International Court on the Environment in Achieving Global Environmental Justice. The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA Bionews no. 18 April 1999, p.4, Bionews no.20 October 1999,p.3, Programme
  • “Biopolitics – the Bio-Environment – A New Renaissance in Business.” Biopolitics roundtable with the participation of key business leaders. Euro-American Women’s Council annual conference, Grande Bretagne Hotel, Athens, Greece Bionews no. 18, April 1999, p.5, Bionews no. 20, October 1999, p. 6, Programme
  • Biopolitics presentation, General Assembly, Pontifical Academy for Life, The Vatican Bionews no. 18, April 1999,p.3
  • Biopolitics keynote, Forum of the American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture, Tampa, Florida, USA Bionews no. 18, April 1999,p.3, Programme
  • The President participates in a discussion panel for Earth Day 99. Cooper Union Great Hall, New York, USA Bionews no. 18 April 1999, p.4, Programme
  • As Vice President of the International Bioethics Society (SIBI), the B.I.O. President participates in a SIBI meeting in Gijon, Spain Bionews no. 18, April 1999, p.5
  • Biopolitics at the HELECO ’99 environmental expo and conference. June 3-6, Thessaloniki, Greece.Programme
  • Biopolitics keynote, Rotary Club of Vouliagmeni, Greece Bionews no. 18, April 1999,p.3
  • Biopolitics keynote, Rotary Club of Kalithea, Greece. Programme
  • The President participates in the NATO 50the Anniversary Conference in Athens Bionews no. 18, April 1999,p.3
  • Participation in the GLOBE EU Conference in Bonn. Meetings with parliamentarians from around the world.
  • Biopolitics keynote at the 2nd European Congress of Dialogue and Universalism, Poland
  • The President participates as honoured international guest in the Zero Emissions Research Institute Conference in Colombia Bionews no.20, October 1999,p. 9
  • Lecture at Rosario University, Bogota, by official invitation from the Dean, Professor Eduardo Barajas BioNews no. 22 , April 2000, p. 6, Programme
  • The President participates as keynote speaker in the Opening Session of the MEDCOAST Conference. Turkey. Programme, Photos
  • Biopolitics keynote, conference on Tourism and Culture, organised in Halkida, Greece, by Mentor Investment Consultants S.A.. Programme
  • Participation in the conference on Greek-Egyptian Investments, following an official invitation from the President of the National Bank of Egypt
  • Lecture, Piraeus University of Economics, Greece
  • Biopolitics keynote, Conference of the General Secretariat of Greeks Abroad, Thessaloniki, Greece

B.I.O. activities

  • Bios Camerata Concert, under the auspices of the Mayor of Filiothei, Greece. Programme, Photos
  • The B.I.O. President visits Slovenia as part of the official delegation of the President of the Hellenic Republic. Meetings with several government representatives and press conferences. Plans for a B.I.O. event under the auspices of the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Development. Biopolitics in Ukraine. Launch of the official B.I.O. branch in Kiev, under the auspices of the Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Professor Konstantin Sytnik, and the Deputy Minister of Culture, Dr. Leonid Novokhatko

B.I.O. publications

  • “Biopolitics – the Bio-Environment” – Publication of the B.I.O. CD-ROM, a learning tool for the implementation of environmental concepts in every academic discipline and professional initiative. The CD reflects more than fourteen years of B.I.O. experience in the field, and features events, publications, audio-visual material and an extensive cross-reference library. Bionews no. 18 April 1999, p.4
  • Biopolitics – The Bio-Environment VII, The Budapest Sessions. Proceedings from the Eighth B.I.O. International Conference, held in Budapest, in September 1998 (English, 271 pp.)
  • Quarterly publication of “BioNews,” the official B.I.O. newspaper

Media Coverage


PROGRESS 1998

Awards – Distinctions

  • Re-nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, by Professor Dusan Kanazir, f. President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Minister of Science and Technology
  • Honorary Professor of St. Petersburg State Technological University for Plant Polymers and Member of the International Academy of Ecology and Human and Nature Safety Sciences. Official ceremony in St. Petersburg. Programme,  Photos
  • Special award for her outstanding leadership, millennium vision and contribution to world peace. The award was presented by US Ambassador to Greece, Mr. R. Nicholas Burns.
  • “Peace through Tourism Award” from the World Association of Travel Agencies, Malta Bionews no.18, April 1999, p.4

B.I.O. International Conferences

  •  Eighth International Biopolitics conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. September 17-20. I.U.B.E. training seminars for teachers and public administrators Bionews no. 16, October 1998, p. 8-12, Programme, Photos
  • Annual Bios-Olympiad in St. Petersburg, September 13-16 Bionews no.16, October 1998, p. 5,Programme
  • “Bio-environment – Bio-culture,” Hellenic-Ukrainian Conference with the participation of government delegations from both countries. Extensive media coverage. Bionews no.16, October 1998,p. 6-7, Programme, Photos
    In addition two cultural events were part of the conference, an art exhibit of the famous Ukrainian micro-miniaturist Nikolai Syadristy and a concert at the Municipal Theatre of Athens by talented young Ukrainian musicians.”Bio-environment – Bio-culture,” (Publication of proceedings in Greek)

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • Biopolitics at the Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia, within the framework of the Second Global Conference of the Region of Ileia, Greece. “Bio-Environment – Bio-Culture,” as the governing theme for all Cultural Olympiads in the third millennium, is unanimously adopted as one of the predominant conference resolutions. Bionews no.20, October 1999, p.7, Programme, Photos
  • Biopolitics at the Third Annual Forum of the Euro-American Women’s Council. Bionews no.16, October 1998, p.3. Programme, Photos
  • Keynote address, “Byzantium – a landmark in European culture,” conference at the University of Athens. Programme
  • Keynote address, “The Role of Orthodoxy in the Modern World,” conference of the Society for Hellenic-American Friendship, Athens. Programme
  • Biopolitics keynote address, “Senior Citizens in the Information Age” conference sponsored by the Municipality of Athens. Programme
  • Biopolitics keynote address, conference on “Business Insurance and Private Banking” sponsored by Euro-Business, Athens. Programme
  • Keynote luncheon address, “Profit and the Bio-environment,” Association of Chief Executive Officers conference, Athens Bionews no.16, October 1998,p.3, Programme
  • Keynote speech, DEMYC-YEPP Summer Conference, hosted by ONNED, Kos, Greece. Programme
  • Participation in the Pontifical Academy for Life General Assembly, the Vatican. Photos
  • International Bioethics Society meeting in Gijon, Spain. Photos

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Lecture, Open University, N. Ionia, Athens. Programme
  • Lecture, European Perspectives, Athens. Meetings with FYROM representatives and discussion of plans for co-operation on bio-environmental education
  • Biopolitics at the American Community Schools Academy career day, Athens

B.I.O. Events

  • Series of BIO events in St. Petersburg. Wide Press and TV coverage. Bionews no. 14, April 1998, p.3
  • Creation of “Bio-Alba,” the BIO branch in Albania. Programme
  • The BIO President visits Albania and meets with the Vice Prime-minister and other government members and representatives. Future plans for “Bio-Alba” are discussed. Programme
  • Official proposal to launch the BIO World Referendum in India and South-east Asia. Initiative to be placed under the auspices of the Governor of Gorakhpur. The Referendum is signed by 50 million people in the area.
  • Two official proposals to launch the BIO World Referendum in Colombia and South America. Initiative to be placed under the auspices of the President of the Manizales Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador Mario Calderon Rivera, and Professor Miguel Patino Posse, Rosario University, Bogota.
  • Proposal for the establishment of a BIO branch in Ukraine by the Deputy Minister of Culture and the Vice President of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Biodiversity in the Balkan area. Joint BIO-University of Belgrade programme for endemic species conservation in the Balkan area.
  • Biopolitics programme in tree-planting and forest-fire prevention in co-operation with the local authorities of the Mount Pendeli region in Greece. Municipal authorities from other areas of Greece and government representatives discussed the urgency of long-term planning and new defence protocols. Programme, Photos

Publications

Media


PROGRESS 1997

Awards – Distinctions

  • Re-nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, by IPPNW Co-President, Professor Sergei Kolesnikov
  • Appointment as Vice-President of the International Bioethics Society, Spain
  • Recipient of the Lions Club “Athena” award
  • Appointment as Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy of Life
  • Doctor Honoris Causa award by Mendeleyev University, Moscow BioNews no.12, Oct. 1997, p.4, Programme, Photos
  • The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Russian Academy of Sciences pledge their complete support of the B.I.O. and of the Nobel nomination

B.I.O. International Conferences

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • Opening address, conference on “Perspectives on sustainable ways of living,” Olomouc, Czech Republic. Programme
  • Closing address, Second World Conference of the Centre for Hellenic-American Friendship, Athens, Greece. Programme
  •  “Bio-policy and bio-legislation: needed strategies for the millennium,” keynote address at the Parliamentarian Conference on Environmental and Industrial Safety Legislation, Budapest, Hungary. Programme, Photos
  • Opening address at the International Symposium on Ecology-Ethics-Economy at the City Hall of Bratislava. Programme
  • Keynote address, International Professionals Forum in the Middle East, Ein Boqeq, Israel. Programme
  • Participation in the Pontifical Academy of Life Third General Assembly, The Vatican
  • Biopolitics at the Plenary Dialogue on “Global Climate Change” and at the roundtable session on “Governance Structures for the 21st Century,” State of the World Forum, San Francisco, USA. Programme
  • Attendance the 1997 Right Livelihood Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Programme
  • Participation in the SIBI Conference in Gijon, Spain. Programme

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Lecture, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • Lecture, Aegean University, Chios, Greece
  • Lecture, International AIESEC meeting, Eretria, Greece. Programme
  • Lecture, Panhellenic Union of Biologists Conference, University of Athens. Programme
  • Lecture, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • Lecture, Moscow School of Economics and Social Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  •  Lecture, Russian Orthodox University of St. John the Divine, Moscow, Russia
  • “Biopolitics and Health Issues,” lecture for the medical personnel at “Ygeia” hospital, Athens BioNews no. 12, Oct. 1997, p.4. Programme
  • Plenary speech the Cultural Festival of the Province of Kalavryta, Programme

Publications

  • Quarterly publication of BioNews, the official B.I.O. newspaper
  • Bio-ethics, bio-economics, bio-legislation, bio-diplomacy, and bio-philosophy featured extensively on the B.I.O. website

Media


PROGRESS 1996

Awards – Distinctions

  • Appointment as Commissioner on The Global Commission to Fund the United Nations
    Major B.I.O. International Event/Bios Prize
  • First Bios Prize Awarded to Commander Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Musιe de la Marine, Paris BioNews no. 6, April 1996 p. 1. Programme, Photos

B.I.O. International Conferences

  • The Bio-Environment and International Co-operation – A Hellenic-Ukrainian Symposium, under the auspices of Ambassador Boris Korneyenko. Programme, Photos
  • B.I.O. discussion panel, Europa Dialog ’96 conference, organised by Mischka Kinderhilfe on the occasion of M. Gorbachev’s visit to Frankfurt, Landeszentralbank, Frankfurt, Germany. Programme, Photos
  • Series of B.I.O. discussion panels, “Gazi” Cultural Centre of the City of Athens. Programme, Photos
  • Biopolitics discussion panel, Piraeus University of Economics. Programme
  • Session on Biopolitics and Bio-Diplomacy, World Congress of the Society for Arts and Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic. Programme, Photos
  • Round Table discussion on Biopolitics with the participation of Rectors from eight Czech and Slovak universities
  • Youth Bio-Olympiad ’96, St. Petersburg, Russia

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • Keynote address at the First Biopolitics “White Land” Chapter Conference on Scientific and Technological Bases for a Global Energy System, St. Petersburg, Russia. Programme
  • Keynote address, Habitat Conference, Moscow
  • Keynote address, Fifth Yugoslav Ecological Congress, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Programme
  • Keynote address, The Convocation of Acropolis Conference, organised by the National Technical University of Athens. Programme
  • Lecture, The Black Sea, Caspian and Mediterranean Seas: A Turntable Between Three Continents Workshop, BSEC International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Keynote address, International Inner Wheel Day, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens. Programme
  • Lecture, St. Petersburg State Technological University for Plant Polymers, Russia
  • Lecture, D.I. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
  • Lecture, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Lecture, Rotary Club of Parnitha
  • Lecture, Italian School of Athens
  • Keynote address, European Commission Centre, Athens
  • Lecture, “Dialectikos” Club of Athens. Programme, Photos
  • Lecture, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Lecture, Marmara University, Turkey. Programme
  • Lecture, Athens Club.
  • Lecture, Kalavryta Cultural Society, Greece. Programme, Photos
  • Lecture, Andros Municipal Theatre, Greece
  • Lecture, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Publications

  • Publication, Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment, Volume II, English. Proceedings from a Corporate Symposium at the Harvard Club of New York City, 1995 (105 pp.)
  • Publication, Profit and the Bio-Environment – Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment, Volume III in English and Greek. Proceedings from the International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Business Strategy, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, October 1995 (English 239 pp., Greek 271 pp.) BioNews no. 5 January 1996, p.3

Media


PROGRESS 1995

Awards – Distinctions

  • Nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, by Nobel Laureate and Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Professor Sergei Kolesnikov BioNews no. 6, April 1996, p. 17

B.I.O. International Conferences

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • Round Table Discussion on Biopolitics, City of Athens Cultural Centre
  • UNESCO International Conference on Biosphere Reserves, Spain. Programme, Photos
  • Official Invitation to the Ecoaqua Mostra Mare Ambiente in Genoa, Italy. Programme
  • Participation in the State of the World Forum, San Francisco, USA
  • Participation in the IVe Rencontres Environnementales de Genθve – La mutation ιcologique des entreprises, Geneva, Switzerland. Programme
  • Presentation at the First International Multidisciplinary Conference on Human Behaviour and the Meaning of Modern Humanism, Delphi, Greece. Programme

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Keynote address at the Rotary Club Annual Conference in Kos. Photos
  • Keynote address for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations at “Parnassos” Cultural Centre, organised by the United Nations Association of Greece. Programme
  • Keynote address, Hellenic-American Union on the occasion of Earth Day ’95. Programme
  • Keynote address at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. ProgrammePhotos
  • Keynote address at the Rotary Club of East Attica Celebrative Dinner, Athens
  • Keynote address at Koinotis Dionysou Cultural Centre, Athens
  • Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker at the Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology 75-Year Anniversary Jubilee, Moscow, Russia
  • Closing address, International Business Forms Industries (IBFI) 7th European Annual Meeting for leading executives in information technology, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Keynote Address at the Rotary Club of Ammohostos, Cyprus. Programme
  • Keynote address at the ALPINE Graduation Ceremony, Athens. Programme
  • Keynote address at the Municipal Centre of Nea Ionia, Athens. Programme
  •  Lecture at the Hellenic Meteorological Society, Athens
  • Keynote address, Euro-Chinese Centre for Research and Development Conference, Athens. Programme
  • Keynote address, Bio-Strategy Conference, Hellenic Biotechnology Society, Athens. Programme

B.I.O. Activities

  • B.I.O. establishes its website.

B.I.O. Events

Publications

Media

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