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PROGRESS 2014

Distinctions

  • Renomination for the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Honorary award by the Hellenic Committee of Hydrogeology during the 10th International Hydrogeological Congress of Greece Program
  • Election as Vice President of the Executive Council of the World Society for Ekistics
  • BIO President appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Greek Society for the Protection of Autistic People Photo Press Release (EN), Press Release (GR)

B.I.O. conferences

  • Conference on “Biotourism and New Opportunities for Development in Southeastern Phthiotis” Poster, Program (GR), Press Release (EN) (GR)
  • 19th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia, Read more >>
  • Press Conference on “Biotourism and Development in Southern Epirus, Atra and Preveza” Read more >>
  • Event on “Inspiring Climate Change Mitigation Policy – Leadership with a Vision” featuring Dionysia Avgerinopoulou, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, Chairperson of the Special Permanent Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Protection, and President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Standing Committee on United Nations Affairs, as keynote speaker Read more >>
  • Biotourism and Development in Southern Epirus – Artra & Preveza dissemination conference, Hilton Athens   Event Program


Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Presentation at the 17th Eurasian Economic Summit sponsored by the Marmara Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey. Program, Participants, Media Release
  • Speech at the “Environmental NGOs and Waste Management” session held by the  Environment Committee of the Greek Parliament
  • Opening address, Scouts of Greece event honoring World Thinking Day, Athens
  • Biopolicy for a New Society of Hope – Guidelines and Paradigms for Change, Speech at the International Conference on “Transition to a New Society” hosted by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Podgorica, Montenegro, Read more
  • Main Speaker at the Second Caspian International Aqua Technologies Exhibition and Conference,  April 10-12, 2014, Baku Expo Center, Azerbaijan
  • Main Speaker at the 24th International Conference on “Environmental Protection is a Must,” Alexandria, Egypt
  • Participation in Economist Conference on “Europe and The Arab World: Strengthening Political, Business and Investment Ties,” Athens
  • Participation in the 4th Annual Capital Link CSR in Greece Forum “For a Better Tomorrow,” Athens
  • Participation in the 18th Economist Roundtable with the Government of Greece, “The big rethink for Europe – the big turning point for Greece,” Athens
  • Participation in the conference of the Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce and Development, Athens
  • Participation in the 19th National Energy Conference on Energy and Development sponsored by the Energy Institute for Southeastern Europe, Athens
  • Participation in event on “Energy prices and growth: How to measure the costs of climate policies,” hosted by the Bank of Greece and featuring Lucas Bretschger, Director of CER-ETH, Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich και President-Elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, as keynote speaker, Athens
  • Participation in event hosted by the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and featuring Arianna Huffington as keynote speaker, Athens
  • Participation in the 11th Vienna Economic Forum and Vienna Summit 2014, Vienna, Austria Read more>>


Media


PROGRESS 2013

Distinctions

  • B.I.O. President receives Vienna Economic Forum Honorary Achievement Award, Vienna, Austria
  • Awards of appreciation for the Biopolitics International Organisation and for the B.I.O. President for participating as a supporting sponsor and for speaking at the OLC-MENA 2013 Conference in Dubai Awards

B.I.O. conferences

  • Co-sponsorship of awareness raising event on behalf of the Hellenic Wildlife Hospital (EKPAZ), under the auspices the Region of Attica–Regional Islands Unit and the Municipality of Aegina Poster (GR), Press Release, PhotoMusic
  • Roundtable discussion on “Education for the Bio-Environment,” Thessaloniki Money Show Poster (GR)
  • 18th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia, Program
  • Supporting sponsorship of OLC-MENA 2013 Conference in Dubai. Main speech on the topic of “Biopolicy – Building a Society of Vision,” Media Coverage, Photos, Photos, Awards
  • As Overall Lead Partner, B.I.O. holds international conference for the EU project on “Innovative Practices in Biotourism – New Dimensions for Development in Prespa & Korçë,” Poster (GR) (EN) Program (GR) (EN) Korçë Speech,  Press Release (GR), (EN)
  • Biopolis – Urban Agriculture – Green Jobs, Athens Money Show Program (GR), Photos, Press Release (GR)

Programs in bio-education

European programs

  • The Land of Fthiotis – Biotourism and Development. B.I.O. implements EU Leader program promoting comparative advantages in Central Greece
  • Innovative Practices in Biotourism implemented in the framework of the Greece–Albania IPA Cross-Border Programme 2007-2013. Local communities in Lake Prespa and Korca benefit from the  ΙΡΑ Cross-border Programme. Press Release: English, GreekPhotos

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Participation in the Third Hellenic-Russian Social Forum, Athens
  • Keynote speech on Greece – the Vision of Hope and Light in the Future at the conference of the Greek Benefactors’ Society, Pavlos Vrellis Greek History Museum, Ioannina
  • Participation in the Forum on Impact of Science and Technology on Society and the Economy, organized by the World Academy of Art and Science, Trieste, Italy Participants
  • Opening Speech on Water Scarcity, Risk and Democracy in the Mediterranean and Beyond, Cornell University, USA Program
  • Biopolicy – Needed New Value System. Presentation at the 16th Eurasian Economic Summit sponsored by the Marmara Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Biopolicy Guidelines for an Ethical Vision in Future Society. Session chair and presentation at the VIII World Conference on Bioethics, organized by the International Society of Bioethics, Gijón, Spain Program
  • Presentation to a distinguished audience of politicians and leaders in Cairo, Egypt
  • Speaker at the international workshop on “Search for an Alternative Paradigm to address the Multi-dimensional Global Crisis,”  Library of Alexandria and the World Academy of Art & Science, June 5 & 6, 2013, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Meeting with Members of the Board of the Euro-Arab Cooperation Center, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Participation in the Aurelio Peccei Lectures & Dialogues, hosted by the Brussels–EU Chapter of the Club of Rome under the auspices of HRH Prince Philip of Belgium
  • Keynote speech and participation as Member of the Board, World Society of Ekistics Conference, Ankara, Turkey
  • Opening speech, Dealing with the Limits to Growth in Times of Crisis. Event in honor of Professor Franz Josef Radermacher, Vice-President of the Ecosocial Forum Europe, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki
  • Participation in Organizational Learning Conference organized by ID Emirates in Dubai. Participation in Awards Committee that honored H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan as “Personality of the Year 2013″
  • Participation and speech at the 10th Jubilee Vienna Economic Forum on Visions and Visionaries – the Economy is the Motor.

BIO Publications

Media


PROGRESS 2012

Distinctions

  • B.I.O. President receives Greek Benefactors Society’s Award and speaks at the Society’s annual conference, Acropolis Museum, Athens. Award, Photos

Programs in bio-education

  • Extensive e-learning programme in English and Greek. Courses on: Green Salary, Food, Agriculture and the Environment, Biopolis – Sustainable Urban Development, Forest Management. Spring Quarter 2012 – Comments and Feedback from Students Climate Change (Greek) Green Salary (Greek).
  • Memorandum of Understanding between B.I.O. and the Institute of African Research Studies at Cairo University for cooperation in a visiting professors programme, in educational conferences and workshops, and in research and development projects.

European Programs

  • The Land of Fthiotis – Biotourism and Development. B.I.O. implements EU Leader program promoting comparative advantages in Central Greece. Poster
  • “Innovative Practices in Biotourism” implemented in the framework of the Greece–Albania IPA Cross-Border Programme 2007-2013. Local communities in Lake Prespa and Korca benefit from the  ΙΡΑ Cross-border Programme. Press Release: English, Greek

B.I.O. conferences

  • Biopolicy and Biodiplomacy for International Water Cooperation. 2013 United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. Athens Money Show, 2012. ProgrammePress Release
  • Contemporary Water Realities – Mount Hymettus. B.I.O. conference on water resources in the region of Attica. Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens. Programme EnglishGreek
  • “Green Governance – Building a Society of Hope – The Case of Morocco,” luncheon jointly sponsored by the Biopolitics International Organisation and the Hellenic Chapter of the Club of Rome, held under the auspices of the Embassy of Morocco in Athens and featuring Professor Assia Bensalah Alaoui, Morocco’s Ambassador-at-Large, as keynote speaker, Athens Club. Press Release (EnglishGreek), Photo gallery
  • 17th Annual Youth Bios Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Happy Thanksgiving; The Alumni Clubs of Columbia, Michigan, Georgetown, Stanford and Bentley celebrate and “Thank” for the things we have! “Let’s awaken our senses and appreciate Bios, ‘life’, this precious gift.” Keynote speaker: Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis, B.I.O. Founding President of the Alumni Clubs of Columbia and Barnard in Athens. Thursday 22nd November 2012, Hotel Pentelikon, Athens, Greece.
  • Guest keynote speaker at the 9th Vienna Economic Forum on “Quo vadis, Europe? Regional Cooperation for European Integration,” Vienna, Austria
  • Event planned in cooperation with the local authorities of Epidaurus and the Kotsiomitis Museum of Natural History, during the B.I.O. President’s visit to Epidaurus, Greece, 15 January 2012. Press Release Visit (Greek) Press Release Event (Greek)
  • Biopolitics seminar organized by the Faculty for Non-Commissioned Officers in the framework of their educational programme, Trikala. Press Release (GR)  Speech at the Cultural Society of Megala Kalyvia, Greece.
  • Participation in the International Financial Services Forum on “Opportunities and Challenges in a Rapidly Changing Global Marketplace,” organized by City Week 2012, London, UK. Participants
  • Participation in a conference of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) on “Greece and NATO: Present and Future Prospects,” Athens
  • Participation in a conference organized on the occasion of International Women’s Day at the Office of the European Parliament in Athens
  • Keynote speech by the President at a conference on activating leadership, sponsored by AIESEC Athens
  • Main speaker at the opening session of the Vienna Economic Talks, Bulgaria Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sofia, Bulgaria, 3-4 April. Programme
  • Speech at the 15th Eurasian Economic Summit in Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey, attended by heads-of-state and business leaders from 30 countries Programme, Speech, Photos
  • Participation in the international investor’s conferences on “Leadership Against Crisis: Public–Private Partnerships for Growth” sponsored in Thessaloniki, Greece by the Business Advisory Council for South-eastern Europe – BAC SEE
  • Speech at the international conference on “Humanities and the Contemporary World,” hosted by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Podgorica, Montenegro, 7-9 June, 2012   Programme Programme, Abstract
  • Main speaker at the conference on “WSE Achievements and Prospects: The Last 50 Years – The Next 50 Years,” organized by the World Society for Ekistics in Naples, Italy. Programme
  • Participation in the UN Habitat’s 6th World Urban Forum as Member of the Executive Board of the World Society for Ekistics, Naples, Italy
  • Speech at “The Power of the Mind,” the Annual Conference of the Club of Rome on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Limits to Growth, National Bank of Romania, Bucharest. September 30 to October 2, 2012. Programme, Photo

B.I.O. Publications & Press Releases

Media coverage


PROGRESS 2011

Distinctions

  • B.I.O. President included among the 500  exceptional individuals and leaders for their achievements in commerce, science, technology, medicine and the arts. The Preeminent 500
  • B.I.O. President is awarded an Honorary Diploma by the Minister of Emergencies of Ukraine, V. Baloga at the Embassy of Ukraine in Athens, Greece Press Release (English) ,Press Release (Russian)
  • Award to B.I.O. President for her action in the field of environmental protection by the UNESCO Club of the Department of Piraeus and Islands Award

B.I.O. Conferences

  • “A New Development Strategy for Energy and the Economy,” conference co-organized with the Hellenic Chapter of the Club of Rome and featuring the President and CEO of the Public Power Corporation as keynote speaker, The Athens Club. Click here for more details
  • “Biopolicy – Perspectives of Hope”, Athens Money Show. Click here for more details
  • 16th Annual Youth Bios Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia. Click here for more details

Programs in bio-education

  • Extensive e-learning programmes in biopolicy and sustainable development for international students. Courses on: Green Salary, Food, Agriculture and the Environment, Biopolis – Sustainable Urban Development, Forest Management
  • Extensive e-learning programmes in biopolicy and sustainable development for Greek students. 1st semester: Biopolicy – Tourism – Development, Green Salary and Climate Change Comments: Biopolicy – Tourism – Development, Green Salary, Climate Change (Greek) & 2nd semester: Sustainable Agriculture, Biopolis – Sustainable Urban Development and Forest Protection, with more than 4000 subscriptions from students.
  • Cooperation with Universidad Azteca Mexico in undergraduate and graduate programmes in biopolicy to be conducted online via BIO’s e-learning platform.

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Participation in a lecture on “Europe in Crisis” organised by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens, Greece
  • Participation in the XVIIth General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life at the Vatican
  • Participation in a conference on “Innovative Solutions for Geothermal Energy Financing,” organised by the Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE), Athens, Greece
  • Participation in a lecture organized by the Institute for Democracy Constantinos Karamanlis and delivered by Mr. James Roberts, Research Fellow for Economic Freedom and Growth at the Center for International Trade and Economics (CITE)
  • Speaker at a special event organised by the Vienna Economic Forum in Vienna, Austria
  • Speaker at the conference on “Greener Europe – Greener World? Preparing for the 2012 Rio Summit on Sustainable Development – The Contribution of Civil Society in Europe,” organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels, Belgium Programme President’s Speech
  • Participation in a lunch conference organized by the Brussels–EU Chapter of the Club of Rome in collaboration with VIRA (Vlaams-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationale Relaties – Anders) and IERPE (Institut Europeen pour la Politique de l’Eau), in Brussels, Belgium
  • Keynote speaker at the 14th Eurasian Economic Summit in Istanbul with the participation of heads of state, leaders and business executive President’s Speech Photo
  • Participation in a conference organized by Transparency International Greece, in Athens
  • Participation in a lecture delivered by Academician Sir Vasilis Markezinis, in Athens, Greece
  • Participation in a conference organized by the Hellenic-Russian Association for European Security in Athens, Greece
  • Participation in the “15th Roundtable with the Government of Greece” at the Economist Conference, Athens, Greece
  • Participation in the Vienna Economic Forum, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Keynote speaker at the 10th Balkan Political Club meeting with the presence of former heads of states and businessmen from Balkan countries, Sofia, Bulgaria ProgrammeParticipants, President’s Speech, Photo
  • Participation in a conference on the role of the media in the time of national crises organized by the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens, Greece Participation at a conference organized by the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) on the Turkish national elections
  • Opening and keynote speaker at a symposium on “Benefaction, the Olympic Values and Humanitarian Standards” at the Zappeion Megaron, Athens, Greece
  • Keynote speaker at a conference organized by the Municipality of Volos.
  • Opening speaker at an international conference on “Indivisibility of Security in International Relations” organized by the Slaviani Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria ProgrammeParticipants, President’s Speech
  • Main lecturer at the School of Young Leaders, sponsored by the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Ohrid, F.Y.R.O.M.
  • Participation in a roundtable conference luncheon hosted by the UCB Group and by the American- European Community Association (AECA) in Brussels, Belgium Participants
  • Roundtable chair and main speaker at the VII World Conference on Bioethics, Gijon, Spain. Programme, Full Speech
  • Participation in the World Society for Ekistics Executive Council Meeting
  • Keynote speaker at a conference on “Exploring Leadership,” sponsored by AIESEC (Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales), Athens
  • Participation in the 80th Aurelio Peccei Lecture sponsored by the Brussels-EU Chapter of the Club of Rome in honor of Prof. Dennis Meadows, Brussels, Belgium Participants
  • Participation in the 20th Annual International Symposium on “Transatlantic Security and Financial Crisis,” organized by the Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens
  • Keynote speaker at the conference of the Greek Society of Benefactors, Zappeion, Athens Programme
  • Participation in the Annual Conference on the Greek Economy, sponsored by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Athens
  • Participation in a conference sponsored by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises’ Council for Sustainable Development, Athens

B.I.O. publications

  • “Biopolicy – Tourism – Development,” a book on environmental and cultural tourism (in Greek) Press Release
  • “Biopolicy – Building a Green Society,” paper published in the second issue of Cadmus the official journal of the South-East European Division of The World Academy of Art and Science
  • Papers submitted to the following international conferences: – Biopolicy – Needed New Dimensions for Rio+20, at the conference on “Greener Europe – Greener World? Preparing for the 2012 Rio Summit on Sustainable Development – The Contribution of Civil Society in Europe,” organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels, Belgium Paper – Biopolicy for a Green Economy – Needed New Dimensions for Rio+20, at the 14th Eurasian Economic Summit, Istanbul, Turkey Paper – Biopolicy – Establishing Needed Priorities for Rio+20 at the 10th Balkan Political Club meeting with the presence of former heads of states and businessmen from Balkan countries, Sofia, Bulgaria Paper – Bio-Defence Development Model, A Pathway to World Security, at the conference on “Indivisibility of Security in International Relations” organized by the Slaviani Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria Paper – Biopolicy – Ethical Responsibilities for Rio + 20, at the VII World Conference on Bioethics, Gijon, Spain Paper

Media coverage

    • Press coverage by GoGreen newsletter, Eleftheri Ora tis Kyriakis, Perivallon 21
    • ‘Biotourism’ Book presentation
    • B.I.O. website www.biopolitics.gr features news and information on all B.I.O. activities and projects

 


PROGRESS 2010

Distinctions

Programmes in bio-education

  • Extensive e-learning programmes in biopolicy and sustainable development in cooperation with the Hellenic General Secretariat for Youth. Courses on: Climate Change (Comments), Green Salary (Comments) , Biopolis – Sustainable Urban Management (Comments), Protection of the Forests (Comments). Nearly 4,000 registrations were received.
  • Cooperation with Turkey through a series of e-learning modules on biopolicy and sustainable development. B.I.O. – Turkey cooperation
  • Extensive e-learning programmes in biopolicy and sustainable development for international students from 119 countries.

BIO Conferences

Seminars/conferences/special events

B.I.O. President participates:

  • in the XVIth General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life at the Vatican
  • as a main speaker on “Aviation and Environmental Strategies” at a conference sponsored by iForce Communications S.A. in Athens, Greece Press Release, Programme
  • as a main speaker at the 20th international conference on “Environmental Protection is a Must” in Alexandria, Egypt Programme, Photos, Abstract
  • attends a conference on “State & Corruption” organised by Transparency International Greece, in Athens Press ReleaseProgramme
  • as a main speaker on “Biopolitics – Biotourism: Building a Green Society” at a conference organised by the Hellenic Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Athens, Greece Programme, Photo, Abstract, Speech
  • as a speaker at the Vienna Economic Forum conference in Sofia, Bulgaria Programme,
  • attends the “14th Roundtable with the Greek Government” at the Economist Conference on “What is Shaping the Global Agenda?” held in Athens, Greece
  • as a keynote speaker at the 13th Eurasian Economic Summit in Istanbul with the participation of heads of state, leaders and businessmen Programme, Abstract
  • as a main speaker in the opening session of the conference on “New Perspectives of Eco-Technology and Eco-Economy” hosted by Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey Programme, Abstract, Honorary Plaque to B.I.O. President by the Rector of Yildiz Technical University
  • as a main speaker on “Biopolicy: International Court of the Environment: A Prerequisite for Building a Green Society” at a conference sponsored by the International Court of the Environment Foundation, Rome, Italy Programme, Speech
  • as a main speaker on “Biopolicy: Economic and Environmental Crises – the Opportunity to Build a Green Society” at the BioNeers Global Conference, in Driebergen, Netherlands
  • attends a special event celebrating the cultural heritage of the region of Koroni in southern Greece, sponsored by the Maniatakeion Foundation Programme
  • attends a conference at the European Parliament on “Environment, Development & Security: New Ideas, Fast Action”, in Brussels, Belgium Programme List of Participants
  • contributes a paper at the Interpolitex Intersecurity Forum 2010, Moscow, Russia
  • as a keynote speaker at the Board of Trustees Meeting of the American University of Rome, in Rome, Italy Programme Photo
  • attends a lecture by Jacques Diouf, Director-General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Athens, Greece
  • attends a discussion organised by ELIAMEP on “Greek-Turkish Relations: current status, future prospects” in Athens, Greece
  • attends a lecture by Academician Sir Vasilis Markezinis, in Athens, Greece
  • attends an Economist conference themed “Second Sustainability Summit: the green agenda after Copenhagen” in Athens, Greece
  • as a panel moderator on “Local Commitments to a Globalised World” at the Club of Rome Annual Assembly, in Winterthur, Switzerland Programme Photo List of Attendants
  • attends a joint meeting by the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on “Securing Prosperity for All” in Athens, Greece
  • contributes a paper with Prof. Rusen Keles at the World Society for Ekistics conference in Mumbai, India
  • as a main speaker at the 7th Vienna Economic Forum conference on “Stable Economy – Challenge and Responsibility” in Vienna, Austria Programme, Paper, Photo
  • attends as a keynote speaker and honorary guest the International conference of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan on “Transboundary Environmental Problems of Central Asia: Application of International Legal Mechanisms for Their Solution,” in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • attends the 15th National Conference for Energy “Energy & Development 2010″ of the Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE), in Athens, Greece
  • attends the 5th Annual Lecture of the International Centre for Black Sea Studies, delivered by Mr. Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, in Athens, Greece
  • as a main speaker at the Black Sea Business Forum “The New Era of Green Entrepreneurship” in Thessaloniki, Greece Abstract Programme

B.I.O. publications

  • Environmental Education for Sustainable Development in Turkey – Cooperation between Greece and Turkey in the development and dissemination of educational material for agriculture and rural development. Book, CD- rom.
  • Sustainable Development and Promotion of Youth Participation for Building a Green Society. Topics: Climate Change, Green Salary, Biopolis – Sustainable Urban Management, Protection of the Forests. Book, CD – rom.
  • Abstracts & papers submitted to the following international conferences: – Biopolicy – Overcoming the crisis in values and building a green society at the 20th international conference on Environmental Protection is a Must, Alexandria, Egypt – Biopolicy: Biotourism – Building a Green Society at the Hellenic Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Athens, Greece – Biopolicy: International Court of the Environment – A Prerequisite for Building a Green Society at the International Court of the Environment Foundation in Rome, Italy – Biopolicy: Bios as a guide for energy and development at the 15th National Conference for Energy of the Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE), Athens, Greece – Aviation and Environmental Strategies at the 5th yearly conference on Aviation – Present and Future by iForce Communications, Athens, Greece – Biopolis-An Urban Development Model: Networking, Education and Culture, a joint paper with Professor Rusen Keles at theWorld Society of Ekistics, in Mumbai, India – Biopolicy – Overcoming the Crisis in Values Through Leadership with a Vision at the 13th Eurasian Economic Summit of the Marmara Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey – Biopolicy: Economic and Environmental Crises – The Opportunity to Build a Green Society at the Yildiz Technical University’s international conference on New Perspectives in Eco-Technology and Eco-Economy – Bio-defense Development Model, A Pathway to World Security at the Interpolitex Intersecurity Forum 2010, Moscow, Russia – Biopolicy: New Strategies in Energy and Tourism, Green Entrepreneurship Choices at the Black Sea Business Forum on the New Era of Green Entrepreneurship, Thessaloniki, Greece – Bio-diplomacy: A Model for Solving Transboundary Environmental Problems, at the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan’s international conference on Transboundary Ecological Problems of Central Asia: the application of international legal mechanisms for their solution, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Biopolicy Development Model, A Pathway to a Stable Economy and Security, at the 7th Vienna Economic Forum – Biopolicy: Building a Green Society, A Needed Model for South Eastern Europe at the Vienna Economic Talks – Sofia Meeting, Sofia, Bulgaria

Media coverage


PROGRESS 2009

Distinctions

Woman of the Year Award from the American Biographical Institute

Programs in bio-education

  • Extensive education e-learning programs for Youth in biopolicy and sustainable development in cooperation with the Hellenic General Secretariat for Youth. Courses on: Climate Change, Green Salary, Sustainable Urban Management, Protection of the Forests
  • Cooperation with Montenegro through a series of education e-learning modules on biopolicy and sustainable development.
  • Cooperation with Turkey through a series of education e-learning modules on biopolicy and sustainable development. B.I.O. – Turkey cooperation

B.I.O. conferences

  • Symposium on “Economic and Environmental Crises, An Opportunity to Build a Green Society” , Office of the European Parliament in Greece, Athens. Press ReleaseProgramme, Photos
  • 14h Annual Youth Bios Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia. Programme,Photos
  • Symposium on “Expectations for Copenhagen”, Office of the European Parliament in Greece, Athens. Press Release, Programme, Photos
  • Symposium on “Climate Change and Impact on Agriculture – Planning the Common Agricultural Policy in view of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference”, funded by the Leonardo da Vinci Farm Forward project, Hellenic American Union, Athens. Press Release, Programme
  • Symposium on “Biopolitics – Building a Green Society, Climate Change – Strategy After Copenhagen” , Athens Money Show, Hilton Hotel, Athens. Press Release, Programme

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Speaker at the “Future Capitals Summit on “Building a Green Society – Vision for a New Future of Hope” with the presence of numerous heads of states, scientists and businessmen, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Speakers
  • Speaker at the Balkan Political Club meeting with the presence of former heads of states and businessmen from Balkan countries, Ohrid, F.Y.R.O.M. President’s SpeechMedia Coverage – Photos
  • Speaker at the Bulgaria Business & Investment Summit organised by Euroconvention with speakers from the business and financial world,Sofia, Bulgaria. President’s Speech, Speakers
  • Invitation to attend the Open Forum ’09 organised by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) , Athens. Programme
  • Invitation to attend at the annual Transparency International event organized by Transparency International Greece, Athens. Programme
  • Participation at the “Biodiversity Protection- Beyond 2010″ meeting organized by the European Commission, Athens, Greece.
  • Keynote speaker on “Biopolicy – Building a Green Society, Economic and Environmental Challenges” at the 12th Eurasian Economic Summit organised by the Marmara Foundation with the presence of numerous heads of states, religious leaders and businessmen, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Invitation to participate at the Athens Summit meeting on ”The Road to Copenhagen: Managing Climate Change & Energy Security in Southeast Europe and Beyond” organised by the European Union, Athens, Greece
  • Invitation as Member of the Board to speak on “Biopolicy – Ethics for Peace” at the VI World Conference on Bioethics, Gijon, Spain. Programme
  • Speech and presentation at the Valdor 2009 Symposium (Values in Decisions on Risk) on Biopolicy – Building a Green Society, A Strategy of Security and Transparency”, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Attendance at a Turkish meeting together with partners from Ankara in view of the “Educational program for the Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development and Reduction of Poverty” program, Ankara, Turkey
  • Speaker at a conference on Financing and Investing in Climate Change- Renewable Energy, Environmental Resources Management and Energy Efficiency organised by Euroconvention with the presence of speakers from the business and financial world Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Main speaker at Dr Maria de Jesus Barroso Soares’ ceremony for the publication of her book Não às armas. Contents, Information (portug.) UNRIC Bulletin (portug. p 18), Pro Dignitate Bulletin (portug. p. 4), Photo
  • Speaker at the Balkan Political Club meeting with the presence of former heads of states and businessmen from Balkan countries, Istanbul, Turkey. President’s Speech
  • Opening speaker at the World Society for Ekistics conference on “Biopolis and Climate Change Mitigation – The Building of Green Cities”, Antalya, Turkey. President’s Abstract, Programme
  • Speaker at the Club of Rome Global Assembly on Climate, Energy and Economic Recovery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Programme
  • Speaker at the “6th Vienna Economic Forum” with the presence of leading figures from the financial and political world, Vienna Austria. Programme
  • Speaker and panel moderator at the 2020 Lebanon National Summit, Beirut, Lebanon. Programme, Panel Moderator
  • Speaker at the Ecocity World Summit 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.  President’s Abstract, Speakers

B.I.O. publications

  • “Montenegro – Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development, Education and Transfer of Knowhow for the Millenium Development Goals” in English Book, CD-rom

Media coverage

    • UNRIC Bulletin (portug. p 18)
    • Pro Dignitate Bulletin (portug. p. 4)
    • Renascença, Violência continua a preocupar Ban Ki-moon
    • La Nueva España
    • International television interviews, extensive press coverage and contributions in international publications.
    • Inclusions in a special issue on de-growth by the University of Barcelona, a book by the Club of Rome on “Which Forces are Driving Europe,” and Dr Maria de Jesus Barroso Soares’ book “Não às armas”. Contents
    • Articles in Naftemboriki, Eleftheri Ora, Foni tis Rodopis, Perivallon 21 newspaper
    • B.I.O. website www.biopolitics.gr features news and information on all B.I.O. activities and projects


PROGRESS 2008

Distinctions

  • President renominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Member of the Swedish Parliament
  • President nominated for the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment
  • Visiting Professor, Dean and Doyen Honoraire at the Nouvelle Universite Europeenne in Brussels
  • BIO President elected President and Founder of the Hellenic Chapter of the Club of Rome.

Programmes in bio-education

  • Extensive educational e-learning programs on biopolicy – sustainable development with nearly 1600 students from 78 countries. (I.U.B.E.) http://elearning.biopolitics.gr
  • Nearly one hundred distinguished personalities, scientists, politicians and other governmental authorities from Nepal take part in the e-learning courses that B.I.O. is offering, in cooperation with its Nepalese representative Dr. Singh.
  • Management of the Sustainable Urban Module and preparation of the website for the Leonardo da Vinci Programme.
  • Participation in the Leonardo da Vinci Farm Forward educational programme on “Transferring Knowledge and Skills for Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture to Agricultural Workers in Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Cyprus through Innovative e-Learning Content.”
  • Extensive education e-learning program for Youth in biopolicy and sustainable development in cooperation with the Hellenic General Secretariat for Youth.
  • Cooperation with Montenegro through a series of education e-learning modules on biopolicy and sustainable development.

B.I.O. conferences

  • “Biopolicy – Building a Green Society,” roundtable held within the framework of the Athens Money Show. Programme, Press release Gr
  • “Working for the Environment – Working for the Future” seminar and workshop held in cooperation with the Municipality of New Psychico, Athens. Programme, Press Release Gr
  • 13th Annual Youth Bios Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia. Programme,Photos
  • “Working for the Environment, Working for the Future”, organisation and roundtable chair promoting environmental jobs and the B.I.O. Green Salaries project in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and the General Secretariat of Youth, Ioannina. Programme Gr, Press Release Gr
  • Organisation and coordination of the Hellenic Chapter of the Club of Rome event inaugural event featuring Professor Nikiforos Diamandouros as a keynote speaker, Athens Club. Programme, Press release
  • Biopolitics International Organisation and Hellenic Chapter of the Club of Rome symposium on The Greek Economy after the Global Crisis – In Search of a New Paradigm for Development” , Athens Club, Athens. Press Release
  • Organisation and roundtable chair on “Environmental and Economic Crises, The Need to Build a Green Society – Green Salary and the Reversal of Unemployment” Athens Money Show, Hilton Hotel. Programme, Photos

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Participation in the annual conference of “Transparency International,” Athens
  • Keynote address and presentation of the project’s website and module on Sustainable Urban Management at the Partner’s meeting for the Leonardo da Vinci project on “Promoting Urban Sustainable Development in Local Authorities,” Sabadell, Spain. Programme
  • Speech at the conference on “Beyond Global Warming,” hosted by the President of the World Academy of Art and Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA. Programme
  • Invitation as keynote speaker at the opening session of the State Conference on the Aral Sea, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Could not attend)
  • Presentation at the kick-off meeting of the Leonardo da Vinci project on “Transferring Knowledge and Skills for Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture to Agricultural Workers in Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Cyprus through Innovative e-Learning Content,” Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Participation as Founding Member in the launching of the “Learning without Borders” initiative in Cairo, Egypt
  • Co-Chairing of the session on “Education for Competitiveness and Competitive Education” at the conference on “Europe after Lisbon: Intertwining Sustainability and Competitiveness,” hosted by the Club of Rome and the South-eastern Europe Division of the World Academy of Art and Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Programme
  • Keynote lecture at the Pyrna cultural center, Kifissia, Athens
  • Keynote lecture at the Municipality of Keratsini, Athens. Programme
  • Keynote address at the 18th International Conference on “Environmental Protection is a Must,” Alexandria, Egypt
  • Participation in the European Conference of the National Associations of the Club of Rome, Bucharest, Romania. Programme
  • Participation and greeting at a distinguished event for the presentation of a 6-volume Festschrift in honour of Professor Rusen Keles, illustrious scholar and eminent B.I.O. Trustee, Ankara, Turkey. Contribution by Professor Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis En, Contribution by Professor Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis Tr B.I.O. – Turkey cooperation
  • Participation in the Annual Conference of The Club of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Keynote presentation at the First Adriatic-Ionian Intercultural Dialogue Conference, Corfu, Greece. ConclusionsProgramme, Poster
  • Keynote speech and presentation in the PROUD Forum on “Promoting Urban Sustainable Development in Local Authorities,” Budapest, Hungary. Programme
  • Keynote speech and presentation in the PROUD Forum on “Promoting Urban Sustainable Development in Local Authorities,” Prague, Czech Republic. Programme
  • Speech and presentation at the Farm Forward event in Athens.
  • Participation at the Black Sea Energy Conference in Athens.
  • Keynote speech at the International Conference on “People with disabilities in Ancient Greece”, as organized by the NGO “Actions of Solidarity in the Mediterranean and the Balkans”, Thasos. Programme
  • Participation at the IENE- 2nd Energy Week, Athens. Programme
  • Participation at the Corporate Social Responsibility conference (CSR) in Athens. Programme
  • Roundtable participation at the CEDEFOP and European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training event on “Climate Change” in Thessaloniki. Programme
  • Participation at the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Athens. Programme
  • Participation at the “Last Stop for Climate Action before Poznan” hosted by the Road to Copenhagen Conference, Brussels. Programme
  • Participation at the Global Contract on Climate Justice/New Approach in Intl Relations Conference hosted by the Club of Rome in Brussels, Belgium. Programme
  • Keynote speech at the Greek Institute for Aviation (El.IN.A.AS.) on “Biopolicy-A Green Strategy for Aviation”. Programme
  • Participation at the “International Environmental Dialogue” at the Danish Embassy, Ledra Marriot, Athens
  • Speaker at the “L’Entreprise et l’Union pour la Méditerranée: IACE-Enterprise Days 2008 with the participation of state leaders , businessmen, journalists and academicians, Sousse, Tunisia. Programme

B.I.O. publications

  • BIO Poznan Copenhagen recommendations
  • B.I.O. website: “Working for the Environment, Working for the Future” in collaboration with the Neo Psychico Municipality.
  • B.I.O. website: “Working for the Environment, Working for the Future” in collaboration with the Drama Municipality.
  • B.I.O. website: “Working for the Environment, Working for the Future” in Ioannina, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour.
  • B.I.O. website: “Sustainable Development and Youth – E-learning – Green Employment – Green Salaries” in collaboration with the General Secretariat for Youth.
  • Working for the environment, working for the future in collaboration with the Neo Psychico Municipality CD-rom
  • Working for the environment, working for the future in collaboration with Drama Municipality CD-rom
  • Working for the environment, working for the future in collaboration with Ioannina Municipality CD-rom
  • Proud CD and website: “Promoting Urban Sustainable Development in Local Authorities” for the Leonardo da Vinci Programme.
  • Green Salary – Reversing Unemployment through Environmental Protection (English and Greek version)
  • Studies on the management of cities reaching zero pollution levels
  • Extensive study and research on climate change
  • A CD compilation of a pilot study and e-learning educational material on biopolicy: a) People with a Disability in Modern Society, b) Common Agricultural Policy, c) Green Salary, d) Food and Agriculture, e) Mythos and the Environment, f) Health and the Environment.
  • Six Greek pilot study books, in Greek financed by the General Secretariat of Youth, on: – People with a Disability in Modern Society – Common Agricultural Policy – Green Salary – Food and Agriculture – Mythos and the Environment – Health and the Environment

Media coverage

    • International television interviews, extensive press coverage and contributions to international publications
    • Numerous newspaper articles and book chapters for Imerisia, Apogevmatini, Europaiki Ekfrasi and Presscode.
    • B.I.O. website www.biopolitics.gr features news and information on all B.I.O. activities and projects


PROGRESS 2007

Distinctions

  • President renominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Member of the Swedish Parliament
  • President receives annual award from the “Macedonian Prize Foundation,” Greece. Press Release Gr

Programs in bio-education

  • Course on biopolitics and bioethics taught by the B.I.O. President at the Department of International and European Studies, Panteion University, Athens
  • “Environmental Education for Sustainable Development and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka,” educational project in cooperation with the Center for Environment Education Sri Lanka and supported by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Hellenic Aid
  • Workshops held within the framework of the above mentioned project in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Participation in the Leonardo da Vinci educational programme on “Promoting Urban Sustainable Development in Local Authorities,” coordinated by Intercollege Cyprus
  • 12th Annual Youth Bios Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia (Programme EnglishRussian)
  • Biopolitics courses at the Open University of Athens

B.I.O. conferences

  • “Biopolicy – In Search of Enlightened Leadership for Sustainable Development,” international conference held within the framework of the Athens Money Show. Proceedings
  • “Working for the Environment – Working for the Future” Biopolitics Press Conference and seminar held in Drama, Greece, within the framework of a project for the promotion of “green employment”. Programme Gr, Press Release Gr
  • “Biopolicy, Accessibility and Quality of Life,” conference held within the framework of the Thessaloniki Money Show, Greece. Programme

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Participation, as Corresponding Member, in the 13th Annual General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, The Vatican
  • Keynote address at the Economist Conferences’ Second International Energy Summit, Athens, Greece. Programme, President’s speech
  • Participation in the “Open Forum” conference hosted by the Union of Greek Industries
  • Participation in the roundtable discussion on “Energy issues in south-eastern Europe,” organised by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and featuring the World Bank’s advisor on energy and the environment as keynote speaker, Athens
  • Keynote address and participation as Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) in the conference sponsored by the Academy’s South-eastern Europe Division (SEED) in Zagreb, Croatia. Official dinner with the President of Croatia, Mr. Stjepan Mesic, in the framework of the conference.
  • 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
  • Keynote address on “Bio-culture as a vehicle for peace” at the Soroptimist Society meeting in Athens
  • Participation in the Economist Conference on “Unveiling new global priorities,” Athens, Greece
  • Participation in the conference and official dinner held in honour of the President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
  • Keynote address at the bioethics conference on “Judging Values,” Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Keynote address at the 17th International Conference on “Environmental Protection is a Must,” Alexandria, Egypt
  • Participation and keynote speech at the International Court of the Environment Foundation’s conference on “The protection and sustainable development of the Mediterranean–Black Sea ecosystem,” Venice, Italy. President’s Speech, Women’s Forum
  • Roundtable chair on the “Adaptability of bioethics” at the international conference of the International Society of Bioethics, Gijon, Spain
  • Keynote address at the Fourth Middle East and North Africa Renewable Energy Conference, Damascus, Syria. Programme, Abstract EnglishArabic
  • Keynote address on “The environment – a lever for innovation and entrepreneurship” at the conference of the European Commission Trans-Dialogue project on Successful European Employment, Athens. President’s Speech, Programme, Project Summary
  • Keynote address and presentation of the project’s website and module on Sustainable Urban Management at the Partner’s meeting for the Leonardo da Vinci project on “Promoting Urban Sustainable Development in Local Authorities,” Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Participation in the 44th Aurelio Peccei Lecture sponsored by the Brussels-Eu Chapter of the Club of Rome, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, Brussels. Participants, Photos
  • Participation in the 10th International Conference of the Balkan Political Club, Sofia. Participants, Programme
  • Speech at the “Leadership, Sustainable Development & Climate Change” conference hosted by the Road to Copenhagen Initiative, Brussels. Programme
  • Keynote speech at the conference on “Security and International Relations,” hosted by the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus
  • Participation in the Annual BSEC Conference on “The European Union and the Wider Black Sea Area,” Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Keynote speech at the conference on “Women in Public Life – Women in Action,” organised by the the University of Indianapolis Athens Campus, under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO
  • Lecture at the Open University in cooperation with the Municipality of Vrilissia

B.I.O. publications

  • Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, “Biopolicy – an effort to reverse the crisis in values,” Proceedings of the the bioethics conference on “Judging Values,” Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, “Bio-education: a needed vision for building the future,” Proceedings of the conference of the 9th International Conference of the Balkan Political Club
  • Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, “Francophony – hope for a better quality of life for all,” Proceedigns of the Francophone Conference of the Balkan Political Club (in French)

Media coverage

    • World Academy of Art and Science, Newsletter, Seed Leaders Chart New Directions in Energy, Employment, Security, p.2
    • International television interviews and extensive press coverage, and contributions to international publications
    • B.I.O. website www.biopolitics.gr features news and information on all B.I.O. activities and projects


PROGRESS 2006

Honours, distinctions, memberships

  • Biopolitics is granted special consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • President is appointed member of the Brussels-EU Chapter of the Club of Rome
  • President is appointed member of the Scientific Committee of Greenaccord, an environmental NGO addressing the international media community
  • President appointed Visiting Professor of Bioethics at the Department of International and European Studies, Panteion University, Athens
  • President nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Member of the Swedish Parliament
  • President appointed member of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO
  • President appointed member of the Balkan Political Club
  • President is appointed member of the International Board of the European Generation Foundation
  • President receives excellence award from Ain Shams University, Egypt

Programs in bio-education

  • Implementation of 14 tutor-supported, e-learning courses in agriculture, architecture, diplomacy, economics, energy, ethics, health, history, legislation, technology, tourism, waste management, the EU’s common agricultural policy, and people with a disability in modern society; with participants from 67 countries
  • Course on biopolitics and bioethics taught by the B.I.O. President at the Department of International and European Studies, Panteion University, Athens
  • Participation in “Youth Farm” Leonardo da Vinci educational programme for young farmers, coordinated by Intercollege Cyprus.
  • Participation in the Leonardo da Vinci educational programme on “Promoting Urban Sustainable Development in Local Authorities,” coordinated by Intercollege Cyprus
  • 11th Annual Youth Bios Olympiad in St. Petersburg, Russia,Photos,Programme

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Participation, as Corresponding Member, in the 12th Annual General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, The Vatican
  • Keynote address at the International Congress and Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Participation, along with members of the Greek government, in the Economist Conference’s 10th Roundtable on “Unveiling New Priorities in a Changing World,” Athens
  • Keynote address at the 9th International Conference of the Balkan Political Club, Sarajevo
  • Keynote address at the 17th International Conference on “Environmental Protection is a Must” Alexandria, Egypt
  • Participation in the Symposium on “Sustainable Development and Security: Challenges and Opportunities,” organised by the Institute for Environmental Security and GLOBE-EU, at the European Parliament in Brussels
  • Participation in the 8th German World Bank Forum, Hamburg
  • Participation, as Member of the International Board, in the Forum launch of the European Generation Foundation, Bucharest.
  • Participation in the inaugural meeting of the Conference Board and in the working group on “Corporate Responses to Humanitarian Disasters Research,” Paris
  • Keynote address at the international conference of the International Society of Bioethics, Gijon. Programme
  • Keynote address at the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) Conference, Samos, Greece
  • Lecture at the Francophone conference of the Balkan Political Club, Sofia. info
  • Lecture at the IV International Media Forum on the Protection of Nature organised by Greenaccord, Rome
  • Openning session speech and chairing of the roundtable on “Agriculture and the Environment” at the XXI European Generation Forum, Bucharest.
  • Particiaption in the Global Internet Governance Forum, Athens
  • Participation in the Fourth E-Government Forum on “Digital Greece: Setting technology in its right dimension – Moving towards a more service-centred & citizen-friendly state,” hosted by the Economist Conferences, Athens
  • Participation in the Seminar on “European Regionalism: Perspectives from Northern Europe and the Black Sea,” sponsored by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Finland in Athens, and the International Center for Black Sea Studies
  • Participation in the seminar on Directive 2000/60/E.C. for water quality in the EU, organised by the Greek National Center for Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Participation in the Economist’s Fifth Banking Forum on “Greece and southeastern Europe – Economic reforms and banking prospects,” at the Athens Hilton
  • Participation in the 52nd General Assembly of the Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation

Publications

  • 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.
  • Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, “Creating a Society of Harmony.” In: Visions from the Present, Publication of the Tallberg Forum 2005. Other contributors include HM King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Jaap Spier, Attorney General of the Netherlands, Margot Wallstrom Vice President of the European Commission and other people of influence.
  • Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, “Biopolitics – the Bio-Environment: The New Ethics for Survival.” Concluding chapter in a collection of works in honour of Professor Yaman Ors, published by the Turkish Society of Bioethics. B.I.O. – Turkey cooperation

B.I.O. publications

Media coverage


PROGRESS 2005

Honours and distinctions

  • The B.I.O. President is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Swedish Member of Parliament
  • The B.I.O. President is appointed Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science
  • The B.I.O. President is appointed Visiting Professor of Bioethics at the Department of International and European Studies, Panteion University, Athens
  • The B.I.O. President is unanimously elected by the mayor and council of the city of Drama as an Honorary Citizen, Drama, Greece
  • The B.I.O. President receives ‘Peace and Environment’ Award from the Euro-Arab Centre of Cooperation, Alexandria, Egypt
  • The B.I.O. President is appointed Deputy of the South East Europe Division (SEED) of the World Academy of Art and Science

B.I.O. international conferences

  • Symposium on “Hellenic-Turkish Cooperation in Biopolitics” held in Athens, Greece. Highlights enHighlights grProgramme enProgramme gr B.I.O. – Turkey cooperation
  • Symposium on “Hellenic-Turkish Cooperation in Biopolitics” held at Ankara University, Turkey
  • “To speak for the world – a selection of speeches and statements by Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General of the United Nations 1953-1961,” book presentation in commemoration of Dag Hammarskjold’s centenary, attended by Ambassadors, official representatives and academics from 26 countries, Athens. Press releaseProgramme
  • 10th Annual Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia. BioNews No 44, p.3, Photos
  • Co-organisation of the annual conference of the European Council on Managing the Environment, Athens
  • Profit and the Bio-Environment: Building a New Society of Hope, Athens Money Show. Roundtable discussions with the participation of government representatives, Ambassadors, environmental experts and business executives. Programme En, Programme Gr
  • The B.I.O. President delivers keynote speech, with Jacques Delors and Academician Carl-Goran Heden, at the conference on “The future of knowledge – evolutionary challenges of the 21st century,” sponsored by the World Academy of Art and Science, Zagreb. BioNews 44, p.15.

Programmes in bio-education

  • Implementation of 14 tutor-supported, e-learning courses in agriculture, architecture, diplomacy, economics, energy, ethics, health, history, legislation, technology, tourism, waste management, the EU’s common agricultural policy, and people with a disability in modern society; with participants in 66 countries
  • Launching of e-learning programme for government officials, public servants as well as individuals in Nigeria, Cameroon and other Sub-Saharan African countries
  • Participation in “Youth Farm” Leonardo da Vinci educational programme for young farmers, coordinated by Intercollege Cyprus.
  • Participation in the World Bank’s Research Alliance for Development

Seminars/conferences/special events

  • The B.I.O. President delivers keynote speech, 12th International Conference of the World Society for Hellenism and Orthodoxy Athens
  • As Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the B.I.O. President participated in the eleventh Annual General Assembly of the Academy, The Vatican
  • Participation in the “Symposium on the Worldwatch Institute Report, State of the World: Redefining Global Security” EU Parliament, Brussels
  • Participation at the conference on “Deconstructing Democracy – The Limits of Privatisation,” hosted by the Club of Rome, Brussels – EU Chapter at the Royal Academy of Belgium
  • The B.I.O. President participates as Official Delegate of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO at the “First intergovernmental meeting of experts aimed at finalising a draft of a declaration on universal norms on bioethics,” Paris
  • The B.I.O. President delivers keynote address and participation in Scientific Committee, International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources in Industry and Construction, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • B.I.O. establishes cooperation with the Global Marshall Plan initiative, based in Germany
  • B.I.O. establishes cooperation with the Borneo Tropical Rainforest Foundation and submits joint proposal for the implementation of e-learning courses in environmental education to the Government of Malaysia
  • The B.I.O. President delivers keynote speech, 15th Conference on “Environmental protection is a Must,” Alexandria, Egypt
  • Participation in ‘Economist’ conference, Athens, Greece
  • The B.I.O. President as member of the Euro-Arab Council participated in ceremony to award Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the ‘Peace and Environment’, Dubai
  • Participation in the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, sponsored by the World Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • The B.I.O. President is keynote speaker at the conference on ” Accessibility to Life” organised by the Paraplegic Society of the City of Drama, Greece
  • The B.I.O. President chairs the Olympia Forum on ‘The Cultural Role of Greece following the Olympic Games’, Athens
  • The B.I.O. President delivers keynote speech at the Environment and Social Corporate Responsibilty Conference, sponsored by Clarus Advisory Services, American School of Archaeology in Athens
  • Participation in the Global Marshall Plan Initiative’s organisational meeeting, Ulm, Germany
  • Participation in the EU Leonardo da Vinci Youth Farm project’s training meeting, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Participation in the Tallberg Forum, and the Dag Hammarskjold commemoration in Backakra, Sweden
  • Keynote speech in the conference on “Imagining a sustainable future ” , in cooperation with the Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, USA
  • Keynote speech at the “Greenaccord 3rd International Media Forum on the Protection of Nature,” Rome
  • B.I.O. President chair with Academician Carl-Goran Heden, at the General Assembly of the World Academy of Art and Science on “The future of knowledge – evolutionary challenges of the 21st century,”, Zagreb, Croatia. BioNews 44, p.15
  • Keynote speech and participation in the Scientific Committee at the IVth World Conference on Bioethics, organised by the International Bioethics Society, under the auspices of the UNESCO and the Council of Europe, Gijon, Spain
  • Participation in the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Agriculture Development and European Union Policy, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Keynote speech at the Graduation Ceremony of the Alpine Center for Hospitality & Tourism Education, Athens, Greece
  • Participation in the Fourth City of London Biennial Meeting ‘Major Issues of the 21st Century’, England.
  • The B.I.O. President delivers keynote speech at the Price Waterhouse Cooper meeting in Cyprus. Programme
  • The B.I.O. President will deliver the twenty-fifth Aurelio Peccei lecture, hosted by the Club of Rome, Brussels – EU Chapter at the Royal Academy of Belgium. Invitation

B.I.O. publications

  • “Mythos and the Bio-Environment. A Contribution to Bio-Culture” CD-Rom, English volume, Greek volume
  • Quarterly publication of “BioNews,” the official B.I.O. newspaper

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

 

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