ACROPOLIS – A Unique Monument of Wordwide Cultural Importance – The return of the Marbles

PRESS RELEASE

Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands organizes The International Conference: “ACROPOLIS – A Unique World Heritage Monument – The Return of the Marbles”. The conference is under the aegis of Melina Mercouri Foundation, the World Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations UNESCO (WFUCA), the European Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations of UNESCO (EFUCA) and the Greek Section of ICOMOS. It occurs on Monday, October 6, 2014 in “ATHINAIS” Cultural Center at Kerameikos. Mr Pandelis Kapsis, reporter and ex Minister will coordinate. The aim of the conference is to strengthen the awareness of the local community about the cultural importance of the return of the Parthenon’s sculptures.

The Conference will be introduced by the Vice President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA) and President of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands Mr Ioannis Maronitis.

There will be presented in world premiere the “Ode on the Return of the Parthenon Marbles” by musician composer Mr. Zorze Katris with the accompaniment of the Choir of the Municipality of Athens. It is a Symphonic Anthem based on the relation of mathematics of Pythagoras and the ancient alphabet. Narration by Mr Kolasis Vyron.

The conference constituted with Art Exhibition. Graduate students and artists of the Fine Arts Department of the University of Western Macedonia, artists – members of the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands such as Mr Charalambos, Mr Petros Georgariou, Mr Dimou Dimitrios, Mrs Loukidou Christina, Mr Miltiadis Afentoulis, Mr Zafiris Ioannis, Mr Kampakos Antonis, Mr Skangis Constantis, Mr Skithos Georgios and Mr Minaritzoglou Michael and also students from elementary and secondary education will participate. Curator of the exhibition, Mr Stathis Androutsakis.

At the closing ceremony there will be a unique tribute under the direction of the great Violonist Mr. G. Georgiadis and aspiring musicians Mr Nick Pilarinos and Mrs Penny Tsilivakou.

The main speaker are the following: Mr. Christoforos Argyropoulos, President of Melina Mercouri Foundation, Mr. Dimitris Pantermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum, Mr. Georgios Christofides, President of the World Federation of Associations and Clubs UNESCO (WFUCA), Daniela Popescu Ph.D, President of the European Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (EFUCA), President of Alumnus Club for UNESCO, Cross-Cultural Ambassador and Mrs Elena Corciu, Chief of Cabinet from the European Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations of UNESCO (EFUCA), Lawyer, Mrs Tzitzikosta Papachristopoulou Maria Aikaterini, President of Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, Prof.ssa Maria Paola Azzario, President of the UNESCO Centre in Turin and Vice President of the European Commission of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations, the President of Parnassos and Professor at Athens University Dr Mikrogiannakis Emmanuel , Mrs. Helena Korka, Director of the Ephorate of Private Collections, Dr Nakasis Athanasios, President of the Greek Section of ICOMOS, the British Historian Researcher Mr. William St Clair, Dr Michalis Glampedakis, Professor of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Member of the Greek Committee for Higher Education of the European Union, Bologna Expert of the EU, the archeology and Geomythologist Mrs. Mitropetros Elena, Mrs. Flega – Balassa Euphrosyne, PhD on International and Political Studies, Founder of UNESCO Chair at the University of Macedonia, professor of Intercultural Affairs UNESCO and Dr Panos Kroko, Chairman of European Democratic Party and author of the book “Democracy”, among others.

Prominent personalities in the field of culture, diplomacy and academia from Greece and abroad, members of the European parliament and Greek, researchers, and journalists from the British and Greek press will also attend.

More than 15 embassies are going to support the Conference with their presence. Among others, there are going to attend Ambassadors and Representatives of the following countries : Finland , Ukraine , Turkey , Slovakia , India , Venezuela , Chile , Romania , Hungary , Pakistan , Peru , Philippines , Libya etc

The artistic program will be presented by Mrs Constantina Spyropoulou

Chef Mr. Constantinos Mouzakis and Chef Mr. Elias Iosifelis will prepare special cocktails for all the participants at the end of the conference.

INFO:

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:
“ACROPOLIS – A Unique World Heritage Monument – The Return of the Marbles”
Monday October 6, 2014
Opening: 5:30 PM (registration 4:45 – 05:15pm)

Cultural Center “ATHINAIS”
Kastorias 34-36, Botanikos, Athens, 104-47
Metro Station Kerameikos

FREE ENTRANCE

Certificates of attendance will be provided

Organized by:
Club for UNESCO Piraeus & Islands
www.unescopireas.gr – unescop@otenet.gr
Contact
PR & Communication: Mrs Founti Antonia & Mrs Chrisouli Angeliki
Cultural Manager: Mrs Economidou Cleopatra
Tel: 2104967757 – 2104979797 Fax: 2104944564
Addr: Petrou Ralli 210 & Theseus 1, Nikea,18454

 


«ACROPOLIS – A Unique Monument of Wordwide Cultural Importance – The return of the Marbles

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Public Attendance – Registrations: 16:45 – 17:30

Art Exhibition Opening: 17:30

“Ode on the Return of the Parthenon Marbles”: 17:45 – 18:00

World premiere by music composer Mr Zorze Katris with the accompaniment of the Choir of the Municipality of Athens. It is a Symphonic Anthem based on the relation of mathematics of Pythagoras and the ancient alphabet.

Coordination of the Conference by reporter and ex – Minister Mr Pandelis Kapsis

Conference Opening: 18:00-18:10

Mr Ioannis Maronitis, Vice President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA) for Europe and North America and President of the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands

Lectures: 18:10 – 21:30

Mrs Tzitzikosta Papachristopoulou Maria Aikaterini, President of Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO

Prof.ssa Maria Paola Azzario, President of the UNESCO Centre in Turin and Vice President of the European Commission of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations

Mr. Christoforos Argyropoulos, President of Melina Mercouri Foundation

Mr. Dimitris Pantermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum

Mrs. Mamidaki Marilena, President of the Charitable Association “Filoi tou paidiou”

Ministers, MPs and Ambassadors will also attend

More than 15 embassies are going to support the Conference with their presence. Among others, there are going to attend Ambassadors and Representatives of the following countries : Finland , Ukraine , Turkey , Slovakia , India , Venezuela , Chile , Romania , Hungary , Pakistan , Peru , Philippines , Libya etc

“Global Ethics”, Mr. George Christophides, President of the World Federation of Clubs and Associations of UNESCO (WFUCA), President of the Cultural and Social Group NEMESOS, Chairman of the Committee for the Restoration of Human Rights for Cyprus , President of the Cyprus Federation of Clubs and Associations of UNESCO and Honorary Consul of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Cyprus.

“Looking at the future, remembering the past” Daniela Popescu Ph.D, President of the European Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (EFUCA), President of Alumnus Club for UNESCO, Cross-Cultural Ambassador and Mrs Elena Corciu, Chief of Cabinet from the European Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations of UNESCO (EFUCA), Lawyer.

“New arguments for new times” Mr William Clair , British Historian Scientist

“Marbles of Parthenon : Greek and International initiatives for their return”, Mr. Athanasios Nakasis President of the Greek Department of ICOMOS.

“Development for the requests on the return of the Parthenon Marbles , and new perspectives”, Mrs. Korka Eleni Director of the Ephorate of antiquites and private collections .

“The essence of classical civilization” Dr Mikrogianakis Emmanuel President of the Philological Club PARNASSOS and Professor of Ancient History at the University of Athens.

“The constitutive myth of the city of Athens , as depicted in sculptural configurations of the Parthenon” Mrs. Elena Mitropetros , Archeologist and Geomythologist.

“Did they remove only “marbles”? ” Dr Michalis Glampedakis, Professor of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Member of the Greek Committee for Higher Education of the European Union, Bologna Expert of the EU

“Protection of the World Cultural Heritage – UNESCO: Claiming the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Acropolis”, Mrs. Flega – Balassa Euphrosyne PhD in International and Political Studies, Founder of the UNESCO Chair of University of Macedonia, Professor of Intercultural Affairs UNESCO

“The aesthetics of democracy in relation with the Greek Marbles”, Dr Panos Krokos, Chairman of European Democratic Party and author of the book “Democracy” among others.

Closing Ceremony: 21:15 – 22:00

Musical Tribute under the direction of the great musician Mr G. Georgiadis

Chef Mr. Constantinos Mouzakis and Chef Mr. Elias Iosifelis will prepare special cocktails for all the participants at the end of the conference.

The artistic program will be presented by Mrs Constantina Spyropoulou

The conference constituted with Art Exhibition. Graduate students and artists of the Fine Arts Department of the University of Western Macedonia, artists – members of the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands and also students from elementary and secondary education will participate. Curator of the exhibition, Mr Stathis Androutsakis.