EUROPEAN CONFERENCE: "Protection and utilisation of the cultural heritage by the Self-government Organisations in the European Union"

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE: "Protection and utilisation of the cultural heritage by the Self-government Organisations in the European Union"

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE: "Protection and utilisation of the cultural heritage by the Self-government Organisations in the European Union"

ORGANISATION: EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING - PREFECTURE OF PIRAEUS

30th, 31st March & 1st April 2007 - Peace and Friendship Stadium

The European Community, having as main historical direction the economy and trade, expanded with the Treaty of Maastricht its action field also to the cultural area, with the objective to strengthen the participation of the citizens to the development of the European Union.
Target of the European Union, in collaboration with the governments of the Countries - Members and the Self-government Organisations, is to contribute to the "development of the cultures of the Countries - Members with the support of cultural activities and the strengthening of the cultural particularity in each area in the framework of the European economic transactions". In this way, development is promoted in the countries of the Union, respecting the national and regional polymorphism, highlighting the cultural heritage of each area.
This framework facilitates the planning of relevant strategy by the Self-government Organisations that will seek the protection and utilisation of the local cultural heritage, as this already forms a central point of development action and result for the total of the local society. The promotion of new aesthetics and the respect for the structured environment - and in many cases for the natural environment as part of the local tradition - contributes to the attraction of cultural tourism and creates new opportunities of viability and development.
At the same time, new important prospects are opened up for the promotion of actions of collaboration and entrepreneurship between national, regional and mainly Local Self-government actors from the 27 Countries - Members in the area of Culture. In this framework, the undertaking of actions, the establishment of collaboration standards, the broader network possible and the relevant politics for the promotion of all of the above by the Self-government, are imperative. The sector of Culture forms a new action field for the Self-government Organisations as it encloses the ensemble of each local society.
The European Conference and the Exhibition intended to highlight the issues that concern the planning of actions, the conclusion of collaboration and entrepreneurship, the networking and the strategic projection in the sector of culture and the utilisation of good practices on those objectives by the Self-government Organisations. At the same time, forwarded were the concept of collective planning, the exchange of experiences and technical knowledge between the Self-government Organisations on European level.

OBJECTIVES
1. The prominence of possibilities that are provided to the Local Self-government in the culture sector.
2. The examination of policies and initiatives for culture that are promoted by the European Union on a Regional and Local level.
3. The presentation of the Legal and Institutional Framework that are provisioned for the undertaking of initiatives for the restoration and the protection of the local cultural heritage by the Local Self-government.
4. The analysis of corporate programs and other financing possibilities for actions regarding the restoration of cultural monuments and areas by the Local Self-government Organisations.
5. The presentation of monitoring structures of actions for the protection and restoration and the treatment of relevant administrating and maintaining problems by the Local Self-government.
6. The examination of techniques for the communicative prominence of the local cultural heritage by the Local Self-government aiming to attract quality tourism.
7. The presentation of activities and good practices of the Local Self-government in the sector of Agrotourism - Ecotourism that contribute to the local development.
8. The presentation of good practices and of techniques for organising cultural events by the Local Self-government.
9. The examination of possibilities for intergovernmental cultural collaboration and associations between the Local Self-government Organisations in the framework of the International Organisations and the European Union.
10. The presentation of good practices of the Local Self-government in networking, promotion of the project and the communication of the Local Self-government organisations in the cultural sector.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
FRIDAY 30th March 2007
18.00 - 18.30 Participants' Arrival - Registration
ROOM B' OFFICIAL OPENING
Coordinators:Andreas Varouchakis, President of the Organising Committee EOSP
Vasilios Ioannou, Prefect of Preveza
Nia Koborozou, Journalist
Giorgos Anastopoulos, General Secretary of Public Relations EOSP
Antonios Koliopoulos, President of Administrative Committee EOSP
Ilias Dimas, Professor of Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science (TEFAA), National University of Athens
Greetings
18.30 - 19.00 Ioannis Michas, Prefect of Piraeus
Charis Pasvandidis, Alternate Prefect of Athens, Representative of the European Organisation for Strategic Planning
Giannis Tragakis, Vice-president of the Greek Parliament
Giannakis Skordis, former Mayor of Ammochostos, Front Man of the Foreign Representations, A' Vice-president of EOSP
Ioannis Zois, President of the Pan-Epirus Federation of Greece

19.30 Inauguration of the Exhibition "Greek Folk Culture "
19.45 Room "MELINA MERKOURI" Event Dedication to Epirus

SATURDAY 31st March 2007
ROOM B' Main Session
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE CULTURE SECTOR BY THE LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS
Coordinators: Georgios Stathis, President of the C' Partition of the Municipality of Athens
Giorgos Dimakos, Executive Consultant of Education and Culture, Prefecture of Athens
Manolis Anastasakis, Representative of Regional Development of EOSP
Drakoulis Vrettakos, Prefectural Councillor, Prefecture of Piraeus
Tzella Pavlakou, Journalist
Irina Nikolova Papancheva, Vice-mayor of Sofia, Bulgaria
Dafne Bokota, President of the Municipal Enterprise for Cultural Development of Piraeus
10.00 Greetings
Drakoulis Vrettakos, Prefectural Councillor, Prefecture of Piraeus
Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Minister of Internal Affairs, Public Administration & Decentralisation

10.30 MAIN INTRODUCTIONS
"The prominence and demonstration of cultural individualities of the Countries - Members of the European Union with the objective to compose them into a common policy for culture" - Nikolaos Sifounakis, Member of the European Parliament, of PASOK, President of the Cultural, Educational and Mass Media Commission of the European Parliament
"Culture - Tourism: Strategy for quality and sustainable development" - Charis Kokkosis, Expert Secretary Ministry of Touristic Development
"Culture and Athletism" - Giannis Sgouros, Prefect of Athens

A' Special Subject Session
LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT AND PROTECTION AND RESTORATION OF HISTORICAL CENTERS AND MONUMENTS
11.30 - 11.45 "Restoration of the old historical city of Xanth" - Michalis Stylianidis, Mayor of Xanthi
11.45 - 12.00 "Restoration and utilisation of the historical center of Corfu" - Sotirios Mikalef, Mayor of Korfu
12.00 - 12.20 "Improvement and promotion of the region: Local Strategies in a European framework " - Alessandro Pastacci, President of the Po-Matilde System and Mayor of Quistello, Italy
12.25 - 12.45 "The maintenance of the Hungarian cultural heritage by the Local Self-government" - Viktoria Zold-Nagy Supervisor of the Directorate of Public Administration of Regions and Municipalities, Ministry of Local Self government and Development, Hungary
12.45 - 13.00 "Restoration of traditional communities and settlements The case of the community of Nymfaios Florina" -Ioannis Voskopoulos, Prefect of Florina
13.00 - 13.15 "Culture and Local Self-government Organisations The case of the city Mellieha, Malta" -Josef Borg, Vice-president of the Union of Municipalities and Communities of Malta
13.15 - 13.30 "Old industrial areas and culture" - Fotis Ignatiou, President of "Technopolis" of Municipality of Athens

B' Special Subject Session
CULTURAL TOURISM AND UTILISATION OF LOCAL CULTURAL HERITAGE BY THE SELF-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS
Coordinators: Evaggelia Schinaraki - Iliadi, Prefect of Heraklion, Crete
Adamandia Tzanetea, Vice-prefect of Culture, Lakonia
Georgia Kakourou - Chroni, Director of the Koumantarios Picture-Gallery, Sparta
Panagiotis Basakos, Mayor of Avia, Representative of EOSP
Stefanka Ivanova Markova - Mayor of the area "Krasno seloMladost", Bulgaria
13.30 - 13.45 "The Cultural Heritage in the urban touristic development of Rijeka" -
Doris Sosic, President of the Committee of the Regional Development Enterprise of Rijeka, Croatia
13.45 - 14.00 "Preveza Region: Nikopolis - Kassopi - Necromandio - Zallogos: Development Fourfold" - Vasilios Ioannou, Prefect of Preveza
14.00 - 14.15 "The cultural tourism in the framework of the international tourism development: Tendencies and Perspectives" -
Dimitrios Lagos, Assistant Professor of the University of the Aegean
14.15 - 14.30 "Development politics for the culture of the community of Syrrakos " - Giannis Argyris, President of the Community Syrrakos
14.30 - 14.45 "The prominence of the local cultural heritage and the role of the Prefectural Self-administration" -
Vasilios Giogakas, Prefect of Thesprotia

C' Special Subject Session
THE UTILISATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND MUNICIPAL ENTERPRISES FOR RESTORING ACTIONS OF CULTURAL CHARACTER
14.45 - 15.00 "The development programs of the European Union for culture and Local Self-government Organisations" -
Sofia Skarveli, Coordinator of the European Programs
15.00 - 15.15 "Programmatic Agreement of Rethymnos, the case of the historical center of Rethymnos" - Georgios Marinakis, Mayor of Rethymnos
15.15 - 15.30 "The Programmatic Agreement for the medieval city of Rhodes " - Konstantinos Taraslias, Vice-mayor of Culture, Rhodes
15.30 - 15.45 "The Protection of the Cultural heritage of Sparta" - Konstantinos Fourkas, Prefect of Lakonia
15.45 - 16.00 "The reusability and utilisation of the industrial buildings of the city by the Municipality of Volos" -
Dimitrios Dervenis, Vice-mayor of Volos, Responsible of Programming and Development
16.00 - 16.15 "Cultural Utilisation of old industrial and public buildings" - Athanasios Giakalis, Mayor of Mytilini
16.15 - 16.30 "Towards a new model of cultural activities of the Prefectural Self-government" -
Giannis Plemmenos, Lecturer of the University of Peloponnese

D' Special Subject Session
THE PROMINENCE OF THE LOCAL CULTURAL HERITAGE
Coordinators: Efstathios Papachristopoulos, Member of the Board of Directors EOSP
Dimitrios Goulimaris, Assistant Professor of the Democritus University of Thrace
Sotirios Kardaras, Mayor of Eresos - Adisi Lesvos
Andreas Varouchakis, President of the Organizing Committee EOSP
Vladan Marinkovic - Mayor of Leskovac, Serbia
16.30 - 16.45 "The Greek Dance - From the community and the choir to the association's hall and the stage" -
Ioannis Prantsidis, Lecturer of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science at the University of Thessaloniki
16.45 - 17.00 "Young people and Cultural Heritage" -
Vasilios Kikilias, President of the Organisation for Youth and Athletism of the Municipality of Athens
17.00 - 17.15 "The administration of cultural cases and the cultural development in the region" -
Dimitrios Goulimaris, Assistant Professor of the Democritus University of Thrace
17.15 - 17.30 "Tradition and young people. Entities and prospect" -
Vasilios Serbezis, Alternate Professor of the Democritus University of Thrace
17.30 - 17.45 "Local Self-government in front of the contemporary phenomenon of data derogation and distortion of our cultural heritage. The case of Crete" - Giannis Tsouchlarakis, Researcher, Writer, Dance Teacher

E' Special Subject Session
THE CONTRIBUTION OF CULTURAL ACTIONS IN THE CREATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT
17.45 - 18.00 "The contribution of tradition and folklorism in the economic growth of the region" -
Elias Dimas, Professor of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science at the National & Kapodistrian University of
Athens
18.00 - 18.15 "Museums, natural monuments and alternative tourism. The case of the Fossil Forest of Lesvos" -
Sotirios Kardaras, Mayor of Eressos - Andissi Lesvos
18.15 - 18.30 "The example of the carnival in the Municipality of Patras" - Andreas Fouras, Mayor of Patras
18.30 - 18.45 "National policy the research in tradition" - Manolis Ioannidis, Professor of Physical Education, teacher of traditional dances

SUNDAY 1st April 2007
ROOM B'
Coordinators: Panagiotis Basakos, Mayor of Avia, Representative of EOSP
Dimitrios Lagos, Assistant Professor of the University of the Aegean, President of the Scientific Committee EOSP
Georgios Anastopoulos, General Secretary of International Relations EOSP
Giannakis Skordis, former Mayor of Ammochostos, A' Vice-president EOSP

F' Special Subject Session
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COLLABORATION OF THE LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS IN THE SECTOR OF CULTURE
10.00 - 10.15 "Cultural Dimension of INTERREG III" - Pierre Guerin, Expert in the cultural collaboration area, Valencia Spain
10.15 - 10.30 "The Organisation of Cultural Events for Prespes, Florina, Prespes - Balkans, a cultural cross-road" -
Nikolaos Kortsaris, Member of the Parliament for Florina (Nea Dimokratia)
10.30 - 10.45 "The cross-border collaboration of the Prefectures Greece - Bulgaria - Turkey" - Georgios Pavlidis, Prefect of Xanthi
10.45 - 11.00 "Development Collaboration in the framework of INTEREG III between Greece and Turkey.The case of the Municipality of Tilos and the Municipality of Armoutalan" - Anastasios Aliferis, Mayor of Tilos
11.00 - 11.15 "Douzelage: An example of networking of twinned towns" - Ed Weber, President of Douzelage-european Town Twinning
11.15 - 11.30 "Twinned towns - The example of Preveza - Future and perspectives" - Miltiadis Klapas, Mayor of Preveza

G' Special Subject Session
THE NECESSITY AND THE PRACTICES IN NETWORKING OF THE SELF-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS
11.30 - 11.45 "Historical Archive of the National Bank of Greece" - Gerasimos Notaras, Head of Historical Archive of the National Bank of Greece
(IAETE)
11.45 - 12.00 "Networking of historical places (Turkish domination): Mesologgi - Zaloggos - Naousa - Arkadi - Souli -Agia Lavra" -
Anastasios Karabatzos, Mayor of Naousa
12.00 - 12.15 "Cultural center "Greek World", Foundation of the Hellenic World" - Dimitris Efremoglou, Managing Director of the FHW
12.15 - 12.30 "The example of Networking of the Small Communities (Abelakia, Makrinitsa, Nymfeo, Ia, Panormos, Tinos, Papigo)" -
Aglaia Karadonda, Member of the Community Council of Abelakia

H' Special Subject Session
ADVERTISING - MARKETING - COMMUNICATION FOR THE PROJECTION OF CULTURE
12.30 - 12.45 "Cultural Marketing: The big challenge for the Local Self-government" -
Maria Psarrou - Responsible of Communication and Cultural Marketing
12.45 - 13.00 "Hellenic Radio Television: Its role in the projection of culture" -
Christos Panagopoulos, President of the Hellenic Radio Television (ERT)
13.00 - 13.15 "The contribution of television stations in the recording and utilisation of the musical-dancing heritage and the role of local stations evaluation and concern" - Ilias Gartzonikas, Producer of television programs of folk culture
13.15 - 13.30 "The contribution of "Athens 9.84" to the projection of culture" - Athanasios Kafezas, President of 9.84 radio station

 


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