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06 September, 2001
Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced on Wednesday that an international symposium entitled "We are thinking again about civilization", would be held in Athens and Ancient Olympia from September 20-23.
The sessions of the symposium will be addressed by Prime Minister Costas Simitis at the Zappeion Mansion at 9.30 a.m. on September 20.
President of the Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos will also be present.
The international symposium is the first major symposium of the 2001-2004 Cultural Olympiad.
The culture minister said that the symposium essentially concerned the ideological and political start of the Cultural Olympiad. He added that full program of 2001-2004 Cultural Olympiad will be announced on September 25.
Taking part in the symposium will be 50 celebrities from the sector of culture.
Source: Athens News Agency