It is announced that, the International Crisis Management Conference, «ATHENA 2007″, will be conducted, under the auspices of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, at the “Metropolitan HoteI”  Conference Hall, in Athens, from the 04th to  the 06th of  July 2007.
The Conference will attend 219 political and military representatives from 44 countries and international organizations, as well as, representatives from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Public Order, Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Secretariat General of Information and Secretariat General of Communication.
    The objective of the Conference is to acquire familiarity with a broad spectrum of crisis management issues, as well as, to inform and exchange of views on the methods, procedures and capabilities of the International Community for crisis prevention and management, in the broader developing environment.

    Τhe issues to be addressed during the Conference  refer to mechanisms of crisis management, developed by countries and international organizations, as well as, the lessons learnt from the  participation in various crisis management operations and exercises at international level. 

    Additionally, issues to be addressed will be the developments in areas of international interest.   
    The Minister of National Defence, Mr. Evangelos Meimarakis will commence the Conference on Wednesday the 04th of July at 10:00 am.
                                                      Emmanuel Velonias
                                                          Captain, HN
                                                   HNDGS   Spokesman