The “Athena ‘09” Crisis Management International Conference is the 12th annual “Athena” conference organized by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS) under the auspices – since last year- of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence.
The “Athena ‘09” will take place in Athens from September 30th until October 3rd 2009 at Metropolitan Hotel (www.chandris.gr/athens/). The tutorial phase of the event will cover the first three days, whereas the last day (Oct 3rd) is aimed at social/cultural events.
The conference provides an international forum for new ideas, concepts and approaches concerning the field of crisis management. Featuring a range of special sessions, the “Athena ‘09” focuses on analyzing current instabilities in the international crisis management system and exploring emerging methods, possibilities for increased cooperation and specialization. It aspires to promote discussion and exchange of views and experiences between various key partners, international actors and across government offices on multidimensional crisis management initiatives , best practices and common challenges.