28 Mar Conference “The Greek rural society and the economy during the venizelist period” (Athens, 03-05.11.2004).
The Foundation and the Agricultural University of Athens organised a conference on the topic “Greek agricultural society and economy during the venizelian period”, November 3-5, 2004.
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Chr. Avgoulas, opened the conference, on November 3rd, at the Old Parliament Hall. Introductory speeches were given by the Chancellor of the Agricultural University of Athens, G. Zervas and the CEO of the Foundation, N. Papadakis. The main speakers were the Professor at the Ionian University, Petros Pizanias, on the topic of the conference, and the Secretary General of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, Andreas Karamanos on the topic “Elefherios Venizelos and rural refugee settlement”.
The conference was attended by professors at the departments of the Agricultural University of Athens, History Professors at Greek Universities, agriculturalists, PhD candidates and researchers.
The conference aimed at examining the evolution of agriculture in the early 20th century and pointing out the social and financial structures, the interventions and inactivity of politicians of that period, as well as the consequences of the aforementioned factors in the form and the content of rural development from the Interwar period until today.
The conference was organised with the collaboration of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.