Between 2 and 9 of April 2012, at Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) premises in Athens, Greece, a Training Programme for the 2,000 people constituting the workforce of the security personnel of the Greek Museums and Archeological Sites, was realized aiming at the upgrade of the security level, as well as, the security services provided within these sites.

KEMEA's elaborated Programme took place throughout the country, in 23 cities was realized by the Hellenic Police with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism. During the opening of the training programme at KEMEA’s premises in Athens, welcome speeches were delivered by the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mr. Pavlos Geroulanos and the Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection Mr. Eleftherios Ekonomou.

Among the attendees of the opening meeting were the Chief of the Hellenic Police, Lt. General Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos, the General Inspector of Southern Greece Police Lt. General Grigorios Balakos, the Head Officer of Hellenic Police Staff Lt. General Adamantios Stamatakis, the President of the BoD of KEMEA Dr. Michael Tsinisizelis, the Director of the Museums Exhibitions and Training Programmes Directorate of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Ms. Maria Lagogianni, the Director of Paleoanthropology and Speleology Ephorate Ms. Eleni Panagopoulou, the Director of the National Archeological Museum Mr. Nikolaos Kaltsas, the Director of the 3rd Prehistorical and Classical Antiquities Ephorate Ms. Eleni Banou, as well as high ranking Officers of the Hellenic Police and high ranking Officials of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.



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