The Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) is scheduling events that will last throughout the year.

The announcement was made on Wednesday during an event held on the Hall's premises for the anniversary of its 20 years of functioning and in the presence of representatives of the state, culture and the country's wider social life.

"The contribution of Megaron was decisive in the cultural development of our country," Prime Minister George Papandreou stressed in a message read by Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos.

The prime minister termed the Megaron "a valuable helper in the sector of culture" speaking of the “international cooperations that have as a basis equality and reciprocity, with the opening to education for the children and young people and the lifelong learning and with pioneering initiatives in the sector of conference tourism,” as well as to its contribution to “the country’s development effort.”

Papandreou conveyed the wish for the Megaron’s "splendid course to continue with a greater opening to society," since “art and culture open the horizons, constitute a field of consultation, healthy dialogue even confrontation as well, but above all they constitute a basic motive power for the future.”