EU Green Week 2016 “Eco – Days: Greening Greece”
Report Press Release
Subject: Completion of the actions for the institution of EU Green Week 2016 by KEAN - Cell of Alternative Youth Activities and the Municipality of Evrotas.
A week full of Environmental Activities, Educational Programs, Speeches and Cultural Events was held successfully by KEAN - Cell of Alternative Youth Activities in cooperation with the Municipality of Evrotas.
As part of their participation in the institution "EU Green Week 2016" and on the occasion of World Environment Day on 5th of June, KEAN and the Municipality of Evrotas managed to present a series of Best Practices in Environmental and Social Level, through the conduct of the event "Eco - Days: Greening Greece" from 30th of May until 5th of June.
The program of the activities included briefing of students and their teachers regarding the Environmental Phenomena and ways on how to protect and promote the Environmental and Natural resources. All students had the opportunity to participate in interactive environmental games, such as: "Workshop in making Recycled Paper", "Beach Cleaning", "Tour in the Bioclimatic Square of Sources", "Planting" and also to take part in the first floor standing game for the Environment, the "Planetbook" created by KEAN. More than 250 students from the Primary Schools of the areas of Skala, Dafni, Niata, Vlachioti and Krokees participated in these actions.
As a conclusion of the EU Green Week 2016, the Conference entitled "Voluntarism and Environment - Structures of Development and Protection" was held in the period from 3rd to 5th of June 2016 in Skala, Lakonia. Throughout the duration of the conference participants from the local government and from recognized organizations presented examples of good practice for the Environment, discussed the sectors of binding the modes Environment - Society - Economy and proposed operational synergies for the future.
The presentations, the topics for discussion and the conclusions of the Conference will be published in digital and printed form.
Participants in the Conference:
· Adamantia Tzanetea, Vice President of the Region of Peloponnese
Ilias Andrikopoulos, Mayor of Xylokastro
Panagiotis Katsivelas, Mayor of Trifillia
Dimitrios Kafantaris, Mayor of Pylos
Panagiotis Nikas, Mayor of Kalamata
George Tsonis, Mayor of Messini
Ioannis Tzouvelis, Deputy Mayor of Glyfada
Panagiotis Tsigganos, Deputy Mayor of Trifyllia
Ioannis Georgizas, Personal Consultant for the Mayor of Pylos, mr D. Kafantaris
Angelos Kapetanidis, Representative from the Office of the European Parliament in Greece
Nickolas Raissis, Economist, IT Advisor, Executive in Greek Industrial Foundation
Labros Bouklis, Consultant in applied research issues on Circular Economy
Haris Kyriakidis, General Assistant of the Municipality of Vari – Voula - Vouliagmeni
Fani Anastasiou, Employee of the Municipality of Hersonissos in the Environmental Sector
Georgia Panagopoulou, President of KEADIM
George Lignos, Executive in the Non – Governmental Organisation “Estia – Agios Nikolaos"
Spiros Fremeditis, President of EqualSociety
Matina Kanaki, Secretary of the Board of Governors
Giannis Sarros, Coordinator – Anchor of “Star” Channel Central Greece & Columnist in the Newspaper “Ypaithros Hora”
The President of KEAN Mr. Stavros Milionis and the Mayor of Evrotas Mr. Ioannis Grypiotis, would like to thank all the operators, participants and institutions who have contributed to this project, as well as refresh their meeting for future actions.