Local Participation webinar

How can we work together communally to bring about positive changes we want to see on our islands?


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Exploring themes of participation and collaboration, drawing on successful examples, discussing with local champion organisations, and mapping initiatives in the Cyclades, we hope to offer inspiration, lessons, and options for connecting with local groups.


Frosso Dimitrakopoulou ( Active Citizenship
With decades of experience in the ecotourism industry, and creator of a broad network of like-minded initiatives, Frosso shares examples and research on green active citizenship and community successes beyond the Cyclades. Framing the issue of participation in theoretical and wide-angle lenses.
Actions to take:
First steps to volunteering

Nassia Kassela & Dorothy Filiotis (Cyclades Preservation Fund – CPF)
Zooming into the Cyclades, we look into the network of initiatives that CPF works with, getting a flavour for the many forms of citizen groups and organised initiatives serving their island’s wellbeing.
See the Cycladic initiatives map

Manos Vorisis: We Live Together
Manos is a veterinary surgeon sharing with us his experience caring for the strays of Syros, Tinos and beyond, advocating for cooperation and commitment towards the social purpose of improving the lives of animals – on the basis of harmonious symbiosis.

Save Ios
Save Ios is a group working collectively to preserve the island’s exquisite habitats faced with the issues of rapid development. We are offered a look into the variety of collective activities and approaches Save Ios uses to engage people and empower their work.

Dive in Action, Santorini (Video testimony)
Sharing experiences about Dive in Action, a team of passionate scuba professional divers, enrolled and organised to support environmental – ranging diving activities.