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Building Energy Communities

Law 4513/2018 aspires to combine Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and the energy sector and introduces a new type of civil cooperative of exclusive purpose, the Energy Community (EC). ECs constitute an important  tool  for achieving fair energy transition in the country, since renewable energy and energy savings offer, as well as, require a geographic dispersion of investments and the involvement of the many, in order for the proper exploitation of the former.ECs  are  confronted  with  multiple  challenges. This guide clarify the framework in which ECs operate, their role in a fair energy transition while providing both theoretical and practical information for their development.

Legally combatting Gender-based Discrimination in Greece

This study reflects and evaluates the current institutional framework for combatting gender discrimination in Greece by focusing on the laws voted by the Parlement in recent years concerning the protection of the rights of victims of gender violence, especially women, as well as the basic rights of the LGBTQI+ community where Greece lagged far behind other European countries.

Anti-Semitism in Greece today

Examining the anti-Semitism phenomenon in Greece in the 21st century is based on the observation that post-Auschwitz anti-Semitism has not been eradicated neither in Greece nor in the rest of Europe, but is instead rising as evidence from recent studies show.

Lignite in the Greek Energy System

Overview of Lignite in Greek energy system, data and challenges for the transition to a post-lignite era and the utilising of the wealth of renewable sources in the country.

Racism and discrimination in Greece today

This report has been initiated by the rise of extremist right political parties and movements of various guises in Greece and in other EU member states, which has been recorded after the European Parliament elections in May 2014. Although there are undisputed differences among parties and movements characterised today as “extremist right”, at least in regard to their political discourse and their practices, their common denominator, on which they can be compared, is the total adherence and reproduction of the ideology of inequality – or better yet, of inequity- of people, and hence the discrediting and rejection of their difference.

Sustainability and Culture

The international conference "Sustainability and Culture: Sustainable Cultural Management" took place on 19 and 20 April 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece and was organised by the Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Greece and the European theatre network Mitos21. The conference was intended to shed light on yet another aspect of a very fertile perception of contemporary reality; sustainability.

Drehscheibe Agadez

Die Hoffnung, in Libyen, Algerien oder Europa bessere Lebensbedingungen zu finden, treibt jede Woche mehrere tausend Menschen nach Agadez, Wüstenstadt im Niger und aktuelles Drehkreuz der westafrikanischen Migration. Agadez lebt davon.

Hotspot Lesbos

Der Hotspot Moria auf der griechischen Insel Lesbos hat eine Aufnahmekapazität für 700 Personen, ist aber tatsächlich mit rund 3.500 Personen belegt. Die hier Angekommenen bleiben in der Regel zwischen 25 Tagen und zwei Monaten.

Die zentrale Mittelmeerroute

Das Mittelmeer ist zum Massengrab geworden: Bis Ende Juli 2016 sind 3000 Menschen ertrunken, im Durchschnitt 14 pro Tag. Die Mehrheit von ihnen starb auf dem Weg von Libyen nach Italien, der weltweit gefährlichsten Fluchtroute.


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