Under the pressure of the financial and political crisis and the acute social problems environmental issues were undermined especially among society groups who struggle to cope with basic needs. Low levels of awareness over pollution and mismanagement of key resources (air, water and land) is linked to a widespread lack of responsible consumers’ culture. Nonetheless, the constantly degrading status of the environment continues to affect public health (e.g. fatal air-quality related conditions, natural disasters such as floods proving fatal) while the economic consequences are dire. Hence, there is the clear need to raise public awareness through various mediums (participation in conferences, campaigns, capacity building activities, exchange with international actors etc) on the future of resources, with the goal to alter consumers behaviours towards a more sustainable, efficient and ecologically friendly direction.

GreenWave Festival 2017

The GreenWave Festival 2017,organized by the Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki for the seventh year in a row, in cooperation with Heinrich Boell Stiftung Greece has peace as its main subject. Within the auspices of the Festival, events are organized with the subject of war and environment, the history of the peace movement as well as the impact of nazism and racism with the culminating point of the Holocaust of Jews.

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Sustainable Cultural Management summer course

What is the role of cultural industry in tackling climate change and promoting environmental sustainability? International intensive summer course exploring what actions can be taken to become more ecological in the way we govern cultural organisations, manage buildings, create and tour productions, collaborate with partners, and engage with audiences, on 6-10.6.2016 in Thessaloniki. Open call deadline: 15 March 2016.

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.

The publication "Sustainability and Culture" is available in pdf.

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