Progress 2015-2021

PROGRESS 2021

European programs

  • “RomABC moves forward,” an Erasmus+ EU funded project for the additional development of innovative educational tools for vulnerable and under-resourced communities in Europe. Other partners include affiliates in Germany, Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, North Macedonia, and Hungary.
  • Participation in “BLUECOAST – Climate-Smart Coastal Practices for Blue Governance,” a European project funded by the InterregI PACBC Cross-Border Cooperation Programme (Greece–Albania 2014–2020)
  • “ProDialogue,” an Erasmus+ EU funded project for the promotion of intercultural dialogue as a vehicle against hate speech and fake news. Other partners include affiliates in Germany, Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, North Macedonia, and Hungary. The project develops novel training tools for mediators and dialogue coordinators.


Educational programs


Seminars/conferences/studies/special events

  • Exhibition of dolls from Greece and Russia in collaboration with AvantGarde in the framework of the “Pro Dialogue” project
  • Photo exhibition for the promotion of intercultural dialogue in the framework of the “Pro Dialogue” project
  • Participation in an online seminar on “We Are All in This Together: Improving Our Health Literacy Skills, Cornell University
  • Preliminary study on the challenges and benefits of electric mobility to help urban transport in Greece shift from fossil fuel to electric vehicles
  • Preliminary study on enhancing young women’s entrepreneurship in remote areas through Biotourism
  • Preliminary study on the promotion of equal opportunities for women in agricultural areas through Biotourism

 

PROGRESS 2020

European programs

  • Completion of “RomABC – the next dimension,” an Erasmus+ EU funded project aimed at reducing functional illiteracy among vulnerable and under-resourced communities in Europe. The project was implemented in Germany, Greece, Hungary and Romania.
  • “RomABC moves forward,” an Erasmus+ EU funded project for the additional development of innovative educational tools for vulnerable and under-resourced communities in Europe. Other partners include affiliates in Germany, Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, North Macedonia, and Hungary.
  • Participation in “BLUECOAST – Climate-Smart Coastal Practices for Blue Governance,” a European project funded by the InterregI PACBC Cross-Border Cooperation Programme (Greece–Albania 2014–2020)
  • “ProDialogue,” an Erasmus+ EU funded project for the promotion of intercultural dialogue as a vehicle against hate speech and fake news. Other partners include affiliates in Germany, Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, North Macedonia, and Hungary. The project develops novel training tools for mediators and dialogue coordinators.


Educational programs

  • Online courses in “Climate Change and Blue Governance” with more than 300 participants. Courses offered in English, Greek and Albanian
  • Cooperation with scientists and researchers in the production of BLUECOAST, a documentary on the protection of the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcOsnuJOUWU&feature=emb_logo)
  • B.I.O.’s extensive e-learning program continues with online courses offered free of charge in English and Greek. Click here for information and registration


Seminars/conferences/studies/special events

  • “Fashion goes to School,” B.I.O. outreach event focusing on the high environmental impact of fast fashion and on the need for climate friendly business models in the fashion industry
  • Contribution to an international online photo exhibition on Blue Culture, held in the framework of “Climate-Smart Coastal Practices for Blue Governance BLUECOAST,” an InterregI PACBC Cross-Border Cooperation Programme (Greece–Albania 2014–2020) funded by the EU
  • B.I.O. participates in an online discussion on “Cutting Edge Science in the Service of Peace Building in a Pivotal Moment for the Survival of our Planet,” held in the framework of Geneva Peace Week 2020

 

PROGRESS 2019

European programs


Educational programs

  • XXIVth Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 19-24, 2019
  • B.I.O.’s extensive e-learning program continues with courses offered completely free of charge in English and Greek. Click here for information and registration
  • College course on “Sustainable Planet” taught during the Spring semester by B.I.O. President, Prof. Chirstos Efthymiopoulos, at Hellenic American University


Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Tribute to Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis at the Hellenic-American University, 3 April 2019
  • B.I.O. launches cooperation with the AvantGarde Cultural and Development Center, an association promoting Hellenic-Russian friendship and cooperation
  • B.I.O. is referenced in the SKAI TV  television program “Thalassolykoi”


PROGRESS 2018

European programs


Educational programs

  • XXIII Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2018
  • B.I.O.’s extensive e-learning program continues with courses offered completely free of charge in English and Greek. Click here for information and registration
  • College course on “Sustainable Planet” taught during the Spring and Fall semesters by B.I.O. President, Prof. Chirstos Efthymiopoulos, at Hellenic American University


PROGRESS 2017

B.I.O. conferences


Educational programs

  • XXII Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 18–26, 2017
  • B.I.O.’s extensive e-learning program continues with courses offered completely free of charge in English and Greek. Click here for information and registration
  • College course on “Sustainable Planet” taught by B.I.O. at Hellenic American University


Seminars/conferences/special events


Publications


Media Coverage

Climate Change Mitigation – Inspiration and Innovation – Hilton Athens, January 9, 2017
Greek Diplomatic Life
Emeis.gr
Typos Kifisias
emea.gr
Amarysia.gr
Hellenic News of America
Professor Fights to Save Life on Earth, One Book at a Time
The National Herald
Climate Change – Biopolicy and Development
Modern Diplomacy
Newsletter of the World Academy of Art and Science
Πράσινη Επιχειρηματικότητα: Ευθύνη – Έμπνευση – Καινοτομία Αναγκαίες προτεραιότητες για την στρατηγική του μέλλοντος
Huffington Post
HellenicNews.com
iNews.gr
Rasmuss.org
Evroschamber.gr
Neatoumpas.gr
tovimatisgynaikas.gr
elzoni.gr
Amarysia
Προστασία από τις πυκαγιές – άμυνα για τον βίο
Huffington Post
Hellenic News of America
Kythiraika
Emeis.gr
Palo.gr
Mypenteli.gr
Ploumistos.com
Rodopolisblog
Evroschamber
Vimatisgynaikas
Eaete
iNews.gr
bloko.gr
OnDuty.gr
AnParatiritis
Lourdas.gr
Amarysia.gr
EcoGreenHouses
Energia.gr
Newsmotion.gr
elzoni.gr
Elisme.gr
Αυξημένος κίνδυνος πρόωρου θανάτου από την ατμοσφαιρική ρύπανση – οι παγκόσμιες στατιστικές σοκάρουν
Huffington Post
Ploumistos.com
mypenteli.gr
cyprusnews.eu
emeis.gr
Amarysia.gr
Maritimes
Agora News
Merymna Zois
Typos Kifisias
Inews.gr
Seleo.gr
Onecon.gr
Lefkadaonline.gr
Agrotika-Nea.gr
Globalism vs. nationalism – can biodiplomacy make a difference
Modern Diplomacy
Hellenic News of America
United Nations Association of Singapore
Greek Diplomatic Life
Βιο-διπλωματία – η εθνική και πολιτισμική ταυτότητα αναπόσπαστες διαστάσεις της παγκοσμιοποίησης
Huffington Post
European Business
Press Code
INews.gr
Ploumistos.com
Nea Proini.gr
CyprusNews
NewsOne
Ingossip.gr
Tromaktiko.gr
Newsalonica.gr
Pestogr.blogspot
Evroschamber.gr
Newsmotion.gr
Emeis.gr
The Magazine of Ecumenical Hellenism
Maritimes
Amarysia
Αναχαίτιση της Κλιματικής Αλλαγής – η προσφορά των δασών
kathimerini.gr
Back to Nature.gr
Huffingtion Post
News.engine
Kontra news
CyprusNews
EpikoinoniaArg
Inews.gr
Emeis.gr
Newsmotion.gr
Αυτισμός – οι περιβαλλοντικοί παράγοντες εξίσου σημαντικοί με τους γονιδιακούς
Huffington Post
Neuroped.gr
Typos Kifisias
Press 724.gr
Vouliagmeni High School
Ploumistos.com
Viral blog
Typos Com Cy
inewsgr.com
emeis.gr
Press publica
Capital health
Autism.gr
Oloigiaolous
Karachristos
Amarysia
HealthInvest
Ένωση Κυπρίων Ελλάδος
5+1 The Magazine of Ecumenical Hellenism
Elzoni.gr
Healthday.gr
Σχεδόν 9.000 άτομα τον χρόνο πεθαίνουν από την ατμοσφαιρική ρύπανση στην Αττική
ethnos.gr
eordaialive.com
left.gr
lykavitos.gr
difernews.gr

PROGRESS 2016

Distinctions

  • B.I.O. President declared Woman of the Year 2016 by the Association of Women of Salonica Macedonia in Athens, Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall
  • B.I.O. President receives award of achievement from the Rotary Club of Amaroussion
  • B.I.O. President receives award from the Hellenic National Youth Council


B.I.O. conferences


Educational programs

  • B.I.O.’s extensive e-learning program continues with courses offered completely free of charge in English and Greek. Click here for information and registration


Seminars/conferences/special events

  • Participation in dissemination event on Greek-Albanian economic and trade relations at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Participation in the open debate on Marine security: different approaches between Europe and Asia, sponsored by ELIAMEP at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, Athens
  • Participation in Athens Security Forum 2016: Searching for a Modus Vivendi in Relations between the West and Russia, sponsored by ELIAMEP, Athens
  • Participation in event in honor of the Director of the Library of Alexandria, Dr. Ismail Serageldin, at the Acropolis Museum, Athens
  • Main speaker at the 19th Eurasian Economic Summit, hosted by the Marmara Group Foundation, Istanbul
  • Founding Member of the Committee of the Seven Wise Men of the World Symposium and participation in founding meeting at the Evgenides Foundation, Athens
  • Participation in seminar hosted by the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation on “Europe in the face of the immigration challenge,” Hilton Athens
  • Participation in seminar on “The Mediterranean Environment and the Work of the Barcelona Convention,” hosted by The Athens Center
  • Participation in event on the role of the European Union in the face of terrorism, sponsored by Europe Direct City of Athens
  • Participation as guest of the keynote speaker in Women Leader Luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Participation in the Annual General Assembly of Members of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
  • Main speaker at the 26th international conference on “Environmental Protection is a Must,” Alexandria, Egypt
  • Main speaker at conference on “Technology + Society = ? Future,” hosted by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts in Podgorica, Proceedings (B.I.O. on page 96)
  • Participation in The Economist’s Intelligent Leaders Summit, Astir Palace, Athens List of participants
  • Keynote speaker at conference hosted by the Rotary Club of Amaroussion, Athens
  • B.I.O. participates in volunteering event sponsored by the Hellenic National Youth Council at the Office of the European Parliament in Greece. Friday, 27 May 2016 Click here for info in Greek
  • Participation in “Cosmopolis – The Reunion” Ethnic Festival, hosted in Kavala, Greece, June 21-24
  • Participation in the Consultation Meeting on the Regional Framework for ICZM and the Conceptual Framework for MSP, and in the Celebration of the Mediterranean Coast Day under the theme “Blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean,” Barcelona, September 28-29, 2016
  • Main speech at the IXth World Conference on Bioethics, hosted by the International Society for Bioethics (SIBI), Gijon, Spain, October 17-19, 2016
  • Participation in the Hellenic-Russian Social Forum, on the occasion of the official visit of the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, Zappeion Hall, Athens, November 1-2, 2016
  • Participation, as Founding President of the Hellenic Chapter of the Club of Rome, in the Annual General Assembly of the Club of Rome, Berlin, November 10-11, 2016
  • Presentation to 50 teachers and educators, “I Love Dyslexia” Society, Athens
  • Participation, as Fellow, in the Vienna Economic Forum, November 21, 2016 Read more>>
  • Keynote speech at the Rotary Clubs of Psychico, Amaroussion, Irakleion Attikis and Philothei, November 29, 2016
  • Participation in The Economist’s Sustainability Summit for Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean: Adapt or Die?


Publications


Media Coverage

Woman of the Year 2016
Typos Kifisias 1, 2
inewsgr.com
onecon.gr
elzoni.gr
mynews.gr
zougla.gr
ploumistos.com
paraskhnio.gr
backstage24.gr
vipnews.gr
eaete.gr
Climate change dangers, vulnerabilities and policies in ASEAN countries, Korea and Japan
Greek Diplomatic Life
Η Κλιματική Αλλαγή στις χώρες της Νοτιοανατολικής Ασίας – amarysia.gr
Η Κλιματική Αλλαγή στις χώρες της Νοτιοανατολικής Ασίας – http://presscode.gr
Κλιματική αλλαγή – οι κίνδυνοι και οι πολιτικές των χωρών της νοτιοανατολικής Ασίας – emeis.gr
Βιο-Ολυμπιάδα των Νέων – amarysia.gr
Βιοπολιτική – Δράση και Όραμα για μια Κοινωνία Ελπίδας – amarysia.gr
Τα απορρίμματα που μας κοστίζουν – amarysia.gr
Whos’Who – Αγνή Βλαβιανού Αρβανίτη
Διάσωση του βίου – η οικοδόμηση του νέου Παρθενώνα – παγκόσμιο όραμα έμπνευσης και εμπιστοσύνης για τους ευεργέτες
emeis.gr
Typos Kifisias
www.in2life.gr
http://news4.gr
real.gr
amarysia.gr
Σχεδόν 9.000 άτομα τον χρόνο πεθαίνουν από την ατμοσφαιρική ρύπανση στην Αττική
eordaialive.com
www.imerisia.gr
www.tanea.gr/news/greece
www.enikos.gr/society
www.newsbeast.gr/environment
www.haniotika-nea.gr
http://kanaliena.gr
www.silvercity.gr
www.michanikos-online.gr
www.b2green.gr
www.usay.gr
http://news4.gr
http://patrastimes.gr
www.newsonly.gr/koinonia
www.zougla.gr
https://xaidarisimera.blogspot.gr
www.proklitiko.gr
www.ysterografonews.gr
www.amna.gr
Βιοπόλις – μια ολοκληρωμένη προσέγγιση στα νέα δεδομένα της Κλιματικής Αλλαγής
Typos Kifisias
Λέσβος: Παγκόσμιο κέντρο διεθνών συναντήσεων για την ποίηση
Greek Diplomatic Life
Hellenic News of America
Amarysia.gr
Lesvos News
Ploumistos.com
Lesvospost.com
www.24-ores.com
trolis.gr
emprosnet.gr
emeis.gr
onecon.gr
Η κλιματική αλλαγή αυξάνει την βία κατά των γυναικών
Αθηναϊκό – Μακεδονικό Πρακτορείο Ειδήσεων
Typos Kifisias
Amarysia.gr
Δημοσιογραφικά και άλλα
Magdanews.gr
Ploumistos.com
emeis.gr
documentonews.gr
Αναχαίτιση της Κλιματικής Αλλαγής – η προσφορά των δασών
Ploumistos.com
emeis.gr
businessnews.gr


PROGRESS 2015

B.I.O. conferences


Biotourism programs


Educational programs

  • B.I.O.’s extensive e-learning program continues with courses on Food & Agriculture offered completely free of charge in English and Greek
  • Donation of books and CD-Roms to SOS Children’s Villages for orphaned and abandoned children


Seminars/conferences/special events


Publications

  • Biopolicy – the bioethics of climate change mitigation Read more >>
  • Biopolicy the needed new vision for a road to peace, The Marmara Foundation – A Quest for Peace 2015-2016 Read more >>
  • Biopolis – biopolicy for greener and more liveable cities. Paper published in the proceedings from the conference on “The Cities – Security and Policy,” sponsored by the World Society of Ekistics, Middle East Technical University and Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 2013 Read more >>
  • U.F. Von Hentaller, G. Fayl, G. Grga and A. Vlavianos Arvanitis – Morality the Ultimate Guardian, Social Science Research Network (2015) Read more >>
  • Olive Culture in the Land of Messinia e-book
  • Olive Culture in the Land of Messinia – Bioutourism Map Part A, Part B
  • Olive Culture in the Land of Messinia CD-Rom
  • Biotourism in the LEADER area of Lasithi e-book
  • Biotourism in the LEADER area of Lasithi Map Part A, Part B


Media Coverage

 

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