Candidacy for two UNESCO schools in the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace



One of the primary aspirations of the Con-E-Ect Unesco Chair , is to achieve to subsume two more schools of the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, in this global and entrepreneurial network. The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) was founded in 1953 and aims to link educational institutions across the world around a common goal: to build the defenses of peace in the minds of children and young people. The 10,000 ASPnet member schools in over 180 countries, work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice. ASPnet operates at both international and national levels.

Ιn the framework of the ASPnet Programme, the Hellenic National Committee for UNESCO, in collaboration with the Head of International Educational Relations of Ministry and Religions Affairs, has developed a school network, which numerates more than 150 educational units of all grades, and strives for the diffusion of the institution, the closer connection with the Unesco Chairs all over the world, as well as for the increase in the number of schools which are under affiliation, by giving emphasis in the remoted areas such as the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, taking into consideration that there is an almost absolute lack of ASPnet schools in the above mentioned region.

Τhe goals of the Programme could be summarized in the fields of Creation, Teaching - Learning and Interaction among the participant schools. The programme aims to ameliorate the overall quality of education and especially the ethical, cultural and international aspects by developing effective teaching approaches, methods and materials. Thus, the network produces multiplicative results through the diffusion of the information so that schools out of the network can therefore realize similar activities. A plethora of examples have been noted where ASPnet has essentially contributed to educational reforms among the state-parties.

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Nestos River Candidacy in MAB/UNESCO Program

On the 19th and 20th of October 2017, the UNESCO Chair Con-Ect in collaboration with Nestos River Management Body organize the Workshop under the title: “Optimizing ecotourism development and conservation in Nestos river. The role of local communities”, which was held in Chryssoupolis Kavala, Greece. The workshop was co-designed with the local authorities of the area and was aiming to bring awareness to the local communities on the benefits and opportunities by introducing Nestos entire drainage basin as a MAB possible area.

During this meeting, the Nestos River workgroup team presented Nestos MAB candidacy file and invited also directors from MAB areas around the Globe to share their know how and expertise in mastering the above mentioned file in an extremely interesting workshop, taking place in field, hosted at the very Nestos Delta.

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Investigation of the Lynx distribution in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Greece

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lynxThe Lynx is any of the four species (Eurasian lynx, Canada lynx, Iberian lynx, Bobcat) within the Lynx genus. The name "lynx" originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word “λύγξ“.

The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat native to Siberia, Central, East, and Southern Asia, North, Central and Eastern Europe. The Balkan lynx subspecies can be found in several Balkan countries and possibly Greece. The lynx has been widespread in several territories in the Balkans; yet,it is extremely rare in Greece. The lynx use to be more common on the mountains of southern and northern Pindos and on the mountains of Macedonia and Thrace until the large scale deforestation of the alluvial plain, after 1950.

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Msc Man And Water


Water is a worldwide natural resource which is indissolubly connected with human’s existence through their eternal interaction. Thus, the relations between man and water by the ecological, technological, political or biomedical aspect comprise a crux of studying.

The MSc program “Man and Water” (MAW), is a brand new and unique worldwide program which aims to address water challenges by the most integrated perspective and always by the prism of man’s intervention. The MAW MSc provides a holistic approach of water related issues by involving several sectors of water such as water management both in water surplus or water demand conditions, energy use, climate change and water legislation. The program is designed to equip the graduates with the ability to work in professional water domain environments where academic skills are required. Graduates will be able to design, develop and apply solutions for water while meeting society’s and environment’s needs within the framework of climate change.

The program will be held by specialists with an advanced knowledge of water and environmental management. Participants will be encouraged to have a pivotal role in their teaching procedure through discussions and presentations while boosting their practical skills by field work, site visits and laboratory sessions.

The MSc is organized by the UNESCO Chair Con-E-Ect which is established in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology.

Funds needed: The organization and implementation of such MSc program requires 120-140.000€/ year. However, the new law ruling the MSc organization that was recently voted by the Ministry of Education, prohibit us on charging fees higher than 3000€/ student. The MSc program will be limited to 35 students/year and that will eventually contribute just 87.500€/year. Therefore, funding support will be needed to sustain the program.

The program’s deliverables will be 35 master thesis in excellence on water management thematic.

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1st Instrucitve Pilot Programme on Outdoor Living, by the Chair of UNESCO “Con-E-ect”

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The Chair will proceed with the production of educational material and the implementation of educational actions which will be related to ecotourism and knowledge transfer about riverside and deltaic ecosystems.

Educational program: “Outdoor living on the riverside ecosystem of Nestos river”

Within the framework of its educational actions, the Chair of UNESCO Con-E-ect, will carry out an instructive pilot programme regarding outdoor living in Stavroupolis, Xanthi. The programme is addressed towards students of primary and secondary education.

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