Marine plastic pollution: Citizen participation in environmental policy making – Training Seminar by iSea and The Green Tank in Patras

iSea and The Green Tank organize a training seminar on “Citizen participation in environmental policy making – Recent developments in tackling marine plastic pollution” in Patras. The aim of the seminar is to inform citizens about marine plastic solution, the relevant institutional framework, as well as the political developments at an international, European and national level. Through an interactive exchange between students of the field, members of voluntary organizations and interested citizens, means of intervention and advocacy will be thoroughly discussed, enhancing participation in environmental governance.

The seminar will take place in Patras in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry of the University of Patras. It will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 15:00-19:00, in the Amphitheater of Natural Sciences 10 and it will be delivered by Anastasia Charitou, co-ordinator of the “Human and Aquatic Ecosystem” department of iSea, and Ioli Christopoulou, Policy Director at The Green Tank.

An opening address will be given by Achilleas Theocharis, Head of the Department of Chemistry, and George Papatheodorou, Dean of the School of the Natural Sciences, University of Patras.

The seminar is organized as part of the project “Learn-Participate-Protect the Environment”. It is the second in a series of seminars to be held in 8 Greek cities. The primary goal of the project is to promote, strengthen and safeguard the participation of citizens in processes related to the creation and implementation of environmental policies in Greece, with particular emphasis on three topics: the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution.

The project “Learn-Participate-Protect the environment” is operated by iSea and implemented in partnership with the Green Tank, under the Active Citizens Fund programme. It includes two cycles of informational and training activities consisting of webinars and live seminars during the academic years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.

More information as well as the programme of the seminar is available here (in Greek).

You can register for the seminar here.

You can learn more about the project (in Greek) here.

* The Active Citizens Fund in Greece is supported through a €13,5m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The programme aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.