Mediterranean
Information
Office
for Environment,
Culture
and Sustainable Development
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… is a Federation of Mediterranean NGOs
…acts as a technical and political platform for the
intervention of NGOs in the Mediterranean scene.
… plays an active role for the protection of the
environment and the promotion of the sustainable
development of the Mediterranean Region also
through co-operation with Governments, IGOs &
other socio-economic partners,
Main Objective
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the Protection of the Natural Environment
(flora and fauna, biotopes, forests,
coasts, natural resources, climate)
and the Cultural Heritage (archaeological
monuments, traditional settlements,
cities, etc.) of the Mediterranean Region.
The ultimate goal of MIO-ECSDE is to
promote Sustainable Development in a
peaceful Mediterranean.
Main Activities
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Networking
NGO Capacity Building
Promotion and Drafting of Common NGO
Policies
International Collaborations
Raising Public Awareness, Participation
and Consensus Building
Research
Environmental Education
the MEdIES Type II Initiative
www.medies.net
What is MEdIES?
Mediterranean
Education
Initiative for
Environment &
Sustainability
MEdIES structure
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Core Group: Greece, Italy
UNESCO, UNEP/MAP, MIO-ECSDE
Task Group: 40 members (NGOs, IGOs,
Governments, Educ. Institutions) from
MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES
E-Network of Educators www.medies.net (~1700 EE
and ESD Educators as e-members, feb 08)
Coordinator: MIO-ECSDE
Main Activities
Publications
 Conferences, trainings and
exchanges
 Webpage www.medies.net
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Methodology of work
Regular contacts & Meetings of the Secretariat, Task
Group and Core Group.
Participatory Processes in drafting main activities
and developing new educational materials.
National Activities in countries in cooperation with the
“national” Task Group meetings members (e.g. trainings,
translations, etc.).
Information & Communication Technologies
(ICTs), in using the webpage www.medies.net as
• Communication platform,
• Bulletin Board (conferences, competitions, etc)
• Update on current International Processes in ESD,
• Library with main background texts and for ESD and ALL
the publications in the existing languages
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Lesson plans, games, etc.
ESD Publications
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“Water in the Mediterranean”:
English, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish
Arabic, Croatian, Spanish
“Wastes in our life”: Greek, English
Handbook on Methodology on EE:
English, French, Greek
Mediterranean Food, English, Greek, Italian
Arabic, & Portuguese
YouthXchange Kit on Consumption: Greek
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“Sust. Mediterranean” Issues No 30,34,38
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Meetings
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Core Group meetings
 Athens, December 2002
Mediterranean launch of
 Istanbul, October 2004
Task Group meetings
the Decade on ESD
 Athens, December 2002
(Athens, November 2005)
 Spain, December 2003
 Greek Pedagogical team 2006
 Greek Pedagogical team 2008
Educational and Training meetings
 Athens, December 2002 (regional)
 Athens, October 2003 (national)
 Rome, March 2004 (national)
 Athens, June 2004 (Evaluation)
 Turkey, October 2004 (national)
 Egypt, December 2004
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Lebanon, November 2005 (national)
Greece 2007 : Year of ESD Devoted by Ministry of Education to
Consumerism and Environment. Series of Trainings in Athens – Creta –
Patras – Corfu – Larissa – Akrata
2007: Amman (EG), Grosseto (IT), Rio Meyor (PT), Cairo (EG), Kairouan
(TN), Rabat (MO): Training seminars for educators to promote the
Mediterranean Food publication
date
2/7/2008
2/4/2008
2/1/2008
2/10/2007
2/7/2007
2/4/2007
2/1/2007
2/10/2006
2/7/2006
2/4/2006
2/1/2006
2/10/2005
2/7/2005
2/4/2005
2/1/2005
2/10/2004
2/7/2004
2/4/2004
e-members
A few Statistics
membership registration
2000
1800
1600
1400
1200
TOTAL
1000
GREEK
800
600
400
200
0
A few Statistics
e-members' origin
830
900
656
800
700
600
414
500
400
300
200
100
0
GREECE
Other MED
non MED
A few Statistics
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JULE 2008
1341 visits (45 per day)
(from GREECE=376, USA=111,
India=69, Gr Britain=63, Ttaly, Croatia,
Turkey, etc)
 56 registries (~2 per day)
 6 informative emails from the
Secretariat, 3 in GR & 3 ENG language
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Economic Issues
Since 2002, the MEdIES Initiative has been financed by:
- the Greek Government (Ministry for Environment Spatial
Planning & Public Works & Ministry for National Education
& Religious Affairs, depending on projects)
- the Italian Government (Ministry for Environment)
- the Commission of the EU (through MIO-ECSCE’s Core
Funding Programme)
- the GWP-Med (water-related activities)
- The EUWI (water-related activities)
- private donors (depending on project)
How can someone get involved in
MEdIES?
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NGOs, IGOs, Educ. Institutions
etc. send a letter of intention to
the Coordinator (MIO-ECSDE)
Individuals that are engaged
with ESD programmes subscribe
for free at www.medies.net
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www.medies.net ([email protected])
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www.mio-ecsde.org ([email protected])
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Tel 210 32 47 490, 267
Fax 210 33 17 127
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