Video 5 | Environmental Defenders


Friday 6 October 2023 

1st session – Human rights and the environment. From theory to practice.

Presenting project’s main points and introducing key concepts of environmental defenders.
Dr. Asterios Tsiumanis (ΤIESS)

2nd session – Skouries (Giorgos Kalyvas)
Facilitator: Dr. Elsa Tsiumani

Screening documentary “Golden Forest” on Giorgos Kalyvas (22’)
Director: Stratis Viyatzis (The caravan project)

Dr. Giorgos Velegrakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Social, economic and environmental dimensions and impacts of mining in NE Halkidiki

Alexandra Karina, Nestor Nestoros (Megali Panagia Struggle Committee)
Struggle for land and freedom. Who are we?

Stavroula Poulimeni (Alterthess)
SLAPP, environmental movements and the case of Alterthess.


Saturday 7 October (09.30-14.00)

3rd session – Volos (Vassilios Maggos)
Facilitator: Dr. Asterios Tsiumanis

Dr. Markos Vaxevanopoulos (Geologist)
The case of garbage burning in Volos.

Coordination of Volos Associations Against Garbage Burning
The movement against garbage burning.

Yiannis Maggos
Repression and police violence. The case of Vassilis Maggos

4th session – Agrafa | Western Macedonia
Facilitator: Dr. Maria Alebaki

Sophia Zygogianni (Athens Initiative for the protection of Agrafa, Struggle Committee of the People of Agrafa)
The struggle for the protection of Agrafa (2018-2023)

Dr. Nikos Giannakis (biologist)
Environmental movements in Western Macedonia

5th session – The right to the environment

Dr. Nikos Giannakis, Dr. Maria Alebaki, Dr. Asterios Tsiumanis
Round table – closing remarks and the project’s final results and conclusions.

Video | Open seminar | Introducing Environmental Rights

Video of the open seminar

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Asterios Tsioumanis (PhD, MSc) will present on the notion, historical development, and current framework of human rights, linking them with the idea of environmental rights. He will introduce the first part of a relevant report, which will remain in a draft form until the project’s conclusion and will be finalized with its second part, incorporating relevant material from the project’s deliverables.

Elsa Tsioumani (PhD, LL.M/DEA) will introduce the current legal and policy framework on environmental rights, including international, regional, and domestic developments, leading to the recent adoption of the Human Rights Council Resolution 48/13.

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