Fourth Sustainability Summit for South-East Europe and the Mediterranean


As the entire planet is under immense pressure due to the ongoing COVID-2019 pandemic, questions are constantly being raised about the practices followed until today in many spheres of our life.

These questions undeniably are also related to the critical issue of sustainability, as the spreading and reaction towards the pandemic provide the opportunity to examine – and possibly redefine in some cases– current sustainability models.

At the moment, all scientific and social forces have joined forces in an effort to monitor and study the development of Covid-19, trying to answer determining questions:

•How do epidemics relate to the sustainability crisis?
•Will we find ways to coexist with what is happening in the biosphere?
•What are the lessons to be learnt from the Covid-19 pandemics?
•Should the sustainability goals be prioritized in the post-COVID-19 era?

This annual gathering in Athens will once feature leading thinkers and cutting edge insights from around the world. Prominent international business and finance leaders along with cabinet ministers, academics and Nobel laureates from around the world will engage in an open dialogue on climate change, biodiversity aspects and sustainability goals as we tackle one of the most crucial issues in the global agenda.


Join Prof. Phoebe Koundouri

on 1/10

  • @ 11:00 – 11:30 for a discussion she will lead on “Leadership, solidarity and green energy in a world of crisis – SDGs and challenges for the Mediterranean”
  • @20:00 (Part II) for a discussion on “How is democracy related to sustainability?”

On 2/10 @ 12:00 where she will moderate the discussion on “Smart cities and nature- based solutions for urban areas – The world’s most biodiverse cities”


Join Prof. Andreas Papandreou on 1/10

@12:30 moderating the discussion on “Ocean governance and blue growth

– The importance of sustainable oceans, sustainable shipping and sustainable ports in blue growth

-Highlighting the oceans’ socio-economic role

-Ocean energy and blue biotechnology: opportunities for further economic growth”

@ 14:45 moderating the discussion on “Managing the refugee crisis in turbulent times”


Please find the agenda attached below.

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