HELMEPA’s Environmental Campaign moves to the island of Aegina


Photo marine environmentFollowing visits to Thessaloniki and Kavala in Northern Greece, the “Educational Community and Public Awareness Campaign on the Marine Environment, Shipping and Sciences” is now moving to the Saronic Gulf and specifically the historic island of Aegina.

The Campaign is carried out in 14 Greek towns and cities, between 2014 and 2017, with the support of Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF). Besides raising awareness among schools and the wider community on the themes of the Campaign, the aim of this initiative is to inspire children in the Greek periphery to learn more about and engage with science, engineering and technology in the service of society and the environment, and give them access to information and facilities that they otherwise may not have had.

Under the auspices of the Municipality of Aegina, the Campaign’s environmental Exhibition will be hosted from 24th September to 7th October 2015 at the Sofia Milioti Hall of Aegina’s General Lyceum.

HELMEPA, in cooperation with the Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education of Piraeus and the Education Committee of the Municipality of Aegina, will transport 1,000 primary and high school pupils to the Exhibition, with costs covered by the Campaign.

Also, as part of the Campaign other awareness-raising activities are also scheduled to take place in cooperation with the Municipality of Aegina and local stakeholders, with the aim to promote the concept of volunteerism and environmental protection.