Green Routes

Where
Greece
When
2016
Who
Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
Ministry of Economy and Development
Municipalities
Key objectives of the measure:

To promote sustainable growth via the tripartite scheme of Education – Culture – Tourism.

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National, International
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

In 2012, the Green Cultural Routes were run on a pilot basis in the prefectures of Attica, Rethymno and Lesvos with the collaboration of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, local authorities, environmental organizations and local community organizations.

Walks in nature, themed guided tours to archaeological sites, natural sites and museums, educational programs for school groups and families, lectures and short presentations are the focus of a ten-day period (1-10 June) closely associated with World Environment Day on the 5th of June. 

The Green Cultural Routes have been designed by the Museum Directorate in the framework of the National Action Plan for Education on Sustainable Development. The action is to promote sustainable development by training citizens to protect and promote aspects of the country’s cultural heritage and natural environment. The action was implemented in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in 3, 12 and 29 districts respectively, while this year involved more than 150 organizations in 31 counties of Greece.

In 2015, 34 archaeological sites and museums of the Ministry of Culture and Sports planned numerous events throughout Greece, in collaboration with 21 municipalities, 17 primary and secondary education schools, 5 centers for environmental education, 4 universities, schools, cultural associations, environmental organizations, unions and civil associations, and many volunteers.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

To promote sustainable development by training citizens to protect and promote aspects of the country’s cultural heritage and natural environment.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

No data available

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain