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HELPS online conference 21.10.2020


Building with natural material with & for People

21 October 2020 – 9:30-12:30 CET

In the framework of the European project “HELPS”, supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, the Mediterranean Centre of the Environment and the European partners of the project invite you to the online conference.

“Building with natural material with & for People”

Natural materials have been used for thousands of years as a building material. Nowadays their use has been replaced by materials that are not always friendly to humans and to the environment.

There is an urgent need to re-evaluate and promote natural materials in constructions that are often linked to traditional know-how and tried-and-true building techniques.

This statement raises a few concerns and questions.

– Are these ecological, building techniques and materials reliable? Are they easily accessible?

– How to raise awareness of local authorities and of the public about this alternative?

– How to ensure the training of professionals in traditional techniques and the use of natural materials?

Open dialogue on the above issues, with experts in this field, from different European countries!


The event will be held in English.
Register on kevangelidi@medcenv.org to receive the link and the agenda of the event.

For more information on the project HELPS : http://helpsproject.eu/

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HELPS Pilot Worksites in Greece


To test and transfer the HELPS system, 2 Pilot workshops have been organised by the Mediterranean Centre of Environment in Greece.

Claire Oiry, our associated expert, developed and coordinate these local projects in cooperation with our local partners.

A total of 25 volunteers took part to the realisation of these two projects aiming at supporting the local community.

First worksite in Chania – Crete – September 2018
Improving the environment of an Activity Center for Children in Chania.
This work was supported by the DOKOIPP from the Municipality of Chania.

Second worksite in Tsivara-Crete – May 2019
Creation of an outdoor kitchen and a traditional oven for the community of the village of Trivara-Apoloronou
With the support of the Cultural Association of Tsivara




Young People: Stakeholders in Water Heritage


In the framework of the European project REMEE – Rediscovering Together the Memory of Water, the Mediterranean Centre of Environment has developed a non formal training program for children in the field of water management and water heritage.

On the basis of a common pedagogic scheme, 8 educational programs are developed involving young people (from 10 to 15) in the 8 regions concerned by the project: Marrakech (Morroco), Tameslot (Morroco), Hammamet (Tunisia), Tipaza/Nabor/Cherchell (Algeria), Akyaka (Turkia), Vaucluse (France), Corsica (France), Syros/Tinos (Greece). These programs were implemented during 2010 and ended with a public event.

For more information about the activities developed in the Islands of Tinos and Syros, you can visit our partners websites:


Island of Syros
Island of Tinos