The CPF supports projects mainly in the following areas:
The Greek complex of the Cyclades is made up of a group of almost 220 islets and islands! 24 of them are inhabited with a total of around 115,000 residents although this can be up to seven times higher during summer time.
There are many reasons to visit this special collection of islands, including their world-renowned beaches, their culture, local gastronomy, rich biodiversity and entertainment.
But although the beautiful Aegean islands offer breath-taking experiences for their millions of visitors every year, we must ask ourselves some serious questions regarding sustainability. Can the future prosperity of this area be guaranteed with the poor infrastructure, the uncontrolled construction, and the almost non-existent environmental policies currently in place? What will happen with water and energy usage, waste management, primary production and local fisheries, the environmental footprint, pollution, and the overall pressure to each eco-system, as well as the lack of education, awareness and, at some point, planning for sustainable solutions?
Driven by confidence and an awareness that the Cycladic islands have an incredible opportunity to evolve in a positive way and preserve their unique history, culture, traditions and environmental heritage while maintaining themselves as a global touristic destination, the CPF aims to assist in proper planning and policy, to build strong collaborations, as well as to develop networks with the goal to support the management and development of the area in a more environmentally friendly way.
The empowerment of local communities and the support of sustainable, exemplary initiatives in the Cyclades is the cornerstone of the mission of the CPF!