The Cyclades Preservation Fund (CPF) organized in 2019 and 2020 the annual ‘CPF’s Islanders Forum’, where local environmental champions from different islands of the Cyclades met and exchanged knowledge, best practice and solutions to common problems.
Following the participants’ demand for more opportunities for exchange and synergies among them, we created in late 2020 an online community platform for local champions and partners, as a space for communication and networking.
The CPF’s Islanders Forum community currently consists of more than fifty (50) participants representing thirty (30) civil society initiatives (e.g., non-profit associations, unions and social enterprises) and other key stakeholders from thirteen (13) Cycladic islands:
Apano Meria Social Enterprise
We live together
Joy of Life
Syros Nautical Club
WWF Syros team
Eyploia-Aegean Network for the Environment
Cyclades Development Enterprise
Management Body for Cyclades Protected Areas
Friends of Paros Park
Naias- Nautical Club
Common Seas- Clean Blue Paros team
Sustainable Living Paros
Alkyoni- Aegean Wildlife Hospital
Andros Research Center
Kalloni-Kellia Social Enterpise
Naxos Wildlife Protection Association
Hozoviotissa- Professional Fishermen Association
Recyclaing Committee of Antiparos
Mountain and Sea Club
Women Association of Kythnos
Dive in Action
EAS- SEGAS cyclades
Women Associations ‘Kores of the Cyclades
We are happy to meet, welcome and network with more local champions from the Cyclades moving forward!
Please, do contact us in case you are interested in joining our community!
We envision that -soon- the CPF will be able to gather available knowledge in a more systematic way at the local scale, and develop a go-to ‘platform’ for entities and citizen groups of the Cyclades that are looking to network with likeminded initiatives that support environmental sustainability, learn from successes and mistakes of the past, and explore best practices that can be replicated and adapted to their local environment and cultural specificities. Stay tuned!