Youth Network

SDSN Youth Greece is hosted by ICRE8: International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy and Political Economy of Sustainable Development Lab of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens.


About the network

  • Host Institution

    International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy (ICRE8), "Political Economy of Sustainable Development Lab, University of Athens"



  • Countries within this network


Our Impact

Meet our local team

Lydia Lekka

Lydia Lekka

Network Coordinator




Our Activities

SDG Student Hubs

The Network is working with 5 member institutions in Greece to set up the SDG Students Hubs, a program of SDSN Youth.

From Theory to Action live event

The Network hosted a virtual event under the theme “From Theory to Action - Role of young people in achieving 2030 Agenda”. At the event, SDSN Youth Greece presented its work as a network and interacted with students. Thereafter there was a panel discussion featuring SDSN Youth global leadership. The event reached 400 young people in Greece.

Initiative on the SDGs and Higher Education Institutions

In March, SDSN Youth Greece hosted a webinar discussing the initiative on the SDGs and Higher Education Institutions. The event featured high-level speakers including Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Ms. Lydia Papadaki among others.

Questionnaire + Research on “Sustainability Literacy and Perspectives”

SDSN Youth Greece plans to continue last year’s research and upgrade the questionnaire. The finalized questions will be distributed to Greek Universities with an expectation of 800 responses. The report published will guide universities on how to engage young students on sustainability issues.In January 2020, a representative from SDSN Youth Greece was invited to participate in the workshop "Dialogue with Young Europeans on the European Green Deal", organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV), EU Environment supported by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP). The workshop was designed to allow active interaction and exchanges amongst the participants as well as with EU high-level representatives. The approach was participatory and different techniques were used, to maximize the interaction of the participants – such as a “World Café”, an “Open Space”, small thematic discussions, and other consensus-building activities.

Public Debate

In partnership with the AUEB Debating Club, the network hosted a public debate discussing “Should the ecological movement push for systemic change through institutional rules or propose individual energy and responsibility?" The public debate featured 50 participants and reached 4,000 young people through Facebook live.

E-Democracy Project

E-Democracy Project

This was an exclusive e-Conference for members of our network, selected individuals and organizations, which highlighted and critically analyzed national and global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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