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Παπασωτηρίου AKTO (Greece) is the leading Art & Design Institution in Greece, committed to preparing successful and creative professionals who are distinguished by their talent, professionalism and ethos. Εducation at AKTO is built on solid academic and artistic foundations. At the same time, it is career-focused and fully incorporates the latest technology. Today, AKTO is internationally recognised as one of the most important private education institutions in Southeast Europe. AKTO is located on two campuses: 11A Evelpidon street, and 3 Kranaou street, in Athens. AKTO is also located on the corner of 38-40, 26-October street and A. Georgiou in Thessaloniki.

The logo of ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE was conceived and created in cooperation with the AKTO Creative Department and the creative work of Maria Kaloudi of AKTO. ECOWEEK acknowledges this cooperation and thanks AKTO for being a creative and supportive partner.
ECOIST (Serbia) is a civil society organization that uses innovative and holistic approaches for synergistic solutions that can efficiently develop the region of South East Europe towards more sustainable future. Philosophy behind name ECOIST is reflected in words of Professor Dr. David Orr ''When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves''. ECOIST is a local partner of ECOWEEK in Serbia, working together toward implementation of GREENHOUSE in Belgrade. ECOIST aims for improvements of environmental, social, cultural and economic well-being of Serbia and the region, through a variety of activity, including conferences, forums, lectures, mentoring activities, publicizing policy papers, guidelines, trainings, educational and promotional activities of up-to-date aspects of sustainability.
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EcoAMA (Greece & Israel) is an architectural and environmental consulting firm for ecological living, established by architect and environmental consultant Yale graduate Elias Messinas, Int'l. Assoc. AIA, doing projects in Greece, Israel, Cyprus and the US. Elias Messinas, Founding Chairman of ECOWEEK and ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE is also a consultant to a number of GREENHOUSE projects.
Chryssa Nikoloutsou of Architecture for Humanity Athens Chapter is leading one of the design workshops at Metamorfossi; the theme is social housing.
ARUP (UK) Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Arup brings together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourages them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms. Arup influences many people's lives through its projects. Shaping a sustainable future will be one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century. Arup is rising to the challenge: investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for its clients and the wider world. The firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staff. The result is an independence of spirit that is reflected in the firm's work, and in its dedicated pursuit of technical excellence.
Engineer Vasilis Maroulas is a Senior Consultant Engineer received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at NTUA, and M.Sc. in Advanced Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College. Vasilis Maroulas is a Consultant to the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE.
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Athens Direct (Greece) is a modern, boutique, and customer-centered travel agency. Athens Direct goal is to offer customers personalized, quality, and value-for-money services that fullfil each traveller's travel criteria. On the Athens Direct website one can find ready-made Vacation Packages, suggestions for something different at Exclusive Travel section, suggestions for a thematic trip at Theme Travel, while one can also take advantage of the Special Offers.

Benjamin Gill of BioRegional is leading one of the design workshops at Metamorfossi; the theme is 'green' schools. Co-leader to the workshop is architect Aris Liakopoulos (ALIAS).
Παπασωτηρίου CARTECO (Greece) is one of the leading European companies in the distribution of innovative materials for architecture and design and the equipment of high level projects. CARTECO caters to architects, designers, engineers, construction companies and anyone who has a personal vision for his/her space and is determined to fulfill it. From architectural materials to furniture, wallpapers and decorative objects, CARTECO provides a range of unique innovative products and complete consulting services. CARTECO is located in Kalithea.

CSRinGreece (Greece) is an integrated and effective platform combining expertise and communication, with corporate social responsibility issues. Founded in 2010 by CAPITAL LINK, it aims to support CSR initiatives and to bridge the communication between companies and NGOs. It also provides information on current CSR issues and developments in Greece and abroad; promotes the actions of socially responsible Greek companies; facilitates the access of business to non-governmental and non-profit organizations in a completely transparent frame; highlights the needs of society and the bodies representing it, achieving synergy between the two; and constitutes a communication bridge between all social and business groups. Members are corporations, NGOs, foundations, and associations from all over Greece.

Παπασωτηρίου CoLab (Greece) is a shared workspace for creative people like web developers, web and UX designers, artists and writers, also travellers and anyone who wants to drop by with their laptop and use the CoLab workspace. CoLab is located on Petraki 28 in Athens, Greece.
DESIGNLOBBY (Germany & Asia) is a creative cluster based in Berlin, Germany, representing the best of Greek and European Design in Asia which operates at the same time as a design agency. If you are interested to book any of our members feel free to contact us through mail at designlobby.cn[at]gmail.com
Thomas Doxiadis, ASLA (Greece). Architect Harvard University M. Arch (1998), Landscape Architect Harvard University MLA (1998), BA Harvard University (1992). former Associate Professor, University of Patras. former Associate Professor, University of Thessaly. Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Manager, Organizing Committee of Olympic Games Athens 2004 (1999-2003). Agency Director of Planning and Environmental Protection of Athens (1999-2001). Consulting offices doxiadis + negotiates the architecture and landscape architecture on the basis of environmental planning and landscape ecology. Thomas Doxiadis is a consultant to the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE.
ECOTECTURA
ECOTECTURA (Israel) architectural firm established by architect Mati Kones, one of the pioneers in passive solar Architecture in Israel, since the 1980s with a significant number of completed passive solar buildings throughout the country. Mati Kones' projects include buildings in the extreme climate of the Negev Desert region. Mati Kones is a consultant to the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE.
Παπασωτηρίου ECOWEEK NET is the international network of ECOWEEK community from around the world. ECOWEEK NETWORK members are architects, landscape architects, designers, interior designers, engineers, urban and regional planners, conservationsists, geographers, and environmentalists, graduate, undergraduate, and Ph.D. students and faculty, young and established professionals.
Παπασωτηρίου Effective Development (Greece) was created by engineer Thanassis Panagoulas in 2004. The team includes engineers with experience in the construction field, real estate and Project Management. The company's portfolio covers a wide range of projects from small to very large scale and projects requiring specialization. The company has developed expertise in energy conservation and the application of renewable energy sources for heating, cooling and energy production. The company is located in Athens, Greece.
Παπασωτηρίου EuroCharity (Greece) was founded in 2006, in Athens, Greece with a mission to be Europe’s largest privately-run communication and networking platform specialised in CSR, responsible investing and the green economy. A unique social entrepreneurship model in Europe, EuroCharity owns and operates two popular portals, updated daily, at www.eurocharity.gr/en and www.eurocharity.eu. EuroCharity offers innovative on-line and off-line services to its 470+ members and clients from the corporate, financial, public, academic and citizen sectors in Greece and, increasingly, from across Europe.
Παπασωτηρίου Green Innovation (Italy) is a platform that works to create a 'green' network of sustainable SMEspartners and local agencies to develop research and pursue innovation among others, in the fields of sustainability and energy efficiency.
Παπασωτηρίου Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) (Israel) was established in 1969 and became an independent public academic institution of higher education in 1999, certified by the Council of Higher Education. HIT focuses on the teaching of sciences, engineering, computer science and technology, management of technology and design. It also emphasizes multi-disciplinary theoretical and practical research of innovative technologies from a professional scientific, economic and cultural perspective. Providing superior technological and scientific education enables HIT graduates to enter key leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. HIT collaborates with the Israeli Industrial community and emphasizes the practical aspect in education. HIT students awarded a scholarship by HIT, volunteer work within the community.
KARD Architects (Greece) is an architectural firm established in 2010 as the merging of two offices: Kouloukouris & Associates and Sempsi + Raidis Architects. Today, KARD Architects Alexandros Kouloukouris and Dimitris Raidis are based in Thessaloniki, Greece and engage in projects of different programatic requirements and different scales - architecture and environmental design, and urban planning.
Παπασωτηρίου Marchingenio (Italy) architectural firm established by Massimiliano Mandarini, specializing in 'green' buildings and sustainable design, developing a number of innovative prototypes of sustainable living. Marchingenio is a member of the Green Building Council of Italy.
Παπασωτηρίου Megaprojects (Greece) was established in 2009, by a team of experts in European Commission co-founded projects. MEGAPROJECTS is a management consultancy and corporate advisory firm, servicing many leading European and multi-national companies, universities and organisations.The MEGAPROJECTS team has experience in handling multinational consortium complex projects since 2000, developing a very wide network of contacts in various economic sectors and a number of companies in a variety of types and sizes.
Παπασωτηρίου MKC City College (Cyprus) with a 30+ year history of academic excellence and a rich array of time-honored traditions, MKC City College embodies the unique geographic location of Cyprus and is a crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. As a truly multi-national College, students have the opportunity to learn, interact and be influenced from a variety of social factors and excellent academic instruction. MKC City College Larnaca Training Center arranges specialized courses tailored to business needs from tourism and hospitality marketing to customer psychology and effective communication between management and employees. The College provides also specialized language courses, English for finance, business, banking, and prepares its graduates for careers in local government and the private sector. The newly founded research centre at MKC City College Larnaca is specializing in Culture and Sustainability. The College is approved and recognized by Cyprus Ministry of Education.
Municipality of Athens (Greece) is the location for the implementation of a number of pilot projects by the GREENHOUSE in Greece. ECOWEEK thanks the Municipality of Athens for the cooperation.
Municipality of Holon Lazaros Community Center (Israel) is the location for the implementation of the first pilot project by the GREENHOUSE in Israel. ECOWEEK thanks the Municipality of Holon and the Lazaros Community Center for the cooperation.
Municipality of Metamorfossi (Attica, Greece) is the first experimental location of the POPUP GREENHOUSE in Greece. ECOWEEK thanks the Municipality of Metamorfossi for the cooperation.
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Municipality of Thessaloniki (Greece) is the location for the implementation of a number of pilot projects by the GREENHOUSE in Greece. ECOWEEK thanks the Municipality of Thessaloniki for the cooperation.
Oikosteges is a specialized and highly effective roof greening method designed especially for climates such as Greece. The approach has many advantages not only for the building itself but for the surrounding area where it is installed as well, solving many of the urban problems modern cities face. Oikosteges is the lightest roof greening approach in the world. It is adapted to hot climates where roof surface temperatures can reach 80C. The system can survive long periods of drought without irrigation. It can withstand hot winds of 45 C. It can also survive sub zero temperatures and snow. It has minimal needs of fertilizer input and is completely disease resistant.
Παπασωτηρίου Veltiotiki - G.Pappas (Greece) is the first company in Greece (est. 1997) that has developed a specialization on organic household waste composting. VELTIOTIKI supports activities for environmental protection, such as a program initiated with ECOWEEK, for environmental awareness in schools, where, as part of the program, participating schools receive one compost bin as gift for the school yard. VELTIOTIKI is located in Athens.