"Make culture work for development"
ODYSSEUS & ATHENA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of Greek’s unique environment and cultural heritage who has shaped our world. Our objective is to reach the countless number of people worldwide who are passionate about Greek landscape, history and culture. And one of the most powerful tools to achieve our goals is travel and education.
Our dream of making the planet a better place motivates us every day to work towards creating sustainable solutions to the major challenges that will shape humanity's future relationship with the Earth.
Investing in the planet is our choice
Our mission at ODYSSEUS & ATHENA is to sustainably preserve and promote greek nature and tangible & intangible heritage, as a source of learning, enriched cultural identity, and resilient economic development. We believe that everyone can help build a greener Greece and Europe, make a positive contribution to society and to the planet, with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth decoupled from resource use and pollution.
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. Sometimes all you need is a change in perspective.
Our vision, a more sustainable planet
Beginning in March 2015 a group of enthusiasts from diverse professional backgrounds who are passionate about Greek nature and cultural heritage, representing environmental organizations, European and Greek municipalities, IT sector, and universities, met for a series of discussions to explore the establishment of an organization having as main goal the conservation of Greek outstanding nature and cultural treasures and the discovery of ways in which new IT technologies either influences or creates culture. With staff and financial support from sponsorship contributions from its member this group was encouraged to expand its membership and organize formally.
Do you want to make a difference in Greek environment? Do you want to taste the connection between technology and Greek culture? If so, then we want to hear from you and welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the high quality programs and services we provide.
Odysseus and Athena Institute supports and enhances environmental & cultural initiatives worldwide. Under this scope, it closely collaborates with Amphictiony of Ancient Greek Cities, an international cultural network that promotes Ancient Greek spirit and strengthens interaction among cities, organizations and people passionate with ancient Greek civilization’s achievements. Up to date 180 greek municipalities officially join the Network and outside Greece, Amphictiony has a strong presence in cities of 5 continents. Odysseus and Athena Institute offers valuable expertise and knowledge for Network’s further expansion and development, through the use of innovative tools and methods, creation of promotion strategies and collaboration with international key players.
Odysseus and Athena Institute also cooperates with Network of Cities with Lakes, a european non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance active engagement and involvement of locals (individuals and authorities) and transnational cooperation in sustainable development issues, including environment, entrepreneurship, sports and culture. The collaboration focuses on shaping local policies on “smart and sustainable development” and improving quality of life in cities and regions through European and international financial tools and funding.
Are professionals, engineers, artists, historians and IT experts that decided to promote our projects and initiatives supporting us on social media. They are distinguished professionals, who successfully dedicate themselves to the digital divulgation of environmental and cultural content. Now they are making their competencies and qualities available to Odysseus & Athena, through their blogs and profiles on social networks.
In accordance with the values, objectives, and visions of its mother association, Odysseus & Athena Young focuses on being the bridge between youth and nature; two worlds that now more than ever have a need for interaction. Odysseus & Athena Young’s mission is to allow young adults to be the protagonists in our pursuit of promoting and enhancing Greek nature and Greek cultural heritage. In order to do this, they create activities, contests, and opportunities that foster interactions and discussions, with the aim of materializing concrete projects in the environmental sphere. Odysseus & Athena Young is a committee composed of young adults from all over the world, ranging from 18 to 30 years of age, who all share a passion for Greek nature and history. ODYSSEUS & ATHENA Young’s members provide their voluntary services to promote initiatives aimed at enhancing the value of Greek civilization , embedded in our collective consciousness.
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We support the achievement United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, which address the greatest challenges facing humanity.