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October 2024: Sustainable Governance Training School

Overview

MEPIELAN-EPLO

Overview

MEPIELAN-EPLO

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Overview

On 22 May 2022, MEPIELAN Centre proceeded to the development of MEPIELAN as a Non- Profit Civil Organization (INGO) for the more effective and efficient advancement of its Goals and Missions and in furtherance of its activities in the Mediterranean and beyond. MEPIELAN Centre as a Non- Profit Civil Organization (INGO) is registered in Greek Law (Hellenic Business Registry, Reg. No. 16477300100) in accordance with Laws 4072/2012 & 4919/2022 as applicable.
According to its Statute, comprising its constitutive instrument, the organs of the MEPIELAN-INGO are the Meeting of Members, the highest governing body, the President-Manager, who administers and manages the Centre’s affairs and represents it, and the Deputy Manager, who is vested with secretariat powers.

The Members of the MEPIELAN Centre as INGO are:

  1. Evangelos Raftopoulos, Professor Emeritus of International Law, President-Manager
  2. George Raftopoulos, Environment and Energy Expert, Deputy Manager
  3. Socrates Zachos, Political Scientist – Environment (Ph.D), Member
  4. Alexander Kailis, Political Scientist – International Environmental Governance (Ph.D), Member
  5. Konstantinos Tsimonis, Lecturer in Chinese Studies (King’s College London), Member
  6. Marina Soilemezidou, Academy of Athens, Oceanographer-Environmental Scientist (Ph.D), Member

MEPIELAN INGO – EPLO MoU

Memorandum of Understanding between the MEPIELAN Centre-INGO and the EPLO

30 December, 2022

MEPIELAN Centre, advancing its innovative activity as INGO, proceeded to a cooperative agreement with the EPLO. More specifically, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 30 December, 2022 between the Mediterranean Programme for International Environmental Law and Negotiation (MEPIELAN Centre), represented by its Director Professor Evangelos Raftopoulos, and the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), represented by its Director Professor Spyridon Flogaitis.
Since MEPIELAN and EPLO share common objectives with regard to the promotion of innovative approaches and practices in regard to environmental law, sustainability governance, energy transition, environmental trust democracy and international negotiation process, this MoU reflects the intention of the two bodies to promote cooperation in the field of scientific research, education, training and teaching to further their shared goals and objectives in terms of intergenerational equity, participatory environmental governance and capacity building in international negotiation.
The main areas of cooperation under MoU include:

  • Environmental Law, Participatory Governance and Human Rights in Europe and in the Mediterranean
  • International Environmental Negotiation as governance for Constructive International Common Interest
  • Energy Transition Governance and Climate Change
  • The Barcelona Convention system for the Protection and Sustainable Governance of the Mediterranean Region

The cooperation of the two bodies will be implemented through the cooperation mechanism provided in the MOu and will be carried out by joint projects, activities and educational and training programmes, including the development of relevant publications derived from this cooperation.
The MoU will remain in force for a period of five years.

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