Twenty Four Years of Action
We are a non-profit Federation of over 130 Mediterranean Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in the fields of Environment and Development in 25 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Our mission is to protect the Natural Environment and Cultural Heritage and promote Sustainable Development in a peaceful Mediterranean by bringing together the efforts of environmental and developmental NGOs.
In co-operation with governments, international organisations, other socio-economic partners and networks, MIO-ECSDE plays an active role furthering synergies and strengthening public participation in the Mediterranean Region and its countries.
Read here our full statutes: MIO-ECSDE Statutes
Our highest decision-making body is the Annual General Assembly, where our Member Organizations come together to decide on the work programme, the strategic priorities and budget.
The core of MIO-ECSDE is its Secretariat Team based in Athens, the Executive Bureau and its NGO Member Organizations.
The MIO-ECSDE Executive Bureau for 2015 is as follows:
- Prof. Michael Scoullos (Greece) / Chairman
- Prof. Mohammed Ftouhi (Morocco) / Co-Chairman
- Prof. Gerasimos Arapis (Elliniki Etairia)
- Mr. Mikael Karlsson (EEB)
- Mr. Riad Nacer Bendaoud (Algeria)
- Ms. Antonia Theodosiou (Cyprus)
- Dr. Emad Adly (RAED)
- Mr. Jean-Valère Geronimi (France)
- Ms. Patrizia Bonelli & Ms. Romina Bicocchi (Italy)
- Mr. Ziyad Alawneh (Jordan)
- Mr. Fadi Husseini (Lebanon)
- Mr. Vincent Attard (Malta) / Treasurer
- Mr. Imad Attrash (Palestine)
- Mr. Mario Alves (Portugal)
- Mr. Milan Vogrin (Slovenia)
- Mr. Angel Juarez & Jeremie Fosse (Spain)
- Mr. Habib Ben Boubaker (Tunisia)
- Mr. Ali Değer Özbakir (Turkey)
MIO-ECSDE was established in 1990 initially as a network of environmental NGOs, under a joint project of the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and Elliniki Etairia and in close collaboration with the Arab Network of Environment and Development (RAED). The demand for institutional support from more and more Mediterranean NGOs and the increasing need for structured and constructive NGO views in regional/international fora, led to the establishment (1996) of MIO-ECSDE in its present form as an NGO Federation.
MIO-ECSDE and Quality Assurance
MIO-ECSDE and Accountability
MIO-ECSDE is a Member of Accountable Now, a cross-sectoral platform of 25 international civil society organisations. Together, we strive to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact. MIO-ECSDE has signed the 10 Accountability Commitments and applies them throughout the organisation. We report annually according to the Accountable Now Reporting Guidelines to an Independent Review Panel. Learn more in our Accountability Reports.
For more than twenty years joining forces & building bridges in the Euro-Mediterranean area
Prof. Michael Scoullos
Programme/Policy Officere-mail: vlachogianni(at)mio-ecsde.org
Senior ESD Advisor for the MEdIES Secretariate-mail: psallidas(at)mio-ecsde.org
Programme Officer & MEdIES Secretariate-mail: alampei(at)mio-ecsde.org
Finance and Administratione-mail: mantzara(at)mio-ecsde.org.
Programme Officer & MEdIES Secretariate-mail: malotidi(at)mio-ecsde.org
Support Staffe-mail: amplianiti(at)mio-ecsde.org