About Us


Twenty Five Years of Action

We are a non-profit Federation of 130 Mediterranean Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in the fields of Environment and Development in 28 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 2020 is as follows:

  • Prof. Michael Scoullos (Greece) / Chairman
  • Prof. Mohammed Ftouhi (Morocco) / Co-Chairman
  • Mr. Gerasimos Arapis (Elliniki Etairia)
  • Ms. Anna Heslop (EEB)
  • Ms. Antonia Theodosiou (Cyprus)
  • Dr. Emad Adly (RAED)
  • Mr. Jean-Valère Geronimi (France) (with Ms. Céline Labbé as alternate)
  • 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)
  • Ms. Suheir Raies (Syria)
  • Mr. Angel Juarez & Jeremie Fosse (Spain)
  • Mr. Habib Ben Boubaker (Tunisia)
  • Ms. Aysegul Iliker (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 follows the ISO 9001:2015 standards in the design, development, management and implementation of international and European projects on environment and sustainable development.

MIO-ECSDE and Accountability

MIO-ECSDE is an full member of Accountable Now, a cross-sector platform for internationally operating civil society organisations (CSOs). Together, we strive to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact. We have signed the 12 Accountability Commitments of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability and seek to respect human rights, be independent and work ethically and professionally.

Annually, we report publicly on our economic, environmental and social performance in line with Accountable Now’s Reporting Guidelines to an Independent Review Panel. The accountability report, the feedback from the Independent Review Panel and the Panel’s Improvement Analysis are publicly available:

2017 MIO-ECSDE Accountability Report
2017 Feedback from Independent Review Panel
2017 Panel’s Improvement Analysis

Being transparent about our activities and financial management is a top priority for MIO-ECSDE.

2012 MIO-ECSDE Report of Activities

2012 MIO-ECSDE Audited Financial Statement

2013 MIO-ECSDE Report of Activities

2013 MIO-ECSDE Audited Financial Statement

2014 MIO-ECSDE Report of Activities

2014 MIO-ECSDE Audited Financial Statement

2015 MIO-ECSDE Report of Activities

2015 MIO-ECSDE Audited Financial Statement

2016 MIO-ECSDE Report of Activities

2016 MIO-ECSDE Audited Financial Statement

2017 MIO-ECSDE Report of Activities

2017 MIO-ECSDE Audited Financial Statement

2018 MIO-ECSDE Report of Activities

2018 MIO-ECSDE Audited Financial Statement

MIO-ECSDE and Privacy Policy

MIO-ECSDE commits to respecting the privacy of personal data it collects and describes herewith its privacy practices. Please find here the MIO-ECSDE Privacy Policy.

For more than twenty years joining forces & building bridges in the Euro-Mediterranean area


Prof. Michael Scoullos


e-mail: scoullos(at)mio-ecsde.org

Thomais Vlachogianni

Programme/Policy Officer

e-mail: vlachogianni(at)mio-ecsde.org

Vassilis Psallidas

Senior ESD Advisor for the MEdIES Secretariat

e-mail: psallidas(at)mio-ecsde.org

George Paneris

Financial Assistant

e-mail: paneris(at)mio-ecsde.org

Anastasia Roniotes

Head Officer

e-mail: roniotes(at)mio-ecsde.org

Argyro Alampei

Programme Officer & MEdIES Secretariat

e-mail: alampei(at)mio-ecsde.org

Olga Papathanasopoulou


e-mail: secretariat(at)mio-ecsde.org

Alaa Abou Daher

Junior Officer

e-mail: aboudaher(at)mio-ecsde.org

Bessie Mantzara

Finance and Administration

e-mail: mantzara(at)mio-ecsde.org.

Vicky Malotidi

Programme Officer & MEdIES Secretariat

e-mail: malotidi(at)mio-ecsde.org

Danai Amplianiti

Junior Officer

e-mail: amplianiti(at)mio-ecsde.org

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