Nation wide student competition on IY2017
Club Serres for UNESCO
Type of institution
Lines of actions
Advocacy and awareness raising
Type of activity
Awards and competitions
Estimated outreach/impact of your activity
Specific groups (e.g. Youth, Women and disadvantaged groups)
Club Serres for Unesco is an NGO based in Serres, encompassing the main UNESCO values in promoting non formal education, awareness-raising for social and environmental issues, encouraging active citizenship and social entrepreneurship. The NGO is inter alia a Member of:
• UNESCO Federation of Clubs
• Mountain Partnership (www.mountainpartnership.org)
• Anna Lindh Foundation
• CSR Hellas – UN Global Compact
It is involved in the promotion of elementary education, protection of nature and the protection of cultural heritage, organisation of camps of research and study, production of periodical form with informative documents., translation and/or adoption in the national and local languages of basic texts and documents of UNESCO and United Nations as well as youth exchanges, campaigns on International Days as they are nominated by the General Assembly of United Nations and the UNESCO, awareness-raising activities, promotion of EU identity, organization of seminars, trainings.
Basic documents of reference: The statute of “Club Serres for Unesco”, the Chart of United Nations, the Chart of Human Rights, the Statement for the Rights of Child etc
• Through our activities we provide support and know-how to local actors such as the Municipality of Serres, schools, academic institutes, the local Museum of Natural History, etc.
For the celebration of International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017, Club Serres for UNESCO has launched a nation-wide school competition addressed to pupils of primary and secondary education in Greece. The competition has been disseminated to all Greek schools by the Ministry of Education, thus reaching an audience of minimum 700.000 students and teachers.
To take part in the competition, the students are invited to create online content (blog, video, art content) in order to promote their own region in terms of its history, culture, local customs and biodiversity. Students are encouraged to research and highlight what makes their region unique and spread their message in a creative way, thus becoming their own region’s ambassadors.