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Commission Army - Navy vessels for Immigrants & Refugees

What about commissioning vacant and unused Army/ Navy vessels, or even vacant properties across the globe to accommodate people until proper resettlement solutions are found in view of international obligations, while we allow the islanders to get back to rebuilding their livelihoods so we can help those who can't?
Who is brave and 'mature' enough to put a stop to the absurdity of building more detention processing centres,... more »
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How to expand tourism options by leveraging our Blue Hope Spot?

We should explore how co-creating the Avlaki Hope Spot with global stakeholders can yield new tourism to the North Aegean Region and migrate to other spots in the Med to fast track transition to sustainability.

 

Eg. Diving, snorkelling, kitesurfing, scuba, artisanal fishing, conservation of critically endangered marine species, open water swimming events, coral restoration, educational programmes

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Marine litters on shoreline: citizen science on monitoring beach

Plastics pose a considerable threat to the livelihood of the aquatic species and ecosystems as they can transport bio-accumulative harmful pollutants over long time intervals. Toxic smaller sized ocean plastics can be easily mistaken for food and hence can be transferred across aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates. As for the larger sized pieces like ghost nets, these have been found to be responsible for large amounts... more »
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How to find current info about Lesvos and its population.

My two colleagues and I, students at TU Delft, are working on an analysis of Lesbos Island and more precisely the refugee crisis that overwhelms locals, disturbs the island economy and put asylum seekers in inhumane conditions. From where we stand the situation seams not to benefit to anyone. The aim of the course we are following is to pick a location that face environmental, economical or social problems, to analyse... more »
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How Might We Co-Create with Cruise Lines

Cruise lines sell different types of adventures to different types of people. Some people like one things, others another. What if we collaborated with cruise lines to develop unique travel adventures and excursions that compliment or align with the issues we face on Lesvos?

For instance, there are many people who are environmentally conscious and committed to help protect the ocean. Can we create an excursion for people... more »
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How Might We Sponsor an Olive Farm

Lesvos has over eleven million olive trees. Olive groves and family-owned farms symbolize much about the island: its connection to land and community. Plus, Lesvos olive oil is delicious and should a delicacy throughout the world.

Sponsoring a family farm could be a gift or a life-long commitment allowing people to get to understand the island, and feel part of what's happening there (including its environmental and... more »