His Eminence Metropolitan Ioannis of Thermopylae, Director of the
Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece, participated on 10th and
11th September 2020 to the virtual General Assembly of OIKOSNET Europe
(“Ecumenical Association of Academies and Laity Centres in Europe”).

The first day, on September 10, it was a study day for the participants
under the theme: “Climate Change and the European Green Deal – The Role
of Oikosnet Europe”.

Keynote speakers were:
• Anja Bakken Riise, leader of the Norwegian NGO «Future in our hands»,
with the theme: «Future in our hands – the grass root perspective» and,
• Sven Giegold, politician and member of the European Parliament from
Germany, with the theme: «Green Deal – the perspectives, obstacles und
challenges for Civil Society».

The second day, on September 11, had the form of a Business Meeting with
important issues on the agenda, such as elections and the future of
Oikosnet Europe. Walter Lüssi was reelected unanimously as President of
Oikosnet and Katerina Karkala as a new member of the Board.