University of the Mountains (Greece)

The “University of the Mountains” was founded as a movement, an organization, an act of integral vertical intervention towards the grassroots of society, with the aim to:

  • Transform the role model of prosperity into one that will combine sustainable development with the restoration of lost human relationships and the cultural identity of those small societies;
  • Protect the human and natural environment;
  • Reinforce traditional economy through modern management tools for the suspension of the exploitation of natural resources;
  • Eliminate delinquency and dependence on loan finances and subsidies; and
  • Redefine the feeling of human happiness via human criteria rather than financial data.

The “University of the Mountains” is a project for the rallying of a dynamic community of researchers, academia, social partners and citizens of the mountainous rural areas which function in conditions of original interaction and mutual learning.     



Member category Major Groups Organizations
Country Greece
Area Europe
Geographic focus of work Greece - Mediterranean sea
Specific Region(s) Crete
Head Professor Ioannis Pallikaris
Head title Professor in Ophthalmology - University of Crete
Focal Point title Political scientist - Administrative manager, Institute of Vision and Optics (IVO)
Focal Point Dr. Michael Skoulas
Address University of Crete, School of Medicine, VEIC, Voutes, Heraklion, Crete, GR 71003
Telephone 00302810394644
Fax 00302810394653
Email [email protected]
Email 2 [email protected]
Official language(s) of communication of member English
Electoral Group Europe Major Groups
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