Department of Sustainable Development

Head: Andreas Papandreou

Academic Manager: Achilleas Vassilopoulos

Administrative Manager: Natasha Pentagioti



The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, promotes practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 by the United Nations. . Following the adoption of the SDGs, SDSN is now committed to supporting the implementation of the SDGs at local, national, and global scales. SDSN aims to accelerate joint learning and help to overcome the compartmentalization of technical and policy work by promoting integrated approaches to advance solutions in sustainable development and to realize the SDG goals. Through a growing number of National and Regional Networks, SDSN supports the localization and implementation of SDGs, develops long-term transformative pathways for sustainable development, promotes education around Agenda 2030, and launches solution initiatives.  SDSN Greece was initiated in September 2015 and aims at connecting all Greek universities and research centres that are active in the field of sustainable development, within the global network, in order to ultimately coordinate the efforts towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


Indicative projects:         

  • OpenAIRE- CONNECTing scientific results in support of Open Science (OpenAIRE-Connect), Horizon 2020, European Commission
  • Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Horizon 2020, European Commission
  • BRIdging the GAp for Innovations in Disaster resilience (BRIGAID), Horizon 2020, European Commission

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