Healing Lesvos

Climate-KIC Hub Greece* is partnering up with Healing Lesvos, a powerful not for profit organization and initiative bringing together the best of humanity to spark sustainable solutions for change on Lesvos and protect our ocean – now and in the future.

In the midst of an unpredictable humanitarian crisis in 2015, start-up founder Eleni Atsikbasis pitched her idea for Healing Lesvos as part of the Dutch Embassy’s incubator activity 'Startup Safari' at Orange Grove, in Athens.

Her vision for this powerful initiative was clear – to bring together creatives, entrepreneurs, design thinkers, and the youth from across the globe to find sustainable solutions. By working together, this community’s key aim is to reboot, rebuild and rethink Lesvos, and restore the ongoing perception of the island.

Eleni is a producer with wide-ranging experience in feature and documentary film production. She was in Australia before moving to Athens where she founded indie company Phos in 2000. Eleni has worked with filmmakers, broadcasters (incl. BBC, HBO, PBS, and History Channel), and partner companies from more than 15 countries. She is a graduate of EAVE and Discovery Campus Masterschool. In 2009 Eleni founded Birds Bay, a boutique holiday destination accommodation on the island of Lesvos.


*SDSN Greece is a member of EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece

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