April 28, 2023
The 1st Athens Civil Society Festival has successfully taken place in Serafeio Athletic and Community Complex from April 21 until April 23 2023. The festival hosted more than 200 NGOs from different sectors (environmental, humanitarian) and promoted their work. MEDASSET is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and joyfully accepted the invitation of Athens Municipality to participate in the festival. During this 3-day festive, visitors indulged themselves into the sea turtle world through a photo exhibition that featured unique photos of sea turtle conservation activities. The material has been collected in the framework of the project “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” that was impemented in 13 Mediterranean countries.
Moreover, visitors had the chance to increase their awareness on marine and sea turtle conservation by talking to MEDASSET representatives in the dedicated kiosk and to watch the Documentary “My Name is Blue”, featuring sea turtles in the Mediterranean, and the short film on bycatch “An important Job”, created in the framework on the Mediterranean project “MedBycatch“.
Last but not least, children played the “Carapace Race” environmental floor game and learned more about sea turtles and the threats they encounter.