This conference is under the Auspices of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and with the support of the World Council of Churches (WCC) - Care for Creation, sustainability and climate justice (Ecological and Economic Justice).

THE VENUE IS : Orthodox Academy of Crete in Kolympari, Chania, Greece (

The Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) is an ecclesiastical Foundation exercising the dialogical witnessing and the liturgical diaconia of Orthodoxy in the world that is passing and the world that is coming. The OAC is a non-profit Institution, observing its canonical reference to its appropriate Holy Metropolis of Kisamos and Selinon, and operating under the spiritual auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

The OAC is a modern Conference Center, situated in an exceptionally beautiful location only a few metres from the sea, and next to the Gonia Monastery (17th Century).

The OAC facilitates dialogue, and aims in it, as a way of thinking and living, self-reflection, interpersonal reconciliation, and a responsible relation with the Divine Creation. The OAC is based on the platonic tradition of “symphilosophein” (philosophising together), and on the Orthodox Christian spirit of ecumenical openness and the wholeness of the human community. As an offer of the Holy Metropolis of Kisamos and Selinon, and the Church in general, to modern man, it always remains accessible and welcomes everyone without discrimination.

With the organization of conferences and a variety of other activities, the OAC encourages mutual understanding and solidarity on an inter-Orthodox, ecumenical, interfaith, intercultural and interscientific level, for the reconciliation of peoples, the consolidation of peace, and for human progress. Even though most of the conferences are organized by the OAC, we accept cooperation with other institutions and organizations that want to use our facilities and broad experience, and who seek a tranquil atmosphere for creative work and fellowship.

Since 1968, the OAC has organized or hosted about 2000 conferences that are on international (53%) and nation level.

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Louk Andrianos (Luc Aurelien Andriantiatsaholiniaina) was born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1969. Now, he is married with Georgia Glampedaki and they live in Kolympari Crete, Greece, with their three children (Celina, Ioannis and Andriana).
After his graduation from the University of Antananarivo (1993), Andrianos accomplished his first Master Degree in Hydrology at the University Libre of Brussels in 1995. In 2001, he received his PhD. from the Technical University of Crete at Department of Production Engineering and Management, specialization in Environmental sciences and Sustainable Development. Right after his Ph.D. degree, he went to Canada to work as postdoctoral researcher at the Department of ?Engineering Science and Telecommunications? of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC.
From 2003, he had worked as Agronomist Engineer in Greece and since Mai 2006 he has been hired by the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) as a Scientist post-doc Collaborator to help organizing scientific conferences and to be responsible for the Institute of Theology and Ecology at the Orthodox Academy of Crete in Kolympari Chania.
From 2008 to 2014, he had been the head of the Museum of Cretan Flora and the institute of Theology and Ecology at the OAC. He organizes seminars and conferences on local and international level. He is also giving lectures on Cretan economy, sustainable development, environmental ethics and eco-theology. He is the founder and editor of series of environmental books on "Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics and "Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wild Plant Diversity".
After his second master in Plant molecular biology and biotechnology in 2019, he serves as staff of the department of Environment and development at the Municipality of Platanias in Chania.
Lucas Andrianos is active member of various executive committees in different environmental organizations and he is now collaborating with the World Council of Churches as sustainability consultant for the Care for Creation, Sustainability, and Climate justice at the department for Economic and Ecological Justice (EEJ). With the support of international entities, he is also organizing the international conference on "Sustainable Alternatives for Poverty Reduction and Ecological Justice" every two years since 2012 (in Greece, in Madagascar (2014), in Uganda (2016) (, and in Fiji (2018).

Address contact:
Dr. Louk Andrianos
Municipality of Platanias,
Dpt of environment and development, Alikianos.
Tel: 0030-2821341022, Mob: 6972414489
SKYPE: luc_αndrian;;
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