An experienced planner and manager of events Sofia Spirou has organised over 20 public awareness events with regional, national and local activities accross the world. She has served as member of the organising team in more than seven international conferences and regional technical workshops. She is a skilled animator of meetings and has considerable representational skills developed through over ten years of work with  international organisations.

1. L E S  R E N C O N T R E S  D E  L A  T E R R E  F E S T I V A L for the environment and science,  funded by the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for Environmental Science 2 0 1 0    Scientific Coordinator: Ms Sylvie Gruszow │Partners: Conférences Sans Frontières ◦ National Observatory of Athens ◦ Goulandri Museum of Natural History ◦ Embassy of France, French Institute of Athens ◦ Patakis Publications ◦ Centre of Applied Industrial Design (CAID)◦ French School in Athens Eugène Delacroix SOFIA SPIROU was responsible for organizing a three day section in the Festival undertaking to plan, organize and animate public talks on the theme of biodiversity and its conservation.

2. E C O F I L M S  R O D O S International films and Audiovisual Arts Festival   funded by the Municipality of Rhodes and the Cultural Organisation of the Municipality of Rhodes 2 0 0 5,  0 6,  0 7 │ Coordinator of the section on water: Sofia Spirou  │Partners: Ministry of Culture ◦ Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change ◦ Dodecanese Prefecture ◦ Cultural Organisation of the Dodecanese ◦ Prefecture of the Dodecanese ◦ MedWet-the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative of the Ramsar Convention ◦ Canadian Embassy ◦ Rhodes Cinema Club ◦ Hellenic Broadcasting Corp.ERT ◦ TA NEA daily newspaper

3. F E S T I V A L  C I N E M A  &  R E A L I T E funded by the Ministry of Culture, MedWet the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative of the Ramsar Convention 2 0 0 5,  0 6,  0 7│ Coordinator of the tribute on wetlands: Sofia Spirou │Partners: Ministry of Culture ◦ MedWet-the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative of the Ramsar Convention ◦ French Embassy ◦ French Institute in Athens ◦ Goethe Institut / Athen ◦ Hellenic Broadcasting Corp.ERT ◦Melodia FM Radio

4. E X H I B I T I O N  S T A N D  O F  M e d W e t  in global Conferences of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Kampala, Uganda 2 0 0 4 and Changwon, Korea 2 0 0 9 │Communications Coordinator: Sofia Spirou │ Parthers:  Ministerial authorities related to water resource management of the following countries Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, The FYR of Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey, Palestinian Authority, Ramsar Convention ◦ Barcelona Convention ◦ Bern Convention ◦ European Commission ◦ UNDP ◦ Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale della Toscana (ARPAT) ◦ Greek Biotope Wetland Centre (EKBY) ◦ Portuguese Wetland Centre (CEZH/ICNB) ◦Sede para el Estudio de los Humedales Mediterráneos (SEHUMED) ◦ Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat (TdV)

5. E D E N  M A R S H L A N D S  O F  M E S O P OT  A M I A Photo exhibition funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Canadian Embassy in Greece and MedWet, the Mediterranean Initiative of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands – MedWet 2 0 0 6 │  │Communications Coordinator: Sofia Spirou │Partners: Rodos Ecofilms Festival, Cultural Organisation of the Dodecanese ◦ Prefecture of the Dodecanese, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Hellenic Broadcasting Corp.ERT

6. W A T E R Photo exhibition funded by COCO-MAT, Super Market D. Thanopoulos, ELVAL SA, Coca Cola 3E 2 0 0 7 │ Communications Coordinator: Sofia Spirou│ Partners: Mediterranean Initiative of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands – MedWet ◦ French Embassy ◦ French Institute in Athens ◦ Mavromichali 55, Ecofilms Rodos International Fillms and Audiovisual Arts Festival, Os 3 Culture media,  Diesi FM Radio

7.  P A N O R A M A  O F  E C O L O G I C A L  C  I N E M A 2 0 0 8 │ Communications Coordinator of the section on wetlands: Sofia Spirou │ Partners: Mediterranean Initiative of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands – MedWet, Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage, Ecofilms Rodos International Fillms and Audiovisual Arts Festival

8. CELEBRATIONS OF WORLD WETLANDS DAYS 2005, 6, 7, 8│ Communications Coordinator: Sofia Spirou │ Partners: Mediterranean Initiative of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands – MedWet ◦ French Embassy ◦ French Institute in Athens ◦ Mavromichali 55, Ecofilms Rodos International Fillms and Audiovisual Arts Festival, TRAM SA, Office de l’Environnement de la Corse (OEC), Os 3 Culture media,  Diesi FM Radio

9.  H I S T O I R E S  D’ E A U Year-long educational activity on water funded by the French Institute in Athens 2 0 0 8 │ Partners: Mediterranean Initiative of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands – MedWet ◦ French Embassy ◦ French Institute in Athens, Ecofilms Rodos International Fillms and Audiovisual Arts Festival │ SOFIA SPIROU worked as Communications Coordinator of MedWet to implement this educational program.

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