In 2012 the FoP complete 10 years of continuous work for the preservation of the Cycladic character of Paros and the balanced and sustainable development of the island.
and continued the effort jointly with other local associations for the protection of the
NATURA site of Molos (see p. 2).
Our first event for 2012 took place on 20 January in Brussels and included a cultural
programme and presentation of G. Pittas’s book on “Panegyria in the Aegean”.
We will continue with an event at Easter at which the speaker will be the
distinguished archaeologist Mrs F. Zafeiropoulou, who has been working in Paros since
the 1960s, and a new initiative – “Open Studios” in July, both organised jointly with
other bodies, projecting the cultural assets of the island and aiming to boost quality
tourism. Our programme will culminate in the Annual Event on 3rd August, marking the 10th anniversary of our association.
(For details see boxes on pages 1 and 8 and
In recent years we were able to offer
financial support to voluntary projects, such as
AMEAI and ALKIONI. The crisis that hit the whole
Greece also affects the lives of many of our fellow
citizens on Paros. Therefore, this year we will be
providing financial support to the solidarity
networks of Paros which are springing up at the
initiative of local communities.
Haris Martinos Georges Vlandas
Editor President FoP