The live phase took place in and around the Asterousia BR (Crete) between 18 and 24 September 2023, with the participation of 26 people in total: 13 internationals from 9 countries, plus 13 from Greece, including the facilitators.

Read More on Phase A



The onine Phase B took between January and February 2024, over a 3 week periof and included synchronous and asynchronous content as well as input from Phase A. More than 60 participants from all around the world took part.

Read more on Phase B


Snapshots of PHASE A
Video teaser of PHASE A

The main organisers & sponsors of the 2023 Hybrid University are:

  • The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice Office) (Link)
  • Region of Crete (Link)
  • Heraklion Development Agency (Link)
  • Association for the Protection of Asterousia (Link)
  • UNESCO Chair and Network on Sustainable Development Management and Education at the University of Athens (UoA)
  • The Greek National Committee of the MAB/UNESCO Programme
  • Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) through the MEdIES initiative (Link MIO-ECSDE, Link MEdIES)
  • Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) (Link)

Other contributors: The Hybrid University will bring together a series of actors involved with freshwater or marine water management in and around the Asterousia BR, including:

  • Natural History Museum of Crete
  • HCMR Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
  • The Oceanographic Institute and Aquarium
  • Local Associations of professionals