November 2006, Spain. Thymio Papayannis present on the speakers’ panel during the 1st workshop of Delos Initiative, that took place at the monastery of Aghia Maria on the sacred mountain Montserrat in Catalonia.
The workshop aimed to identify the most suitable ways to promote positive collaborations for the conservation of natural, spiritual, and intangible values in protected areas. The participants came from 8 countries and included representatives from the Catalan government and the academic community, as well as Catholic and Buddhist monks.
Following its successful outcome, three more workshops were held: in Ouranoupoli, Halkidiki in 2007; in Inari, Finland in 2010; and finally in Malta in 2017.