Migrants integration in Lesvos Islands Global UNESCO Geopark

Boosting migrant integration with nature in Lesvos island

Where we are

The island of Lesvos has earned its name as a popular tourist destination. Besides offering a broad historical experience, from just the fact of being the birthplace of important figures in the arts and literature, to offering tangible such as archaeological monuments, medieval castles, ancient villages and Byzantine monasteries. The rich cultural heritage is never the less, the result of a rich geological and natural environment.

Territory

By enhancing its rich history, cultural and natural heritage, Lesvos is sustainably regenerating through migration. In the last couple of years migrants have arrived at Lesvos via near situated Turkey. Lesvos has therefore, developed integration and information programs for newly arrived as well as citizens. These educational programs contain guided tours tailored for creating awareness of the cultural and natural heritage on the island. With heritage integration is boosted, creating intercultural dialogue and giving migrants a sense of place.

Rural Heritage

The hub is located at the Natural History Museum in Sigri which already has a function as a gathering point in the UNESCO Global Geopark. The Natural History Museum is accessible and already well-established as a multi-purpose venue offering a conference hall and laboratories among other things. The hub offers all necessary facilities to gather local stakeholders successfully.