Interbalkan Environment Center



i-BEC is supported by 14 partners, [six decentralized, four regional, three municipal, administrations and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki] so it represents the academic community and every level of public agencies. i-BEC, in partnership with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, is a key influencer on environmental research in Greece with more than 200 publications, mostly in international journals.

i-BEC promotes a collaborative approach to sustainable management and protection of natural resources that fosters harmonious socio-economic development in Greece, the broader Balkan region and beyond. Specifically, i-BEC aims at:
  • the scientific support with regards to the structures of government for implementing strategies and policies as well as for sustaining development at local, regional, national and international level
  • the improvement of competiveness of the private sector through the sustainable use of natural resources in production processes and activities
  • the sustainable management and protection of the environment and natural resources