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NEW DATES -Voluntary Forest Protection of South Ymittos

posted Jul 20, 2020, 10:48 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board   [ updated Jul 30, 2020, 10:12 PM ]

Needs in the Upcoming Scheduled Forest Protection Shifts EDNY:


FRIDAY 31/07


Have you got three hours to spare during the summer? Do you want to help protect nature next to simple, independent, sensitized civilians just like yourself?
Then send your email address to Εθελοντική Δασοπροστασία Νοτίου Υμηττού (EDNY) to start receiving the relevant messages and instructions on how to join the Fire-Watch Shifts Program on South Hymettus Mtn.
Participation to the fire-watch shifts is free and does not require any other action on your end, nor will you ever be called upon to get anywhere near a forest fire.
Discover unknown aspects of South Hymettus Mtn., people like yourself, that have no relation with municipalities or paid contracts, and make a small but important impact for the protection of nature around you.

To that end – read below:



Dear friends of the 

As summer approaches its peak, the fire protection needs of South Ymittos increases. EDNY's continuous fire patrols continue, but few volunteers can cover the continuous shifts. That is why we invite you to participate by dedicating three (or more if you want and you can) hours in the coolness of the mountain, always accompanied by our volunteers, for a good cause.


There are staffing needs for the program "In case of Mobilization of Forest Protection" of E.D.N.Y. with which you can help, even without being a member. Spend three hours on "our" mountain and it will return them to you many times with beautiful images, coolness, strong emotions, good company and the satisfaction of aiding a good cause. Below you will find the shifts that must be covered based on the expected weather conditions and the data so far this week. Please, write the name, your mobile phone and the shifts you want, and you can cover and reply, as soon as possible, to this e-mail (you can just write your name and phone number next to the shifts you are interested in). It is recommended to declare as many shifts as you can as an alternative in case one shift has already been covered by others so you will be selected as a reserve.


It is noted that the shifts are activated only if the minimum number of volunteers required by the Forest Protection Regulation of EDNY is covered. In this case, if the shift you have declared is activated, you will be informed by e-mail, no later than midnight of the day before the shift, about the shift (s) in which you will participate, always accompanied by at least a Forest Protection Volunteer of E.D.N.Y., as well as for the other relevant data, such as e.g. Meeting Point.


Needs in the Upcoming Scheduled Forest Protection Shifts EDNY:

Tuesday 21/07

18: 00-21: 00


Wednesday 22/07

15: 00-18: 00

18: 00-21: 00


Important: In the following link you will find Y.D. of law 1599/86 that you must complete and consider for the original signature in Α.Τ. or K.E.P. and which you hand over to the EDNY Forest Protection Volunteer who will perform the duties of your team leader.

To download Y.D. Press here (

). Alternatively, you can use the same text, of the previous link, to publish the responsible statement electronically, through here (

 ) and then print it and deliver it to the team leader.

If there is no relevant Y.D. in the archives of E.D.N.Y. you cannot participate in forest protection activities, while if you have delivered it in the past no further action is required.



At this stage, forest protection teams are mobilized in the form of on-board patrols.


As Ordinary Forest Protection Volunteers you will never be called to face a fire and your registration with the E.D.N.Y. is not required. or other obligation other than the AD mentioned above.


Ensure adequate drinking water / snacks for personal use.

Do not forget your sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.

Wear long pants and comfortable, sturdy shoes (mountaineering boots are recommended) and have your mobile phone with you and charged.

Please, for your own safety and the proper operation of the shift, faithfully apply the instructions of the Forest Protection Volunteer E.D.N.Y. who will be with you as a team leader.


The team of E.D.N.Y.


posted Jul 13, 2020, 5:34 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Democrats Abroad Greece will host an online conversation with former US Ambassador to Greece Thomas Miller (2001-2004) and Mrs. Bonnie Miller.
The ZOOM event will take place on Thursday, July 16th at 9 pm in the evening and will run approximately 1 hour.

Attached please find English language Press Release detailing the event.

Thank you in advance for sharing with your audience.

Stacey Harris-Papaioannou
Chair Democrats Abroad Greece (DAGR)
(0030) 6942 940 720

Democrats Abroad Greece (DAGR)
Communications DAGR

Handcraft Bazaar

posted May 30, 2020, 3:45 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Restart Tourism: Greece Presents Official post-Covid-19 Plan

posted May 21, 2020, 11:38 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

The minister presented the following time frame for Greek tourism’s restart:
source @ gtp headlines
Monday, May 25: Yachting restrictions will be lifted
Monday, June 1: Camps, campsites and year-round hotels will open
Monday, June 15: All other accommodation (seasonal hotels and resorts) will open. On the same day, the first stage of lifting restrictions on international flights will take place, with aircraft landing initially only at Athens Airport
Wednesday, July 1: Second stage of lifting restrictions on international flights at all Greek airports.
July 15: Gradual lifting of remaining restrictions
read more

May 2020 Newsletter

posted May 17, 2020, 6:26 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Members Congratulations to everyone who has been abiding by the stringent rules! Let’s feel proud of ourselves!

Please find attached the latest Newsletter 

Coronavirus: 5 Reasons to Feel Optimistic

posted May 13, 2020, 12:50 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Much of the media coverage of COVID-19 is focused on bad things happening.

To counterbalance negativity, we also need to look towards the positives so that people can see what has been done, what is working and how things might look in the future if we encounter a second wave of the virus.


    • The value of R0 (pronounced “R nought” is the basic reproduction number that describes the intensity of contagiousness and translates to the average number of people infected) was about 3 when the pandemic kicked off. Now it is down below 1 in many countries. This means the disease is under control and in decline. Even if there is still a long way to go to nail this disease down, we should not understate this achievement and what it means.

    • It is remarkable to have witnessed this unity of action that would have been unthinkable just a few months ago.
    • The rapid transition to a strategy of social distancing has been an immense success even if it has been tough going.

    • For a virus, we never knew existed five months ago, thanks to a huge effort to collect data behind the scenes, we now know it almost molecule by molecule. However, much we may wish for a vaccine and useful tests, we have methods to control COVID-19 that we now know can work.
    • We also know a lot more about the kind of challenges there are ahead. For example, we can predict a winter resurgence of the disease. Troublesome though it may be, we can, if we have the will to do so, keep COVID-19 under control even without a vaccine and testing. That is no small achievement.

    • The global response to the significant problem of COVID-19 has been remarkable. It has averted a disaster for humanity and it suggests we do have the organisational ability to tackle the really big problems facing people and the planet.

    • Individual countries are learning by doing. Modification of the social distancing policy needs to happen while also being informed by reliable knowledge about how much any change might tend to push the R0 figure back up towards 1.

How To Wear A Medical Mask Safely

posted May 4, 2020, 1:15 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Face Mask rules as of Monday May 4th

posted May 3, 2020, 5:41 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Updated Sunday May 3rd, 2020

                                               Face Mask rules as of Monday May 4th

                                                                                             Use of FACE MASK
                                                           MANDATORY                                         STRONGLY     RECOMMENDED
                                            PERSONNEL      GEN. PUBLIC                            PERSONNEL      GEN. PUBLIC 

Offices                                                                                                                         X                               X
Schools/Frondistirio, etc                                                                                              X                               X

Places of worship                                                                                                        X                                X

Restaurants, Cafes , etc            X                                                                                                                   

Food & Super Markets               X                                                                                                                X

Public Means of Transport
TAXIS                                         X                           X                                                                                      .

Elevators                                     X                           X                 (to be used at 40% of its capacity)               

Open spaces                                                                                                                                                 X

Hospitals, Med. centres 
doctors' offices                           X                             X                                                                                     

Retail Shops                                                                                                                 X                               X

Beauty Salons &
Hairdressers                               X                                                                                                                 X

The use of face Masks is additional to Hand wash hygiene and social distancing.   Our new motto is

Χ(έρια), Α(πόσταση), Μ(άσκα), HANDS - DISTANCE - MASK

Scale the Andes to see Machu Picchu

posted Apr 30, 2020, 3:39 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Machu Picchu has long been the top tourist destination in Peru. As making this trip in person is currently out of the question, you can have a look around “The Citadel” via this 360-degree tour.

Assisted by an audio guide, you can see Machu Picchu’s steep slopes and the remnants of royal residences, the sacred district that includes the famous Temple of the Sun, and courtyards with grazing alpacas and llamas on the lawns.

Explore the ruins here.

Untitled Post

posted Apr 30, 2020, 12:11 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

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