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“PAROS 2020”: Presentation on 28 August 2011

Τhe Friends of Paros are helping the local stakeholders develop a long term vision and strategy for Paros. The next step is a presentation of the "Paros 2020" study for the English speakers on 28 August 2011 in Apothiki Gallery at 7:00 PM

Τhe Friends of Paros have started the process of working with the main local institutions and other local stakeholders to develop a long term vision and strategy for Paros, which in common with current international practice could be called “Paros 2020”.

The discussion on a suitable and systematic framework for “Paros 2020” has started on four groups of issues concerning:

A.    Population and urban development

B.    Community / Services

C.    Economy / Tourism and other sectors

D.    Environment

A summary of the work done so far has been published in e-Bulletin4_Paros2020.pdf


A presentation of the project and discussion on its further development is scheduled for 28 August 2011. 

Contributions from people who love the island and care for its future can also be made by posting comments and suggestions in this blog, on our webside or by e-mail to


You can download the full e-Bulletin4 HERE


You can also read the recomandations submitted by Yannis Kouzoumis ...

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Comment by Nicolas Stephanou on September 5, 2011 at 10:25
I have to agree that technocratic jargon sounds often like the  "wooden language" used by most of our politicians and who wants to be a "change agent" has also to reinvent his speech!
Comment by wynn parks on September 5, 2011 at 6:46
I signed up as a Friend of Paros with Paros Web because we share a common love of the island. They're also sponsoring a lot of worthwhile community activities, but nostalgia isn't where I'm coming from.   I'm referring to to patterns, circumstances, etc. that are familiar. This isn't the first time I've blogged about not catching a tiger by the tail.
Comment by Nicolas Stephanou on September 2, 2011 at 18:28

You might be misinterpreting the situation here. The Friends Of Paros (unless I'm completely lured!) do not have any kind of own interest on Paros. They are mostly partial residents who love the Island and hate to see it destroyed by "bad development".

You might be a nostalgic of the Paros from the 60's or 70's, I am one definitely.  But since we are in a world where everything changes, no plan (which is often the case on Paros) usually gives a boost to the kind of development centred to the interests of the few who do not care about the preservation of the Island’s character. The plan suggested by the FoP is a draft for a sustainable development of Paros. To my knowledge it wants to be open for suggestions, corrections and additions.

You can download the presentation  HERE; we would love to hear your critical opinion again.

Comment by wynn parks on September 1, 2011 at 16:46
Friends of Paros? I thought I was a Friend of Paros, but this gives me the willies! Why does this slick, jargon-laced plan for "developement" strike me as the same kind of corporate clap-trap used to put a smiley face on the Disneyfication  of Florida? This doesn't look like "developement" to me, it looks like exploitation. Guess, I'm one of those whom the vested interests admonish not to complain. What does that leave? Get on the band-wagon and bare silent witness to Paros being thrown under the bus?


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