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Events 2015

Summary of previous events run at ESA

Gala Dinner Dance
26 September 2015

TICKETS now available for Gala Dinner Dance and Women in Sustainable Enterprise awards! With fascinating key note speakers - International award winning celebrity entrepreneurs, award winning global woman empowerment activists and executive mentors and coaches with amazing stories to share! 35 euros per person, 180 euros per table of 6. LIVE MUSIC and DANCING till late!



WISE - Celebrity Dragons Den
25 September 2015

Join us for an exciting evening on FRIDAY 25th September to watch 5 of the most successful WISE Woman Innovators for Social Business in Europe Greek participants pitch their sustainable business ideas to an international CELEBRITY PANEL of successful Entrepreneurs, investors and mentors! WE WISH them luck!


Women of the constellations
24 September 2015

Stars and Cocktails at European Sustainability Academy - Crete THIS THURSDAY (24th Sept.) at 8pm. Catering supplied by Emerald Hotel & Restaurant. LIMITED PLACES.



Presenting ESA to post-graduate students of the TUC – Crete
12 June 2015

A very enjoyable afternoon discussing how to address the 'hot topics' of 'sustainability' and how to create positive stakeholder dialogue to stimulate action for positive impact in Greece. Thank you to all who participated.


Mediterranean Garden Society
14 April 2015

A wonderful informative lecture from John Fielding about endemic flowers of Crete. John has been visiting Crete to study the flora for over 20 years. John and Nick Turland produced the widely acclaimed book, ’Flowers of Crete’ published by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


A ‘Good girl’ or ‘A Competent woman’? (Really the same thing, but is experienced and felt differently)
14 March 2015

Would you like to learn about the 'RIVER OF YOUR LIFE' and the importance of ‘COLOUR in YOUR WORLD'? Please join us on Saturday 14th March at ESA with Eva and Barry Solly from Vteam, Stockholme.
PLEASE book your place because this workshop is limited to 30 participants and is NEARLY FULL!!!!!

WISE Greece, face to face workshop
13 March 2015

After two days full of experiential learning, knowledge sharing, passion, friendship, and networking, WISE Greece, face to face workshop came to an end. Hosted at European Sustainability Academy (ESA) in Crete the WISE experience concluded with a very fruitful end on Friday March 13th.. By the end of the workshop, what was left were smiling faces among participants, mentors, teachers and guests. Several participants said they did not want to leave, others said that the experience had been ‘life changing’.
“It is an amazing feeling to be part of such a great team. The ESA experience is an amazing experience itself. Thank you for being so supporting and make us feel fearless. I will keep the ESA feeling with me all the way to entrepreneurship.”




Women Innovators for Social Business in Europe (WISE) at ESADE
3 March 2015

At ESA we are delighted to be the Greek Consortium Partner for WISE Woman Innovators for Social Business in Europe. We are in good company with other partners, ESADE in Spain and HUB Zagreb in Croatia

WISE Webinar
21 January 2015

WISE Women WISE Woman Innovators for Social Business in Europe training programme HAS STARTED! Over the past 2 days 60 women innovators have connected by webinar from Spain, Croatia,Greece, Cyprus Holland, Germany to kick off the programme. The positive energy and sense of sharing is ELECTRIC.

wise webinar


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