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24 - 26.8.2022


The Local Organizing Team of RC21 2022 Congress and CONVIN aim to minimize the environmental impact of the event and contribute towards a safe and healthy environment. We implement numerous measures, from the planning of the event to execution. We aspire to bring about sustainable solutions and that the positive impacts will outweigh the negative.

  • We select local suppliers to avoid long distance transport of goods and people
  • We avoid printing and aim for an almost paperless office
  • We offer contactless check-in for delegates and congress visitors
  • We select seasonal and regional food for the catering and order carefully to avoid food waste
  • We offer a reusable bottle to refill it with water



  • We suggest the use of public transport instead of a taxi when navigating through Athens
  • When using a taxi, you might think of sharing it with one of your fellow delegates



  • We suggest the use the air conditioning only if it is necessary
  • Remember turning off the lights and TV when leaving the room, especially in hotels without an automatic turning-off system
  • Try to select sensibly, during meals, the type and amount of food to avoid food waste


During the Congress

  • If possible use a reusable cup for coffee/tea to minimize the use of takeaway cups
  • Bring your own bottle of water and refill it at the water supply points available on the campus
  • Only pick up printed marketing and information material that you are really interested in and that you will use
  • We suggest you download the congress mobile app

Thank you for your cooperation - every little gesture helps!

No portion of food wasted

The partner catering company will donate all leftover food portions to the non-profit organization Boroume. Its mission is to reduce food waste and to fight malnutrition in Greece. Through the "Saving & Offering Food" program they save food on a daily basis from many sources and they offer it to charities that help people who are facing food insecurity. Their actions help the most vulnerable in our society as well as the environment by reducing organic food waste.