Ecologist Greens

Ikologi Prasini (Greek Οικολόγοι Πράσινοι, German ecologists / Green ) refers to a Greek political party that represents the principles of environmental policy. It was founded in December 2002 and is a member of the European Green Party.

  • 4.1 2004 European elections
  • 4.2 2006 local
  • 4.3 parliamentary elections in 2007
  • 4.4 Elections 2009
  • 4.5 parliamentary elections in 2009 and 2012

Political principles

The principles of Ikologi Prasini, as laid down in its Articles of Association: Sustainable, social justice, nonviolence and direct participatory democracy, respect for diversity, decentralization and subsidiarity, protection and restoration of natural ecosystems, quality of life, personal and social responsibility and equality before the law.

Its founding declaration defines ecology as a creative, innovative, independent, tolerant, internationalist, pacifist, self-managed, participatory, feminist, solidarity, consumer- protective, anti-authoritarian and the alternative.


The Ikologi Prasini are organized as a decentralized party in local political movements that have formed on municipal, prefectural and regional levels. The central political organ, the Pan-Hellenic Council, is elected to two -thirds of regional conferences and one-third from the Greek National Congress. All organs of the Party be voted out and have an even number of members, in order to achieve the greatest possible consensus. The central executive body is a six-member Executive Secretariat, which is under the political control of the Panhellenic Council; There are no positions such as President or Secretary General. All members have the right to participate in the national congress, while important decisions take place extraordinary congresses and votes.

Party organ

The organ of the Ikologi Prasini is the magazine 's Green Policies. Originally an organ of the Party Green politics, she walked over to them with the foundation of the Ikologi Prasini. From the 62nd edition (April 2008) it appears at 16 pages per month in 10,000 copies.

History of establishment

Because of a call to Michalis Tremopoulos and M. Koulouroudis and an initiative of the eco - movement of Thessaloniki was established in 2002 the so-called "Ecological Forum " made ​​to members of the Greens, who were already members of the European Federation of Green Parties, members of various to bring local environmental movements and independent environmentalists for building the ecological area a common table.

On 7 / 8 December 2002 called the Ecological Forum, a national conference in the building of the Athens Bar Association, which decided to establish the Ikologi Prasini and a 18-member Panhellenic Council coordinating the establishment of a new political party chose. In the coming months, working groups were formed, which developed a constitution and the political principles that in May 2003, then took the first party congress at the Pantion University of Athens.

In the summer of 2003 to participate in the elections to the European Parliament in 2004, it was decided; in September 2003 it was decided not to participate in the next national elections.

2004 European elections

In the elections to the European Parliament in 2004, the Ikologi Prasini received under the leadership of Mikhail Tremopoulos 0.67% of the votes cast after, had caused excitement in the election campaign, an alleged proposal by Tremopoulos to set up a monument to Kemal Ataturk in Thessaloniki.

2006 local

In the local elections of 2006, the Ikologi Prasini supported two independent green lists, the "Ecological Athens" in the municipality of Athens, which received 1.4% of votes, the list of " ecology solidarity ", the 4.6% and 2 seats in the Präfekturrat in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki received, as well as 53 other municipal and prefectural associations of voters in the country.

2007 parliamentary elections

At the 5th Annual Conference in March 2007 in Athens detailed proposals for programmatic changes and participation in the national elections were decided. In the series were due to contact with other movements and parties explored the possibilities of cooperation, but on a new extraordinary congress on June 30, the party decided an independent candidacy.

In the Greek parliamentary elections on 16 September 2007, the Ikologi Prasini as candidates throughout the country except in the prefectures of Florina and Dodekanisos with full Listem in 42 regions with a total of 254 candidates. Celebrities from the arts and sciences with the poet Nanos Valaoritis at the top dedicated to the public .. They were 1.05 % of the votes, the sixth-largest political party, the largest without a seat in Parliament.

In 2008, they introduced themselves as political alternative dar. Before the 2009 European election survey results, they reached up to 6.2 % ..

Elections 2009

The list of candidates for the 2009 European election was decided by vote of all members. In the first four list seats Maria Vassilakou ( Deputy national spokesperson of the Austrian Green Party), Nikos Chrysogelos (Chairman of the " Mediterranean SOS" ) and Kostas Diakos ( environmental lawyer) were Michalis Tremopoulos selected. With 3.49% of the vote they achieved an election result that significantly lagged behind the true nourished by survey results expectations, but to them for the first time in national elections brought a parliamentary seat.

Parliamentary elections of 2009 and 2012

In the Greek legislative elections on October 4, 2009 Environmentalists / Green failed at around 2.5% share of votes short of the three- percent hurdle.

In the parliamentary elections in May 2012, they were able to increase their earnings by 0.4 % and reached 2.93% of the vote. Thus they were eight strongest party, but have won no mandate. In the subsequent general election in June 2012, it lost heavily, and only came to 0.88 %.

Past election results green groups

  • 1989 European elections Alternative ecologists 1.11%
  • Parliamentary elections in 1989 Alternative ecologists 0.58 % ( 1 seat)
  • Parliament elections in 1990, alternative ecologists 0.77 % ( 1 seat)
  • European Elections 1994: Political Ecology 0.24%