The Land Beyond is about a creative idea, land, time, kairos, a spirit, an attitude. It means the land beyond the mountains (the Zagori mountains) in Epirus, a land of generosity, exaltation, inspiration, learning. “Beyond” (epekeina, επέκεινα) is the prerequisite or even the unknown, something broader than knowledge or experience, that we are always about to conquer. Certainties divide people, diversity unites them.

We are interested in (1) liberty, (2) sharing, (3) one world. Ecumenical values, mutual understanding, pluralism, liberties, participation, conflict prevention and resolution, federalism, open society, volunteering, peace, biodiversity. Think more, try more, live more.

Vitsa is a traditional settlement with historical, architectural, cultural and ecological interest, written in stone, one of the most unique villages of Zagori (46 villages in total), national park globally virgin. From Vitsa sets off the stone path, “The Vitsa stairs”, leading to the stone double - arched bridge of Missios in the Voidomatis river and to other Zagori villages and the eternal forests of Zagori, the land beyond.

Our main activities

Human resources

Certainties Divide People, Diversity Unites Them
Nikos Giannis

Founder
 
Founder of the land beyond. PhD in European studies and founder of the NGO and the quarterly edition Evropaiki Ekfrassi.
 
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Panayota Balopoulou

Co-founder
 
Co-founder and partner at the land beyond project. Has studied Political Sciences and Litterature, deals with social media.
 
Panayota BALOPOULOU  Panayota BALOPOULOU  Panayota BALOPOULOU

Androna Katerina

Assistant
 
Katerina is responsible for the Athens office. She studied at Panteion University, Social Policy and Social Anthropology and Msc.
 
Katerina Androna

Maria Vasdeki

Assistant
 
Maria is the local associate of the land beyond. She studied Geography. She is responsible for the infrastructure and supply.
 
Maria Vasdeki