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4th European Wool Day
"The New Routes of Wool towards a Sustainable Future"

Metsovo (Greece)

9th April 2024 / 2.30pm to 7.30pm CEST

New Routes of Wool towards a Sustainable Future

Based on its properties and potentials, wool has a role to play in the economy and the well-being of Europe as it can answer contemporary sustainability needs.


We showed the versatile use of wool across Europe, building on the similarities and displaying the unique solutions that could be implemented elsewhere.


Programme at a glance:

  • 14:30 Welcome Notes

  • 14:40 New Greek Routes of Wool towards a Sustainable Future

  • 15:30 New Routes of Wool towards a Sustainable Future across Europe

  • 17:30 Therapeutic Knitting

  • 18:30 Wool in Education

  • 19:00 Wool in Fiber Crafts

  • 19:30 Closing

The 4th European Wool Day is a hybrid event.

  • live @Metsovion Interdisciplinary Research Center (M.I.R.C.) in Metsovo, a picturesque town in Epirus, North-western Greece;

  • online via the EWE Foundation’s YouTube Channel


If you missed the previous EWDays you can view past talks on our YouTube Channel  or here EWDay2021EWDay2022 and EWDay2023.


Main Greek organisers: 

  • The EcoMuseum Zagori was founded to manage the protection and exploitation of the natural and cultural heritage of the area to the benefit of local sustainable development for the local community;

  • The EGNATIA EPIRUS Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims at contributing to the sustainable integrated development of the region of Epirus-Greece, through innovative activities compatible with the environment and the cultural heritage of the region.

From 6th April to 7th April 2024


Local programs will be running as part of the Celebrating Wool Weekend so you are more than welcome to come along in person and enjoy the series of workshops, exhibitions, lectures and roundtable discussion taking place locally in Metsovo.

The Photography Exhibition of Dimitris Tossidis «Diava, nomadic pastoralism in mountainous Northern Greece» will be open for the public at M.I.R.C.

The Photography Exhibition of Kostas BalafasTravels in Metsovo” will be open to the public every day, except Tuesday,  between 10:00-16:00 at the E. Averoff Museum.


Saturday, 6 April 2024 | Multiple locations in Metsovo

10:30 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 18:00 Fiber craft workshops
(felting, needle felting, knitting, finger knitting and weaving)


Sunday, 7 April 2024 | DIASSELO Conference Centre


10:30 – 14:30 Round Table discussion
The new routes of wool towards a sustainable future”, topics include:

  • Wool as tool of connecting tradition to modern times

  • Wool as soil fertilizer and insulation material

  • Wool as therapeutic tool


During the roundtable discussion handcraft workshops (felting and finger knitting) for children will be held by artisan volunteers from Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Serbia and Spain.

16:00 – 18:00 Workshop on how to preserve woven and knitted textiles.

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