People & Pets: Let’s Make Our Lives Better, TOGETHER

03.10.2022 - 04.10.2022
Amphitheatre, VR Arena, Future Learning Lab, ENJOIST! Café & Surrounding Area of JOIST Innovation Park


JOIST Innovation Park, in collaboration with the Larissa Veterinary Association, celebrates World Animal Day with a series of events dedicated to the harmonious coexistence of animals and humans.

JOIST’s doors are open to the public and our four-legged friends. We invite you to explore together the positive impact that contact with animals has on the physical and mental health of people of all ages, especially in socially vulnerable groups.

On Monday, 3 and Tuesday, 4 October 2022, an informative discussion on “Learning about the natural environment and animals in our city” will be held by the veterinarian, Dr Katerina Loukaki (Veterinarian AUTH, PhD EKPA), for the students of primary schools and kindergartens of Larissa.

On Tuesday 4 October at 18. 00 will be held a round table discussion on “Human activities with the help of animals”, chaired and coordinated by Professor Konstantinos Gourgoulianis. At the same time, at 19:30 of the same day, the party “MAZI” starts, where we will welcome the public for information, discussion and relaxation with drinks and music. At the same time, our four-legged friends will enjoy the delicacies from the DOG BAR set-up, especially for them. DOG BAR is kindly sponsored by Passalis and Virback.

Entry to the “MAZI” party will be allowed only to pets that have received an invitation from their veterinarian. You can collect your invitation from your veterinarian. You can collect your invitation from your veterinarian.

DAY 1 | Monday 3 October
10:00 - 13:15

| "Learning about the Natural Environment and Animals in our City" (informing schools), Dr. Katerina Loukaki, Veterinarian AUTh, PhD EKPA

DAY 2 | Tuesday 4 October
08:30 - 13:30

| "Learning about the Natural Environment and Animals in our City" (informing schools), Dr. Katerina Loukaki, Veterinarian AUTh, PhD EKPA

18:00 - 20:00

| "Human Activities with the Help of Animals" (round table discussion)

Dr Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Professor of Pulmonology at the University Medical Department, Director of the Pulmonology Clinic of the University of Thessaly, Former Rector of the University of Thessaly

Remarks on behalf of the Veterinary Association of Larissa municipality , Dr Giorgos Valiakos, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Microbiology and Parasitology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly

Dr Christos Karagiannis, Behavioural Veterinarian, MSc, Diplomate ECAWBM(BM), European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine
Dr Katerina Loukaki, Veterinarian AUTH, PhD EKPA
Dr. Efrosini Gerovassiliou, Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Thessaloniki, Academic Fellow of the Pulmonology Clinic of the General Hospital of Thessaloniki
Vassilis Zeggos, Student of the Medical School of the University of Τhessaly Member of E.E.F.I.E.
Konstantinos Diamantos, Deputy Mayor of Sustainable Mobility and Smart City Systems and President of the Association of parents and friends of people with Down syndrome "The Swan"
Giorgos Trantas, Journalist, Director of the 2nd Second Chance School of Larissa Prison

19:00 - 22:00

| Virtual Reality Experiences (VR)

19:30 - 22:00

| Party "ΜΑΖΙ"