EILST comprises of a large series of initiatives and projects and is being supported by a variety of researches, consultants and thought leaders. Most of the previous and current projects that we develop or promote could be placed under the roadmap of sustainable development. The EILST has, for instance, supported, among other, the Cyclades Preservation Fund, which aim is to help preserve the exceptional beauty and natural value, and to promote and support sustainable initiatives on Cyclades, Greece, by developing a Scoping Report. The report covered each of the issues of concern that the Cyclades Preservation Fund choses to distribute grants to: marine conservation, landscape protection, cultural preservation (including local food), waste management, clean water and renewable energy etc. In the report, the Institute highlighted the need for a single, comprehensive and integrated water management policy, acknowledging the particular hydrogeological and meteorological conditions prevailing in the Cyclades and aiming to tackle the problem of water scarcity in these islands. In addition, Even in the field of humanitarian aid EILST has assisted a French NGO Autopia to provide educational and hygiene services in a refugee camp in Mirsini, Municipality of Andravida-Kyllini, Prefecture of Ilia, Greece. Autopia provided environmental education and developed environmental mini-projects within the camp, such as recycling and water management.
The European Institute is currently running the project “Capture, storage and reuse of CO2” with the ultimate purpose being the identification of the shortcomings of the legislative framework in regards to the waste management of the CO2. The legal analysis will result in a series of based on the critical analysis of various case studies. EILST has, also, worked closely with the Circle of the Mediterranean Parliamentarians on Sustainable Development for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea, including issues of Integrate Water Resources Management (IWCM), sustainable agriculture, and the restoration/depletion of beaches after coastal erosion has occurred. Cyclades islands and Western Peloponnese were in the center of this effort.