Civil Society in Greece: Positions and Developments” – 1st annual meeting

On April 22, 2021, the conference entitled “Civil Society in Greece: Positions and Developments” – 1st annual meeting was held online, co-organized by the Charitable Foundation Ath. K. Laskaridis and HIGGS. Through 8 panels & 6 Networking Sessions, with the participation of 29 speakers and 14 coordinators, the actions and collaborations that take place in…

HIGGS Event: Charitable Foundations and Civil Society

01 March 2021 – As part of our effort to support Civil Society in Greece in various ways, we organized the online event entitled “Charitable Foundations and Civil Society” and on the occasion of the completion of the research we have conducted for the funding channel “Public Benefit Institutions”. At the event, we were honored…

Erasmus+ Project: Social Impact Measurement for Civil Society Organizations

The project intends to empower the operation of non-profits within Civil Society by enhancing their effectiveness, transparency and governance through application of social impact measurement methods. In Europe, the creation of a large number of non-profits which are involved in the provision of a wide range of social activities is noticed. This trend is not…

Erasmus+ Project: Empowering Civil Society Through A Learning Environment

More and more Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and alongside social enterprises, with different goals, motivations, structure and geographical coverage are aiming at filling state gaps and addressing various, at times pressing and imminent, societal challenges. The financial and the refugee crisis have urged CSOs to develop innovative ways in order to survive and to seek…

VIRAL for local communities: Trainings

For 5-days (26 – 30/09/2020), HIGGS, as a partner in the European project “VIRAL for local communities” funded under the Erasmus+ Program, hosted the third project’s training activity with the title “The Laboratory of the toolbox experience” in parallel with the blended mobility of adult learners. The purpose of both training events was participants to…

4th HIGGS Donors Speed-dating Event for a good cause!

June 23rd 2020: In a celebration of Civil Society, 90 non-profit organizations from all over Greece met with 25 Charitable Foundations, Corporations and Embassies in a speed-dating for a good cause! The HIGGS Donors Speed-dating Event IV, an event for NPOs and contributors, occurred on Tuesday June 23rd, not in the neoclassical HIGGS building, but…

Erasmus+: DiGi YOUTH

HIGGS is participating as a strategic partner in the project “DiGi Youth” funded under the Erasmus+ KA2 Program. “DiGi YOUTH” aims to promote quality youth work through open and innovative practices in the digital era. Youth workers and youth organizations’ staff who lack digital competences or skills will be fully benefited and further educated from…

Erasmus+: VIRAL for Local Communities

HIGGS is participating as a strategic partner in the project “VIRAL – Intercultural Reality Active Learning for local communities” funded under the Erasmus+ KA2 Program. The VIRAL project intends to provide anyone working in the adult education sector (training and language schools, public bodies and public administration, first reception centers, cultural associations and libraries) with…

HIGGS experience from the International Visitor Leadership Program 2019

The International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) is an exclusive exchange programme by the Department of State, USA. It boasts worldwide recognition, as professionals from all around the globe become a part of it. Participants are nominated and selected annually by US Embassies in countries around the world. During 2019, I was fortunate enough to be…

Active citizens fund in Greece: Project «Non-profits & Media advocating for good!»

Advocacy is an internationally acclaimed tool for Civil Society, in its efforts to bring institutional change to important social problems. In Greece, especially in the periphery, advocacy activities are either limited or of limited efficiency, with exceptions in human rights, environmental or social welfare issues. This is attributed to 2 factors: – Firstly, non-profit organizations…

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