HIGGS & Nestlé Workshop

06 December 2018 – We co-organized with Nestlé Hellas a Workshop on plastics and water. During the workshop the employees of the company got informed about environmental issues and designed strategies on reducing plastic waste and environmental protection in collaboration with the NPOs All for Blue and Enaleia. The purpose of this Workshop was: 1.…

Outreach: NGOs & Responsible Leadership

24 October 2018: More than 30 participants from Nonprofit Organizations attended the “Outreach Event: NGOs & Responsible Leadership” and the speech of Markus Hipp, Member of the Board of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt and Member of the Advisory Board of HIGGS. Markus Hipp explained what “responsible leadership” means and talked about the experiences he…

“Thales II: Mapping and Evaluating Greek Nonprofits”

The project “Thales II: Evaluation of Greek Nonprofit Organizations” is a continuation of the Thales I Project. It has a duration of two (2) years and is implemented by the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese in collaboration with the Nonprofit Organization HIGGS. Thales II is being funded…

Interview: “Reading for the Others” – 1st Cycle of Accelerator

1. A few words about the organization’s goals and work Reading for the Others’ vision is that everyone is able to read “The House of Sleep”, “Foucault’s Pendulum” and whatever else they want. Reading for the Others was founded in January 2015 with the goal of equal access to knowledge and learning for all, those…

Interview: Hellenic Liver Patient Association “Prometheus” – 6th Cycle of Accelerator

1. A few words about the organization’s goals and work The Hellenic Liver Patient Association “Prometheus” was founded in 2012 and it is the first association of patients with liver diseases. Its primary objective is to support people who belong to socially and economically weak population groups facing inequality in having access to health. Our…

Interview: Freedom Gate – 3rd Cycle of Accelerator

1. A few words about the organization’s goals and work “Freedom Gate Greece” was founded in June of 2012 with a goal of fighting every form of social exclusion. We provide psychosocial support to socially vulnerable groups, legal and professional counseling to ex-prisoners and educate volunteers and professionals working in Greek prisons. Our actions focus…

Interview: Keletron Love for Children – 5th Cycle of Accelerator

1. A few words about the organization’s goals and work “Keletron Love for Children” is a Nonprofit Organization established in April 2014 by a group of active citizens in the regional unit of Kastoria. It aims at protecting children’s rights as well as keeping them safe on the physical, mental and emotional levels. Since September…

NBG Business Seeds and HIGGS

Our cooperation with the National Bank of Greece has given to the Nonprofits of our Incubator and Accelerator programs the opportunity to benefit from the services provided by the NBG Business Seeds program and receive targeted support and guidance on business issues. Nonprofits of the Incubator and Accelerator have already held their first meetings with…

Athens Social Entrepreneurship Academy

23 – 27 July 2018 – We hosted and organized the “Athens Social Entrepreneurship Academy” for a group of would-be social entrepreneurs from Qatar in collaboration with the South-East European Research Centre (SEERC), the Nama Center and the Innovation Farm. Twenty-five enthusiastic participants attended daily workshops on social entrepreneurship and also visited NPOs and social…

“Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach” 2017 

20 June 2018 – HIGGS Founders Dr. Sotiris Petropoulos and Prof. Asteris Huliaras as well as Prof. Manos Papazoglou at the University of Peloponnese were awarded the “3rd 2017 Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach: Spreading Knowledge about Europe”. The Prize was the outcome of an EU-wide contest that was initiated by the European Parliament and…

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