Volunteering and Universities: So close but so far

One of the best memories of my childhood was my visits with my grandmother at the UNICEF store during Christmas. This is when I started becoming familiar with the NGO sector. Then, during my school years, I participated in various initiatives and actions, such as bazaars or food and essential items gathering for the vulnerable…

Informational event on Accelerator program in Ioannina

15-16 May 2017 – On the occasion of the 5th cycle of the Accelerator program, we held meetings with 20 representatives of Nonprofit Organizations in 4 cities (Preveza, Arta, Igoumenitsa and Ioannina). Our goal was to inform organizations about HIGGS services and programs and mainly about Accelerator program, but also learn more about their own work…

The activities of METAdrasi at HIGGS

We offered our space to METAdrasi: Action for migration and development. Specifically: Workshops for the Temporary Hospitality of Unaccompanied Minors in Families of META-Drasi January – June 2017. Monthly gatherings of the families that participated, in order for them to share experiences and exchange feelings, thoughts, reflections and suggestions to address potential challenges. Meetings of…

HIGGS Workshop: Creativity & Innovation in NGOs

29 June 2017 – 7 representatives of Nonprofit Organizations participated in the educational – experiential workshop “Creativity & Innovation in NGOs” organized by HIGGS in collaboration with EFFECT. The participants had the opportunity to develop their ideas and receive feedback through individual and group exercises as well as role-playing games. Speakers/facilitators: • Sotiris Baratsas, CEO…

Presentation of the new website of VouliWatch

14 June 2017 – VouliWatch organized the presentation of its new website with upgraded features and the profiles of the members of the parliament at HIGGS. The aim of the presentation was the exchange of opinions in order to optimize the new website. The speakers spoke about the work of VouliWatch and the actions it has…

Greek NPOs and Crowdfunding

HIGGS in order to support Greek Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs), has carried out the first survey in Greece on “Crowdfunding and NPOs”. The aim of the research was to study and analyze the practice of pooling resources as well as to record the crowdfunding campaigns of Greek NPOs in order to investigate the factors that led to…

5th Accelerator program & HIGGS open days

Small or medium-sized Nonprofit Organizations with a maximum number of 40 permanent and full-time employees can apply for the 5th Accelerator program until June 14, 2017. Furthermore, during HIGGS open days from 31st March until 7th June you will have the chance to meet the HIGGS team, to learn more about Accelerator program and our…

Three-day training seminar “NGOs & Leadership” by HIGGS

5-7 May 2017 – 14 members of NGOs participated in the training seminar entitled “NGOs & Leadership” which was facilitated by Gerasimos Kouvaras, General Director of ActionAid Hellas. Mr Kouvaras talked about the important role of Leadership in the field of NGOs, as well as the ways in which a charismatic leader can change the…

Presentation of the book “Greek Civil society and the Financial Crisis”

3 May 2017 – The book “Greek Civil society and the Financial Crisis” was presented by Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos, at HIGGS. Facilitator: Sotiris Petropoulos, Director of HIGGS Introduction: Asteris Chouliaras, Professor of Comparative Politics and International Relations, University of Peloponnese Speakers: • Alexandros Theodoridis, Founding Member “Boroume” • Stefanos Loukopoulos, Managing  Director “VouliWatch” • Dimitris…

The NPOs of the 3rd cycle of the Accelerator talk about the program

Dimitra Georgogianni, Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas” “A very useful and meaningful program which has helped us strengthen our organization by providing us new and necessary knowledge. All the courses were covered by well trained educators. Great hospitality and implementation of the program !” Maria Logara, “Freedom Gate” “Having completed the Accelerator program I would…

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