We all, the HIGGS team and our specialized partners, are at your disposal on a daily basis to provide you with support and counseling.

More specifically, the services provided in the Incubator program are the following:

  • Tailor-made educational seminars based on the NGOs’ needs.
  • Individual advisory meetings with partners and management to address your general or special needs. 
  • Best practices and networking with major Greek and international NGOs. 
  • Job-Shadowing in a large NGO.
  • Opportunity to participate in an international NGO Internship Program.
  • Ability to set your head office at HIGGS premises.

*All the participants of the Incubator program may use HIGGS’s premises (meeting rooms & events room) at no cost.

Main dates

Application deadline:


Results announcement:

4th Cylcle commencement:


All participants in the Incubator program have to attend the training seminar provided by HIGGS which takes place during the first month of their presence in the organization.

The training program has been specifically designed for the NGOs operating in Greece and lasts for 1 month, totally 80 hours, covering 16 thematic areas. Its aim is to provide the appropriate skills and necessary knowledge that will add value to the NGOs’ operation in general, and more specifically, to the development of successful funding proposals.

The Courses

The thematic areas of the training courses include:

  • Funding Sources
  • Funding from International DonorsEuropean Funds
  • Project Life Cycle 
  • Designing a Project 
  • Timeplan & WPs Sequencing
  • Project Team Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Networking
  • Logical Framework
  • Budgeting
  • Proposal Writing 
  • Project Implementation 
  • Project Monitoring Techniques 
  • Project Evaluation 
  • Μarketing Techniques 
  • Legal issues 
  • MGO Management

Course Hours

The duration of the training program (Bootcamp) is 80 hours and it spans 4 weeks. The first week includes morning lessons (10:00-16:00), the second one afternoon lessons (17:00-20:30), and the next two weeks alternately.

The reason for which the lessons alternate on a weekly basis is to enable participants have some time available for their regular job responsibilities in the organizations in which they are employed.


Upon completion of fourth week, the participants have to take an examination which aims to evaluate whether they have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of what they have been taught. 

Following your successful result in the exam, you receive a certificate of attendance which can be included in your personal resume as well as in your organization’s credentials.

Additional training courses and customized workshops are provided both in the Ιncubator and Accelerator programs based on individual needs and level of each participating NGO.

Submission Instructions

If you wish to express your interest in participating in the Incubator program, you have to fill out the relevant application form.

Incubator Selection Criteria 

  • We accept applications from individuals interested in creating an NGO,
    from newly established ones, or organizations that aim at rebooting themselves.

  • The head office of the NGO has to be in Greece.

Incubator Program Selection Process

The selection process consists of two phases:

1. Evaluation of the application form

2. Interview |for selected applications| 

We accept applications from individuals interested in creating an NGO, from newly established ones, or organizations that aim at rebooting themselves. 

The head office of the NGO has to be in Greece.

Application deadline: –

Application Form

NGO Status
In OperationUnder Establishment

Date of Establishment

A brief description of the difficulties faced by the newly established NGO - (up to 2000 characters)


Resume of the people involved in the NGO - (up to 900 characters)
A few words about the founding team |education, experiences|


Activities of the NGO - (up to 900 characters)
A brief description of each main activity


Outcomes - (up to 900 characters)
List the expected outcomes of the project |refer also to the potential job opportunities that may arise|


Contact Person

Full Name

Phone number