Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

Is it possible for the compulsory attendance to be shared by 2 individuals?

Unfortunately, not! The compulsory attendance refers to each one person that participates individually.

How many members of each | selected | organization may come to HIGGS and use its services?

As regards the Bootcamp, there is a restriction of one individual per organization. Apart from that, HIGGS is open to the number of people selected by each organization to work at its premises.

Are accommodation expenses for participants coming from another city covered?

Of course! HIGGS welcomes applications from all over Greece – thus, we fully cover the accommodation cost for all the participants in our programs coming from cities outside Athens.

What does it mean when we say that an NGO "is hosted" by HIGGS?

Hosted organizations may use all the building and office equipment to cover their practical needs, as well as all the services provided by the instructors, external associates and HIGGS’s staff.

 

Is it possible for someone to attend the Bootcamp by distance?

Unfortunately, not! The Bootcamp includes many practical exercises and activities and for this reason it cannot be attended by distance.

How is the daily routine in HIGGS?

Everyday life in HIGGS is exciting. The coexistence of all participants with instructors, staff, and external associates in a pleasant team environment and in a fully equipped space (offices, meeting rooms, leisure rooms, etc.), offers a unique experience that fosters learning and creativity. We work everyday together, we co-create and collaborate, we learn from each other and we share common concerns and experiences.

 

How many members of each | selected | organization may attend the Bootcamp?

The general rule is that the Bootcamp may be attended by one person from each selected organization. In the event that there are vacant positions, there is the possibility for more people to attend it.

Is it possible for someone to apply for both the Incubator and Accelerator programs?

Although it is possible for someone to apply for both programs, there is no real reason for doing that. The participants in the Incubator have access to all services offered in the Accelerator while they enjoy additional benefits related to their organization itself.

Is HIGGS located only in Athens or are there HIGGS premises in other cities of Greece?

HIGGS is located only in Athens.

 

Is the presence of those who have been selected mandatory at HIGSS’s premises?

Your attendance is mandatory during the Bootcamp. For the rest duration of each program, the time spent in HIGGS is determined by the organization and the individual involved. However, we consider that the added value of participating in HIGGS is maximized by your increasing participation in HIGGS’s activities.

Those who are going to attend the Incubator or Accelerator programs have to be members of the Board of Directors of each organization? Who is going to select them? The organization or HIGGS?

It is at the discretion of each organization to decide which member is the most suitable to attend HIGGS’s programs. We recommend that the person selected should have a lot of experience in the organization and be expected to remain in it so as the knowledge and techniques acquired through HIGGS may be disseminated to the whole organization.

Is it possible for someone to contact HIGGS for advice on matters relating to his/her institution or organization even though he/she has not been admitted to the Incubator or Accelerator Programs?

Of course! HIGGS wishes to be a point of reference for all NGOs in Greece and, therefore, we are open to all organizations.

How are the application forms submitted?

All applicants must submit their applications forms electronically here. Any other way of submission of the relevant application form or expression of your interest to participate is not accepted.

Is there any participation fee?

There is a small cost of €20/month for the participation in the Incubator in the case that the organization sets HIGGS remises as its base. This cost is mainly related to legal issues. The amount collected each year shall be allocated to NGOs operating in Greece following suggestions and a relevant selection process. 

Where can I find the application form?

The application form is available electronically here.

Is it possible for a newly-established NGO to have its head office at HIGGS’s premises?

Of course! All the organizations which participate in the Incubator Program may have their head office at our premises.

Who examines the applications?

All applications, both for the Accelerator and the Incubator programs, are examined by the members of the Advisory Board and the HIGGS team.

Who are eligible to participate?

Adults from all over Greece may participate in the Incubator, with no limitation as to the fields/areas of activity. 

Is it possible for someone to apply for the Incubator in the event that his/her idea relates to the establishment of a social enterprise?

During the first operating period of the Incubator no ideas relating to the establishment of social enterprises will be examined. 

Who are eligible to participate?

Existing NGOs from all over Greece may participate in the Accelerator, with no limitation as to the fields/areas of activity.

 

How are the application forms submitted?

All applicants must submit their applications forms electronically here. Any other way of submission of the relevant application form or expression of your interest to participate is not accepted. 

Is there any participation fee?

Participation in the Accelerator is completely free.

Where can I find the application form?

The application form is available electronically here.

Who examines the application forms?

All application forms are examined by the members of the Advisory Board and the HIGGS team.

 

In the event that two or more entities/organizations cooperate in the development of a funding proposal, for which of them is the participation mandatory?

In the case of a collaborative proposal, it is mandatory for at least one person to attend the whole program. Apart from that, there is the possibility for one person of each partner to attend the Bootcamp and more persons for the rest of the program.

Is it possible for someone to apply for the Accelerator in the event that his/her idea relates to the establishment of a social enterprise?

The participation of a social enterprise in the Accelerator is possible provided that it relates to a collaborative proposal and the applicant/main organization is a non-profit organization or association.

Who are eligible to participate?

Existing NGOs from all over Greece may participate in Recharge, with no limitation as to the fields/areas of activity.

 

How many NGOs will participate in the Recharge service?

As a very individualized service Recharge can accommodate only a small number of NGOs each year. HIGGS team will thoroughly work to suggest tailor-made ideas and solutions, to the needs and characteristics of each organization. This is a time-consuming process, therefore there is not availability for a large number of beneficiaries.

Who is responsible for the implementation of the Business Performance Strategy Roadmap?

It is the NGOs’ sole responsibility implementing the suggestions of the HIGGS team, which in turn will offer an ongoing support in the implementation and for a certain period of time.

Where can I submit an application form?

All applicants must submit their application forms electronically here or they can contact HIGGS via telephone or email.

Is there any participation fee?

Participation in Recharge is completely free of charge.

Which is the participation procedure?

-Application Form Submission
-Meeting between Applicant and HIGGS Team (presentation of the services to be provided & eligibility requirements)
-Decision for the NGO’s inclusion in the Recharge service