WHAT WE DO

Objectives

EKO actively supports and promotes the European Union’s 2020 growth strategy for employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and environmental protection. EKO is therefore taking on actions in order to

  • empower women, youngsters, minorities and vulnerable social groups promote their presence in all fields of socioeconomic and professional life
  • develop, organise and implement entrepreneurship projects to support female entrepreneurs, young professionals and vulnerable social groups and contribute to a society of equal opportunities
  • design, organise and realise educational and vocational training programs to help those social groups develop skills, find employment and integrate into society
  • develop, plan and realise interventions and suggest measures to fight unemployment and social exclusion and to support entrepreneurship, social economy and sustainable development
  • promote research and innovation, support cooperation, exchange of experience and good practices in the fields of social inclusion, enivironmetal protection and sustainability

Activities

  • Informational campaigns about National and European policies and legislation that aim to strengthen the position of women in the social, political and business world
  • Lobbying for measures and support structures for women which reduce the barriers that tend to marginalize women socially and economically
  • Organization of on-line training programmes to improve entrepreneurial skills, promote active ageing and increase employability in a knowledge based economy
  • Organization of networking events to facilitate partnerships and social inclusion
  • Collaboration with players in the social economy sector to disseminate best practices and adapt sustainable business models to the Greek ecosystem
  • Conducting research aimed at discovering innovative solutions to social and environmental problems