KETHEA – Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (Leader of the project)
KETHEA is the largest rehabilitation and social reintegration network in Greece. It has been providing its services to drug addicts and their families since Ithaki, the first Greek therapeutic community, was set up in 1983. Its services are offered free of charge on the street and in prisons and rehabilitation units around Greece. KETHEA also helps people suffering from other forms of addiction including alcohol, gambling and the Internet.
KETHEA programmes are drug-free and offer a comprehensive range of services which seek to help the individual recover and build a new life for themselves in which they participate in society productively and on equal terms. KETHEA provides counselling and drug treatment, family support, health care, education and training, legal support and assistance reintegrating into society and re-entering the world of work. KETHEA’s aims are full and sustained abstinence from substances for the individual and their equitable reintegration into society.
KETHEA also runs school and community-based prevention and early intervention programmes, and is active in training and research in the field of addiction. Its therapeutic programmes and activities seek to raise awareness of the phenomenon, to promote scientific knowledge, and to continually improve the services offered to addicts and their families.
International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations – Poland, named shortly IFMSA-Poland, is the biggest organization in Poland connecting medical students and young doctors. As an organization, we are non-profit, fully apolitical, self-ruling and of permanent structure. IFMSA–Poland gathers about 3000 students from twelve Polish Medical Universities. By meeting each others, members of IFMSA–Poland share their ideas, skills and experience about how students can act on the issues that motivate them. IFMSA want to be a forum for medical students:
- to spread medical knowledge and perform preventative actions within local societies
- to promote scientific progress as well as self-development of medical students
- to represent the common voice of medical students on a national, Polish level as well as internationally
- to integrate the healthcare professionals environments
Ocean of knowledge in Croatia
Ocean Znanja u Republici Hrvatskoj is non-profit association that is primarily focused on local and international level project for less fortune young people and children, and youngsters with a vision and concept for the future of Croatia, who will learn how to make decisions. Our aim is to empower young people and give hope to them. We plan to achieve this through non-formal education and active participation in everyday life of the Croatian community, as well as the European community. We are also promoting social and cross-cultural connections between Croatian youth and professionals and youngsters from the EU and beyond. One of the most important methods of success is the dissemination of innovative educational values, methods and expertise. Being focused on acquiring new competences and the practical application of acquired knowledge is in our opinion the way to make a difference and succeed in life.
HelMSIC – Hellenic Medical Students’ International Committee
HelMSIC – Hellenic Medical Students’ International Committee is an independent, non governmental, non profit organization run by medical students in Greece. It was founded in 1958 and as of today, it has 7 Local Committees, one in every medical faculty of Greece.
Through its participation in international organizations, such as the IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations) and EMSA (European Medical Students’ Association), HelMSIC is the voice of Greek Medical Students abroad and the main channel of communication, cooperation and training in an international level.
Our activities and projects are centered around six thematics: Medical Education, Professional Exchanges, Research Exchanges, Public Health, Human Rights and Peace, Reproductive and Sexual Health including HIV/AIDS. We mainly organize projects and social media campaigns under these thematics. Our projects aim to train medical students on topics that are not fully included in our curriculum, to develop their skills, to raise awareness about health issues, and to promote the International cooperation between medical students.
HelMSIC works on a national level with Medecines Sans Frontiers (MSF), Medecines du Monde (MDM), Therapy Centre for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA), AIESEC and other NGOs and Governmental Organizations mainly on project based collaboration.
Participating in HelMSIC gives each medical student the unique chance to invest their free time in a creative and meaningful way to benefit the society, their colleagues, and themselves. Our active members develop their communication and organizing skills, their leadership abilities and become familiar with project management, and come in touch with medical students worldwide.
Youthnet Hellas is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that seeks the active participation of young people at local, national, European and international level through actions and interventions.
Started by a group of young people from all over Greece who decided to channel the vitality and energy of a new NGO, while making rich experiences from long-term involvement with the Municipal and District Youth Councils and knowledge on Youth Policy, European projects and volunteering.
Its objective is the networking of Youth based thematic initiatives and monitoring the implementation of international and European youth policies in Greece. Youthet Hellas’ goals are:
- enhancing the role of young people at decision-making centers
- promoting the role of NGOs in National, European and International level
- promoting multicultural dialogue
- endorsing the development and implementation of politics supporting children’s and young people’s rights
- encouraging environment-friendly actions that lead to better life quality
- advocating respect for democracy, peace, diversity and human rights
- participating in actions that contribute to the financial and social development of developing countries, the strengthening of democratic values and human rights respect
- encouraging exchange mobility and dialogue among young people regardless of their nationality
Do Great Things (D.G.T.) Association is a non-governmental non-profit organization that was born from the passion of a few youngsters who wanted to take action and make a change in the society they were living into. D.G.T.’s founding members have had the desire to give back all the things they have learned and experienced during previous years of volunteering.
D.G.T.’s mission focuses on national and international networking among young people, students, trainers and teachers of different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. It tackles topics such as intercultural exchange, non-formal education, ecology, climate change, sustainable development, European citizenship and international politics (geopolitics). All these are added to facilitate the accumulation of experience by young people, through voluntary activities and non-formal education methods, allowing them to put into practice the theory learned in school.
As of 2011 we are organizing our own events in Romania: youth exchanges, youth democracy projects, training courses and conferences. As of June 2013, we are accredited for EVS (European Voluntary Service) hosting/sending/coordinating organization. Themes of our projects relate to social problems (migration, integration, fighting poverty, active citizenship), cultural aspects (respect for diversity, peaceful co-existence), political issues (democracy, freedom of speech), ecology, sports and arts (painting, photography, singing, dancing). Therefore, we have quite enough experience in a high variety of topics.