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FOTOESSA - RESEARCH, EDUCATION, ACTION

National Network: 
Greece
Address: 
ZISIMOPOULOU 62
PALAIO FALIRO
17564 ATHENS
Greece
Telephone: 
+30 210 300 76 60
Mobile Phone: 
+30 697 0625 123
Mobile Phone (other): 
+30 693 6534 112
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2016
General Information: 

Fotoessa in ancient Greek means "full of light". For us, it marks the philosophy that governs our operation: research, education and human-centered actions. Fotoessa is also our mission: the diffusion of understanding, acceptance and solidarity among the citizens of the world without discrimination and segregation, hence the facilitation and the bread of "change makers".
Currently, Fotoessa occupies only volunteers (10) and the team that established it (5 officers). Our sources of funding include project related income, fees for the seminars and training, private donations and contributions. The modalities of action includes a variety of formal and informal education approaches, project developments and execution and others.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Center for Education, Research and Action FOTOESSA is an interdisciplinary initiative aiming to bridge the gap between academic research and the practices and activism of Civil Society. Encourage understanding among people with different cultures and promote participation by young people in political and social events. Our focus, most importantly, is young people by definition the agents of change, while methodologically we will follow an inter-disciplinary and intercultural approach.
Through research, education and various actions, we hope to promote the exchange of ideas and practices among the citizens of the world and also to put our hearts in the effort to make a little more understandable the complexity of both the global and the local reality of the world we live in.
Our research and educational programs, and also our actions aspire to serve as a meeting place for recognized theoreticians from the academic world as well as civil society educators and specialists of all ages from various scientific fields.
We believe and encourage Dialogue and Cooperation between the public and the private sector, between people with different roots, attitudes, religions and ideas (both inside and outside of Greece) and between local and international organizations. Consequently, we consider Fotoessa as a cradle of birth and realization of ideas. As a center that offers opportunities to those who want to evolve, or even discover, their skills and present their scientific achievements.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The field of Fotoessa’s main concerns are:
 Democracy, democratic governance and the promotion of Citizens' Rights
 Social Involvement and related training
 Human Rights
 Mass media and citizens' access to information
 Sustainable Development
 Intercultural Dialogue and Education
 Social Entrepreneurship and Economy
 International Relations and Politics
Our activities include:
 Research programs and related publications
 Education, Information and Training
 Seminars, Symposia, Lectures and Meetings for the Dialogue
 Actions aimed at increasing responsible citizenship
 Student Exchange and Student Mobility Programs
 Social Offer
 Increase the skills, competencies and skills of NGO executives
 Training in Project Management
We address:
 Young people of all ages
 Academics and activists around the world
 Anyone who wants to be more involved in social, collective activities and become an active citizen

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We share the same values and we are eager to contribute with both our links and contacts and with our knowledge, Also we intend to promote the active presence of the network int he field of civic engagement and education

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Because it is the leading institution in the Euro-Med area that addresses issues of common concern with Fotoessa, that leads the way in itntercultural relations and it links such a diverse, yet also complementary, group of peoples, cultures, societal groups and areas of action

Contact (1) Full Name: 
STEFANOS VALLIANATOS
Job Title: 
CO-FOUNDER
Head of the organisation: 
IOANNIS SOURELIS
Contact (2) Full Name: 
IOANNIS SOURELIS
Job Title: 
CO-FOUNDER