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Open Cultural Center

National Network: 
Greece
Address: 
Meg Alexandrou 149
61200 Polikastro
Greece
Telephone: 
6948295844
Telephone (other): 
+34 667821472
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2016
General Information: 

Structure

3 employees, 5 trainees, and 30 volunteers

Budgetary resources

100,000€

Sources of funding

- Donations from partner organisations

- Donations from particulars

- Grants

Modalities of action

Concrete projects: Polikastro Cultural Center, OCCycling

Main partners involved in the organisation's projects/ activities

Docmobile: Medical Service support

Info Mobile: Legal Aid and asylum support

Advocates Abroad: Legal Aid and asylum support

IsraAid: Group psichosocial activities

Himaya and Omnes. Refugee community engagement

Kepno: Individualised psychologist support

A drop in the Ocean: Bicycle mobility project

Indigo volunteers: Volunteering recruitement

USB: EVS partner

Mediapro: funding and sport activities partner

Aniko: Sports partner

Mission and Objectives: 

Mission

Improve the life quality and promote the social inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers through education and community activities in transit areas.

Promote inclusive communities and the rights of refugees and asylum seekers through awareness and sensibiliation activities and cultural exchange.

Vision

Define a working model based in solidarity, proximity and knowledge, which becomes a reference in the inclusion and active participation of refugees in today's society.  Develop tools to promote cultural exchange and communication between host and third country nationals through education.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Based in Polikastro, Kilkis Greece.

- Provide support in public Greek schools, building bridges between refugees families and stuff in Greek schools.
- Providing help in the enrollment of children in schools and advocate for their enrollment. Help monitor the assistance of children in schools.
- Complement the curriculum of schools through support in homework and strengthen the areas in which the refugee may need be it math, English, Greek, etc.
- Offer a non-official school for children that are not enrolled in Greek schools.
- Provide early age development activities.
- Carry out cultural, social and recreational activities for all ages.
- Give vocational formation to adults and facilitate their professional and academic integration.
- Facilitate mobility autonomy of refugees through a free bike hiring system

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

Networking with other organisations and other networks in the area

Sharing of resources

Sharing of best practices

Support european dimension of the project

Sharing knowhow

Participate in periodic meetings

Create content

 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Networking with local and country organisations

Better understanding of the operating context

Initiate potential partnerships

Take advantage of the potential of networks to increase the capacity of the organisation

Be part of a community and contribute to it.