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UNESCO Youth Club of Thessaloniki

National Network: 
Greece
Address: 
Kerkiras 4-6, 55133
Thessaloniki
Greece
Telephone: 
0030 6948 689665
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2004
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

UNESCO Youth Club of Thessaloniki is a member of the Greek National UNESCO Committee and focuses on youth participation, art and education initiatives, based on the UNESCO priorities. There is a very broad network of members and volunteers, who actively participate and there is an elected board, which consists of 7 persons. As far as funding is concerned, we ask for and receive sponsorships when needed for our projects.
Mainly, we participate in Youth in Action programs but except for these, we also organise projects such as training courses, conferences and youth exchanges in Greece. In these projects, we cooperate with other NGOs around Europe and not only. Our NGO has developed strong relationships and fruitful collaborations with Southeast Europe, the Balkans and Turkey as well, apart from the usual European partnerships. As a whole, we cooperate as much as possible with organisations from all around the world, trying to build an even greater network and this is why we are so keen on becoming ALF's member organisation.

Mission and Objectives: 

Our mission is to give the opportunity to as many young people as possible to participate. We always include in our programs and projects people with less opportunities (economically, geographically, educationally speaking), respecting gender balance and promoting the ideals of UNESCO, the EU and the UN. Our objective is to further evolve our mission so as to include even more people and collaborate with even more organisations. NGOs give especially to young people the chance to participate and offer. In addition, through Youth in Action and other European programs, an important amount of the cost is covered, a fact which makes it even more attractive to young people and at the same time more reachable.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Our organisation is active on Youth, Youth in Action, MED and INTERREG programs. Currently a number of actions is being planned, such as a training course for the youth of Northern and Central Greece, a collaboration with "Dimokritio" University in Thrace, and of course we are actively involved in the UN's "International Year of Youth". It started on the 12th of August and a number of actions, one per month, are planned throughout the whole year. To become a member of the ALF would bring us closer to the arab world, with which we would like to further develop our relationship and cooperation. Europe is only part of the world and we want to prove that the african continent is much closer to us than we think.