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All the announcements and press releases by ELIX.

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    JOINT PRESS RELEASE

    A celebration becomes a lesson against racial discrimination

    ATHENS, 23 March 2017 - With drawings, games and songs, Greek, refugee and migrant children in downtown Athens celebrated yesterday diversity, inclusiveness and respect, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March).

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    From 21st to 26th of February 2017, ELIX will be hosting the Induction seminar in Athens as the first step within the Long Term Training Course (LTTC) of our network ALLIANCE of European Voluntary Service Organisations.

    The Induction Seminar aims at providing young trainees with information and resources on how to design IVS projects as structured methodological and pedagogical tools.

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    ELIX in cooperation with Finn Church Aid (FCA) and Teachers without Borders, and funded by UNICEF and Church of Sweden, has started the implementation of the educational programme addressed to refugee children aged 3-17, who are staying in the regions of Attica and Central Macedonia. The programme will last until June 2017.

    The aim is to provide quality, non-formal education, to enhance psychosocial well-being and positive integration. Read the Press Release.

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    ELIX in cooperation with Finn Church Aid (FCA) and Church of Sweden, and funded by UNICEF, has started the implementation of an educational programme addressed to refugee children aged 3-17, who are staying in the regions of Attica and Central Macedonia.

    In Attica the programme takes place at the Eleonas camp site and other urban buildings, which function as educational centers, while in Central Macedonia at the camp sites of Derveni (Alexyl) and Kavallari (Sinatex).

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    “πάμε Σχολείο!” a taste of school, before school!
    A two month summer project for children from the Eleonas refugee camp

     Athens 10/9/2016

    Every day, during the months of July and August, 200 children (in total) from the Refugee Camp of Eleonas in Attica, are competing with each other for who will be the first one in the queue in order to enter the school bus. Every day children aged 6 - 13, take part in the summer project “πάμε Σχολείο!” (“Pame Scholio”- “Let’s Go To School”) organized by the NGO ELIX - Conservation Volunteers Greece.

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    Athens 20/7/2016

    Press release: “pame Scholio!” - Providing Non-Formal Education to Refugee Children from Eleonas camp

    ELIX has developed expertise in providing children from underprivileged neighborhoods with recreational activities and games in the fields of music, theatre, painting, and multicultural education through non-formal education methods.

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    PARTNER: 
    ELIX will organize for the fourth consecutive year this type of workcamps. This year it's in cooperation with the "Municipality of Athens".

    The workcamps aim to support underprivileged families that encounter difficulties, by providing their children the opportunity to spend a quality summer time at school through creative activities.

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    PARTNER: 
    ELIX will organize for the fourth consecutive year this type of workcamps. This year it's in cooperation with the "Hellenic Hope Foundation".

    The workcamps aim to support underprivileged families that encounter difficulties, by providing their children the opportunity to spend a quality summer time at school through creative activities.

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    PARTNER: 
    ELIX will organize two workcamps "THIS SUMMER IS OURS" with the support of the company - Hellenic Petroleum - and the Municipality of Kordelio-Evosmos in Thessaloniki. The workcamp aims to support children and young people with mental and physical disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities since it is difficult for this target group to find any activities they could take part in during summer.

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    PARTNER: 
    For the third consecutive year, ELIX will organize two volunteers workcamps "THIS SUMMER IS OURS" with the support of the company - Hellenic Petroleum - and the Municipality of Elefsina. The workcamp aims to support children and young people with mental and physical disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities since it is difficult for this target group to find any activities they could take part in during summer.

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    ELIX01, Neon Chora II Recycling for Good, 20/03/16 - 02/04/16, MANU/SOCI (for 15 volunteers)

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    NEON CHORA is a project implemented with the cooperation of four different Greek social organizations supported and funded by the Bodossaki Foundation. Within this long term programme, ELIX is organising two workcamps aiming to support young people that are socially disadvantaged or coming from a migrant background. ELIX already organised the first workcamp in July 2015 in the form of a festival and invites you to be part of the second one that we present below.

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    PARTNER: 
    ELIX is organizing for the fourth consecutive year "Summer in the city" workcamps. These 2 new workcamps are funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (www.SNF.org).

    The workcamps aim to support underprivileged families that encounter difficulties, by providing their children the opportunity to spend a quality summer time at school through creative activities.

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    PARTNER: 
    ELIX will organize for the third consecutive year this type of workcamps. This year it's in cooperation with the "Hellenic Hope Foundation".

    The workcamps aim to support underprivileged families that encounter difficulties, by providing their children the opportunity to spend a quality summer time at school through creative activities.

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    PARTNER: 
    ELIX will organize two workcamps within the programme "NEON CHORA" with the cooperation of 4 different Greek social organizations. The programme is funded by the Bodossaki Foundation.and the program frame "We are all Citizens" - eea Grants.  These workcamps aim to support young people socially disadvantaged and/or of migrant background by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality time through creative activities and give them a chance to address their own issues in an original way.

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    PARTNER: 
    ELIX will organize two workcamps "THIS SUMMER IS OURS" with the support of the company - Hellenic Petroleum - and the Municipality of Kordelio-Evosmos in Thessaloniki. The workcamp aims to support children and young people with mental and physical disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities since it is difficult for this target group to find any activities they could take part in during summer.

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    PARTNER: 
    For the third consecutive year, ELIX will organize two volunteers workcamps "THIS SUMMER IS OURS" with the support of the company - Hellenic Petroleum - and the Municipality of Elefsina. The workcamp aims to support children and young people with mental and physical disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities since it is difficult for this target group to find any activities they could take part in during summer.

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    PARTNER: This project is a follow-up in ELIX's involvement in this area of Greece, the site in which the spirit of the Olympic Games was born. ELIX has organized quite a number of projects around the renowned archaeological site since 2003, in cooperation with a local group, the "Cultural and Environmental Association of Ancient Olympia", recognizing the value of community service.

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    ELIX is organizing two workcamps in 2014 under the framework of -Lessons of Solidarity- Project which aims to proactively support Greek Institutions in Attica, hosting and caring for children with social problems and mental and physical disabilities. The LESSONS OF SOLIDARITY Project is part of a three year initiative funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (www.SNF.org) in order to assist the increasing needs such Institutions are facing in view of the socioeconomic crisis in Greece.

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    For the second consecutive year, ELIX will organize two workcamps THIS SUMMER IS OURS with the support of the company -Hellenic Petroleum- and the Municipality of Elefsina. The workcamp aims to support children and young people with mental and physical disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities as the possibilities for summer activities is difficult to find for this target group.

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    PARTNER
    ELIX will organize two workcamps THIS SUMMER IS OURS with the support of the company -Hellenic Petroleum- and the Municipality of Thessaloniki. The workcamp aims to support children and young people with mental and physical disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities as the possibilities for summer activities is difficult to find for this target group.

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