BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISATION
ELIX - Conservation Volunteers Greece - is a non-governmental not-for-profit organization which promotes voluntary service and education since 1987. We are full members of the Alliance European Voluntary Service Organizations since 1991, thus it can be said that our history intertwines with that of the Alliance. Our main goal is the personal development of individuals as citizens of the world through active participation. Social service, environmental protection, cultural heritage conservation and culture promotion are the main thematic fields of voluntary projects. ELIX organizes workcamps where participants learn traditional restoration craft and techniques, offer voluntary work to the hosting community, organize and participate in cultural and fun activities, share ideas and cultures. ELIX organizes training seminars for youth workers and young leaders and a lot of local activities addressed to volunteers throughout the year. ELIX is active in the sector of non-formal education and offers opportunities to all citizens to participate in programmes in Greece and abroad.
Furthermore, essential core value and scope of ELIX work is social inclusion, with a particular focus on children and young people. In particular, we have been implementing educational projects which benefit local children coming from families with economic difficulties, as well as children and young people with disabilities. By doing so, ELIX has developed significant know-how in providing recreational/educational creative activities for children from neighborhoods and families affected by the crisis, by providing non-formal education programs through music, theater, painting and games. Since the moment where massive migration flows arrived to Greece and after considering the long duration of refugees’ stay in our country, ELIX identified new urgent problematics and needs which had to be answered. Since 2016, ELIX expanded the scope of work, by starting working towards social inclusion and empowerment of a new target group, that is, refugee children, young refugees and asylum seekers and their parents.
HOW THE ORGANISATION WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISSEMINATION AND EXPLOITATION OF THE PROJECT RESULTS
ELIX will support the dissemination of the deliverables produced by the project, contribute to the improvement of the impact of the project by reaching out to our target group and presenting and using the project deliverables.