European project FOCUS event in Agia Greece

European project FOCUS event in Agia Greece


Municipality of Agia organizes informative events (workshops) within the frame of the European project FOCUS. The project FOCUS “Stimulating new forms of active civic participation through focus on Social and Solidarity Economy”, is being implemented under the European Program "Europe for citizens" which is financed by 100 by the European Organization EACEA "Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency" of the European Commission.

Municipality of Agia, a leading partner of the project, coordinates the actions of a network Organizations and Authorities form 10 European countries that desire to disseminate as a best practice for the empowerment of civic participation of those citizens who have not been involved so far, or who reject the Union outright or put in question its achievements, their engagement in Social economy structures.

A three-day workshop of expertise and know-how in the fields of Social Entrepreneurship will be held in Agia including the following events:

Thursday 2 nd of June 2016, 17:00 – 20:00, Workshop: “The importance of Social Entrepreneurship for the viability of EU.”

Friday 3 rd of June 2016, 14:30 – 21:00, Workshop: “Social Entrepreneurship as a way out of the economic crisis and incentive tool for civil participation in democratic life at local and EU level.”

Saturday 4 th of June 2016, 19:00 – 22:00, Workshop: “Fields of Social Entrepreneurship development and positive euroscepticism.”

The 5-day Workshop of interactive presentation of best practices in the field of Social Entrepreneurship entails the agenda as follows:

Friday 3 rd of June 2016, 09:00 – 13:30, Workshop: “Social Solidarity and Public Administration in EU.”

Saturday 4 th of June 2016, 09:00 – 12:30, Workshop: “Best practices of Social Entrepreneurship in EU.”

Sunday 5 th of June 2016, 09:00 – 13:00 & 18:00 – 20:00, Workshop: “The Social Economy in the tourism sector.”

Monday 6 th of June 2016, 10:00 – 13:00, Workshop: “Social cooperatives as tool for sustainable development.”

Tuesday 7 th of June 2016, 09:00 – 12:00, Workshop: “Cultural heritage promotion and Social Entrepreneurship.”

During these events the FOCUS partners will have the opportunity to meet local associations, NGOs and groups of citizens, exchange best practices and opinions and get in touch with local customs and traditions.

For more information: Municipality of Agia/ Department of EU Programs, Tel./ Fax: +30 2494022777 / Mob: +30 6974508249 / Contact person: Mrs Theodora Patsiavoudi / Email: [email protected]/ Website:

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