The economic crisis in Greece has led many citizens to poverty. The political crisis has led to disenfranchisement and lack of trust in governmental structures. The biggest problem Greek community will face within the coming years will be that of social cohesion. Therefore the project aims to ameliorate the suffering of vulnerable populations in Greece, to promote and enhance collaboration and synergies between civil society actors and to promote social cohesion by strengthening solidarity among different groups of beneficiaries such as Low annual income – unemployed, socially vulnerable groups, the “Newly poor” and marginalized and excluded populations These objective will be met through the following activities • Operation of Extended Medical Services • Operation of legal Aid Services • Operation of an Employability Centre • Operation of a Mother and Child Centre and a Helpline The Project Promoter seeks strategic partnerships in view of synergies and multiple results and will act as the coordinating agent while 5 partners will carry out the implementation of activities.
Summary of project results
The project was needed due to the economic crisis in Greece and the refugee crisis which left local and incoming populations deprived of basic needs and services. The project managed to establish operational procedures and cooperation procedures between the different partners offering their services, in an all-encompassing way that serves the needs of beneficiaries within a single centre. The IT system enabled the management of beneficiary cases through a single source of information on beneficiary records and data that provided on-the-spot necessary information to professionals offering their services in each individual case. The frontline social worker history record, also enabled the up-taking of the real needs of each case and then the direction to all needed services within the Solidarity Centre (ASC). The changes for the beneficiaries were effectively, improvement of their living conditions in a sustainable way.
Summary of bilateral results