KEAN- CELL OF ALTERNATIVE YOUTH ACTIVITIES

“KEAN” was founded in 2004 in Athens, Greece aiming the development and implementation of humanitarian programs for the protection of the social and physical environment. Its ultimate goal is upgrading the lives of young people and vulnerable social groups, combating social exclusion and poverty, promoting a better organized society with respect for human rights and the environment and promoting volunteering spirit and familiarity with the new technologies.
It is a non profit association, a legally constituted organization founded by natural persons and operating independently of any government and which expressly prohibits the distribution of any profit. It has branches in 3 other Greek cities, 30 paid staff, 40 official members and around 80 active volunteers.

Specifically, the main purposes of the association are:
1. The provision of support services for vulnerable groups such as the unemployed, third-country nationals, Roma, disabled people, victims of trafficking, ex-users of addictive substances, either psychosocially or professionally aiming at the groups’ empowerment and social inclusion.
2. Promotion of the solidarity spirit through active participation in the design and implementation of social programs and actions aiming at vulnerable and not just population groups in order to combat their socio-economic exclusion.
3. Creating networks of volunteers for their further education and engagement in actions promoting values such as equality, solidarity, democracy, environmental awareness, human rights.
4. Protecting and promoting the rights of the child and developing their educational, livelihood and intellectual level. The provision of all possible support for children's problems.
5. Participation in welfare programs for combating unemployment, poverty and promoting entrepreneurship.
6. Provision of services for environmental education, new technologies, alternative crops, sport, school bullying, discrimination, racism and violent behavior, diversity and culture.
7. Cooperation with other organizations such as municipalities, Universities, Public Bodies, private bodies, businesses, research centers, transnational bodies, other NGOs and with the aim of improving the standard of living of citizens.
8. Promoting environmental protection and environmental awareness and education.
To achieve the above-mentioned purposes, the organization’s activities were divided in 4 main axes undertaken by different but interrelated smaller departments within the organization:

Main axes:
1) Environmental protection, awareness and education.
2) Social inclusion, solidarity and Human Rights.
3) Employment, entrepreneurship and New technologies.
4) Well being, sports and health.

For meeting the above aims, KEAN implements a range of activities such as educational and training workshops, scientific research and analysis, round table discussions, volunteering activities, sport events, dissemination, visibility and awareness raising activities.
Since its foundation in 2004, KEAN has gained substantial experience in projects and activities at national and European level, establishing reliable partnerships and collaborations with a range of organizations from the public and private sector.In addition, the organization has actively participated in national programs, designed and managed by national authorities.

KEAN has gained significant experience in the development and implementation of educational programs, both at National and European level. KEAN boasts an energetic and rich history of actions and activities and has developed organising skills for the preparation and realisation of a diverse range of projects, including coorganisation of trasnational partnerships with other NGOs & Institutes, worldwide promotion of human values and joint actions for the protection of vulnerable groups.

KEAN devotes special attention to include activities that support social minorities and disadvantaged social groups in their fight against discrimination, racism and violence. In short we understand the promotion of ‘quality of life’ as a broader issue, which includes the protection of the human values, an informed youth generation with strong education and a participatory society.

Moreover KEAN has gained great experience in the successful management and completion of European projects, through the implementation of European Voluntary Service projects, Youth Exhanges and Training Courses. In addition, our organisation also mobilizes all social groups, such as people with fewer opportunities, unemployed people, people at the stage of rehabilitation and immigrants through the implementation of National projects.

KEAN- CELL OF ALTERNATIVE YOUTH ACTIVITIES has 5 current projects:

  • KA2 in the Youth Field

    A strategic partnership on social participation of young disabled women.

    Partners found!
    This project takes place:
    from 2019 till 2021
    and relates to:
    Strategic Partnerships
    This project can include young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Open UP to UAMs

    The proposed project is a training course that aims to increase youth workers' skills to work with UAMs

    We're looking for:
    2 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2020-04-30
    This project takes place:
    from 2020 till 2021
    and relates to:
    Training and Networking
    This project can include young people with fewer opportunities.
  • OMG

    The proposed project is a voluntary service project to be held in Athens for 6 months.

    Partners found!
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-09 till 2021-02
    and relates to:
    Volunteering Activities (formerly EVS)
    This project can include young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Y..E.S.

    Y.E.S. is a youth exchange about environmental awareness and serious environmental challenges.

    Partners found!
    This project takes place:
    from 2020 till 2021
    and relates to:
    Youth Exchanges
    This project can include young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Inclusive Europe

    The project’s overall goal is to contribute to shaping inclusive societies with no discrimination and increase the social participation of vulnerable groups.

    Partners found!
    This project takes place:
    from 2021 till 2023
    and relates to:
    Capacity Building
    This project can include young people with fewer opportunities.

Past projects

3YE: Youths for an Ecological European Economy

The project 3YE: YOUTHS FOR AN ECOLOGICAL EUROPEAN ECONOMY will cover important aspects of actual European economy combined with environmental needs.

Alkistis

The project is called “Alkistis” meaning in ancient Greek “the grace of family”. The topic of the project is family and traditions in the promoter’s countries.

Cultural Sustainability

he main topic of the Exchange will be cultural sustainability.

Mediterranenan-Baltic NGOs for Climate Change and Seas

KEAN wishes to implement a project for the goal set for the year 2013 by UN: Develop a European dialogue and foster cooperation for our seas.

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KEAN- CELL OF ALTERNATIVE YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Contact person: KARKA SOFIA

E-mail:

Phone: 0030 210 2692880

KEAN- CELL OF ALTERNATIVE YOUTH ACTIVITIES is

a Non-profit/Non-Governmental Organisation
based in Greece (Athens)
  • Greece Athens
focused on
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Democracy/Active citizenship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Human rights
  • Integration
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Non-formal learning
  • Sports
  • Volunteering
and interested in:
  • Youth Exchanges
  • Volunteering Activities (formerly EVS)
  • Training and Networking
  • Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Capacity Building
  • Meetings between young people and decision-makers
KEAN- CELL OF ALTERNATIVE YOUTH ACTIVITIES in 160 characters:

ΚΕΑΝ's goal is upgrading the lives of young people and vulnerable groups, combating exclusion, promoting respect for human rights and the environment.

Partner connections

KEAN- CELL OF ALTERNATIVE YOUTH ACTIVITIES has no connections so far.

Short URL to this project:

http://otlas-org.salto-youth.net/3809

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