Odyssea is a Greek non-profit organization founded in early 2016 by Jai Mexis and composed of a dynamic group of social entrepreneurs, architects, engineers and finance and communication experts working together to develop innovative models and solutions to systemic social issues.
Our mission is to empower excluded and vulnerable refugee, migrant and local communities in Greece, enable self-reliance, accelerate efforts towards a more inclusive society and democratise access to technological advances.
We do this through bridging global and local resources in open innovation, vocational education, participatory design services and entrepreneurship, with and for excluded communities.
Our work combines three key strands of activity:
Our beneficiaries come from all walks of life and all around the world. We welcome migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and unemployed/vulnerable Greek citizens alike.
If you're in need of help, we're here to do what we can.
Odyssea beneficiary diversity breakdown:
Asylum seekers 0
Greek citizens 0
Under 18 years old 0
19-29 years old 0
30-50 years old 0
51+ years old 0
Beneficiaries enrolled in hard skills courses
% of beneficiaries who found work
Our work is split between two sites in Athens, our Headquarters and our Academy Campus.
Take a 3D tour of both of our spaces here: