Jai Mexis on Alpha Radio 98,9
Last monday, on the 8th of May, Odyssea founder and CEO Jai Mexis spoke with Charis Digridakis for Alpha Radio about Odyssea's vision and mission. In an ever changing society, Mr Mexis presented Odyssea's holistic model that aims to empower vulnerable youth through vocational training, aiming at their integration in the labor market. Catch the full interview: OdysseaNGO
Migrant women on the move: From the field to the EU projects and back again!
Our founder Jai Mexis delivered a fascinating presentation at EPLO -European Public Law Organization Final conference EU project “Voices of Immigrant Women” (VIW). You can see the complete presentation here.
Changing the paradigm of humanitarian work
In this very interesting TED talk Jai Mexis & Lucas Oikonomakis, explore how key challenges of the humanitarian ecosystem, such as monitoring, transparency and scalability can be addressed by harnessing the power of technology and data-driven approaches.Humanitarian work does not need to be obsolete but can rather be a driving force utilizing the power of innovation
Harnessing the power of knowledge for employment and personal development: meet Odyssea
Recently, Odyssea became an associate member of EAEA. Odyssea is a non-profit organisation based in Athens, Greece, that supports young vulnerable people in gaining access to employment opportunities in society. Programme Manager Thodoris Kostoulas gives insight into the main activities of the organisation and its future plans. Odyssea provides tailored vocational and life skills training combined with
INTERCULTURAL CRAFT project ERASMUS+
Odyssea is glad to announce that INTERCULTURAL CRAFT project is awarded for a grant within the ERASMUS+ programme. The 33 months project will be carried out by a consortium of 7 organisations from Greece, Italy, Spain, and Slovenia. The project aims to promote social innovation and intercultural dialogue with a new training path that can map and enhance migrants, social workers and local artisans' craft skills, relating
ODYSSEA IS A NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS AWARDS RUNNER UP
We are super excited to tell you that Odyssea (from more than 1,100 applications applicants from EU and the only Greek entry!), is the runner-up and won EUR 20,000 and a communication package in the category “Prioritising the places and people that need it the most“ in the prestigious New European Bauhaus Prizes: https://bit.ly/3OamMli Commissioners Gabriel and
MDM Greece announced the launch of its collaboration with Odyssea
Médecins du Monde Greece announced the launch of its collaboration with Odyssea, in the framework of the implementation of actions to strengthen the social integration of vulnerable social groups. The aim of these actions is to support the beneficiaries of Médecins du Monde in accessing the job market, through an integrated system of referrals to Odyssea's educational programs. In
We are thrilled to announce that Odyssea has won yet another Educational Leader award
For the 7th year, the institution of Education Leaders Awards, organized by BOUSSIAS, highlighted the panorama of best practices in education and awarded institutions and teachers from all levels and from all regions of the country. We are very glad to announce that Odyssea has won the Silver Award for its unique Academy Campus and facilities.
EAEA in Brussels welcomed Odyssea as a new member
EAEA is the European Association for Education of Adults and its General Assembly and Annual conference were held in Μechelen, close to Brussels, the 30th and 31st May respectively.Odyssea joined the association as an associate member during the general assembly with the positive votes of all the other members. Our very own Loukas Oikonomakis, representing Odyssea, received the membership
Odyssea has been shortlisted for the prestigious New European Bauhaus (NEB) Prizes 2022
We are delighted to announce that Odyssea has been selected as one of the 52 finalists for the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Prizes 2022, and we are progressing to the next stage! Odyssea is the only Greek participant. Odyssea was chosen out of over 1100 applications, following an evaluation by independent experts. Our efforts have been recognized due to their quality, contribution