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
The recent case of Saidou, a young refugee from Guinea, has starkly illustrated the problemof unaccompanied children who, despite being in the country under the care of the State, lacka long-term legal protection framework.This case has shed light on the systemic lack of a protection regime that ensures unhinderedaccess to all children's rights such as housing,
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
https://youtu.be/Oz0OH91apEo We are very happy to announce that Odyssea is one of the winners of this year's Venture Impact Award, part of The Hellenic Initiative program and the Helidoni foundation providing support to Greek startups and nonprofits. Our 10,000 € prize will be equally spent to cover ten beneficiaries’ scholarships and will be used to support the
The most major news outlets around the world are publishing our story and our efforts helping thousands migrants with skills training in the past five years. AFP News Agency, MSN, France24, courrierinternational, yahoo, fi.fr , A big big thank you!
One year after the Moria fire: Few lessons learned as Greece expands barriers to refugees’ protection
Odyssea and 44 other NGOs and civil society groups have today released a report urging the European Union and Greek government to abandon plans to dramatically restrict the movement of people in refugee camps in Greece. With financial and technical support from the European Commission, authorities in Greece are constructing fences and concrete walls around dozens
Loukas Oikonomakis, Head of Innovation of Odyssea, talks about the concept of training and how knowledge may contribute to the incorporation of vulnerable social groups into the society.
On May 28th, Jai Mexis, Odyssea’s founder, and Loukas Oikonomakis, Head of Innovation, were hosted by Sotiris Kyriakidis (ANA-MPA) on the radio show “Me ta Chilia” on Praktoreio FM 104.6.
Our founder, Jai Mexis, speaks at TEDx University of the Aegean about his experiences, Odyssea and our journey to provide refugees and other vulnerable populations with new opportunities and fresh starts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB8ALQYrVnE