SynEirmos NGO of Social Solidarity was founded in 2005 and is active in the fields of social solidarity, social economy, welfare and wellbeing of adults and children. In particular, the organization aims to support the activities of local communities, local governments, cooperation initiatives, collective social actors and volunteers. SynEirmos encourages the social integration/reintegration as well as the improvement of the quality of life of population groups that are subject to/threatened by social exclusion (unemployed, people with disabilities, mentally ill persons, drug addicted people, migrants-refugees-asylum seekers, Roma, women threatened by exclusion because of their sex) as well as the combat against stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination experienced by people belonging in these social categories or groups. They work to achieve sustainable development of areas threatened by spatial exclusion and marginalization (mountainous areas, disadvantaged rural areas, degraded urban areas, areas with sensitive eco-systems). SynEirmos promotes health generally and mental health in particular as well as the social care. For this purpose, since 2008 has established and operates psychosocial rehabilitation units, while at the same time implements projects of psychosocial support and social care.
Marianna Αsimakopoulou works for Babel Day Centre and Syn-eirmos NGO of Social Solidarity since 2008. She has studied psychology in Greece and has a Masters degree from University College London, UK. Since 2000 she is working in the field of social integration of vulnerable social groups like immigrants, refugees and people with mental health problems. In 2008 she also started working as adult trainer and facilitator in various training activities. Recently she has got involved in the staff care service of the Social Cooperative ‘Archipelagos’ which gives working opportunities to people from socially vulnerable groups.
Political Scientist - Programme Coordinator of SynEirmos NGO
Chrysa Fragkouli has studied political sciences in Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Legal, Economic and Political Studies. Since 1999 she’s been working in project’s monitoring and implementation. In 2008 was hired by “Syn-Eirmos” NGO Social Solidarity as administration manager.
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