The Center for Education, Research and Action FOTOESSA is an interdisciplinary initiative that aims to bridge the gap between academic research and civil society practices. Through experiential programs, collaborations and initiatives, at local, national and transnational level, we encourage intercultural dialogue, social and creative entrepreneurship, support the most vulnerable social groups and promote non-formal education and lifelong learning.

At Fotoessa we contribute to the effort for more resilient, inclusive societies, for communities with active citizens who empower the human rights and the sustainability of our planet – home every day. We inspire children and young people to highlight their special, transformative powers by creating new, better individual and common perspectives. We encourage self-awareness and personal growth as integral parts of collective well-being and we strive to fearlessly build bridges from the inside out, from “me” to “we”, in order to establish more firmly our common humanity.

 

Media Literacy for Women Empowerment – A focus on Greece and Tunisia

ALF in Motion – Mobility for Knowledge Media Literacy for Women Empowerment “You are only free when you comprehend, otherwise ...

“Visual Bridges” transnational workshop on Ethical Photography, Intercultural Dialogue and Artivism

Intercultural dialogue is all about building “bridges”. Ethical photography and artivism are excellent tools to make those bridges visible. Following ...

Presentation of ALF Intercultural Citizenship Education tools to the students of the School of Humanities, University of the Aegean

The House of Europe in Rhodes and Fotoessa PC, in collaboration with the Linguistics Laboratory of the Department of Primary ...

“Out of the Box”: all day Intercultural Workshop for Spanish students from Fundació Llor hosted by SCI Hellas’

Is there any greater happy feeling for an Intercultural Trainer and youth worker than to witness her young participants’ ranking ...

Anna Lindh Foundation-Greek Network: Members’ annual meeting

Fotoessa was in the city of magnolias, Serres, on November 17-19, for another national meeting of the Greek Network of ...

“A New Gender Era”: Online session on gender stereotypes and the role of media

On the 4th of November 2023, Fotoessa's co-founder, Yiannis (John) Sourelis, and Intercultural trainer, Aspasia Protogerou, participated in a four-hour ...

Intercultural Dialogue workshop for NGO “People of Love” volunteers

On October 6, Fotoessa organized an intercultural workshop for the volunteers of the non-profit organization "People of Love" (https://www.lovepeople.gr). In ...

“Frame the Change”: Ethical Storytelling & Photography Training by femLENS

More than ever, the power of image, as a means of influencing either positive or negative, is evident. Visual communication ...

“Bridging Boundaries”: Media Literacy training to empower Civil Society orgs

The Portuguese organization Aequalitas, and fellow ALF member, led an innovative 12hrs training course aiming to empower civil society organisations by ...

“Challenging Perception and Suspending Judgment” on line intercultural workshop for Youth Workers

Following the “Change is a Journey” Irish Youth Workers’ Erasmus+ mobility program which took place in Greece on April 2023, ...

Intercultural Workshop for SCI Hellas’ Young Volunteers

On 15 June 2023, Aspasia Protogerou, certified Intercultural Citizenship Education trainer and John (Yannis) Sourelis, Fotoessa’s cofounder and training facilitator, ...

“Gender Identity & Violence when Empowering the Youth” (GIVEN) Erasmus+ program

18-28 May 2023. Fotoessa’s co-founder, John Sourelis, and Intercultural trainer of trainers, Aspasia Protogerou, participated in the 10 days SCI ...

“Change is a Journey” – Irish Youth Workers in Greece with Erasmus+ Youth Worker Mobility program

Fotoessa had the great privilege to participate in the Erasmus+ Youth Worker Mobility program: “Change is a Journey” - Irish ...

Presentation of the Creative and Social Entrepreneurship Programme (CSEP) at the workshop on “Innovative educational programs for vulnerable groups” of “NGO Competence” ERASMUS+

Fotoessa participated in the workshop organized by the Greek Network for the Fight against Poverty on "Innovative educational programs for ...

“From gender stereotypes to gender-based violence”: Interactive discussion

YMCA Athens and the Gender Alliance Initiative co-organized an interactive discussion on February 22, proposing alternative and educational tools on ...

“UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE UNDER THREAT”: Program for the promotion of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage

The Network of Educational Institutes of the European Union (EUNIC) in Athens, chaired by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, implemented ...

INTERCULTURAL WORKSHOP on SOCIAL RESILIENCE for Young Volunteers in the Municipality of Saronikos: “Exploring PERCEPTION”

Members of small, regional communities - and especially young people - face significant and accumulated challenges due to problematic education, ...

Fotoessa participating in Greek Antipoverty Network’s Erasmus+ program: “NGO Competence – Improving the competences of NGO educators for social inclusion”

We had the privilege to share our experience from the successful transnational program BeMyVoice ("Be my Voice") for the support ...

Experiential Workshops on INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE and SOCIAL RESILIENCE for EDUCATORS of the Municipality of Saronikos

In Palaia Phocaea of the Municipality of Saronikos, within the framework of the events for the 100 years since the ...

Conclusion of the “Intercultural Competences Development Workshops” Deree – The American College of Greece, Nov’21

Conclusion of the “Intercultural Competences Development Workshops” Deree – The American College of Greece, Nov’21 We, at Fotoessa, are so ...

Intercultural Capacity Building Training Program: “Identity and Interculturalism: From Me to We”

Cities are on the frontline for promoting diversity, inclusiveness, social cohesion, and sustainable development and the coronavirus pandemic has even ...

ALF Greek National Network Meeting in Rhodes (10-12/9/21)

The weekend 10-12/09/2021 in the island of Rhodes, Fotoessa PC participated in the annual meeting of the national network of ...

Intercultural Workshop in Rhodes, in the framework of the meeting of the National ALF Network, Sep 2021

On September 12, 2021, in the framework of the National Meeting of the members of the Anna Lindh Foundation’s network ...

Intercultural Workshop within “BeMyVoice” Τransnational Μeeting in Luxemburg

On 27 July ’21, during the transnational meeting in the frame of Anna Lindh Foundation’s “Be My Voice” programme in ...

“Be My Voice” – The Greek Volunteering Artists’ Exhibition

Fotoessa proudly launched the final Greek live workshop and collective art exhibition in the frame of the Anna Lindh Foundation's ...

Intercultural Citizenship Education in Paros within the “Women on islands, Motors of Sustainable Tourism” Program

What could be in common among Paros' Civil Society members, a women's entrepreneurship enhancement program in Sustainable Tourism and the ...

“PILOT TRAINING ON INTERCULTURAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION” from ALF transnational Educators’ Consortium

May-Dec21 With a view to expand and implement all the tools and skills acquired during the Training of Trainers in ...

“Developing Intercultural Competencies through STORY CIRCLES”- An UNESCO & ALF international training

It was a great privilege for Fotoessa, and Aspasia Protogerou ToT, in particular, to join the international training, organised by ...

Intercultural Competence Workshop with Patrick Gruczkun, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Fotoessa’s Intercultural Citizenship Education trainer, Aspasia Protogerou, attended the Training on Intercultural Competence online workshop, delivered by Patrick Gruczkun, with ...

Presentation of the LIVING LIBRARIES recounting tool from The House of Europe in Rhodes in the frame of “Be My Voice” transnational project

Within the frame of the "Be My Voice" transnational project, supported by EU and the Anna Lindh Foundation network, Fotoessa ...

“Women on Ιslands, Motors of Sustainable Tourism”

“Women on islands, Motors of Sustainable Tourism” Fotoessa partners in innovative program sponsored by the ALF Fotoessa PC is proudly ...

GLOBAL CRISES, COMMON PROBLEMS, COLLECTIVE SOLUTIONS

Anna Lindh Foundation Intercultural Research Project Grant "Global Crises, Common Problems, Collective Solutions” We at Fotoessa PC are pleased to ...

“QUO VADIS EURO-MED?” A Civil Society Research

A Transnational Research on the present and the future of Civil Society in the Euro-Med Area Fotoessa PC participates in ...

BeMyVoice: A Transnational Solidarity Movement in support of Freedom of Speech

Fotoessa, an accredited member of the Anna Lindh Foundation network of Greece, proudly participates in the transnational solidarity program BeMyVoice ...

Intercultural Citizenship Education: “Identity & Multiculturality” community activity

After the Training of Trainers in Intercultural Citizenship Education (Cyprus, 2019) and following the Anna Lindh Foundation’s dissemination goal, Fotoessa ...

“Empty classrooms: the impact of COVID-19 on education”: Online discussion by “Friends of Europe”

Ensuring that all girls and boys are granted quality education is a prime ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals*. The ...

First Intercultural Citizenship Education Virtual Exchange – 15 April 2020

At times characterised by social distancing, the Anna Lindh Foundation organised the first Intercultural Citizenship Education Virtual Exchange, on the ...

ALF Training for Trainers on Intercultural Citizenship Education (25/11 to 1/12/19)

In the framework of the Anna Lindh Foundation Intercultural Learning and Cities Programme, aiming at preparing people of the region ...

ALF Hellas National Network Members’ Meeting

The national members’ meeting of the Anna Lindh Foundation Hellenic Network took place in Thessaloniki the 8th and 9th of ...

May 2019: The conclusion of the program AGORA Erasmus +, in Athens, Greece

  The conclusion of the program AGORA Erasmus +, in Athens, Greece Fotoessa proudly hosted, from 14 to 20 May ...

Holistic Life Coaching Seminar: Personal Empowerment as the key to achieving individual goals

Eleni Papadaki, a leading holistic psychologist and life coach, had a group session with the participants of Agora Erasmus+ Program ...

Romantso: Creative Hub & Cultural Center

Romantso, characterized by the public and important institutions as an innovative venue that during the last ten years continuously forms ...

Shedia: Support for the Homeless and Contribution to Social Inclusion

The Agora Erasmus + Program (2019) participants had an opportunity to visit Shedia premises in Athens and to get introduced ...

Kinitiras: A Case Study on Encouraging Sustainability and Growth of Social and Creative Entrepreneurship

Fotoessa decided to include the internationally recognized Artistic Network for Performing Arts ‘Kinitiras’ in the last international Agora Erasmus + training ...

Municipal Kypseli Market: The first market of social entrepreneurship and urban regeneration in Greece

Elena Lambrou, from Impact Hub Athens, welcomed the Agora Erasmus+ Program (2019) participants in a bold community prototype, the Municipal Kypseli ...

Youth Seminar from “Sociality” Cooperative: The Importance of Online Presence

Living in the era of social media implies reaching the audience and customers through websites and different social accounts. Spyros ...

Seminar on Funding for Young Entrepreneurs

Funding was considered to be the most difficult step in the project development by the majority of Agora Erasmus+ Program ...

Orange Grove Seminar: Support for Startups

Within the scope of educational and practical activities of the Agora Erasmus+ Program (2019) in Athens, Fotoessa arranged a visit ...

Dr Zoe Cournia: Seminar on Opportunities in European Funding for Young People

In cooperation with the awarded scientist Dr. Zoe Cournia, Fotoessa organized an educational session for the participants of the Agora ...

Spiti Art Bar: A Successful Case Study

The creative entrepreneurs and artists, George Likoudis and Panos Kartimpelis, presented to Agora Erasmus+ program participants their successful music and ...

Welcommon Hostel: A Unique Model of Socially-responsible and Sustainable Tourism in Athens

"We are part of the social change we want to see happen." Fotoessa chose Welcommon Hostel as the main venue ...

March 2019: The AGORA program, Erasmus +, in Cluj, Romania

The AGORA program, Erasmus +, in Cluj, Romania The third part of the AGORA program, Erasmus +, took place in Cluj, ...

November-December 2018: The AGORA program, Erasmus +, in Manchester, England

The AGORA program, Erasmus +, in Manchester, England Young people working in the arts and culture field from Greece, Sweden, ...

June 2018: Τhe first part of the AGORA program, Erasmus +, Sweden

The first part of the AGORA program, Erasmus +, was successfully completed. The Erasmus + program is based on Collaborative ...

FOTOESSA as the Host Company in Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Program 2019

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs  During 2019, FOTOESSA has been the Host Company in the European exchange program for Entrepreneurs. Erasmus ...

WELCOME TO AGORA Erasmus+ Program!

Agora is a 18 month program for young people who have a good idea with a focus the cultural and ...

September 2017: Fotoessa was certified in The Training of Trainers in Creative and Social Entrepreneurship Program (CSEP Training)

Fotoessa coordinated, trained and certified as a trainer (ToT) along with other non-governmental bodies, in the Social and Creative Entrepreneurship ...

Lazord Foundation: Training on Leadership & Fellowship

The Lazord Foundation carried out the final phase of training on Leadership and Fellowship for its program members (http://lazordfoundation.org/) and ...