Civil society, according to Ernest Geller, is a set of diverse non-governmental institutions strong enough to offset the state, which, while not preventing it from fulfilling its role as a guarantor of peace and an arbitrator of great interests, can nevertheless prevent it from dominating and extirpating the rest of society.

In Fotoessa, we are working to strengthen stakeholder cooperation with public authorities to deliver beneficial policies and reforms in education and training. We implement educational and training programs aiming at the continuous strengthening of the institutions of the Civil Society and the achievement of its objectives.

Permaculture seminar in Fotoessa’s garden

On June 2nd, Fotoessa, with a consistent focus on promoting SDGs, hosted sensitized fellow citizens who came to get to ...

Our celebration of the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development with a live broadcast event

The Anna Foundation Lindh honored Fotoessa by supporting us to celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and ...

“Media Literacy for Women Empowerment” guide: The fruitful conclusion of Fotoessa’s and ATAC’s collaboration

May 2024 - Greek organisation Fotoessa and Tunisian Association for Cultural Action (ATAC) had the privilege to collaborate in the ...

“The AGORA toolkit for creative entrepreneurship” workshop in the frame of the EESD Forum 2024 in Rhodes

26 March ’24 - The House of Europe in Rhodes in collaboration with the Chamber of Dodecanese and Europe Direct ...

“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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

“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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...