Please briefly present the partner organisation.
The Municipality of Amaroussion is situated in the north-east area of Attica, covering a surface of 13,5 km² with approximately 100000 inhabitants. The modern infrastructures of the city in combination with its excellent public transit network (3 metro stations and 2 suburban railway stations) have established Amaroussion as an important financial and business centre of the northern suburbs.
Moreover, within its geographical boundaries are located over 3500 companies, 3 of the country’s largest shopping malls, 2 ministries, 2 embassies and 4 consulates, but also many of the biggest maternity hospitals and medical centers of Attica.
Amaroussion is a modern city with significant ceramic tradition and a rich history that goes back 3500 years. Today the city is a popular tourist destination, hosting within its limits the Olympic Complex (O.A.K.A.), as well as important museums such as the Natural History Museum, the Spathario Museum of Shadow Theatre, the Historical and Folk Art Museum, the International Olympic Ceramic Sculpture Museum and the “Spyros Louis” Municipal Olympic Art Gallery, while very soon the World Track and Field Museum and the Museum of Greek Olympic Games will be inaugurated. Additionally, within the city, the “Voreeios” Municipal Library operates, whilst every year many young people participate in the programmes organized by the Municipal Center for Art and Culture and the Municipal Conservatory.
Major cultural and athletics events take place annually addressing all ages, while an everyday “shield of social care and solidarity” serves the ones in most need, with forefront the Corner of Offering and Solidarity, the Municipal Polyclinic, the Municipal Psychosocial Support Center, the 12 Nurseries’ Stations, the Elderly Care Centres and the actions of the Intermunicipal Health and Welfare Network
What are the activities and experience of the organisation in the areas relevant for this application?
Apart from cultural centers and points mentioned above, the Municipality has very well organized Social Service with a group of experts. In recent years the Municipality’s Social Service department has been involved in many local and European Programmes and activities such as the creation of public edible gardens for poor people or for the disabled, social grocery, theater for the disabled, craftworks, “theater of shadow” etc.
Please give information on the key staff/persons involved in this application and on the competences and previous experience that they will bring to the project.
The Municipality has 1 sociologist, 2 social workers, 1 welfare worker, expertise to handicapped people treatment and is connected with other local institutes and public authorities (e.g. Sikiarideion school with special labs and culture dimension activities).
Mr Georgios Patoulis
Telephone: +30 184.108.40.2061
Mr Nikos Thymakis
Office of European Programme
Telephone: +30 2132038337