United Societies
For more than 10 years, U.S.B implement actions and educational, social and voluntary mobility and youth empowerment programs. Our aims are social integration, creating and supporting a network of active citizens, as well as improving their quality of life.
Of Balkans

United Societies of Balkans (U.S.B)

For more than 10 years, U.S.B implement actions and educational, social and voluntary mobility and youth empowerment programs. Our aims are social integration, creating and supporting a network of active citizens, as well as improving their quality of life.

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Balkan Heart is an open space of creativity in the center of Thessaloniki, that was created by U.S.B, for educational programs, seminars, events and exhibitions. Balkan Heart is also available for supporting your own personal project!

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You can join us and have a variety of benefits, by gaining the U.S.B Member Card! (Coming soon)

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Actions

Europe For Citizens
International Projects
Erasmus+|Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Erasmus+|Erasmus+ ΚΑ1
International Projects
Erasmus+|Erasmus+ ΚΑ1
International Projects
Erasmus+|Erasmus+ ΚΑ1
International Projects
Erasmus+|Europe For Citizens
International Projects
Europe For Citizens
International Projects
Erasmus+| Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Erasmus+| Erasmus+ ΚΑ1
International Projects
Erasmus+| Erasmus+ ΚΑ1
International Projects
Erasmus+| Erasmus+ ΚΑ1
International Projects
Erasmus+| Europe For Citizens
International Projects
VOT-EU: 20 Μαρτίου 2019, Θεσσαλονίκη
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
Thessaloniki Youth Resilience Challenge
Voluntarism
Local Activities
Active Citizens Laboratory - ACIL
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
Human Rights Defenders
Voluntarism
Local Activities
BA.R.CO.D.E
Voluntarism
Local Activities
Thess EVS (?)
Voluntarism
Local Activities
I am who I am. So what?
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
Intercultural Dialogue Enhancing Acceptance- I.D.E.A
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
Aris Paraschou
President and Founder
Aris Paraschou

Aris Paraschou has done a master in Intercultural Dialogue and Education and has been involved in more than 100 youth or other projects. He is a youth trainer and part of the pool of trainers of the Council of Europe and of the Hellenic National Agency, responsible for the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. He is the head of the Greek National Network of the Anna-Lindh Foundation. 

info@usbngo.gr
Yannis Tsilsou
Head of the Project Management Department
Yannis Tsilsou

Yannis Tsilsou has studied in the department of International and European Studies and finished his master in European Policies on Youth, Education and Culture. Since 2012 he has been involved in various organisations as an activist, member or volunteer and took part in various Training Courses about intercultural dialogue, human rights and European policies.

yannis.tsilsou@usbngo.gr
 Sofia Madentzoglou
Placement Manager and Life Coach
Sofia Madentzoglou

Sofia Madentzoglou is a student at the School of French Language and Literature in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has worked in different organisations in Thessaloniki and abroad as a youth worker or youth trainer and followed multiple training courses and seminars on personal development and life-coaching.

placements@usbngo.gr
Ermioni Triantafyllou
Finance Manager
Ermioni Triantafyllou

Ermioni Triantafyllou is Finance Manager at U.S.B. working close with the accountant of the office in project financial management and budgeting. She has studied in the Department of Accounting and Finance. The last two years she has a weekly radio show in the web radio Infinity Greece.

finance@usbngo.gr
Luiza Tsikala
Project Manager
Luiza Tsikala

Luiza Tsikala has studied Balkan, Slavic and Oriental studies in University of Macedonia. She has been a volunteer in various organizations since 2010 and has participated in many EU mobility programmes as a participant and facilitator. Since 2017 she is working in United Societies of Balkans as Assistant Project Manager and she is the Head of the Sports Department of USB.

luiza.tsikala@usbngo.gr
Christian Cibba
Volunteers' Coordinator
Christian Cibba

Christian Cibba has studied International Relations in University of La Sapienza in Rome with focus on Cooperation and Development. He is a journalist and has been working the last five years for newspapers and non profit organisations involved with social issues and he has worked in Spain and Italy as project manager and trainer in youth organisations.

volunteers@usbngo.gr
Chara Siafaka
Cultural Manager and Volunteers Officer
Chara Siafaka

Chara Siafaka is a graduate student of the Philosophy department of AUTH with focus on linguistics. She teaches greek as a foreign and as a first language and has also worked as a child caregiver in "The smile of the child". The last four years has been working as a market assistant and as a ticket control manager during the International Film Festival of Thessaloniki. 

 

balkanheart@usbngo.gr
Aris Paraschou
Yannis Tsilsou
 Sofia Madentzoglou
Ermioni Triantafyllou
Luiza Tsikala
Christian Cibba
Chara Siafaka

Youth on Move

U.S.B , host and participate in voluntary programs mobility programs, such as youth exchanges and training courses, as well as educational seminars. Be informed. Participate!

Networks

Our organization, dedicated to the principles and values of cooperation and mutual support, is a member of various civil society organizations networks at local, national and international level.

anna lindh thess diktio youth for exchange and understanding united Forum of European Roma Young People European Youth Card Youth Express Network DYPALL Network Butterfly Dreamer

Blog

Our volunteers and participants, share with us, their experiences!

 

COVID-19 has posed a number of new challenges to various structures, including trade unions and their young members. More than ever before, young people turned to the trade union to be informed about their rights and protection of the same, all due to new situation caused by the pandemic. Termination of contracts, sending workers on unpaid leave, (un)recorded overtime work, (non)provision of adequate protective equipment are just some of the topics that young workers brought before their unions in this period.

When I took the decision to come to Czech Republic, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know anything about the culture or any other person there but I really needed a change in my life so I took the risk. And it turned out to be one of the best choices of my life! The day that I left Greece, I had all the mixed emotions of uneasiness and enthusiasm that you feel when you get out of your comfort zone. But when I arrived in Czech Republic and met the first people of my organization, I was overwhelmed by their friendliness and open-heartedness.

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