United Societies of the Balkans, after 10 years of experience in the field of European Voluntary Programs such as the European Voluntary Service, decided to support civil society by creating a network of certified bodies promoting the principles of Solidarity and Volunteering.
Our network is made up of remarkable institutions with a significant contribution to the society of Thessaloniki, which act as hosting of young people aged 18-30 who provide volunteer work and support the work of these organizations.
Our goal is to support organizations that have the will but do not have the ability or know-how to engage in similar activities.
At the given time, the Network consists of 9 bodies, including our organization, hosting a total of 33 volunteers from different European countries.
These organisations are:
Fix in Art:
Fix in Art is a nonprofit organization that has been active since 2011 and is located at the old, historic Fix Brewery. The organization acts as a hub for professional and amateur artists from all over the world and contributes to the unique atmosphere surrounding this place. The aim is to promote art as a tool for growth and supply in society.
Action Art is an area of artistic education, narration, action and communication. It is a nonprofit company and was established in 2009.
Action Art's main work is:
- The spread of Oral Intangible Heritage. Contributing to the restoration of the social and pedagogical function of fairy tales, legends, legends and narratives,
• the development of visual arts programs. The provision of specialized knowledge for the personal, professional development,
• the promotion of cultural, educational and intercultural programs, multilingual narratives
"AddArt" is a nonprofit civil society that promotes and promotes culture. It was founded in February 2014 and is based in Thessaloniki.
The main objectives of AddArt are to promote culture to the general public and to create original projects that will bring social messages.
To achieve its goals, "AddArt" organizes a variety of cultural and social activities such as events and festivals focusing on the visual, audiovisual and digital arts.
Thessaloniki Pride is a civil society organization that aims to enhance the social visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, intersex, and generally any minority based on sexual orientation and gender identity or gender, as well as support their equality and rights in Thessaloniki and the wider region.
Thessaloniki Pride was founded in the spring of 2012 to initially organize the homonymous festival at a time when the creative forces of the city were in a period of rebirth. Following the unexpected success of the first Thessaloniki Pride, the organization has strengthened and expanded its activities in other fields as well.
EduACT is a nonprofit organization established in Thessaloniki in 2013 aiming at introducing innovation and entrepreneurship into the educational process while the main field of action is educational robotics.
The vision of eduACT is to bring education to the future today! By introducing the concept of innovation into the educational process, it aims to bring out the talents of young children, providing the stimulus for creativity. Research and play, learning and fun are combined to provide useful professional skills for the future of tomorrow's innovative. EduACT is the organizer of the First Lego League (FLL) robotics competition.
Social Support Organization for Youth
ARSIS is a social non-governmental organization that has been active since 1992 to support children and young people and defend their rights. It operates with centers in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Kozani and Alexandroupoli, and has developed activities in many other cities as well.
ARSIS's vision is a society with equal opportunities for all young people and respect for their rights as they are mentioned in Greek and international law, in particular the UN International Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Lighthouse of the World
The Youth Center "Lighthouse of the World" is an area of protection and creative employment of the Dedipostamos Youth that operates with the care and love of the Holy Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavropoleos.
Through his constant and uninterrupted struggle he has not only highlighted the problems of the region but has found pioneering solutions in areas such as education, health, work.
The Lighthouse of the world is constantly next to all those in need and illuminates the road to growth and development.
Checkpoint is a prevention and testing unit for HIV and hepatitis B, C and began their journey in 2015 in Athens and 2017 in Thessaloniki. They carry out HIV / AIDS and B and C hepatitis screening actions both in Attica and Thessaloniki and in the rest of Greece.