The Project

The project “WORK FOR EVERYONE” is implemented within the framework of the Active citizens fund program, with the Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of People with Autism of Rethymno and partners the IIEK Grant and the Norwegian University OSLO MET


The project “WORK FOR ALL” is implemented with the implementation body of the Association of Parents of Guardians and Friends of People with Autism of Rethymno and partners IIEK Grant and the Norwegian University OSLO MET.


Training and certified vocational training for people with disabilities and the creation of a cooperative enterprise with the aim of absorbing them in the labor market.

The Project

The project “WORK FOR ALL” lasts 14 months and aims to contribute substantially to the social integration of people with disabilities by facilitating their access to work through the following actions:

  • Transfer of good internships from Partner OSLO MET, University of Norway through hardware and seminar by Expert Britta Evy Westergard
  • Creating a training manual and empowering educators and students alike.
  • Training and certification of people with disabilities in the provision of hotel services by the partner of the program Certified IIEK GRANT in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of professionals. After the certification, there will be an internship in hotels – restaurants.
  • Through the creation and operation of a Social Cooperative Enterprise application of the supported work model.
  • Dissemination and awareness actions to the general public through open events and through MEDIA


OSLO MET – Norway

OsloMet’s vision is to deliver knowledge to solve societal challenges. We will achieve this by preparing students, employers and decision makers for the future challenges of the welfare society.

ΙΙΕΚ GRANT- Rethymno, Crete

The IIEK GRANT is active within the borders of the island of Crete in the field of tourism. Our goal is to offer our students high-level educational programs by providing excellent material and technical infrastructure, renowned teaching staff with a student-centered approach, in order to ensure our graduates an excellent professional career.


The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow. More on


Τhe EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The EEA Grants are available to the 13 EU member countries that joined the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2004, 2007 and 2013 as well as Greece and Portugal. The decision-making body of the EEA Grants is the Financial Mechanism Committee, which is composed of representatives of the Foreign Ministries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.


Τhe Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund programme in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.

Bodosaki Foundation

The Bodossaki Foundation is one of the most respected privately-owned public benefit organizations in Greece. The Foundation is the culminating point of its founder’s brilliant course in life and remains the carrying vessel of the values and ideas that he faithfully served throughout his eventful life. The Foundation was established in 1972 by Prodromos – Bodossakis Athanassiades who decided to donate his entire fortune to support health care, equal opportunities, quality in education, scientific progress, and environmental protection. The Foundation has a deep knowledge of social needs in Greece and has administered so far more than €450m supporting its causes. The Bodossaki Foundation also supports NGOs working with socially vulnerable groups and has lately set the strengthening of civil society as one of its primary objectives. Since 2013 it administers the regranting facilities of the EEA Grants for civil society in Greece. More on


SolidarityNow (SN) is a non-governmental organization established in 2013 to respond to the needs, and advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, indiscriminately. SN’s Headquarters are in Athens, with large operations in Thessaloniki and activities across the country. The organization’s vision is to improve people’s lives and to empower them to create a just and inclusive society. SN’s actions fall under three main strategic priorities: a) Promoting safety and protection; b) Catalyzing livelihoods opportunities; c) Strengthening the independence of civil society and defending open society values. SN has supported 300,000 people to date, both through direct project implementation and through regranting programs. Through its regranting initiatives, SN has supported 73 different programs and provided total funding of € 14.4M to support Greek civil society organizations. More on

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