A voluntary partnership for the common good
We understand our involvement with various public interest organizations, citizens clubs and initiatives as an ongoing voluntary partnership. Our group’s contribution is mainly focused on developing collaboration, sharing information, resources and skills while at the same time facilitating awareness-raising towards the support of disadvantaged societal groups, the promotion of culture and sports, the protection of the environment and the enhancement of education opportunities in a wide variety of fields among which are the following:
Partnering for a good cause
- Action Aid
Action Aid is an international charitable organization, working with over 25 million people in more than 40 countries. Action Aid supports people’s claim to the right to education, food, democratic systems of government, safety in conflicts and emergencies, life and dignity in the face of HIV and AIDS and human rights.
- Médecins sans Frontières
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971 and is also open to all other professions which might help achieving its aims. Today, MSF provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, and exclusion from health care or natural disasters.
- Cretan Animal Welfare Group
The Cretan Animal Welfare Group (CAWG) was established in 1995 to provide care for animals in need. CAWG’s mission is to improve the status and welfare of animals through inspiring social change, creating awareness of the interconnections between humans, animals and the environment, through its vision for “A world in which animals and the environment are respected and protected”.
MERIMNA is a nonprofit scientific organization with the primary goal of caring for children and their families who are facing serious illness, loss or death. The organization was founded in 1995 and is the only organization in the country which offers specialized psychological support. MERIMNA also provides specialized training for health and education professionals, as well the organization of seminars and workshops in various parts of Greece.
- PANHELLENIC SOCIETY OF BLIND PEOPLE
Founded in early 1993 the Panhellenic Society of Blind People aims to promote measures for the protection, education and the social inclusion of blind people.
- 18 & Up
Drug, alcohol and internet addiction rehabilitation centre founded in 1969. They provide voluntary specialized open to all users-addicts detox and rehabilitation programs which are run by trained groups of therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, health visitors and former users.
- HELLENIC RED CROSS
The Hellenic Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross, the largest NGO in the world, and is active in a broad and complex network of social interest projects carried out mainly through the work of volunteers involved in the fields of health, social welfare and disaster response activities. The Hellenic Red Cross’ main areas of activity include social support and integration of refugees, disaster relief and rescue services, first aid training courses, health education and health care programs, nurse training programs, telephone help-lines, home assistance for the elderly and disabled people and psychological support activities for those in need.
- Hellenic Anti-Cancer Association
The Hellenic Anticancer Association provides educational, research and support programs related to cancer. Its central mission is to create awareness across all age groups in Greece in order to promote the benefits regular checkups for the prevention and early detection of cancer.
Partnering for education
KARATZI S.A. is an active supporter of the scientific work of renowned institutions throughout Greece.
- The Foundation for Research and Technology (ITE)
Established in 1983, the Foundation for Research and Technology is one of the largest research centers in Greece with well - organized facilities and highly qualified personnel. It is considered as one of the top European research centers, thanks to its high impact research results and its valuable socioeconomic contribution. The Foundation's headquarters are located in Heraklion, Crete and its Research Institutes are located throughout Greece.
- University of Crete
The University of Crete, situated in the two cities of Rethymno and Heraklio, was established in 1973. The University consists of 5 Faculties and 17 Departments, has 23,502 students (13,911 at the undergraduate level and 9,591 at the postgraduate level) and 714 teaching and research staff members. It enjoys considerable fame, both nationally and internationally, for its innovative approach to education, its considerable research activity and dynamic character in international cooperation.