The Hellenic Platform for Development, an umbrella-organization that operates as a “national platform,” leads a network of Greek Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) active in the fields of sustainable development education, humanitarian aid, global citizenship action and developmental social support. Its current members are supported by a large segment of the Greek society and offer their programs nationwide as well as in many developing countries. It also represents Greek NGOs in CONCORD.

The main objective of the Hellenic Platform is to influence -through the joint action of its members- policy makers in Greece, in the EU and internationally, for the improvement of policies and practices for sustainable development. It also aims to provide education, development of skills, training and sharing of information among Greek NGOs regarding Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Thematic focus

  • Sustainable development education
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Global citizenship action
  • Developmental social support
  • Advocacy

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How to deal with the refugee crisis in practice

Lesvos Solidarity, a Greek non-governmental organization that supports refugees and locals in Lesvos, ran ten workshops in order to educate and help people deal with the refugee crisis. As part…
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From local to global: A celebration of sustainable communities in Athens

ActionAid Hellas Community Centre in Athens, organized a two-day event “Κolonos: Our sustainable neighborhood” on 20-21 September 2021 with the aim to enhance community building and support the call to…
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Civil Society Meeting: Civil Society Workshop 2- Reflections from HLPF 2021 and delivering the recovery

Date: Friday 16 July 8:00 – 10:00 New York 12:00 – 14:00 GMT Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtduyprzItHNRGC28inzouGO5-NAahUTOEPlease This joint workshop will close the series of events and will draw from a…
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#FacesOfMigration – Future educators change the education system

Τeachers and professors of any school level try to share knowledge and skills among their students and mainly focusing  on theoretical approaches. But does the school teach peaceful coexistence and…
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Statement: Save Dignity, Save PIKPA and Kara Tepe on Lesvos

This statement has been endorsed by GCAP and our Faces of Migration partners. #savepikpa #savedignity Μore than 160 Greek and international organizations,  academics and other actors from all over Europe…
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MORIA FIRES: European Governments must urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece

GCAP and the Faces of Migration partners reiterate our call on the governments of EU Member States, with support from the European Commission, to urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece.…
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Europe’s largest refugee camp - Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, Greece, during the day with smoke rising after a fire on 8 September 2020

Statement – Greece: Transfer Refugees and Asylum seekers to Safety on Mainland

Respect for Human Rights should Prevail over Use of Force Following yesterday's (8 September) fire in Moria, on Lesvos, which destroyed the Reception and Identification Centre, 31 civil society organizations call on the Greek…
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Evacuate refugee camps to prevent a catastrophe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

GCAP Europe together with 200 civil society organisations in Europe has signed an urgent appeal to the EU’s leading politicians and the head of the Greek government: “We urge you…
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Open Letter to EU Leadership on the Alarming Situation of Refugees at the Turkish – Greek border

GCAP has signed an open letter alongside 151 other organizations calling for a better response from Greek and EU leaders to the crisis occurring at the Turkish-Greek border. Read the…
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Small Towns facing global challenges of Agenda 2030 & Petition to create European Day of Memory and Welcome (3 October)

By Snapshots From The Borders / GCAP Greece Migration is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon and a political issue which needs concrete actions taken by all levels of society. The project…
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Food for Thought: the Sustainable Development Goals as Media Agenda

By the Hellenic Platform for Development (GCAP Greece) On 11 April 2019, the Hellenic Platform for Development held a participatory workshop for journalists and communication officers of civil society organizations…
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