ActionAid is an international, non-governmental, development organisation working in 45 countries with more than 15 million people, and its main vision is a world free from poverty and injustice. The philosophy of ActionAid’s programmes is based on working together with the people who live in the communities, meaning that solutions are not dictated by the organisation, but are developed in a participative and collective way. Not content with simply providing aid, we give people a prospect. We fight the causes of poverty and injustice through projects, empowerment programmes and campaigns that bring about permanent changes in terms of infrastructure, mindsets and the law.
ActionAid Hellas has been operating since 1998 in Greece as affiliate of ActionAid federation and has been building bridges of solidarity ever since between our Greek supporters and the most marginalized people of our world. It supports our fellow citizens who experience social and economic exclusion through its work at the Epicentre, a multi-purpose facility bringing action and change to the City of Athens, implements educational programmes in which thousands of pupils participate every year, carries out information and awareness campaigns on social exclusion and xenophobia, and responds to the refugee crisis.