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Academy of Entrepreneurship

National Network: 
Greece
Address: 
Tsiller 61 str & Ros
11144 Athens
Greece
Telephone: 
2103313690
Fax: 
2103313691
E-Mail: 
E-Mail (2): 
E-Mail (3): 
Mobile Phone: 
+306977284871
Mobile Phone (other): 
+306942820320
Organisation Type: 
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment: 
2007
General Information: 

Academy Of Entrepreneurship (AKEP) was founded in 2007 by the historical Educational Association of Athens “HFAISTOS”, aiming at the creation of a healthier entrepreneurial environment on a national and European level, and trying to support young people who wish to make their innovative entrepreneurial ideas come true. AKEP’s main objective is the cultivation of the essential entrepreneurial attitude and transfer of the necessary knowledge to young entrepreneurs who are now entering the labour market and to already active entrepreneurs, wishing to establish themselves and expand their operations both within Greece and abroad.

Academy Of Entrepreneurship is a non-profit organisation working with 4 people as permanent staff and several external experts ad-hoc. Its budgetary resources come from education services, “HFAISTOS” and EU co-funded projects. Its main partners are StartUp Nations Research Network, Global Entrepreneurship Week, Trip In Touch, European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, Entrepreneur Envoy, Euro-Mediterranean Youth Platform, ELSIR Mundus – Network for Innovation and Social and Territorial Responsibility (Internationally) and Federation of Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs, Aephoria, αέλια Working Life Lab, Knowl for Education and Lifelong Learning (nationally).

 

Mission and Objectives: 

The Academy Of Entrepreneurship (AKEP) is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization, with an innovative and authentic character, trying to meet the new challenges of the modern labour market as its first priority.

The Academy Of Entrepreneurship is determined to cope with the new reality created within the economic crisis in an effective and consistent way, on a national , European and global level, and aims to provide answers at a rapid but constant pace and on a theoretical and practical level, regarding the challenges that arise everyday and make entrepreneurship seem uncertain and risky. AKEP’s ultimate goal is the development of the appropriate conditions, to make startup entrepreneurship, both in Greece and abroad, more “safe” and tempting.

Main Projects / Activities: 

AKEP has been a national partner of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Greece since 2008 . A series of workshops and entrepreneurship seminars are always organized during the GEW where participants can brainstorm and seek advice on business issues and learn about the challenges they have to face within the crisis in the labour market today. They also receive specific guidance, depending on the requirements of their own business endeavor and activity. As a member of the Entrepreneur Envoy Global Network, and recently of the European Association of Development Research and Training, the AKEP is fully aware of the requirements of the European labour market, transferring this knowledge to the participants of its educational programmes.

AKEP’s latest success is its nomination as the official STARTUP NATIONS Greece National partner of the Startup Nations Global Network, a nomination that makes the Academy widely recognized and establishes it as an important communication channel for startup entrepreneurs and enterprises both on a European and a global level.

AKEP has been the National partner in numerous European research projects for the support of entrepreneurship, mobility and employability in Europe. More about these EU supported projects @ http://akep.eu/?page_id=1764.

AKEP is a nonprofit organisation, registered in the EU Transparency Register with ID number 049215512245-42 and the Unique Registration Facility (URF) of the European Commission with Participant Identification Code (PIC) 996793826.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

The Academy Of Entrepreneurship is determined to cope with the new reality created within the economic crisis in an effective and consistent way, on a national , European and global level, and aims to provide answers at a rapid but constant pace and on a theoretical and practical level, regarding the challenges that arise everyday and make entrepreneurship seem uncertain and risky. AKEP’s ultimate goal is the development of the appropriate conditions, to make startup entrepreneurship, both in Greece and abroad, more “safe” and tempting.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Our ethic summarizes: social progress through the continuous contribution of active citizens. To achieve our vision we are guided by the values of ethics, human decency and cooperation. We believe our values are in line with those of the Anna Lindh Foundations and we are looking forward to benefit from the synergies the network offers to their advancement.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Andreas Stefanidis
Job Title: 
President
Head of the organisation: 
Andreas Stefanidis
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Maria Giannacourou
Job Title: 
Head of Research