National Network

P.O.Box 13b
48100 Kastrosekia

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Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Gender
  5. Heritage
  6. International/Cultural relations
  7. Research
  8. Youth and education
General Information

Artifactory is a powerful and flexible nexus that offers socio-cultural activities, programs, and projects of sustainable development of the region's potential through non-formal education, new skills, international collaborations, and focus on cultural heritage, culture, and the arts. Artifactory is an NGO offering services from 2017 based in the periphery of Epirus, Greece.
Artifactory has an elected board. The founding members of ARTIFACTORY are involved in more than 35 years in the design and implementation of EU and international funded projects in the domain of culture, digital heritage and the arts, tourism, VET training, mobility and academic research with more than 250 applications. By designing a series of EU funded projects, they have accumulated expertise in the cultural, tourism and AV sector and VET training. The budgetary resources come from European projects, projects implemented with National funding (Hellenic Ministry of Culture), Regional and local authorities and donations.

Mission and Objectives

At ARTIFACTORY we consider cultural heritage and the arts as the main lever for social progress, economic development, citizenship education, and the evolution of new skills for new jobs. Therefore we are committed to:

− raise awareness on the socio-economic potential of cultural heritage and the arts;
− exploit the potential of culture and the arts as a main medium for the resolution of social conflicts;
− stimulate cultural projects, initiatives and investments;
− involve and engage communities and the youth at grass roots level into the planning and management of heritage;
− assist local communities and the youth, discover their local heritage potential and strengthen their capacity for endogenous development;
− communicate heritage values to the youth and give them a platform for their voices.

Main Projects / Activities

• 2021 Ministry of Culture and Sports, “Postcards from home – The house”
• 2021 Ministry of Culture and Sports, “All of Greece is a Culture” July 15 - September 15, 2021, Cavafy: 4 Poems about Nikopolis - Archaeological site of Nikopolis, Preveza -2021 “Antony's Ending”. Cavafy 's interdisciplinary multi-collection project : 4 poems about Nikopolis attempts to connect Cavafy's poetic universe and its relationship with antiquity, as revealed through four poems, with the archaeological site of Nikopolis and its history. In this context, ARTIFACTORY implements for 2021 a thematic experience inspired by the poem by K. P. Cavafy “Antony's Ending”. Original works in the arts of photography and music were presented on August 28 and 29, 2021 at the archeological site and the Roman Conservatory of Nikopolis, accompanied by a special thematic tour.
• 2020-2021 “Art + Culture Vs Xenophobia”, The Art + Culture Vs Xenophobia project is being implemented under the Active Citizens fund program, by Artifactory and its partners, the Ås Art & Music School (Kulturskolen i Ås) (Municipality of Ås in Norway) and Baumstrasse- O dromos me dentra. “Art + Culture Vs Xenophobia” is a project to tackle the phenomenon of xenophobia and hate speech, due to lack of inclusion and tolerance towards the ‘Other’, with Art and Culture as tools. The aim of the project is to support networking, promotion and empowerment of organizations dealing with combating racism and xenophobia in Greece and Norway through the promotion of Best Practices projects that have been implemented for this purpose with Art and the Culture as tools and raise general awareness against racism, intolerance and the promotion of equality and respect for diversity through Art and Culture.
• ERASMUS KA227 - Partnerships for Creativity 2021 2021 KA227-702462F3 ARTS FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION , EQUALITY & DIVERSITY Leader: Stowarzyszenie Aktywna Integracja Rurzyca
• ERASMUS + KA105 Youth mobility, 2019 2019-2-HU01-KA105-061416 Diversity & Empowerment, Training Leader: Vitakultúra Egyesület
• ERASMUS + KA 203 Higher Education Strategic Partnerships, 2019 2019- KA203-9594A7D2 Accessible and Digitalized Cultural Heritage for persons with disabilities. Leader Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
• ERASMUS+KA 1: Learning Mobility , 2019 2019-2-ES02-KA105-013702 GENERA - Gender Empowerment in Rural Areas Revista Soberania Alimentaria
• ERASMUS + KA 203, Higher Education Strategic Partnership 2018 2018-1-TR01-KA203-058344: TOURiBOOST "Reorienting tourism education with digital, social and intercultural competences to support local stakeholders tackle strategic innovation in heritage tourism" Leader: Necmettin Erbakan University
• EUROPE FOR CITIZENS, Strand1: European Remembrance 2018 FREE-FREE Future without Remembrance/, 601688-CITIZ-1-2018-1-IT-CITIZ-REMEM . FREE –no FutuRE without remembrance project aims to strengthen the pathways of active citizenship of young people, policy makers, public and private institutions and citizenship in general. Leader TEMPO PER L'INFANZIA,COOPERATIVA SOCIALE ARL
• ERASMUS + KA 205 YOUTH 2019 2018-3-UK01-KA205-059927 SOCIAL INCLUSION :” LEARN -FIND-TELL-ACT ” is conceived to engage youth leaders and young people in active citizenship making them positive actors in favor of the social inclusion of migrants.Leader YOUTH 4 FUTURE
• EUROPE FOR CITIZENS Strand2: Democratic engagement and civic participation 2019 EYE: European Youth Empowerment Festivals 2019/15161/001/001, Leader: KALAJOEN KAUPUNKI, Kalajoki Municipality
• Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 2019, ΥΠΠΟΑ/ΓΔΣΠ/ΔΑΣΔ/ΤΕΠΔΣΠΕ/329173/7098/707/277/2019 Project supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture in the framework of the Call for Expressions of Interest for Cultural Actions and Programs to Combat Discrimination and Inequality
“Postcards from home-North West” is a series of creative workshops for the fight against discrimination and inequality, implemented with the support and under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sport and Artifactory in collaboration with the Photography Groups of Western and Northern Greece : Komotini Photographic Team, Kavala Photographic Team, Filippiada Photographic Team KADRO and Arta FOA Photographic Team while at the same time presenting an invitation to vulnerable groups in these areas with an emphasis on national minorities and / or refugees. Leader : ARTIFACTORY

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We are interested to become part of the Network because we believe we may contribute with our experience in international cooperation and intercultural dialogue.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We are interested to develop projects, skills and networks for growth and development in the area, embracing culture and the arts, the youth and the environment, sustainable tourism and adult education with partners of the Network and participate in its activities.

Contact (1) Full Name
Photini Papahatzi
Job Title
Project manager
Head of the organisation
Markella Chouli
Contact (2) Full Name
Katiana Chouli
Job Title (2)
Financial manager