Social Cooperative Activities for Vulnerable Groups EDRA

National Network

5 Eschilou str,
12134 Peristeri

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E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Human rights
  3. Others
  4. Youth and education
General Information

The social cooperative Social Cooperative Activities for Vulnerable Groups EDRA is a non-profit organization established since 2001 in Greece. Tha staff is up to 180 people (including employees, full or part time, freelance partners, volunteers). Our partners are national authorities (ministries, local authorities-municipalities, non-profit organizations, ecc).  resources available in a year: Sources of funding: national projects, european projects, private companies, sponsors, donators, ecc We run units for mental health rehabilitation, psychoeducational centers, network of services against poverty, we organize annual,international Art Festival, sport events, trainings, seminars, conferances, ecc Partners : Authorities (national, local), partner organizations,

Mission and Objectives

Social Cooperative Activities for Vulnerable Groups – EDRA is a Non Governmental / Non for Profit Organization established in Peristeri, in the western part of Attica / Athens, since 2001. The organization is operating in the field of Mental Health and provides services, in the community, to people with mental health problems.  EDRA has developed a variety of community programmes and structures aiming at supporting the quality of life and the rehabilitation / integration process of disadvantaged individuals being at risk of social exclusion as well as programmes for the prevention and the sensitization of the community around mental health problems and the promotion of mental health in general. Mission Our mission is the development of selected actions offered to our community (in terms of rehabilitation) with a double mandate: that of health and wellness as well as prevention and education regarding mental health.

Main Projects / Activities

Main Activities of EDRA: a) two rehabilitation houses (for 25 residents/mental health service users) b) 13 psycho-educational centres in different areas in Attica/Greece c) one Supported Living Home for young people with mental retardation, which hosts four (4) people facing moderate to heavy mental retardation and /or autism or syndrome Down. d)  two Supported apartments for independent living for 4 people with minor support of mental health professionals e) a network of services against poverty (time bank, soup kitchen, intermediation office, social market, social pharmacy) f) EU projects (Youth In Action / Erasmus Plus Projects, ecc)

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

EDRA is offering a vast range of activities/services to different groups of people that are risk of social exclusion (like mental health users, disabled, poor).  Networking has been one of our priorities since the beginning, as most of our activities are resulting from long-lasting trustful relationships with other organizations and bodies. In this Network we hope to be able to develop activities of common interest between peer organizations.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

For the above mentioned reasons.

Contact (1) Full Name
Oikonomou Dimitris
Job Title
Project Manager
Head of the organisation
Maria Kerasoglou