KMOP is one of the oldest Greek NGOs with more than 35 years of accumulated experience in the provision of services to disadvantaged groups. KMOP’s main areas of expertise include social welfare and health, employability and human rights protection, scientific research and the development of know-how in social policy issues.
Apart from direct provision of services through decentralised community based facilities (Three Group Houses and one Day Care Centre for mentally ill as well as counseling centers in various towns) KMOP is also actively involved in both national and EU/international projects addressing social issues particularly focusing on low-skilled youth and long term unemployed, victims of violence and trafficking, disabled, elderly, migrants and minorities.
KMOP employs more than 80 professionals, in-house, most of whom have advanced degrees and several years of practical experience. Its staff has varied educational backgrounds and skills, constituting a rich mix of sociologists, social policy analysts, specialists in public health and education, psychologists, economists, jurists and political scientists. In addition to the permanent staff, the organisation also cooperates with external specialists and academic institutions on a regular basis for projects and training programmes.
75, Skoufa str.
Tel. +30 210 3637547
Fax +30 210 3639758
Antonia Torrens – Scientific overview
Dr Antonia Torrens is responsible for the scientific overview of the services provided at KMOP’s facilities for mentally ill people. She has overseen numerous projects in Greece and abroad focusing on various disadvantaged groups. She has significant expertise in the provision of support services to the elderly, both in residential care (design of Day Care Centres in Greece and transfer of this know-how to third countries) and in independent living (design of integrated services based on innovating ICT applications installed in the houses of the final beneficiaries). Dr Torrens was the Scientific Coordinator in two AAL projects (“Agnes” and “HOPE”) while she is currently providing advisory services for an EU funded project that KMOP implements in Kosovo regarding the design and establishment of 2 Day Care Centres for the elderly and outreach programmes for persons with disabilities.
Vassia Karkantzou - Social researcher
Ms Vassia Karkantzou is a social worker with M.A. in empirical social research on regional development and social cohesion. She is a competent social researcher with more than 9 years of professional experience in the design and provision of vulnerable groups. To date, she has designed, managed and implemented numerous national, European and international projects dealing with disadvantaged groups, including the design of the Day Care Centres for elderly in Kosovo and the management/implementation of the three AAL projects (“Agnes”, “TRAINUTRI” and “Hope”in which KMOP participated the last 4 years.
|Fotis Roussakis - Accounting and Finance
Mr Fotis Roussakis has studied Financial and Management Engineering and he is specialized in Accounting and Finance. He is involved in the financial management and monitoring of all International projects that are currently under implementation by KMOP. His responsibilities stretch from monitoring every accounting data entry to editing all forms of financial reports that have to be sent to governmental entities, in addition to the provision of guidance to collaborating partners. He has been working as a financial manager for the last 4 years, thus he is familiar with many aspects of financial and project management and during this process has accumulated considerable knowledge regarding the requirements and legislation framework related to both EU funded and National projects.
Ms Maria Efthimiou holds a degree from the Economic University of Athens and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cardiff in the UK. She has participated in results dissemination activities and development of information materials for projects, e.g. "European Network Operational Programme for Administrative Reform" (Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-Governance / Headway Ltd.), "Establishment of the Centre for Gender, General Objective III OP Administrative Reform 2007-13 "(General Secretariat for Gender Equality / Knowledge Development). She also has experience in drafting marketing plans for private companies, while as a Senior Advisor at KMOP she has acquired extensive experience in project management and coordination.
Ms. Eleni Sakellariou has studied History and Archaeology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She holds an MSc in Information and Library Management from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, U.K. and an MA in Literary Studies from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. She worked for many years in the Research Centre for Gender Equality in Greece as project manager and researcher; currently she works as project manager, trainer and researcher at the European Projects Unit of the Greek NGO “Family and Childcare Centre – KMOP”. Ms. Sakellariou specializes in managing and coordinating European and national projects for the support of socially vulnerable groups and has considerable research experience. Her main fields of work include: social inclusion and social protection, gender equality and gender mainstreaming, anti-discrimination and protection of human rights, domestic and gender based violence, human trafficking, bullying, women’s health, sexual and reproductive rights, integration in the labour market, working conditions, youth and women’s unemployment, youth and women entrepreneurship, etc.