FILOXENIA, Intercultural-Environmental Organisation

Youth Support Organisation "Filoxenia"

The association FILOXENIA, Intercultural-Environmental Organisation was founded in 2014 from the fusion of the non-governmantal organisations, "Filoxenia" Youth Support Organisation and Corinthian Environmental Movement. Both organisations decided to put together many years of experience, mainly in the intercultural and environmental sector, to raise awareness and support for young people and the society in those areas.

The "Filoxenia" Youth Support Organisation was founded in 1995 and in 1997 opened the first Youth Information Center in Greece, in the rural community of Kryoneri, in the Corinthian upperland. In 1997, the organisation welcomed the first young volunteer in Greece, in the framework of the European "Youth" Programme, who then participated in numerous activities, European and national programmes, such as the Youth County Council and the Youth Centre of Corinthia. Filoxenia also participated actively in major international networks of youth organisations (PLATFORM, ENYC, ECOCITIZENS, etc.).

The Corinthian Environmental Movement, as a regional environmental organisation, has completed ten years of activity, with important contributions to ecological issues, particularly for the protection of the Corinthian Gulf and the rivers of Corinthia, with active participation and co-operation at regional, national and international networks of environmental organisations (ALKYON, PANDOIKO, GREENPEACE).