Promoter – Partner

Journalists' Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers (ESIEM-Th) – Partner

The Journalists’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers (estab. 1923) is the association representing professional journalists throughout Northern Greece. It has more than 850 members and its action is not limited to the trade union field, but extends to a number of issues concerning the ethical practice of journalism, the defence and promotion of independent information, the training of its members, and the education of the public in the media, in order to cultivate the ability to recognise reliable media.

Within this framework, and having participated for the last 20 years with increased responsibilities in the activities of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), ESIEM-Th has developed and managed actions related to the scope of the DIDO project, which, among others, concern: the practice of journalism without discrimination, the development of journalists’ skills to counter hate speech in the public sphere, the fight against misinformation, etc.

Furthermore, since 2016, it has developed the “Charter of Idomeni” initiative, a network that acts for the proper information management of issues concerning vulnerable social groups.

KMOP - Social Action and Innovation Centre - Promoter

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre, is one of the oldest civil society organisations in Greece, with extensive experience in supporting vulnerable social groups, protecting human rights, scientific research and providing expertise in social policy issues. The main objective of KMOP is that the actions it implements should be innovative and have the maximum possible social impact, with a view to shaping a sustainable and inclusive world.

In particular, KMOP’s actions promote equality, tolerance, diversity, solidarity and human dignity. Over the last 15 years, KMOP has implemented more than 100 European and 200 national programmes, with more than 20,000 beneficiaries. Major projects include the design and operation – in cooperation with the relevant bodies – of the first Open Care Centres for the Elderly (KAPI) and Second Chance Schools (SCS). KMOP also operates three psychosocial rehabilitation facilities for people with mental disorders, a day centre for people with mental health conditions and two social services in Piraeus and Thessaloniki. Finally, KMOP has been implementing the “Live Without Bullying” campaign since 2015, which aims to combat school and cyber bullying. In the framework of this action, free and anonymous counselling is provided.

More information can be found on KMOP website: