What is Greek Odysseuses?

Greek Odysseuses is an informal group of young people founded in January 2017 in Northern Greece focusing on public health and prevention issues. The idea for this informal group was born from our experiences in Erasmus+ programs within the last five years.

What is our goal?

Offering to young people new opportunities and perspectives. Inspired by the mythical king of Ithaca, Odysseus, we have a vision to travel and get to know the world. Famed for his courage, intelligence, and leadership, Odysseus (Roman name: Ulysses) was one of the great pan-Hellenic heroes of Greek mythology. His resourcefulness and oratory skills were instrumental in the Greek victory in the Trojan War and following the conflict, he was the protagonist in many fantastic adventures on his long voyage back home to Ithaca. Like Odysseus, we have a vision to travel and get to know the world.

"As you set out for Ithaca hope that the journey is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery."

Check out our previous projects

“From Plato’s Republic to the Modern European Union” was our kick off youth event in the framework of the European Youth Week 2017 during which we inform through non formal learning methods the youngsters of Western Macedonia, Greece about the institutions and functions of the European Union.

 

“-Cigarette? –No, thnx!” was our first Youth Exchange, in Thessaloniki, Greece, 16-22/07/2017, aiming to enhance the self-awareness of the participants on the importance of informing, both themselves and other young people, about the consequences of smoking, in order to reduce its effects and improve their quality of life.

 

“-Alcohol? –No, thnx!” was our second Youth Exchange, in Tallinn, Estonia, 04-12/08/2018, thought our partner Informal Group “Baltic Odysseuses”, trying to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and helping the participants to create a more mindful and healthy relationship with alcohol, moderating its consumption.

 

The Transnational Youth Initiative “GO Alive” is our biggest challenge, as it is a Key Action 2 project, and it has the longest duration and the complexity of all the projects we have designed and implemented.