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Esai en Roi

(EER Cultural Organization of Macedonia - Thrace)

description of organisation

SCOPE
EERco main scope concerns Fine Art Upgrading and quality of Arts in Education, Rehabilation & Aestherics and is collaborating with other institutions and Associations related to Fine Arts, Tradition, Research, Health and Education, Sustainable Environments and Quality of Life. EERco also aims to the nonstop social action of New Artist Groups, the enhancement of the recreational involvement of Greek Youth through Fine Arts and finally, the empowerment of the National Consciousness through the promotion of GREEK TRADITIONS (local, regional, national) and ancient, modern and contemporary greek civilization.

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
EERco has been established in 1997 by the substantial support and encouragement of the Panorama's region politician Mr. Dimitrios Bousios, a member of the governing committee of Panorama Municipality (1997, Kedikoglou Presidence). EERco continued to be under the aegis of Panorama's Municipality (THESSALONIKI's City, Central Macedonia Region) untill 2008 (I. Kaitezidis Presidence).
Since its establishment, EERco has been cooperating with a wide range of private and public authorities. Thhe most important to mention are the Sector of Culture, Sports and Youth of Thessaloniki's Municipality, the Cultural Center of the x-Thessaloniki's Prefecture now on entitled as Public Authority of Central Macedonia Region, Directorates of Elementary and Secondary Education and Ministry of Interior (Macedonia - Thrace Region).
Since 2013 the EERco festivals have been acknowledged for their importance as to be implemented under the aegis of Ministries of Tourism, Culture, Education, Foreign Affairs & Interior (Macedonia - Thrace Region).
One of the MAJOR members and owners of EERco has been the GREAT, famous and multitalented ARTIST (no more in life) Natasha GERASIMIDOU, to which EERco owes its wise decision makings, its successful development and its re-active presence among the contemporary social rituals.

EUROPEAN DIMENSION
EERco has just started being activated in European Programs and Projects (2017-), after a long period of absence in European Cooperation and Networking Practices. EERco has a strong and interesting profile concerning Europe & Youth Actions during the period 2003-2007, by participating to youth exchanges as a hosting or sending group and as a European Youth Activities distributor in GR society [during the same time period (2003-2007)].

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
EERco is collaborating with other institutions and Associations related to Fine Arts, Tradition, Research, Health and Education, Sustainable Environments and Quality of Life aiming on upgrading the quality of its services linear to contemporary needs and ICT standards.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
EERco is participating in research projects related to Fine Arts and a) education, b) health, c) elite performance, d) innovation and e) disabled.

EERco SOCIAL MINORITY ACTIVITIES
EERco is supporting Social and Special Population Minorities to participate in Art-Creation activities with a manner that promotes the positive rather the negative options and perspectives of their social identity.


CAREER ORIENTATION AND PRACTICE in ART-RELATED OCCUPATIONS
EERco core has only one department concerning professionalism and career practice of youth. That is the EERco Department of Dancetheater.Since 1997 is EERco regularly producing dancetheater and dance performances, cooperating with several performers, choreographers, directors, musicians, scenography designers and technical assistants. The productions concern and deal with greek social problematics or greek culture and tradition.

EERco ANNUAL ACTIVITIES
EERco is involved with Citizen & Artist Activities, mainly with novice in Arts YOUTH & experienced ADULT artists.
We are running 2 main Festivals per year:
1. MOUSON KAINOPRAGIA (New Artist Nights and Terpsichore Award)
2. DEAF & HEARING peple IN ACTION
3. Short Courses/ Seminars for Artists (students and professionals)
4. Performing Arts RESEARCH PLATFORM
5. Groups of volunteers (social & atypical minorities included) implicated in several art activities

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Exhibitions: EERco has to show very few regular Art-Exhibitions were EERco Members have the chance to expose their talent through team work or independently.
Publications: EERco is supporting her own sector of publishing. The publications are open to public and are related to EERco actions or aims.
Art-Studio: Members of EERco are meeting each other regularly jamming through arts and creativity.

All the activities are open to public.
The seminars and studio activities are free of charge and concern the activated EERco members.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has a physical environment suitable for young people with physical, sensory or other disabilities (such as wheelchair access and similar.
  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Geographical obstacles
Cultural differences
Economic obstacles