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.
For further information: www.kmop.eu
|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.