DAEM S.A. (City of Athens IT Company) is the oldest and most significant Local Government IT Company, as it has been operating since 1983, aimed at providing Cloud based multiplatform e-Government to local government organizations, public administration and other authorities and organisations. The development and promotion of new innovative services which are fundamental to the smart and sustainable city idea, lies at the heart of DAEM’s interest and is a strategic objective at the city level. The specialised department for Research and Development is fully qualified for the design, development and implementation of integrated information systems and committed to the success of any scale and scope Information and Communications Technology (ICT) project by building on relevant project and activities experience and expertise in key areas and by exploiting communication channels to further promote project developments.
DAEM constitutes one of the most solid links in the chain of implementation and support of two-way communication nodes with citizens, residents and visitors of the city. At the same time, it significantly contributes to the digital convergence of the operational standards of the City of Athens with those of other European Municipalities.
DAEM partners with leading IT companies, research institutions, SMEs and other local authorities providers within Greece and Europe when implementing co-funded EG projects, national projects, NSRF projects, with the commitment of quality services provision certified according to ISO 9001:2008, ELOT 1429:2008 and ELOT 1431-2:2008:level 1.
DAEM has participated in and completed several European co-funded projects, such as: P.I.C. INTERREG III B – Méditerranée occidentale: TECHNOLANGUE, M-Guide project: Cultural Location Based Information Services and CUSPIS: Cultural Heritage Space Identification System, CIP-PSP-B Puzzled by Policy, CIP-PSP-B Peripheria, FP7 Aniketos, CIP-ICT-PSP Citadel. And is currently implementing the CIP project Radical. National co-funded projects under Cooperation such as Viopolis and other information society and digital convergence projects are also being implemented.
The Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece is the educational organization and the convention centre of the Church of Greece. It belongs to the Holy Synod and is chaired by the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Mr. Hieronymos II.
Metropolitan Ioannes of Thermopylae is the Director of the Interorthodox Centre.
In 1969, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece wisely selected the Holy Monastery of the Dormition of Virgin Mary, in Pendeli, as the most appropriate place to host the Interorthodox Centre. During the years 2003-2005 the Centre was fully renovated and further expanded. The Centre is only 20 minutes away from the national airport and 15 km from central Athens. It can provide hospitality to social partners, business groups and science foundations from all over the world by hosting conventions and other activities for up to 200 people.
The Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece since 2009 and under the authority of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs organizes educational seminars and programs for teachers of all grades. Dr Angelos Valianatos, School Advisor, is the chief coordinator of the teachers’ training department. Also further specialization is being provided by on line courses of the elearning department with Dr Ioanna Komninou and Dr Christos Nassios.
Another main objective of the Interorthodox Centre, besides its educational cause, is to tighten in various ways the relations among Orthodox Churches throughout the world. Moreover, by organizing and hosting dialogue meetings (conventions, symposiums, seminars, workshops, visits) the Centre cultivates the mentality to deal with arousing issues concerning the contemporary multicultural social environment, through cooperation and dialogue with other orthodox churches, heterodox confessions and religious traditions. In addition to all that foreigners are given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Greek language and culture.
The Scientific Society for Social Cohesion and Development (EPEKSA)
The Scientific Society for Social Cohesion and Development (EPEKSA) is a politically independent centre of scientific research and social intervention operating as a non profit, civil society organization.
The objective of the Society is the promotion of the principles of social justice, solidarity and equality, as found in the documents and founding declarations of international organizations and national constitutions.
The activities of the Society aim at the analysis and promotion of social justice, in turn acknowledged as a basic component of the contemporary economic and social system. Social justice promotes social cohesion, guarantees economic efficiency and human dignity, while having a significant contribution in the well-being of people and the safeguarding of civilization.
Society and the individual are at the centre of the Society’s analysis. The Society’s field of research and analysis include; poverty and social inequality, public employment policies, social inclusion policies, social protection, health and long term care, family policy, gender, child policies, social and sustainable development, the environment, education and vocational training, migration, corporate social responsibility, youth, culture.
The Society’s objectives are promoted through publications, the organization of scientific conferences and events, the conduct of research, participation in European and international development programs and cooperation with international organizations.
The Society publishes since 2006 the Biannual Scientific Review “Social Cohesion and Development”.