Our News - 2020

  • Kathimerini Newspaper

    A few days ago, our speakers in Thriving Greeks Under Thirty, had impressed and inspired us with their attitudes, their stories, and their path to success. A few days later, they are on the front page of Kathimerini! On the English version of the newspaper, they wrote: "The idea for the digital meeting came from the pandemic, as the organizers (the Εθνικό Κέντρο Τεκμηρίωσης και Ηλεκτρονικού Περιεχομένοu - National Documentation Centre (EKT) and the youth organization Youthmakers Hub) felt the need for positive and inspiring paradigms in the midst of this general feeling of pessimism.” We could not be more proud of how our actions network people and how their positive messages are multiplied to more recipients in Greece.

    13/12/2020                         Event
                         Thriving Greeks Under 30

  • Thriving Greeks Under 30

    Successful, each in his field, six young Greek men and women under 30, gathered online to share their unique path to success and set an example. This unique event was organized in collaboration with the National Documentation Center and the Knowledge Bridges.

    09/12/2020                         Event
                         Thriving Greeks Under 30

  • Hack4Youth

    Youthmakers Hub co-organized the Online Hackathon: Hack4Youth together with Balkans Beyond Boarders. Hack4Youth is an activity in the framework of the the project Y-FED, coordinated by JEF Europe and co-funded by the European Commission. The aim of the Hackathon was to encourage youth, students, youth workers and future entrepreneurs to explore creative solutions for Europe in the framework of the European Youth Goals. Hack4Youth took place online through zoom and slack platforms and 19 youth from all around Greece worked in teams facing three different challenges. During Hack4Youth, the participants attended several sessions including Project Management tips, Business Model Canvas, Formatting-Presenting & Pitching. In the end of Hack4Youth, the teams presented their solutions to the evaluators and received feedback from them. The winning team was Mark Zuckeberg!

    29-30/08/2020                       Event

  • African Culture Snapshots

    Cultural Snapshots is an intriguing insight into various cultures between Africa and Europe. The idea started after a familiarization session with five postgraduate students from Africa (Kenya, Uganda, and Ghana) who spent their time in Greece under Erasmus+ Program on Mobility merits 2020. Later on, we organized an event dubbed African Cultures Snapshots with the theme ‘Let’s be proud together’; which premiered on Youthmakers Hub Facebook page on 5th June 2020. The program’s schedule will run for one year with interchangeable sessions discussing African Cultures and European cultures respectively, from June 2020 to June 2021.

    5/6/2020                           Event

  • Workshop: Presentation Skills

    On 1st of June 2020, Youthmakers Hub organized a workshop about presentations skills. The workshop attended the five african students and they improved their way of presentation. The workshop took place at the Training room of Youthmakers Hub office.

    1/6/2020                          Training

  • Presentation of WE AfriHug at the 13th virtual Assembly of EMA

    WE AfriHug project was presented as a successful project during the 13th General Assembly of the Erasmus Mundus Association. The EMA Annual General Assembly (EMA GA) 2020 was held virtually. Konstantinos, co-founder of Youthmakers Hub and Representative of Erasmus Mundus Association in Greece talked about the project, its objectives, impact and result so far.

    16/5/2020               Presentation at Conference
                               WE AfriHug

  • Social Change Masterclass Programme

    Social Change Masterclass Programme was a 2-day online Training Seminar attended by almost 35 African Youth workers from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Uganda. The aim of the Trainng was to empower participants with skills needed in Project Management, Pitching, Communciaiton and Management of a project. Participants had also the oportunity to split in break-out rooms and work in teams.

    27-28/04/2020                       Training

  • YMH Intern

    Joseph Thukia Wanjiku, Master student from the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management of Kenyatta University and also the first African Erasmus+ student at the University of Piraeus in 2019 came to Youthmakers Hub for 5 months to do his internship. Joseph will be working together with the Marketing & Communications department of the organization working towards building a stronger brand of the organization.

    Feb - July 2020                      Milestone

  • Mobilities of Students

    We were glad to have with us Joseph, Peter, Frank, Daniel, and Sampson from Kenya, Uganda and Ghana. They are in Athens or 3-5 months, some are studying through Erasmus at the University of Piraeus, some are doing their internship in our organization. Through our WE AfriHug program, they have the opportunity to take advantage of the tools and opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ program. We facilitate mobility from our partner Universities in Africa to Greece and integrate young and academic staff in our activities!

    Feb - July 2020                      Milestone
                               WE AfriHug

  • WE AfriHug 2020

    For the editon of 2020, WE AfriHug aimed to promote Erasmus + opportunities in higher education institutions (HEIs) & Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in West African countries (Togo, Benin, Nigeria), develop skills for board members, academic staff, students and staff for youth workers in terms of participation in Erasmus +, and create of synergies between African and European institutions. The program was designed to be implemented between January and May 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was cancelled on April 7.

    Feb - April 2020                      Project
                              WE AfriHug

  • Visit of SEDARVP Ghana

    Our partners from Northern Ghana, Shaibu and Rabiu visited us in our office as they were in Greece in the framework of an Erasmus+ project. Internship opportunities and cultural exchange programs are the top priorities of our partnership with Sedarvp Ghana.

    3/2/2020                          Visit

  • 2nd African Training Week

    From the 20th to the 24th January 2020, the 2nd African Training Week took place in Athens, co-organized with the University of Piraeus, the University of West Attica and Youthmakers Hub. Six academic and administrative staff, coming from African educational institutions, were briefed on mobility opportunities between universities, discussed the possibilities of European funding programs such as Erasmus+ and also explored opportunities for collaborating with each other. As part of their visit to Athens, Youthmakers Hub had developed a daily schedule of visits and meetings with stakeholders.

    20-24/01/2020                     Training

  • Young Leaders Awards 2020

    Youthmakers Hub together with the Leadership Committee “Protagonistes Zois” from Cyprus organized the 2nd Young Leaders Awards 2019 in Athens, on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 16:00, at Divani Caravel in the framework of Money Show. This ceremony was established after the initiative to award the efforts of young people, up to 35 years old, young people that innovate and stand out from the rest. The categories were the following: Education, Social Impact - Volunteering, Youth, Sports, Culture and Youth Leadership - Young Leader Award.

    18/1/2020                       Event