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Burnout Workshop

The Burnout Syndrome in NGO Executives and Volunteers – Workshops Burnout syndrome is more and more common among NGO executives and volunteers. It can affect work, image and reputation of any organization. It sparks conflicts and is a cause of withdrawal for many volunteers. The main objective of the workshop is to help to identify...

What we learned from Effect.org in Athens
September 10, 2017December 11, 2017
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What we learned from Effect.org in Athens

The tech task force returned to Athens for a meeting of minds, bringing their skills and know-how to Europe’s refugee response. Last week, Campfire Innovation welcomed an Effect.org expedition. What is that? A group of people working in large companies like Google, Salesforce & Autodesk, dedicating a week to travel to Greece, learn more about...

A guide to being a short-term volunteer in Greece this summer
April 20, 2017December 12, 2017
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A guide to being a short-term volunteer in Greece this summer

As Europe’s refugee response evolves, you should consider all of your options before signing on as short-term volunteer. Some of you reading this may have decided to make short trip to Europe to help those working within the refugee crisis this summer. But before you set up a crowdfunding page, book time off work and...

The New Year’s Smart List: Protecting the Planet
January 20, 2017November 20, 2017
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The New Year’s Smart List: Protecting the Planet

An interview with Alison-Terry Evans, Dirty Girls of Lesvos In the spirit of self-improvement at the start of a new year, Campfire Innovation has been catching up with some of our favourite Smart Aid teams… Whether it’s about being better to one another, or to our planet, learning new skills or just being better informed,...

Surviving the City
January 7, 2017November 20, 2017
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Surviving the City

Urban sanctuaries for Athens’s overlooked refugees From being a place of transition to a de facto destination, Athens is home to an increasing number of urban refugees. Amid new challenges, two grassroots organisations stand out for their innovative responses to a humanitarian crisis that the state is unable to handle. The traditional image of refugees...

Hack the Camp Pt. 2
December 7, 2016November 20, 2017
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Hack the Camp Pt. 2

In the whirlwind month the first Hack the Camp event, its participants have been hard at work developing their initial ideas into smart, sustainable refugee support solutions. The humanitarian hackathon, coordinated by US Embassy Athens, Impact Hub and the Onassis Cultural Centre, saw another three days of exciting collaboration and dialogue between the competing teams...

Views from the Ground: KHORA
November 20, 2016November 20, 2017
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Views from the Ground: KHORA

It’s been a whirlwind two months for Khora, so the Campfire Innovation team was super excited to explore the team’s new centre last week… While travelling through Khora Community Centre’s seven floors of creative and collaborative space, it was phenomenal to see how far the project has come in such a short span of time....

Views from the Ground: Project Elea at Eleonas
November 14, 2016November 20, 2017
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Views from the Ground: Project Elea at Eleonas

Life At Eleonas Eleonas was Greece’s first refugee camp and, according to Project Elea founder and manager, Andreas Ashikalis, it will likely be the last one standing. When you consider the camp’s growing population, this seems a reasonable assumption: Eleonas is home to approximately 2,200 residents, divided into three camps, and this population continues to...

Views from the Ground: Oinofyta, vol.2
October 31, 2016November 13, 2017
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Views from the Ground: Oinofyta, vol.2

“The reality is, you’re going to be here a while… and that means you need to live, not just exist” Lisa Campbell is speaking to Campfire Innovation in Do Your Part’s small Oinofyta office, where a handful of her 13-strong volunteer team squeeze in, ready to show us around their camp’s unique community. If 13...

CAMPFIRE Innovation at Hack the Camp
October 31, 2016November 20, 2017
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CAMPFIRE Innovation at Hack the Camp

Last weekend, Campfire Innovation was at Hack the Camp as a community partner, supporting Impact Hub Athens, Onassis Cultural Centre and the US Embassy at the two-day event. The hackathon attracted experts and activists from the volunteer, technology and refugee communities. This resulted in two days of innovative projects that covered a broad spectrum of...

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