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The Field Trip Project 2010 NGOs

 

This year’s EMBA field trip cooperates with not-for-profit organizations (NGOs) from Greece, Albania, FYROM and Romania with the objective of assisting them in their work and so enhancing their social contribution. The students thus have the opportunity to explore at first hand management practices in different Southeast European countries, while making a direct contribution to society.

The aim of the Field Trip is to integrate theory with practical application within diverse political, cultural, economic and business environments. This past year, the following NGOs were assisted by the Executive MBA 2010 students:

  • Alma Zois – Greece: Founded in 2008 by women with breast cancer experience to provide help to other women to acquire a better quality of life, their mission is to offer mutual aid, psychological support & rehabilitation to women & their families. http://www.almazois.gr
  • Hellenic Children’s Village: Their mission is the permanent and long-term care, education, shelter and psychological support of children on the basis of a Greek- Orthodox tradition. http://www.paidikoxorio.gr
  • ECOREC - Greece: The main objectives of ECOREC, among others, are: The reduction and the environmental management of waste, the sustainable management of natural resources and energy and the raising of the public awareness.  http://www.ecorec.gr
  • Fair Trade Hellas: Their goal is the promotion of ethical and responsible consuming in Greece together with the provision of products from small producers in poor countries. http://www.fairtrade.gr/
  • CeProSARD (FYROM): Their full name is the Centre for Promotion of Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Rural Development. Their mission is to introduce and promote sustainable rural development in the country. http://www.ceprosard.org.mk/
  • Red Cross Albania: Core activities include the promotion of humanitarian values, prompt intervention in catastrophes and humanitarian aid to people affected by them. http://www.ifrc.org/en/what-we-do/where-we-work/europe/albanian-red-cross/
  • Centrul de Resurse Ecopolis - Romania: The Centre for Sustainable Policies is a new environmental NGO, established in 2010, with the purpose of turning the principles of sustainable development into laws.   http://www.ecopolis.org.ro

 

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At the presentation of the students’ Field Trip projects, the representatives from ECOREC, Ms Katia Makrinika, expressed her satisfaction with the cooperation with the EMBA students and pointed out the importance of their help in some managerial issues, where the NGO administrators did not have the specific knowledge and experience.

From the Executive MBA students’ perspective, Roden Pajaj said that the Field Trip project was valuable because it puts into practice many different fields of knowledge such as marketing, negotiation skills, business strategy and project management. “It is a real assessment of all the knowledge gained during the previous months”. 

The presentation took place at the IHU on 9 September 2011

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Not-for-profit organisations interested in taking part in next year's EMBA field trip are welcome to participate and are invited to send their contact details to our email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or alternatively call us on +30 2310 807540.

 

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