Field Trip 2011
This year’s EMBA field trip cooperates with not-for-profit organizations (NGOs) from Greece, Bulgaria and Albania, 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 2011 students:
Foundation of Thracian Art & Tradition, Xanthi, Greece
The Thracian Art and Tradition Foundation is a non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 1998 by Ms Virginia Tsouderou and other friends of Thrace. The primary mission of the Foundation is to preserve, support and promote the Thracian culture and tradition by upgrading the local cultural infrastructure and developing the region’s human capital.
Stirigma Zois, Thessaloniki, Greece
Stirigma Zois is an NGO dedicated to the support of children. It identifies children that have been abandoned with orphanages due to the economic crisis and the deterioration of their parents’ finances. There is an increasing number of such children today in the Greek society, where parents are unable to feed them properly and have turned for help to the public attorneys and specialized institutions such as 'Hamogelo tou paidiou'. The purpose of Stirigma Zois is to provide effective support in such cases so that these children may remain with their parents in their family home. This is be done by providing food and other products to meet the children’s needs as well as other services that are normally costly for the family. The goal of the association is to sensitize and mobilize the public to the above problem and raise funds for the effective support of these children.
AHEPA, Sofia, Bulgaria
The mission of AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, Family, and Individual Excellence. For instance, philanthropy and volunteerism have been pillars of strength for AHEPA. From natural disaster relief to raising funds for the elimination of life-threatening diseases to making significant contributions to our local neighbourhoods, AHEPA is at the forefront of charitable giving.
World Vision, Tirana, Albania
World Vision is an International Christian relief, development and advocacy organization founded in 1950 and dedicated to working with children, families and communities worldwide to help them reach their full potential by directly addressing the causes of poverty and oppression. The Organization is active in 98 countries around the world, serving all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
At the presentation of the students’ Field Trip projects, all the NGO representatives expressed their satisfaction with the cooperation and wished to have more opportunities in the future to cooperate with the IHU.
The presentation took place at the IHU on 14 September 2012
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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:
or alternatively call us on +30 2310 807540.