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ganized a variety of other activities and actions such as environmental projects (cleaning the beach of Kalamata, environmental educational festivals, green week etc), social activities (donating bazaars, blood donations, collecting food etc) and cultural events (youth festival, concerts, intercultural nights etc).

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It has also created two main structures so far; the Youth center of Kalamata and the Street Festival.

Youth Center of Kalamata is the largest programme of K.A.NE. as it was founded in 2009 and it already has more than 1600 registered and active members. It is a structure which offers seminars, lessons to exchange knowledge and a variety of seminars, such as Latin, tango and traditional dances, language courses, video art, practice in instruments etc. Street festival aims to make public areas more livable, active and usable by its citizens as they can be used as a space that fosters creativity, interaction, healthy way of life etc.

Within 3 years Kalamata’s Street Festival was evolved and many artists from Greece and abroad take part annually. K.A.NE. is a successful example which operates in the sector of social economy, a fast evolving sector which offers many job positions and social actions, activities and initiatives. K.A.NE. was funded only by its founders and within 4 years it achieved to have the necessary viability and sustainability.

It provides 3 full-time jobs and 2 part-time in local people and it supports the local economy as 90% of its expenses are directed in local businesses. Social economy is also fostered in a local level as many participants did not know the city and the area but they learned about the traditions of the area and its history.

Work in progress - Final report  

This booklet is a summuary of "Work in progress", a project funded by "Europe for citizens" Programme with the aim of establishing a platfor...

Work in progress - Final report  

This booklet is a summuary of "Work in progress", a project funded by "Europe for citizens" Programme with the aim of establishing a platfor...

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