CRETHIDEV is a Greek non-profit company aiming at research and development of action plans mainly on the fields of life-long learning, employment, sports, environmental protection, local development, health and culture. The company establishes close cooperation with local and regional authorities, government authorities and business associations in order to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable development through research projects and the raising of awareness in local communities towards available development projects.
The members of CRETHIDEV come from different disciplines and have great experience on coordinating and implementing National, European and International projects of a wide spectrum. Although CRETHIDEV was founded in 2012, the company has participated in the development and implementation of more than 30 national and European projects as partner or leader, in close cooperation with Greek, European, Middle East, Central Asia and North African Universities and organizations. The organization endeavours, among others, to:
(a) Promote innovative educational methods for the prevention and elimination of any kind of discrimination, exclusion and inequality,
(b) Promote innovative activities that aim to combine the fields of education and vocational trainings, employability and entrepreneurship, and
(c) Organize meetings, seminars, events and actions with the involvement of various stakeholders
CRETHIDEV participates in projects in the areas of skills development using blended learning approaches and promoting online training to address skills shortages and modernize business practices. In this context, CRETHIDEV participated among others, in the following EU-funded projects:
(a) FoodQA-Fostering Academia-Industry Collaboration in Food Safety and Quality focused on strengthening and enhancing the role of universities and industry in food sector
(b) CLICHA – Climate Change focused on supporting the modernization and internationalization of higher education in the context of environmental protection, and
(c) Hyperclean4HORECA focused to equip HORECA staff with the skills to ensure compliance with relevant EU legislation.
Contact person: Mr, Dimosthenis PAPAKONSTANTINOU
Position: Administrator and Founder
Role in the project: Project manager, Member of the General Assembly
Contact person: Mr, Vasileios KRESTOS
Position: Senior Advisor
Role in the project: Project manager