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History and Mission

History

Youth Leadership ‘The Exelixis Institute’ is a Greek organization whose primary aim is the education of the next generation of political leadership originating from the entire political spectrum of Greece. It was founded by a group of young democrats inspired by the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders conference (April, Copenhagen-Denmark 2012).

In accordance with the Aims of the conference on the Training of young politicians,Youth Leadership ‘The Exelixis Institute’ has begun building an active youth movement committed to the preparation and the specialized training of young Leaders here and abroad.

Youth Leadership "The Exelixis Institute" aims:

To provide opportunities for economic, social, cultural and non-governmental participation and involvement of young people.

To train young leaders upon international politics, management, media, NGO etc.

To expose rising leaders to different ideologies, cultures, nations and views.

Mission

1. To increase the engagement and involvement of youth in decision-making processes, leading to greater sense of civic responsibility and rise of confidence in democratic processes.

2. To enhance Democracy
Enrich political parties, institutions, social movements and parliaments with young, trained and experienced political leaders. Effective leaders are crucial for good governance and development in every society.

3. To promote peace and collaboration
Facilitate interaction and dialogue among the next generation of leaders through programs of international exchanges that enable emerging leaders to experience firsthand the political and cultural dynamics of other countries, thus, empowering dialogue and understanding among young people of different nationalities, religions, ethnicity and cultures.

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Integration

Perhaps this is the oldest social phenomenon from the beginning of societies. In the long course of humanity there were people who not forced to move.

The “migration” as a term has been fully intertwined with the need for survival as a historical fact, the evolution of human societies. It is the one that changed social structures, ethnic characters, and demographic composition.

Greece was the country of emigration from the early 20thcentury. Over the last two decades the migration of Greeks does not have massive but qualitative nature. This is mainly for migration of new graduates, executives, students and junior who remain in the host country after completion of their studies, or the economic crises .

At the beginning and the culmination of the “globalization”, Greece became a country of the “few opportunities” for indigenous people but is now in wave of emigration. For these people, Greece is the country of “many opportunities”.

 Our Vision is to create a democratic society based on the harmonious co-existence of the natives and the immigrants. To prepare and equip both the autochthonous and the allochthonous appropriately qualified for their smooth integration and dynamic entry in the domestic and international labor market and to contribute to the language training and general preparation for the smooth social assimilation and integration.

 

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Documentation Center

The Documentation Center aims to become a useful tool for experts and researchers in the Institute’s fields of interest, thus contributing productively in related studies. The Centre contains a collection of useful books, scientific articles and publications, while also providing access to both Greek and international press agencies, as well as to valid databases with according information of global interest.

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