NGO “NOSTOS” was established in 1995 by the Federation of Pontian Associations of Southern Greece and local Pontian associations as the means to tackle, in an organized and efficient manner the serious social and economic issues that repatriates from the former U.S.S.R. faced during their mass return to Greece after the collapse of the Soviet Regime.
Throughout the years, the experience and the know-how acquired, was utilized to expand Nostos’s activities to other socially vulnerable groups always aiming at alleviating social exclusion and unemployment.
NOSTOS operates in the field of social and employment inclusion of those facing difficulties in their attempt to incorporate to the social web and the labor market. To achieve this we provide services and activities of social and educational character.
NOSTOS is a Non Governmental Organization and has been accredited by the National Accreditation Centre for Continuing Vocational Training (EKEPIS) as a Support Services Provider Centre.
Our organization is staffed by a group of young but also more experienced employees of various specialties (sociologists, social workers, psychologists, educators). We also employ former beneficiaries who are specially trained in order to work as mediators with our target groups.
The common denominator for us all is the devotion in our field, the desire for continuing education and the development of knowledge and skills so we can be more effective in what we do.