Inclusion in COmmuNity
Address: Rodos, Greece P.C. 85100
ICON Greece (Inclusion in COmmuNity) was initiated as an informal group of educators and students aiming to enhance inclusion in the school community –for students with special skills and / or different cultural backgrounds.
ICON Greece started in 2011 by implementing volunteer activities and events at Secondary Schools in Rodos.
ICON Greece’s vision is to focus on the image of the other; thus icon means image in Greek language. ICON designs activities that promote empathy, through the image we have of ourselves and others around us.
The group started with educational projects at the context of extra curricular activities such as Environmental, Culture, Health Promotion, Creative Assignments or Career Guidance programmes.
ICON implemented activities in collaboration with organizations and acquired experience and new members while it broadened its scope of activities by designing and implementing training programmes, by consulting with organisations, by partnering with governmental and non-governmental organizations for inclusion and diversity, by participating in European programmes Erasmus plus, Creative Europe, Europe for citizens. ICON has expanded its scope of work beyond the school community with emphasis on working closely with families and the friendly environment of individuals with different backgrounds in order to address inclusion in community.
In 2019 the informal group was developed in an NGO as ICON Greece. ICON Greece is based on Rodos island in the South Aegean Region, reaching all the islands of the Dodecanese and having affiliations in mainland Greece.