Hellenic Platform for Development coordinates Greek Non-governmental Organisations performing in the fields of international development cooperation, humanitarian aid and development education. It currently represents different NGOs supported by a large segment of the Greek society and with a significant activity nationwide and in many developing countries.
Hellenic Platform represents also Greek NGOs in CONCORD – the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (www.concordeurope.org), which consists the main non-governmental interlocutor of EU institutions on the formation of the European Development Policy.
In the framework of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Hellenic Platform has been implementing the Greek Presidency Project titled “Development & Democracy” from January 2014 until March 2015. The project was funded by the European Union and was supported by the Department of International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (HellenicAid). The overall objective of the Project was to strengthen the effectiveness and impact of Greek NGDOs in mobilizing the public, and increase their participation and influence in policy making in respect to the post-2015 global development agenda and the momentum of the European Elections.
The objective of the Platform is to influence – through the joint action of its members – the decision-makers in Greece, in the EU and internationally, for the improvement of policies and practices for sustainable development.
It also aims to provide education, development of skills, training and sharing of information among Greek NGOs on the issues of “sustainable development” with the overall objective to improve the environment for Greek NGOs.