AUEB "adopts" "Hermes", the pan-Hellenic association of Parents, Guardians & Friends of People with Disabilities

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AUEB "adopts" "Hermes", the pan-Hellenic association of Parents, Guardians & Friends of People with Disabilities


The Athens University of Economics and Business in the framework of its Social Responsibility & Contribution program in accordance with the commitments imposed by its social role signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Association of Parents, Guardians & Friends of People with Disabilities "Hermes".

The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed on Friday, February 4, 2022, by the President of "Hermes" Mr. Pananos and the Rector of the Athens University of Economics & Business, Professor Dimitris Bourantonis. The event was attended by AUEB’S Vice Rector for Social Responsibility, Konstantinos Drakos, the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Personnel, Vassilios Vasdekis, as well as the Director of the "Hermes" Association, Mr. Konstantinos Moraros.

The Memorandum of Cooperation between the Hermes Association and AUEB describes a series of joint initiatives aimed at promoting values ​​and attitudes, such as equal treatment, justice, meritocracy, volunteerism, and respect for diversity.

In particular, the cooperation program includes the following:

• AUEB will host in designated areas of its premises the festive bazaars of the Association "HERMES" and will promote to the members of its community the work and initiatives of the Association.

• AUEB also undertakes, depending on its capabilities and conditions, the supply of technological and other equipment to the Association (PC, etc.) to facilitate the modern operation of the Association.

• AUEB & HERMES will co-organize either at the premises of AUEB and / or HERMES performances by AUEB clubs such as choir performances, traditional dances and theatrical events and other artistic activities.

• The creation of actions (eg crowdfunding) will be investigated to finance important needs of the students of HERMES, such as the school market, the construction & operation of Supported Living Homes, etc.

• AUEB’s modules will include projects and research programs that will aim at improving the quality of life of people with disabilities and contribute to the cultivation of a culture of solidarity, social sensitivity, and harmonious coexistence between people with different needs and capabilities.

• HERMES Association will assist the training of AUEB’s staff in matters related to the support and service of people with disabilities.

•HERMES Association will play the role of a consultant in the design of areas intended for use by people with disabilities.

After the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation, the President of the Hermes Association, Mr. Pananos, stated: "AUEB’s collaboration with our Association emphasizes the need to educate members of society on disability matters. Equal access of people with disabilities to education, health and work is a priority for both of us"

AUEB’s Rector, Professor Dimitris Bourantonis, referring to the event stressed that "With the cooperation of the two parties and the implementation of the described actions, we expect to develop invaluable synergies that will contribute to improving the quality of life of the members of the Association and AUEB’s academic community. AUEB’s orientation values highly Social Responsibility and Contribution as non-negotiable and will constantly pursue important collaborations and social actions ".

Public Relations Office at AUEB


Last updated: 21 February 2022