WHO WE ARE

EERco is established in 1997 non formally and 1999 formally. EERco main-core was as a Dancetheater group of professional artists. After many years of experimentation, the professional performers became leaders of youth and new talents in arts-related professions. Since 2003, EER has extended its activities and started functioning as a non Governmental Organization with Inclusive Culture and Arts & Innovation Social Activities.

WHAT WE DO

SCOPE

Esai en Roi Cultural Organization of Macedonia – Thrace is a Cultural Association activated in the Fine Arts era. EERco is strongly connected to Fine Arts Innovation, Research & Education and supports youth activism via creativity and arts. Through regular artistic activities and festivals EERco facilitates Artists’ sociability and Cultural Heritage vigilance.


EERco cooperates with public authorities and private associations or companies sharing common aims or interests.
EERco was a non-formal group of artists between 1997-1999. EERco acquired its legal form in April 1999. Since 2013 EERco festivals have been acknowledged for their importance as to be nominated “under the aegis” of Ministries of Tourism, Culture, Education, Foreign Affairs & Interior (Macedonia - Thrace Region).


EERco Activities 
EERco collaborates with other institutions and Associations related to Fine Arts, Tradition, Research, Health and Education, Sustainable Environment and Quality of Life aiming to the quality EERco services development linear to contemporary social needs and ICT standards; EERco participates in research projects related to Fine Arts and a) education, b) health, c) elite performance, d) innovation, e) disabled etc. For more about our Annual Activities, please visit our official website http://esai.gr/eer under the label  "ACTIVITIES"


EERco & YOUTH


We strongly believe that quality of life could be generated through sharing the opinion that «everybody is as important as to influence community’s social status and cultural development». Youngsters are from their nature the most appropriate age-group as to attract the entropia of a better world. They just need guidance and support to learn how to use their power and how to build their self protection through setting personal limits according to their needs and desires without annoying or disturbing the common « good ».
Thus, EERco supports Youth Actions and Young Artist Activities claiming their importance in Social Life via Arts in Society ACTIVITIES. Our volunteers are mainly young people, who are seeking opportunities for personal development or they are interested in gaining professional experiences in the sector of performing and visual arts. Some of our members are also interested in supporting activities of social interest or they have a minority social profile (youth with fewer opportunities, learning difficulties, mild mental disorders, disabled, etc).
EERco is interested in projects supported from the European Solidarity Corps, KA1 and KA2 erasmus+ and Creative Europe Projects.
European Voluntary Service ACCREDITATION: 2018-1-EL02-KA110-003788

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
EERco has been established in 1997 by the substantial support and encouragement of the Panorama's region politician Mr. Dimitrios Bousios, a member of the governing committee of Panorama Municipality (1997, Kedikoglou Presidence). EERco continued to be under the aegis of Panorama's Municipality (THESSALONIKI's City, Central Macedonia Region) untill 2008 (I. Kaitezidis Presidence). 
Since its establishment, EERco has been cooperating with a wide range of private and public authorities. Thhe most important to mention are the Sector of Culture, Sports and Youth of Thessaloniki's Municipality, the Cultural Center of the x-Thessaloniki's Prefecture now on entitled as Public Authority of Central Macedonia Region, Directorates of Elementary and Secondary Education and Ministry of Interior (Macedonia - Thrace Region). 
Since 2013 the EERco festivals have been acknowledged for their importance as to be implemented under the aegis of Ministries of Tourism, Culture, Education, Foreign Affairs & Interior (Macedonia - Thrace Region).
One of the MAJOR members and owners of EERco has been the GREAT, famous and multitalented ARTIST (no more in life) Natasha GERASIMIDOU, to which EERco owes its wise decision makings, its successful development and its re-active presence among the contemporary social rituals.

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
EERco is collaborating with other institutions and Associations related to Fine Arts, Tradition, Research, Health and Education, Sustainable Environments and Quality of Life aiming on upgrading the quality of its services linear to contemporary needs and ICT standards.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
EERco is participating in research projects related to Fine Arts and a) education, b) health, c) elite performance, d) innovation and e) disabled.

EERco SOCIAL MINORITY ACTIVITIES
EERco is supporting Social and Special Population Minorities to participate in Art-Creation activities with a manner that promotes the positive rather the negative options and perspectives of their social identity.

CAREER ORIENTATION AND PRACTICE in ART-RELATED OCCUPATIONS
EERco core has only one department concerning professionalism and career practice of youth. That is the EERco Department of Dancetheater.Since 1997 is EERco regularly producing dancetheater and dance performances, cooperating with several performers, choreographers, directors, musicians, scenography designers and technical assistants. The productions concern and deal with greek social problematics or greek culture and tradition.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Exhibitions: EERco has to show very few regular Art-Exhibitions were EERco Members have the chance to expose their talent through team work or independently.
Publications: EERco is supporting her own sector of publishing. The publications are open to public and are related to EERco actions or aims.
Art-Studio: Members of EERco are meeting each other regularly jamming through arts and creativity.

All the activities are open to public. 
The seminars and studio activities are free of charge and concern the activated EERco members.

EERco from its very beginning supports Youth Actions and Young Artist Activities claiming their importance in Arts in Society, Innovation and Creativity.

Program YOUTH (EU Funded)
During the period 2003-2007 EERco has been dealing very often with EU actions that promote arts and culture in the age of YOUTH. As so, new and experienced EERco Members participated in a series of YOUTH Actions across Europe (youth exchanges, short study visits, national artistic events of youth and relative funded seminars) in the frames of young artists' mobility in national and european level. Since 2013 EERco aims to get again implicated in such of youth mobility actions across GR cities and since 2017 across EU countries (current trial).EE


EERco YOUTH ACTIVITIES REFERENCE

A) EERco ANNUAL ACTIVITIES

EERco is involved with Citizen & Artist Activities, mainly with novice in Arts YOUTH & experienced ADULT artists.We are running 2 main Festivals per year:
1. MOUSON KAINOPRAGIA (New Artist Nights & Career Orientation)
2. TERPSIchore Award, nominated to a socially important old & famous artist (DANCE-ART)
3. MELthaleia Award, nominated to a socially important old & famous artist (ART OF ACTING)
4. DEAF & HEARING peple IN ACTION 
5. Short Courses/ Seminars for Artists (students and professionals)
6. Performing Arts RESEARCH PLATFORM
7. Groups of volunteers (social & atypical minorities included) implicated in several art activities

B) YOUNG ARTISTS NIGHTS AND EVENTS
Since 2004 EERco is a substantial members of the Organizing Committee of an Annual Meeting of New Artists where can also participate young in age artists without professional experience. This Annual Meeting hosts all kinds of Fine Art thematics and takes place during Spring Period, every May.

C) EUROPEDITTERANEAN YOUTH FESTIVAL "FOLKLORE MEETS PROGRESSIVE" 2005
EU funded 7day Youth Action (National Institute of Youth, GR1.2.-14-2004-R5), 20-27.07.2005.
Country Partners: GR, PL, TN, JD, SY, EG, SW, PO, CZ, AU, LT.
Organized by: EERco & Cultural Center of Thessaloniki's Regional Authority

D) EUROPEAN YOUTH FESTIVAL "TASTY ART POLLUTION" 2006
EU Funded 7day Youth Action (National Institute of Youth, 1.1/R1/2006/33),27.08-03.09.2006.
Country Partners: LT, FR, UK, SP, IT, SW, FI, GR, HU, PO, SK, SL
Organized by: EERco & Cultural Center of Thessaloniki's Regional Authority

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ABOUT US >

EERco is activated in the field of performing and conjectural arts through activism and volunteering in behalf of enhancing artistic activities, cultural heritage importance and aesthetics in the frames of  life long learning.

Moreover, EERcomt promotes sport & physical activities as a median to support sustainable environment actions and promotes the idea of BEACTIVE for HEALTH".

Since 2019 EERcomt develops plans and projects adapted to the needs KARATASOU park, 50m away from our central office; artistic and sport activities and events of added social value are organized.

CONTACT >

Μ: +30 6906 98 22 44

Τ/F: +30 2315 006 865

E: pr@esai.gr

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