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Siatista, GreeceThessaloniki, Greece
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Optiyouth is a team consisting of youth educated Greeks for the development of their local area.The team defined by certain organizational chart ,that each memeber works upon a section depending the subject of her/his studies possesing the "know how" with ultimate goal the upgating of their area.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if educated youth Greeks could be the key for a new country without corruption,with dreams and will to create a new,productive and prosperous Greece?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The extremely high rate of unemployment in North Greece(almost 30%in Western Macedonia) that causes youth immigration with simultaneous abandonment of historical places-villages that can be important productive centers.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The formation of a management Committee/organisation that converts the area into productive company, with clear segregation of professional duties under productive advantages of each area with emphasis in export, advertising, quality and visibility abroad.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Siatista, a town in North Greece,fully reflects the average situation in Greece. 1.The "Optiyouth" will consists of exclusively educated youth Siatistians. 2.The team will be seperated in:a)work group b)group of taking decisions c)action group 3.Work group:The survey group of mathematicians,agriculturals,folklores etc.They will study thoroughly every commercial advantage of the area.Siatista can produce Furs,local wine,tourism(mansion and churches)and agrotourism(mount Vourinos). 4.Group of taking decisions:Manager,Economists,advertisers,scientific staff will consider whether it is workable or not the recommendations of work group. 5.Action group:Execute and organise the accepted decions giving instructions to the local producers.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

1.Integral reducing unemployment 2.Reviving the province, due to the fact that the youths are staying in their place and participaing with their knowldedge in the local development. 3.increase living standards 4.Socialization and economic integration of sensitive population groups under the guidance of the scientific staff. 5.Local development and promotion of the country abroad.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The economic plan seperated in 3 main sections:From the net profit, the 60% will distribute to local producers,30% to the needs and proggress of the organisation(advertising etc) and 10% as profit for the organisation.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Exports with emphasis on absorption of each product,using personal acquaintances,advertising and the strategy guided from the marketing staff.