The Department of Political Science and International Relations is based in Corinthos, and is a vibrant university department that offers undergraduate and postgraduates programs of study. The Department combines academic research with projects that provide tangible results for society at large. The Department’s staff is engaged in diverse research activity, which is combined with extensive experience in project management. The Department of Political Science and International Relations has implemented a series of competitive research programs, one of which, the THALES program, pertains to the evaluation of Greek nongovernmental organisations. At the same time, the Department is also running a series of educational seminars entitled “Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Programs” for Greek NGO staff all across the country, with more than 180 beneficiary organisations so far.
Organization of the Seminar: “Efficient Management and Sustainability Tools for Care Homes”
The grant regards the organization of a capacity building educational seminar for the staff of care homes. The seminar focuses on matters of day-to-day management and operation, as well as on issues relating to gerontology. It is addressed to the management and head nurses from 19 care homes who in turn offer care to approximately 1,000 elders. Overall, 41 members of staff at care homes throughout Greece participate.