People who care for a relative or friend with a brain or mental illness such as depression often experience relative social isolation. These informal carers are called upon to offer care that exceeds their abilities. Often working women are those who carry the greatest burden of care, and experience high levels of anxiety. In Europe,… Continue reading #BrainLifeGoals Project Grant Winner 2020
As part of the two-year Erasmus+ KA2 project entitled "Linking Partners to Share Good Practices for Social Inclusion of people with Mental Health problems" (2018-1-TR01-KA202-058739), three members of the EPIONI association attended the transnational project meeting held in Lanciano, Italy in November 2019. The project focuses on the exchange of good practices, among partners from… Continue reading Linking Partners to Share Good Practices for the Social Inclusion of people with Mental Health problems project update
The Erasmus+ funded “Ecaris (Educating Carers of Kidney Patients)” project is pleased to launch its new website platform https://ecaris.eu/. The project’s aims is to develop an educational activity programmes to improve the skill and knowledge of the carer, providing support so to address the repeated daily obligations of people living with kidney disease and the… Continue reading ECARIS: Educating Carers of Kidney Patients
EPIONI, on Friday, May 8, 2020, successfully organized a webinar on supporting carers of people with heart disease during the coronavirus era.Interesting presentations were made by Mr. Stecy Yghemonos from the European Federation of Eurocarers and Mr. Liam O'Sullivan from Care Alliance Ireland on the situation in Europe and Ireland regarding caregivers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In… Continue reading Webinar on Supporting carers of people with heart disease during the coronavirus era.
Greek Carers Network EPIONI advocates on behalf of informal carers of people with illness or disability and promotes the recognition of their role in the Greek health system. EPIONI is a member of Eurocarers and other European networks with the aim of exchanging good practices to support informal carers who are often families. In the… Continue reading Heart disease and coronavirus: the role of caregivers (Webinar 8.5.2020)
At the end of last year, Chinese public health authorities reported several cases of acute respiratory syndrome in Wuhan City, China. Scientists soon identified a novel coronavirus as the main causative agent. The disease, now commonly referred to as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has quickly become one of the biggest health challenges of our generation.… Continue reading Can Europe afford to leave informal carers on their own at the forefront of the coronavirus battle?
The Erasmus+ project, entitled “Sharing Good practices for Brain Education in Europe” (Share4Brain) will draw the attention of the academic and general public as well as relevant state institutions to the importance of the development of basic and clinical research in neuroscience to ensure better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The Share4Brain… Continue reading “Sharing Good practices for Brain Education in Europe”
Within the framework of precautionary measures aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus in our country and protecting vulnerable groups of the population, the Greek Ministry of Health announced on March 8, 2020, the suspension of conferences and events nationwide for the next 4 weeks. Accordingly, EPIONI postpones the organizing of the Information Day… Continue reading Suspension of Event in Dafni Hospital
They are exempt from the obligation to pay a special solidarity levy (eisfora alilegiis) and the income of persons with disabilities of any form is not counted at a level of disability of eighty percent (80%) or above in accordance with Article 18 (1) of the very recent Law 4646/2019 (Government Gazette) A 201). This provision… Continue reading 80% disability exempted from Income Tax
EPIONI's General Meeting was held on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the Hilton Hotel, 46 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue. The agenda of the meeting included the 2019 Administrative and Financial Report, the approval of the 2018 Balance Sheet, the approval of the 2020 Budget, the 2019 report of the Audit Committee and the decision to amend… Continue reading EPIONI General Assembly – December 2019