Municipality of Neapoli-Sykies

Country

Greece

E-mail gep.sykies@n3.syzefxis.gov.gr
Municipality of Neapoli-Sykies, Thessaloniki, Greece, occupies the northern part of the Metropolitan area of Thessaloniki. Its population is 84,741 residents.
 Municipality of Neapoli-Sykies operates a wide network of social policy delivery structures under the responsibility of the Municipality or other bodies that the Municipality is institutionally associated with.
 
Within the Municipality of Neapoli-Sykies are operating 73 municipal structures of social Policy delivery, which in 2015 benefited 28,219 citizens. These structures are under the responsibility of the Municipality, its municipal legal entities or other bodies that the Municipality is institutionally associated with.  

The Municipality has developed social policy structures that are in position to raise the employability of its residents, within and by these structures. There are four (4) counselling centres that benefit more than 2,500 unemployed people. Also, within the Municipality operates its institutional partner, the non-profit organization “Ergani”   that promotes entrepreneurship especially among women and young people and especially towards the social economy.  Additionally, there are nine structures that confront the impacts of the current economic and social crisis. (Social Pharmacies, Social Groceries, Social Health Center).
 
Additionally, the Municipality has planned, developed and manages a wide spectrum of other facilities and structures, in the fields of culture and sports and health provision which has led to a balanced spatial planning and service delivery system.
For the successful implementation of all its projects, within the Municipality of Neapoli-Sykies operates the autonomous Office of Planning and Development which is responsible for the management support of the projects implemented by the Municipality.

Municipality of Neapoli-Sykies collaborates for its effective operation with other respective local legal entities and in particular with the Common Benefit Enterprise for Services of Neapoli-Sykies (KEYNS), responsible for major interventions in social policy, in the promotion of employment, the support to vulnerable groups and working parents, the cooperation in the implementation of European programs, and also in culture and sports. Its responsibilities cover the areas of social protection and solidarity, of education, culture, sport and the environment. Moreover, the Legal Entity of Public Law for Social Policy is also responsible for major interventions in social policy, mainly addressed to elderly people and children.

Within the Municipality of Neapoli-Sykies operates the Directorate for Social Policy under which operates the department of Social Protection, Solidarity, Employment and Equality that is responsible for the planning, coordination and networking of the implemented social policy. Under this department operates the Office of counseling and the Counselling Points of the Municipality, the Office of Labour and Entrepreneurship and the Office of Social Inclusion of the Disabled people. 
 
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