United Societies
For more than 10 years, U.S.B implement actions and educational, social and voluntary mobility and youth empowerment programs. Our aims are social integration, creating and supporting a network of active citizens, as well as improving their quality of life.
Of Balkans
United Societies
For more than 10 years, U.S.B implement actions and educational, social and voluntary mobility and youth empowerment programs. Our aims are social integration, creating and supporting a network of active citizens, as well as improving their quality of life.
Of Balkans
United Societies
For more than 10 years, U.S.B implement actions and educational, social and voluntary mobility and youth empowerment programs. Our aims are social integration, creating and supporting a network of active citizens, as well as improving their quality of life.
Of Balkans

United Societies of Balkans (U.S.B)

For more than 10 years, U.S.B implement actions and educational, social and voluntary mobility and youth empowerment programs. Our aims are social integration, creating and supporting a network of active citizens, as well as improving their quality of life.

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Balkan Heart is an open space of creativity in the center of Thessaloniki, that was created by U.S.B, for educational programs, seminars, events and exhibitions. Balkan Heart is also available for supporting your own personal project!

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You can join us and have a variety of benefits, by gaining the U.S.B Member Card! (Coming soon)

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Actions

Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Voluntarism
Local Activities
Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Erasmus+ European Voluntary programmes
International Projects
Erasmus+ ΚΑ2|Other
International Projects
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Erasmus+ European Voluntary programmes
International Projects
Erasmus+ ΚΑ2| Other
International Projects
Erasmus+ ΚΑ2
International Projects
Erasmus+ European Voluntary programmes
International Projects
Erasmus+ European Voluntary programmes
International Projects
Voluntarism
Local Activities
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
Local Activities
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
VOT-EU: 20 Μαρτίου 2019, Θεσσαλονίκη
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
Thessaloniki Youth Resilience Challenge
Voluntarism
Local Activities
Active Citizens Laboratory - ACIL
Educational Workshops
Local Activities
President and Founder
Aris Paraschou

Aris Paraschou has done a master in Intercultural Dialogue and Education and has been involved in more than 100 youth or other projects. He is a youth trainer and part of the pool of trainers of the Council of Europe and of the Hellenic National Agency, responsible for the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. He is the head of the Greek National Network of the Anna-Lindh Foundation. 

info@usbngo.gr
Head of the Project Management Department
Yannis Tsilsou

Yannis Tsilsou has studied in the department of International and European Studies and finished his master in European Policies on Youth, Education and Culture. Since 2012 he has been involved in various organisations as an activist, member or volunteer and took part in various Training Courses about intercultural dialogue, human rights and European policies.

yannis.tsilsou@usbngo.gr
Finance Manager
Ermioni Triantafyllou

Ermioni Triantafyllou is Finance Manager at U.S.B. working close with the accountant of the office in project financial management and budgeting. She has studied in the Department of Accounting and Finance. The last two years she has a weekly radio show in the web radio Infinity Greece.

finance@usbngo.gr
Volunteers' Coordinator
Christian Cibba

Christian Cibba has studied International Relations in University of La Sapienza in Rome with focus on Cooperation and Development. He is a journalist and has been working the last five years for newspapers and non profit organisations involved with social issues and he has worked in Spain and Italy as project manager and trainer in youth organisations.

volunteer@usbngo.gr
Cultural Manager and Volunteers Officer
Chara Siafaka

Chara Siafaka has finished her Philosophy at AUTh. specializing in linguistics. She teaches Greek as a foreign and mother tongue, at all levels of education. Since December 2018, he has been working for the United Societies of the Balkans in the Balkan Heart department.

balkanheart@usbngo.gr
Finance Manager Assistant
Christina Tourlakidou

My name is Christina Tourlakidou. I am a Greek citizen and I live in Thessaloniki. I am 24 years old. I studied Economics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I just finished my master in Βusiness Administration and Information Systems at the same university. I work in the finance management department of the United Societies of Balkans. In my free time I use to go to the gym, for walking at the seaside of my city, watching movies and I love spending time with my favorite people.

finance@usbngo.gr
Project Manager Assistant & Networks Coordinator
Elina Azopoulou

Elina Azopoulou is a graduate of the Department of Political Science and International Relations with a master's degree in Global Political Economy. She has extensive experience in the refugee field working for the International Organization for Migration and the European Asylum Support Service. From January 2022, she works at USB in the European project implementation department.

networks@usbngo.gr
Project Manager Assistant & Head of Sports Department
Zach Piazas

Zach Piazas is working as a Project Manager Assistant and is the Head of the Sports Department. He has participated in multiple mobility programs, where he discovered his passion for the empowerment of people. At the same time, he is frequently involved in intercultural youth programs as a dialogue facilitator.

zach@usbngo.gr
Mobility Officer
Kiriaki Pelagou

Kyriaki Pelagou is a graduate student of Political Science and a postgraduate student with a degree on European Youth Policies, Education and Culture. She has participated in Youth Exchanges as a youth leader and in several training courses. She has been involved in the coordination of local actions in groups of volunteers and the design and implementation of educational activities. Areas of interest and involvement include active citizenship, human rights and intercultural dialogue.

placements@usbngo.gr
Press Officer
Panos Skepadianos

Panos Skepadianos is a graduate student of the Department of Business Administration. Since 2011 he has participated in various organizations as a volunteer, trainer and in recent years has been a coordinator of volunteers in the organization Thessaloniki Pride.

press@usbngo.gr
Volunteer Coordinator Assistant
Christos Leivaditis

Christos Leivaditis is a graduate of the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia and he's pursuing a Master's in Economic in the same University. He has participated in numerous Erasmus+ trainings and Exchange projects. Some of his other interests are journalism and economic research.

balkanhotspot.usb@gmail.com
ESC Mentor
Urania Rapti
Ourania Rapti was born and raised in Thessaloniki. She is a Psychologist (graduate of the Department 
of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Experiential Instructor at H.R. with training
focused on anti-Gypsy culture but also experiential and psychodynamic methods, and Mentor of Roma
women, young people and volunteers (Greeks and foreigners). From 2018 until today she supports
as a mentor of the EVS & ESC volunteers of thessDiktyo as a partner of USB.
ESC house manager
Dionisis Tonas

Dionysis Tonas has been working for United Societies of Balkans since June 2015. He is responsible of the house where the volunteers live, for their accommodation, food and whatever other issues arise from their coexistence.

Balkan Hotspot Coordinator
Sara Angioletti

Sara is 26 years old, she is Italian and she firstly came to Greece as a volunteer for the European Solidarity Corps. Now, she is the coordinator of the ESC project Balkan Hotspot Media Lab. She studied Foreign Languages, Cultures and Literatures in university and then got a master degree in International Cooperation for Humanitarian Aid and Development. She always felt she belonged somewhere else in the world so, after she finished her studies, she left Italy and went to live abroad to work in the International Cooperation field, collaborating with different NGOs.

Youth on Move

U.S.B , host and participate in voluntary programs mobility programs, such as youth exchanges and training courses, as well as educational seminars. Be informed. Participate!

Networks

Our organization, dedicated to the principles and values of cooperation and mutual support, is a member of various civil society organizations networks at local, national and international level.

anna lindh thess diktio youth for exchange and understanding united Forum of European Roma Young People European Youth Card Youth Express Network DYPALL Network Butterfly Dreamer

Blog

Our volunteers and participants, share with us, their experiences!

Last month, between August 17-23, I took part in a youth exchange entitled "Ecology Act II" in Bordeaux, France. During the program I had the chance to work with people from 3 different countries (Lithuania, France, Greece) with whom we discussed issues related to ecology. The main topic of our discussions was how we can, both individually and as countries, limit ecological destruction and switch to renewable energy sources. My favorite activities were the intercultural nights, through which we came into contact with different cultures as well as their traditional foods.

Ecology act 2 in Bordeaux, France was a youth exchange with a particularly summery character. In Vieux Boucau near Bordeaux in a small seaside camp, French, Lithuanian and Greek participants of the program discussed various aspects of ecology and shared our local realities on this topic. In the intercultural evenings we learned about other people's culture and customs and shared ours. Finally, in the last days of the program, we organized a clean-up action, and cleaned the beach and the city of litter.
Oui oui!

Georgia

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