WELCommon Hostel: renewed

The new innovative project combines social-green issues like sustainable tourism, green & environmental activities with social integration of refugees, intercultural education and social inclusion.

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The social cooperative enterprise ANEMOS ANANEOSIS / WIND OF RENEWAL – which runs the Hostel – has received 5 European-level distinctions for our social and green innovation and contribution to the social economy in 2 years.

About the WELCommon Hostel:

  • The five upper floors are an innovative Hostel focuses on responsible, sustainable tourism.
    There is a variety of options for accommodation in WELCOMMON HOSTEL; In total we can host 167 persons either in a four or eight-bed dormitory or in a five-bed room, a four-bed room, a three-bed room, a twin or double bed room or a single; all rooms are comfortable, clean and attractive; a lot has been artistically designed with reused items, always with your comfort in mind.
  • On two floors, there is space for social and ecological activities, seminars, workshops on climate and energy issues, social entrepreneurship, social and green innovation, circular economy as well as cultural exhibitions.

Our previous work

In our innovative community center for refugees, WELCMMON, we have hosted, empowered and supported with non-formal education, art therapy activities, tutoring lessons, social and psychological services more than 600 vulnerable refugees for 1,5 year (9/2016-2/2018).

Our current work:

  • Running an innovative youth hostel, WELCOMMON HOSTEL, as main commercial activity with social and green impact. The Hostel started its operations in July 2018. Its activities nowadays comprise hosting tourists, mostly young people from high schools and universities, social economy organizations, social and ecological groups, artists, Erasmus students and “normal” tourists with social, ecological and cultural interests.
  • Continuation, with the help of volunteers, interns and visitors, friends, of some of its activities for social inclusion and non formal education as well as promotion of sustainable tourism, social and green innovation and economy.
  • By the end of August we will start a new project „Green and Social Innovation“ in the frame of European Solidarity Corps based on a similar approach.

Our ongoing cooperation with volunteering services is creating a space for connecting and learning from each other.

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4, Αθήνα 10682 / Kapodistriou Str. 4, 10682 Athens
/ Tel 00302103810646

For donations:
Cooperative Bank of Karditsa
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