Since 2015 the organization operates in more than 350 areas, 317 local communities in the Regional Units of Evritania, Phocis, Phthiotis, Boeotia, Evia, Arta, Karditsa, Ioannina, Kozani and Thesprotia and 37 islands of the Aegean and Ionian Seas.
Works closely with 18 medical centers in Athens and remote areas (public and private), and the medical team consists of more than 80 doctors, midwives and other health professionals, located in 15 different parts of Greece.
Up to date, more than 220 families have benefited from the program in areas that for more than 3-5 years had seen little or no births or a large negative birth-death ratio
In addition, it provides infertility treatment services on 28 islands, in cooperation with major fertility centers in Greece, aiming to meet the needs of women who wish to bear but face fertility problems.
Agathonisi, Agios Efstratios, Anafi, Antikythera, Arkioi, Gavdos, Donoussa, Elafonisos, Iraklia, Thimaina, Kalamos, Kassos, Kastelorizo, Kastos, Kimolos, Koufonissia, Lipsi, Meganissi, Nisyros, Oinoros Syses, Sikinos, Schinoussa, Tilos, Folegandros, Fourni, Halki, Psara, Pserimos.
It aims to meet the needs of women who wish to bear but face fertility problems, this additional action will contribute to the overall effort to gradually increase the population of our country.
At the same time, HOPEgenesis is active in order to raise awareness and educate institutions on the major demographic problem.
HOPEgenesis travels throughout Greece every month (in the areas of HOPEgenesis and non-HOPEgenesis activities) to inform, raise awareness and educate organizations, communities and residents about the major problem of low birth rates and its implications in all areas of life.
But in addition, HOPEgenesis conducts research with academic institutions on the low birth rate and demographic problem, so that collectively with academic, state and European institutions, the problem is recorded, documented and solutions formalized.
In cooperation with the Department of Statistics and Insurance Science of the University of Piraeus, the organization carries out a study that records the reasons for the low birth rate in Greece, the ways to address it, the total cost of the population reduction in our insurance system, as well as the cost of funding from Greek or European funds required annually to fill the gap in our insurance system.
Also, in collaboration with the First Gynecological Clinic of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, HOPEgenesis is conducting a study on the social extension of the major problem of low birth rates in Greece: “What is the knowledge of young people about declining reproductive ability with age advancement? How would this knowledge affect the course of their lives and the number of births by extension? The research will take place in a large age and educational range and will highlight the relation of infertility with the low birth rate in our country.
THE PILLARS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ORGANIZATION are:
Multiplication of benefiting women and extension of the program to more remote areas, showing a negative birth-deathratio and limited access to medical-obstetric infrastructure. The aim of the organization is for all women to have equal rights to motherhood, regardless of their place of residence and financial situation.
Ongoing research, workshops and presentations on the demographic problem:
HOPEgenesis will continue to conduct researches and presentations on the major demographic problem, in order to keep this multi-dimensional issue at the forefront of the news and to fully address it.
Pilot projects for early nurse centers.
HOPEgenesis is planning, in collaboration with a non-public institution, a pilot project for the employment of pre-school children in its areas of activity, which do not have or have difficult access to a kindergarten, in order to enable parents to combine maternity/paternity with their work.
Pilot project "nanny of the neighborhood" in urban and semi-urban areas.
The program "nanny of the neighborhood" is aimed at parents who live in urban or semi-urban areas, giving them the option of keeping their children free of charge from the "nanny of the neighborhood", people who do not work, want and can meet this task. The aim of the program is to facilitate working parents who either do not have the financial capacity or their own family to care for their children when they work, an issue directly linked to the low birth rate in urban and semi-urban areas. At the same time it will motivate people to rejoin the labor market, providing valuable services.