LET’S CREATE A WORLD IN WHICH ALL YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THEIR BEST.
Not so long ago, we introduced a development program for young people with the perhaps atypical name of EUDAIMONIA for students and some teachers.
The creator of the program introduced it to us himself. He created it based on his many years of experience working with young people and their international success in STEM high school competitions.
For detailed information visit www.eudaimonia.edu.gr.
What is it and why this name?
The program is based on the ideas of Greek philosophers, but these are linked to the knowledge and skills which are helpful also today.
Aristotle speaks of the fulfillment of life through the determination of unambiguous, clear and practical goals of the individual. Management by Objectives (MBO) as a method is used in current management practice. So, one of the ideas of a great philosopher which is very often used today.
What is your life vision?
Who do you want to be?
What do you want to achieve in life?
What are your goals?
These are issues that young people should address during their studies in order to find the right path that will lead them to success and a fulfilling life in any field.
The essence and main idea of Aristotle’s Eudaimonia is thus the activation of possibilities, resources, the full potential of man, and the “flourishing” of the human personality. It includes what a person thinks, how he reacts and what he does during his life. It is the existence of the meaning of life.
The aim of the first part of the program is to prepare young people “for life” through self-knowledge, knowledge of their strengths, getting to know the people around them. The second part gives them the basics of leadership thinking.
Who is the program for and how does it work?
The program is designed for young people aged 16 to 23, i.e. high school and college students.
It is a combination of face-to-face and online workshops for a group of 9–12 people, who always meet in the same composition so that they become a cohesive and mutually supportive team.
If you are interested, we are considering to have part of the program directly in Athens, Greece. So the participants can really follow in the footsteps of Greek philosophers and experience the authentic environment where the ideas were originated.
It is necessary kept in mind that the purpose of program is not about finish the course and then end with a certificate of completion. It is rather a way of life that we open to young people which will show them meaning and value of knowledge. Our role and also our social responsibility is to help participants in this journey.
Thanks to this course, I found out what is important in life and I found out who I am. The approach was professional and above all we were able to create a beautiful safe place where we didn't have to be ashamed of anything. We all listened actively.
This program has greatly enriched me. During joint discussions and activities, I had the opportunity to get to know each other better. I discovered my strengths and talents. Thanks to the pleasant environment we created there, we had the opportunity to openly express our position on various topics and thus hear other views on the matter. The lekgotla was very useful when everyone really contributed their opinion to the topic. I found out what I still need to move on to achieve my goals. I get a lot of new experiences from this program and I think that more young people should experience it because it is really worth it.
Eudaimonia is a nice development program originating from Greece. I graduated from it in only 3 days, but I think that I understood the essence and that I received materials for the future development of my personality. It is not a program for people who like to receive information on a platter, but for those who research and search, are open to learning and like to learn something new about themselves or to confirm what they already knew about themselves. If you are open to learning, you will definitely find something new in this program.
I will be honest with you, at the start I was really sceptical about this project, but I was curious about it so I decided to apply. Mrs. Falťanová and Dimitri were really nice and honest, they were trying to guide us during the whole project. Right at the beginning, I came to the conclusion that I will like this program. My personal favorite was the first day when we talked about what we want to achieve and how we get there, it gave me a better perspective on what I want to achieve in life. All in all this program was something to think about, if you think you will get instant results, think about it more deeply, this program is for a long run, you have to work on yourself even after the end of the program. It gives you something more like a guide and it's up to you to follow it. I personally enjoyed this experience, it helped me organize my life and my priorities. You don't have to be afraid of your peers judging you. You will found out that you share lot of things from fears to goals. If you want to connect with people your age I strongly recommend this project.
Nikolas Štefan K.
The Eudaimonia program appealed to me strongly. Together with the other participants, we debated on various topics regarding self-knowledge and a meaningful life. The trainers' approach was very professional and sometimes I felt like I was in a movie. I take a lot of important information from this program to my next life, such as: how to live a fulfilling life, what qualities to focus on, or what it means to live a eudaimonic life and to be a eudaimonic leader. I definitely recommend the program to all students. For those who don't know much about themselves yet, but also for those who have read about themselves.
I am very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Eudaimonia. I got to hear many helpful and strong words from mr. Mavromatis and Mrs. Faltanova. Their words and the whole workshop made me feel so motivated. It helped me to know myself better, see myself in better way than i did before, be able to socialize better people around me, improve my communication and listening skills. Thanks to Eudaimonia i have started learning more about emotional intelligence and i am taking a lot of good advice that will accompany me through my life.
The Eudaimonia program is independent and apolitical. It´s goal is the development of young people and the improvement of society. The authors of the program are independent experts who follow ethical principles and are not subject to any political party, movement or church.