Where it all begins

ALLILONnet is an initiative of Greeks and friends of Greece who:

1. believe in the potential of Greece to take advantage of the great opportunities emerging from the rapidly mutating global economy, by using its considerable scientific, business and cultural human capital in Greece and abroad, and by supporting the initiatives of its youth in the professional field, around the world.

2. share the vision of Greece that can overcome the current challenges and can emerge from the crisis stronger and better, making a leap forward in the economy, the social cohesion, as well as the democratic institutions, principles, values and freedoms.

3. believe that our country is at one of those exceptional crossroads in history that require every Greek and every friend of Greece to participate actively and decisively in the wider common effort with a spirit of solidarity, a willingness to offer and volunteer, where needed, and with particular attention to the younger generation, which is being tested excessively by the current crisis.

Pillars of the vision

The Greek society

Guided by transparency, merit, fairness and justice, coherent around its core values, with a widely shared vision for the future, reducing inequalities, deepening of democratic values, strengthening institutions and freedoms, confident in its ability to prosper and create, able to build on the wealth of its heritage and able to provide the right framework for its young people to contribute from their rightful place to the technological advancement, the creativity and the innovation that will define the Greek, European and world affairs of the XXI century.

The Greek economy in the post-Covid era

With core national priority the need to expand its productive base and achieve high growth rates, internationally competitive, resolutely focused on innovation-based entrepreneurship, with particular emphasis on high technology and the knowledge society at all levels, offering real, fast-growing and equal opportunities to its young people, making Greece an international hub of knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship and creating the right conditions for a stream of expatriated Greeks returning to Greece.

The frenetic and accelerating pace of technological development in recent years is profoundly transforming the global economy and the balance of power, and therefore exacerbates competition, among nations. The pandemic has already caused additional upheavals and profound distortions in production processes and supply chains worldwide. The post COVID international scene will be characterized by a deeper, more intense and fiercer international competition where state intervention in markets, and therefore distortions, will increase sharply and where competition, both commercial and economic, will become much more geo-economic and geopolitical. This is happening already. There are already considerable needs to prepare, adapt and improve the resilience of the economy and society. In the more challenging world ahead, Greece has to make profound changes pursuing a great leap forward. It cannot be simple. Greece can do, but requires, among others, a strategic approach, internal coherence of vision and action and realistically daring and well targeted policies in all areas

Goals of ALLILON

1st Goal
: to individually support the efforts of our members, especially our young members who strive for a better professional future.

ALLILON has created an easy-to-use and effective framework to support the efforts of its members, especially the youth, at any stage the may be in, whether it is education, professional insertion, career development, or entrepreneurship. This framework can be used and developed anywhere where there are Greeks and friends of Greece. It provides facilitation of communication, networking, exchange of useful information and ideas, development of partnerships and collaborations , mentoring and guidance, in ways that are merit based and fully transparent.

2nd Goal: to build cohesion and a spirit of volunteerism around the core values of solidarity and mutual support in Greek communities and other entities abroad and in Greece

The expansion of our networks of members and mentors, individuals who have embraced and are guided by the principles and values of ALLILON, promotes a spirit of voluntary contribution, solidarity, mutual support, meritocracy, transparency, cohesion and mobilization for the common good. Thus, ALLILON contributes to making Greek communities and the organizations it collaborates with, in Greece and abroad, more cohesive and capable of benefiting from opportunities as well as overcoming challenges and difficulties.

3d Goal : To contribute to the necessary preparation and adaptation of global hellenism to the emerging new world.

The accelerating scientific and technological progress, the deepening geopolitical competition especially among major powers, the pandemic , the increasing frictions, conflicts and wars including in Europe, the evolution towards a new cold war most probably deeper and more dangerous than the precious one, create enormous needs for immediate and long term adaptation that concern everyone, from the ordinary citizen, especially the youth, to the whole country and the global Hellenism. ALLILON pays particular attention to issues related to the country’s strategy for exiting the crisis, especially in important economic sectors and with an emphasis on core principles and values, including equal opportunities, meritocracy, transparency, democratic freedoms, and others. Hellenes living abroad can play a huge role in the country’s efforts. The evolution of the Greek economy and society must support the creation of an increasing flow of Greeks returning to Greece.

The people of ALLILON

In all large organizations there are unsung heroes, who support on a daily basis with their actions and are the cornerstone of ALLILON.