Within the ALLILON network

Participation in the ALLILON network has no cost. Members have access to the entire ALLILON network (Mentors, Local Coordinators, Members) as well as to our events. They can communicate with other members and with all the management bodies of our network and get to know each other mainly through participation in our LinkedIn group and our website. The only obligation that each member undertakes is to answer in the best possible way, when asked by another member, usually a younger member, about study, career or business experience, when that answer may be useful to the young person’s professional endeavors. This answer should be provided in ways that foster the spirit of solidarity and mutual support and encourage our young people in their efforts in the professional arena. Thus, each of our members is a potential mentor and ALLILON as a whole is a space of professional solidarity and mutual support that is constantly spreading.

1. The Mentor shares his/her own experiences with the mentee, and through them, guides and supports the younger member who is looking for new opportunities or new horizons. He/she pays special attention so that the mentee can prepare, understand, discover and get to know and at the same time network better. The Mentor shall foster a spirit of solidarity, mutual support and initiative for personal and common good. He generally encourages our younger members to develop their initiatives and efforts in the professional arena.

2. ALLILON’s counselling is mainly “strategic” in its approach i.e. it seeks to assist in the important decisions that the person concerned is called upon to make and is based on relatively short, often online meetings, mainly one-to-one, lasting about 40 – 60 minutes and focused on the person’s inquiries and questions.

3. The mentee is requested to pay attention to two requirements: 1st, to read carefully the profile of the mentor and ensure that the questions he intends to raise will be addressed to the right mentor, and, 2d, to concentrate the interview on one or more of the important questions the mentee is considering for his next professional steps. It is specified that the mentee can perfectly consult the mentor on any “strategic” i.e. important question for his future, even if the mentee is still at an initial steps in his exploration.

4. Our mentors remain strictly volunteers and offer their advice within ALLILON always pro bono. They have full control over the time they invest in each stakeholder.

5. The whole approach of the mentoring process is designed in ways that provide to the mentor control on the time that he can provide to the mentee and to ALLILON. Thus the mentor can chose in his profile form to: a, reduce the scope of the issues for which the mentor offer his advice and b, decide that the mentor will not be available for open mentoring sessions initiated at any time by the mentee, but rather the mentor will be available only for “speed mentoring” in the context of an event organized by ALLILON with a University or other entity in Greece or abroad. It is reminded that in such context the speed mentoring lasts only one hour and that ALLILON foresees, for 2023, to organize 6 such events.

The Local Coordinators promote the objectives and actions of ALLILON in their area. They are the recognized contact points in their city or country. They help expand the networks and organize events.

In countries or cities where ALLILON has a strong presence there will be a team of Local Coordinators, usually consisting of up to five members. Each member of the Local Coordinator team will have at least one of the following roles:

  • Head of the Local Coordinator team: Will be responsible for overseeing and organizing all activities of the Local Coordinators team and will be the main channel of communication between the Local Coordinators and the communication team and ALLILON management.
  • Local Coordinator for the organization of events.
  • Local Coordinator for the promotion of membership and mentor networks.
  • Local Coordinator for the creation and operation of ALLILON social media.
  • Local Donations Coordinator (only within Greece)

Each Member can fill in the details of an organization or a company in their profile and request that their company or organization also become a Member Company or Member Organization of ALLILON. The same applies to our members who are Freelancers.

Support the ALLILON network

1. Become a volunteer at ALLILON by sending a message to communication@allilonnet.gr:

  • You can join the ALLILON Communication Team to support our social networks and our member & mentor networks.
  • You can become an ALLILON Local Coordinator to support our partnerships and events, as well as our networks of members and mentors in your area of responsibility (country, city, university).
  • You can also undertake a specific ALLILON project.

2. Become a columnist or guest editor in our magazine or a speaker at one of our events by completing your profile on our website.

3. Become an honorary member of ALLILON for 18 months by making a minimum donation of €30. The honorary members:

  • are specifically mentioned in their profile on our website and appear on the “About” page
  • have priority to participate in our activities and public events
  • can receive a copy of the minutes of the General Assembly, as well as request to attend and/or speak at the General Assembly
  • have the right to apply to become members of the Advisory Committee (AC) of ALLILON, as long as they remain honorary members. The Advisory Committee meets once a month with the President of ALLILON and other members of the Board, and they discuss the strategic development of our actions.

4. Become a regular Member: after approval by the Board of Directors, with an annual subscription of €90 per year, you can become a regular member of ALLILON. This gives you the right to vote and be eligible. Regular members have the right to vote at the General Assembly.

5. Register your company, or your organization, or register as a freelancer in ALLILON. . See all the details here.