Who we are
IME GSEVEE is a research body for small and medium-sized enterprises in Greece and supports scientifically GSEVEE
policies and put forward GSEVEE
proposals and positions
Design & implement
studies and surveys
methods and tools supporting enterprises
projects fostering small enterprises
and their human resources
Production and dissemination
of scientific knowledge on issues of interest to small enterprises.
the role of GSEVEE as a national social partner,
and its member federations as well
enterprises and human resources so that they can adapt to the changing economic environment
Raising the role of small enterprises as a decisive and dynamic factor for the social and economic development of Greece.
Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen, and Merchants
GSEVEE was founded in 1919 with the aim to defend, promote, and consolidate the professional, economic, and social interests of professionals, craftsmen, and merchants in Greece
GSEVEE Vocational Training Centre
KEK GSEVEE was founded in 1995 with the aim to meet the increased needs of employers and employees of Greek enterprises in vocational basic and advanced training, and lifelong learning.
IME GSEVEE PRESENTATION
You may find below a compendium of the actions, projects and studies that have been implemented by IME GSEVEE during the 2007-2015 periodRead the presentation
GSEVEE Small Enterprises’ Institute is founded in December upon the initiative of its Administrative Council and its President Mr Dimitris Asimakopoulos. At the same time, its first educational work is being planned.
IME GSEVEE is relocated to a new privately-owned building, located at 46, Aristotelous Street, designed by the celebrated architect Mr Kyriakos Kyriakides. At the same time, IME GSEVEE proceeds with the recruitment of high-level scientific staff.
The Economic Climate Survey in Small Enterprises is conducted and presented for the first time. To this day, the survey is carried out on biannual basis throughout Greece, reflecting the trends in the small and medium-sized enterprises’ economic environment.
IME GSEVEE’s activity scales up through the operation of branches in Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Larissa, Patra, and Heraklion, with the objective to support GSEVEE’s member federations and strengthen small enterprises and their human resources in the regions.
Small enterprises’ support mechanisms and units are developed through the operation of IME GSEVEE entrepreneurship network, innovation and clusters unit, and Equality Office. The Institute fosters its presence in the training and lifelong learning field, leading an association of Social Partners’ bodies aiming at the implementation of upskilling for employees and self-employed which has been included in European Social Fund’s good practices.
The new administrative council of GSEVEE and IME GSEVEE is elected, and Mr Georgios Kavvathas takes over the position of the president for the new term. IME GSEVEE gets certified with the Quality Management System in accordance with the standard ISO 9001:2008.
It contributes to enhancing Social Dialogue in Greece through the cooperation with National Social Partners’ Institutes and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
IME GSEVEE takes over the leading role in a joint action by Social Partners’ Institutes on skills, contributing to the creation of the National Labour Market Diagnosis System. The same year saw the successful completion of the 2007-2013 NSRF projects, which led to the support of more than 2,500 enterprises, 52 GSEVEE federations, the development of 11 clusters, the elaboration of more than 65 studies, surveys, and educational materials, and the implementation of more than 800 seminars with 20,000 participants.
Mr Georgios Kavvathas is re-elected as GSEVEE and IME GSEVEE President, and the new Administrative Council is elected. IME GSEVEE develops a strategy for the new 2014-2020 programming period, planning new projects and actions.
How we work
We work with people with a high level of training, know-how and expertise, that cover a wide range of scientific fields. Our team is made up of people who have been working at IME GSEVEE for many years, while at the same time it is constantly enriched and strengthened through the inclusion of new executives. We emphasize the continuous staff training, so that they keep up with the scientific developments. We select our staff following open procedures, respecting the principles of equal treatment, non-discrimination and gender equality.
We pursue and promote interdisciplinarity
We pursue our team to be composed by people that come from different and complementary scientific fields. Our people cover a wide range of scientific fields, incl. economic sciences, political and social sciences, educational policy, communication.
We invest in the high educational level of our team members
The scientific knowledge and development of our team is a necessary component for the continuous development of IME GSEVEE. The educational level of our team is particularly high, with 14% holding a PhD degree, 40% a post-graduate degree and 29% a higher education degree.
We are interested in combining long-standing experience with new knowledge
We consider that the cooperation of people of all ages is very significant, seeking to combine long-standing experience with new knowledge. Our team consists of people of all ages. 63% is from 35 to 44 years old and 20% is between 45 and 54 years old.
We promote the principle of equality among the members of our team
We follow an equal opportunities and treatment policy, respecting the principles of non-discrimination and gender equality. 57% of our team is male and 43% is female.
Administrative support staff
Accounting and financial executives
Technical support staff
PARTNERSHIPS WITH NATIONAL SOCIAL PARTNERS’ INSTITUTES
Areas accessible by people with disabilities
Areas properly designed and accessible by people with disabilities at all IME GSEVEE premises
Conference & training rooms
Fully equipped conference auditorium with a capacity of 150 people, meeting rooms, education and training rooms equipped with modern educational equipment
Library & Historical Archive
A library hosting a collection of Greek and foreign language books, documents, scientific journals and publications, and GSEVEE historical archives as well
In order to improve our internal organisation and to provide quality services, as of 2013, we apply a Quality Management System in accordance with the International Standard ΕΝ ISO 9001. The system is fully adapted to IME GSEVEE aims and procedures and its main objective is to satisfy the recipients of the services provided.
Structures of IMEGSEVEE
Address: 46 Aristotelous str., Athens, 10433
Phone: +30 210 8846852
Fax: +30 210 8846853
Address: 24 Koleti str., Thessaloniki, 54627
Phone: +30 2310-545967, +30 2310-517843
Fax: +30 2310-545275
Address: 170 Panepistimiou str., Patra, 26443
Phone: +30 2610-438557
Fax: +30 2610-561766
Address: 11 Vasileiou Patrikiou str., 26443
Phone: +30 2810-361040, +30 2810-361080
Fax: +30 2810-361150
Address: 2a Kastorias str., Larisa, 41335
Phone: +30 2410-579876-7
Fax: +30 2410-579878