Desmos is extremely excited about the launch of the 3d annual cycle of  “Desmos for Youth”. This nationwide program funds employment positions at charitable organizations for unemployed young men and women up to 30 y.o.

“Desmos for Youth” was created as a testament to the capabilities of young people living in Greece today and the amazing potential they can achieve when given the opportunity to work! The project’s goal is two-fold: to address youth unemployment while staffing charitable organizations with young, talented employees!

In the two previous years, “Desmos for Youth” has supported 26 diverse, high-impact jobs throughout Greece, covering not only a wide geographical range, but also a wide range of professions, specialties and areas of impact. Thanks to the positions funded through the program, 82.000 individuals have benefitted receiving crucial support, while 26 young adults gained significant professional experience, financial independence and the opportunity to grow.

Also, 86% of participants have continued to work either for the same organization or other employers thanks to their participation to “Desmos for Youth”.

About “Desmos for Youth” project

Through the  “Desmos for Youth” program we aim to fund employment positions at charitable organizations for unemployed youths with three goals:

  1. to help youths gain significant professional experience,
  2. to help organizations build their capacity and develop their work, and ultimately,
  3. to help maximize their social and humanitarian impact.

For the majority of participants their jobs through “Desmos for Youth” has been their first paid position, while for 30% of the charitable organizations the youth hired through the program has been their first employee.

“Desmos for Youth” 2021 would not have been possible without the support of: VISA Greece, TITAN Cement Group, The Andreas Mentzelopoulos Foundation, The Hellenic Initiative Australia, ELAIS-Unilever Hellas, Lambadarios Law Firm, Bodossaki Foundation, Kallisti, John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, and an anonymous family donation.

Throughout the year, Desmos will closely monitor the progress of its participants and will post regular updates on their accomplishments through our website, social media (Facebook, Instagram) and monthly newsletters.

Application process

The program requires that a valid joint application be submitted to Desmos by December 1st 2020.

All applications will be evaluated, in addition to the candidates’ profiles, with regards to the description of the position, the position’s significance for the organization, overall expected impact.

Participants must be up to 30 years old, currently unemployed, and are expected to propose a position with clear and measurable objectives and social impact.

Reacting to the unprecedented crisis we are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a fraction of the positions created will be dedicated to roles related to the pandemic and its consequences.

These positions may indicatively include:

a) prevention and primary health care of high-risk individuals (i.e. health professionals for home visits), b) socialization, creative activities, stimuli for beneficiaries in homes and institutions (i.e. utilization of digital media in educational, artistic activities etc.), c) mental and psycho-social support for victims of domestic violence,  institutional caregivers in health and rehabilitation units, people that have been mentally affected by the COVID-19 control measures

The application submission deadline is set for Tuesday, December 8th, 2020.
Successful candidates will be announced by Friday, January 22, 2021 and will be expected to begin their employment on February 1, 2021.

All materials are available in Greek:

Participation form

Procedure & terms and conditions,

Project timeline 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Read more about the previous two annual cycles of “Desmos for Youth” here.

For additional information you can contact Maria Markoudi – Project Manager, at maria@desmos.org and at 2310527620.