Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis

Prolepsis is a non-profit organization, active in the field of education, research, health promotion and public health since 1991.

It has long experience in participating and coordinating national and EU funded projects. Indicative relative work includes the organization of a symposium on the role of the mass media in cancer prevention, realization of educational seminars for general practitioners about cancer prevention, for physicians working in rural areas and health professionals to respond to terrorist threats, development of a training tool for planning, implementing and evaluating work place health promotion activities for women, and creation and application of training tools for elderly for the prevention from accidents and drugs misuse.

The Institute's human resources consist of a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, public health and health promotion specialists, statisticians, health communication specialists, as well as social scientists (psychologists, sociologists, etc.). Moreover, Prolepsis has built a large network of partners not only in Greece, but also in most Member-States of the European Union, Eastern European Countries and the USA.

Prolepsis Institute is currently involved, either as a coordinator or an associated partner, in 8 European Union funded projects addressing the issues of smoking prevention, migrants' vaccination promotion, vocational training on health reporting for journalists, cervical cancer prevention, promotion of safe alcohol use through workplace interventions, etc.