the SPAO

the SPAO

The Social Policy and Action Organization, is not-for-profit organization (reg.no.4146), established in Cyprus in August 2014. The main goal of the Organization is to work towards the enhancement of quality of life of citizens, targeting mostly vulnerable groups, covering all social policy related areas. The Organization actively supports and promotes the five principles of quality of life, thus being Human Well Being, Health, Financial Independence, Family Status, Socialization and Social Protection. The activities of the Organisation are designed under two pillars:

  • Design and implementation of Actions targeting specific social problems.
  • Development and promotion of social policy recommendations.

Among its activities are: 1) Design and implementation of academic research and surveys; 2) Monitoring of social policy related legislations and directives; 3) Mapping of effective social policy practices and actions in other countries; 4) Design and implementation of projects contributing towards combating identified social problems, supporting vulnerable groups, including young people, promoting human rights, combating all kinds of discriminations in all levels of the society and promoting equal opportunities for all; 6) Provision of support, empowerment and enhancement of the quality of life of vulnerable groups; 7) Awareness raising, dissemination of information and organization of social campaigns; 8) Establishment of a network with national and international parties, involved in social policy issues.

Ifigenia Katchie –  the founder and president of the Social Policy and Action Organization. She holds an MA in European Studies based on Social Sciences. Her academic and research interests and lie on social policy related issues. She has been professionally involved as a project manager and coordinator as well as consultant in numerous social related projects funded by European programmes, since 2001 in Cyprus. Throughout the years she has offered her services as a volunteer to various NGOs in Cyprus. The establishment and operation of the SPAO has been one of her life goals, aiming at contributing towards promoting social change, and towards enhancing the quality of life of the most vulnerable groups in Cyprus.