I would like to be included in the HOPEgenesis programme

Women living in the programme’s regions, who are up to 18 weeks pregnant or who wish to become pregnant can be included in the HOPEgenesis programme regardless of their financial position. (See regions here)


What documents do I need in order to be included in the programme?

A. A certificate of permanent residence issued by the relevant Municipality or Community
Β. A utility bill
C. The E1 form


How can I learn more about the programme?

For more information on HOPEgenesis, visit a local information point (Municipality, Community, Citizen Service Centre) or learn about the procedures involved by sending an email to hope@hopegenesis.org or calling +30 216 9002088.


Does ΗΟPEgenesis provide fertility treatments?

ΗΟPEgenesis provides fertility treatment services on 29 islands in collaboration with major fertility centres in Greece, with the aim of covering the needs of women who want to become pregnant but face fertility issues.(Click here to see the 29 islands).


What are the requirements for inclusion in the fertility treatment programme?

A.They must exclusively and permanently reside on one of the 29 islands included in the programme.
B.hey must have an annual income of up to €14,000€
C.They must be insured with the National Organisation for the Provision of Health Services (EOPYY)


I would like to support HOPEgenesis programmes

If you are inspired by the HOPEgenesis initiative, you can become a:

Volunteer by supporting the work and functions of HOPEgenesis through your participation
Donor by financially supporting the work of HOPEgenesis
Filos (friend) by supporting the work and functions of HOPEgenesis
Ambassador by promoting the mission and objectives of HOPEgenesis every chance you get and by any means
Sponsor for one or more women by financially covering their pregnancy and childbirth
Regional Sponsor for a community or island/village as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme


When was HOPEgenesis founded?
After much research on declining birth rates in Greece, in 2015 Dr Stefanos Chandakas decided to found the HOPEgenesis civil non-profit company in an effort to present certain solutions to this major issue.


Who can fund the activities of HOPEgenesis?
HOPEgenesis activities can be funded by natural and legal persons.


Does HOPEgenesis accept donations? If so, how?
HOPEgenesis accepts donations by filling in the donor form. (Click here).


Do volunteers receive a certificate of participation?
Yes. HOPEgenesis provides its volunteers with certification and reference letters.


If I am chosen as a volunteer, will my services be required on a daily basis?
HOPEgenesis informs all its volunteers about its activities. As a volunteer, you may decide on the time you plan to dedicate to the organisation based on your schedule.


Can I follow the programme as a volunteer while also having a job? Can a job and volunteer work be combined?

Volunteering at HOPEgenesis is not binding on any of its volunteers. You can follow the organisation’s activities through the newsletter and choose the activities in which you would like to participate.


If I am already pregnant and come within the HOPEgenesis regions of action, can I be included in its programme?
Of course you can. The HOPEgenesis programme applies to women who are already up to 18 weeks pregnant or are interested in having children. You can fill in the contact form.


If I do not come within the HOPEgenesis regions of action, can I be included in its programme?
HOPEgenesis operates in frontier island and mainland regions across Greece. If you reside in such a region, send us your application and the HOPEgenesis team will process it.


How can I be included in the HOPEgenesis programme?
You can apply to the organisation through a very simple process involving the completion of a contact form and the submission of 3 supporting documents (question 2). Your application will then be processed by the board members of HOPEgenesis. Each applicant’s application form is considered based on the criterion of the region of residence.