Frequently Asked Questions

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)

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

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.

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).

  • A. They must exclusively and permanently reside on one of the 29 islands included in the programme.
  • B. They 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)

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

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.

HOPEgenesis activities can be funded by natural and legal persons.

HOPEgenesis accepts donations by filling in the donor form. (Click here).

Yes. HOPEgenesis provides its volunteers with certification and reference letters.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.