The Lead Partner, Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) was established in 1962. It is a not‐for‐profit organisation with a mission to contribute to the promotion, dissemination and promulgation of modern management principles, methods and practices. EEDE has members, both corporate ‐ enterprises and organisations of the private and public sector ‐ and individuals ‐ medium and top‐level executives, entrepreneurs, professors and students.
The Hellenic Management Association incorporates five Institutes, specialising in a particular function of management and four Sectors that deal with general business issues: Hellenic Institute of Marketing, Hellenic Institute of Financial Management, Hellenic Institute of Production and Operations Management, Hellenic Institute of Information and Communications Management, Hellenic Institute of Human Resources Management, Sector of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs, Public Administration and Local Authorities Management Sector, Leadership Sector and Corporate Affairs Sector.
Today EEDE rates among the five largest Management Associations worldwide in terms of Membership and Activities. In 51 years of activity more than 500.000 executives have been trained and more than 800.000 teaching hours have been offered through 16.700 training programs, while EEDE’s Post‐Graduate Program is effectuated in 23 cities around Greece and counts more than 3.800 alumni.
EEDE’s Strategy and Actions are developed around seven main pillars:
Education: Postgraduate Programs, Certified Training Programs, Executive Programs, Open Training, In‐Company Training and Vocational Training.
Knowledge and Information: Institutes, Sectors, events, annual events (CEO Summit, Aristoteles Conference, Marketing Matters, Banking Forum, E‐Business Innovation Forum, Risk Management Forum etc.), Awards (Manager of the Year, Quality Leader of the Year, Marketing Excellence Awards, HR Excellence Awards, Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards) and the largest Management Portal «ManagementDirect».
Networking: Memoranda of Collaboration: American Farm School‐Perrotis College, American‐Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece, Association of Thessalian Industries & Enterprises, Chamber of Hotels, Chambers in Aitoloakarnania, Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Drama, Evoia, Irakleion, Kavala, Kozani, Korinth, Messinia, Rodopi and Viotia, Chambers of Commerce & Industry in Athens, Fthiotida, Fokida and Piraeus, European Business Ethics Greek Chapter, Exporters Association of Northern Greece, Exporters Association of Crete, Federation of Industries of Northern Greece, Future Leaders, German‐Hellenic Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Greek‐Turkish Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, Hellenic Factors Association, Hellenic Network for CSR, Hellenic Retail Business Association, Hellenic‐Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Institute for Vocational Guidance & Career Counselling, Italian‐Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Panhellenic Exporters Association, Quality Net Foundation, SBC TV, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, The Conference Board, Traders Associations in Athens, Livadia and Larissa, Transparency International Greece and University of the Aegean.
International Relations: European Management Association, European Marketing Confederation, European Foundation for Quality Management, European Organization for Quality, European Foundation for Management Development, Chartered Management Institute, Kent Business School, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management, Global Compact, CEC European Managers.
Business tools: Certification (Greek Certification of Business Excellence «Aien Aristevein», EFQM Levels of Excellence, Investors in People) and Research.
Communication: «Manager» magazine, «Paths to Development» TV programme, «The Edge» annual edition (on Leadership, Marketing, People, Finance & Banking, IT & Operations and Corporate Affairs), Books on management & entrepreneurship, Newsletters, specialised publications.
European Programmes: Current: Erasmus+, Europe Aid, Interreg Greece - Cyprus, Interreg Greece - Italy, Lifelong Learning Programme (Leonardo da Vinci & Grundving), Local Actions for vulnerable groups (TOPEKO). Previous: Adapt, Comett, Horizon, Info‐DC, Now, Phare, Article‐6, Asia Invest, Equal Round I and Round II and Tacis. EEDE also operates as an Intermediate Management Body for Managing European Union Programs.
Acting as final beneficiary that undertakes to implement programme measures and actions in view of the management and concretisation of co‐funded projects, a field of activity in which EEDE presents significant experience.
The Hellenic Management Association’s activities cover all administrative regions in Greece. More specifically, EEDE operates through Regional Departments in Macedonia (based in Thessaloniki), in the Peloponnese and Western Greece (based in Patras) and in Crete (based in Heraklion). Beyond Greece, EEDE also operates in Cyprus through the Cyprus Management Association (CMA), which was founded in collaboration with the Employers and Industrialists Federation of Cyprus. The Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA) and the Entrepreneurship Club were founded and now operate in Greece upon EEDE’s initiative.
The ultimate purpose of the Hellenic Management Association is to improve the competitiveness and effectiveness of Greek enterprises, through the development of human resources, as well as to offer such enterprises modern qualitative and specialised services that correspond to the challenges of the current economic environment, in particular accentuating the training activities and the growth of leadership competences.
To this end, the Hellenic Management Association, during the last three years, in consistency with its course in more than 50 years, presents position papers and takes several actions on confronting the financial crisis and developing the Greek economy, either on its own initiative or in collaboration with other institutional bodies.
Official webpage: http://www.eede.gr