“De-Code Integration” Project expands in Heraklion, Crete

23 September 2019

With the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, SHA (Social Hacker Academy) has created an educational program that will run for seven months, in Heraklion, Crete, where SHA will have physical presence with its Project Management Team & volunteers. The project is called “De-Code Integration” and aims at empowering vulnerable social groups (refugees/migrants/unemployed), residing in Heraklion Crete, to develop their skills (hard & soft skills) and prepare them to become employable, connecting them with tech companies’ recruiters. The project involves a 7-month educational program with 2 main pillars:

1st Pillar: Training/Education
2nd Pillar: Employability/Recruitment of Graduates

Social Hackers Academy (or SHA), it’s a non-profit organization, established in Athens, Greece, on September 2017. It aims at integrating people that belong to vulnerable social groups (refugees/migrants/unaccompanied minors/long-term Greek Unemployed) in the society, by offering educational programs in IT/digital skills and connecting programs’ graduates with the job market. Hence, it bridges the gap between the lack of digital skills among populations residing in Greece and the need of IT literate human workforce, while contributing in helping vulnerable groups avoid the risk of remaining socially excluded.

Who is eligible to apply for the program?
Unemployed Greeks/Refugees/Asylum Seekers/Migrants, residing in Crete, who:
➢ Are at least 18 years old
➢ Are able to write & communicate in English
➢ Have excellent computer usage skills,
➢ Have a need to learn how to search and get a job in the IT Sector, upon graduation.

➢ Are interested/passionate about Computers & IT
➢ Have a previous experience (academic & working) in IT (preferred)
Requirements for students:
➢ Attend 20-25 classroom hours per week
➢ Do the homework needed every week
➢ Attend their classes weekly!

Applications are OPEN!

Interested students can sign-up/log in here and complete all the steps!
A tutorial video about the steps how to use the platform can be found here

For questions about the application process, contact us here: & 210-3003124

Contact Persons of the project:
Thanos Oikonomou:
Aggelina Mila:

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