The idea that in a period of prolonged and ongoing financial and social crisis, active citizens are the only ones to make Greece move forward, gave birth to the Olympic Olive Institute Entrepreneurs, workers, scientists should take initiative in order to tackle with the recession, increase productivity, take advantage of natural recourses and boost competitiveness.

It is our firm belief that when the state and the various elites of a beleaguered country or wider region are unable to react, then the civil society is called to make the transition from theory into action, thus confirming its presence and potential.