TAP’s voluntary Social and Environmental Investment (SEI) programme in Greece amounts to a total of €32 million, focusing on four pillars:
- Education and training
- Socio-economic development, with an emphasis on agriculture and tourism
- Quality of life for local communities, with an emphasis on social support and cohesion
TAP representatives are in continuous open dialogue with local communities and all levels of Government –central, prefectural and municipal– to develop mutually agreed SEI projects that support the communities’ own development priorities.
See below key SEI projects implemented in Greece in the context of TAP’s SEI programme– an indicative selection of the various initiatives TAP has undertaken, contributing to social, humanitarian and other important causes.
In June 2017, TAP Greece launched an approximately €11 million Social and Environmental Investment (SEI) programme, pertaining to the donation of 93 utility vehicles – including ambulances, snowploughs and garbage trucks. The investment benefits local communities across all three Northern Greek Prefectures traversed by the pipeline: Western Macedonia, Central Macedonia and Eastern Macedonia-Thrace.
TAP is helping educate the next generation of energy experts, by funding two Master’s degree programmes offered by the University of Western Macedonia and the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia. Over a period of five years, TAP will invest €1 million in the initiative via a donation to the Bodossaki Foundation. The amount will be mainly used to subsidise students’ tuition fees.
Between May 2016 and March 2017, TAP sponsored a Road Safety Seminars programme attended by more than 25,000 elementary and high-school students from all three Northern Greek Prefectures traversed by the pipeline: Western Macedonia, Central Macedonia and Eastern Macedonia-Thrace. Safety is TAP’s No1 priority and by supporting this project, TAP promotes the vital practice of road safety from an early age.