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  • European Patients Rights

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    W I T H T H E S U P P O R T O FW I T H T H E PAT R O N A G E O F

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    PATIENTS RIGHTS HAVE NO BORDERS

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    CRISIS IN ARAB WORLD

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    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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    OPINIONS

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    NEWS

    4 2020: ..... 35 . 4 ........................................................................................................... 37 4 BRAVO AWARDS and the NGO QualityNet Foundation ...................................... 39 4 ........................................................................................................................................ 40

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    C O N T E N T S

    EVROPAIkI EkFRASSI Q u A R T E R L Y E D I T I O N O N E u R O P E A N I S S u E SF I R S T P u B L I S h E D : 1 9 8 9 I S S N : 1 1 0 5 - 8 1 3 7 E u R O 5 Y E A R 2 2 V O L . 8 1 A P R I L - M A Y - J u N E 2 0 1 1

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    DeMond S. Miller

    S Moytafis

    El. Paraskeua Gkizi

    G. Pagoulatos

    An. Psomiadi

    Vlassis Sfyroeras

    Dimitris Psilas

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    PuBLIC RELATIONS

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    4NGOs in uSA ..............................................................................................................................6DeMond S. Miller

    CRISIS IN ARAB WORLD

    4Arab world and systemic contradictions ............................................................................ 10Chr. Alexopoulos 4Tunisia and Egypt and their relations with France ........................................................... 13El. Paraskeua Gkizi

    C???? 4To the memory Marcos Dragoumis ................................................................................... 15G. Pagoulatos 4 Il Manifesto di Ventotene ...................................................................................................... 17Translation:Vlassis Sfyroeras

    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    4CSR: kiss of life for social groups ..................................................................................... 29An. Psomiadi 4 Social support services........................................................................................................... 30S Moytafis

    OPINIONS

    4has common sense disappeared? ........................................................................................ 32P. Konstantinidis 4 Readings in greek and foreign political discourse ............................................................ 34D. Kioukias

    NEWS

    4 Europe 2020: Tracing the European strategy of the new decade ............................... 35K. Kougias 4WhATS GOING ON IN EuROPE .................................................................................... 37 4 BRAVO AWARDS and the NGO QualityNet Foundation ...................................... 39 4 BOOk PRESENTATION ..................................................................................................... 40 4 EuROPEAN EXPRESSION NEWS .................................................................................... 44

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    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Non-profit organi-zations (NPOs) are part of the social fabric in America. In the

    united States, NGOs and NPOs tend to de-scribe a diverse group of organizations that can take the form of a charity, non-profit as-sociation or a foundation. So varied are their structures, functions and missions that there is no legal definition within the law to define their activities. They have proven to be the driving force for some of the major social is-sues that have transformed American Soci-ety while bringing forth the American ideal of liberty, equality and justice for all. While these ideals are part of the united States Con-stitution, non-profit citizens groups (such as anti-slavery, universal suffrage, child protec-tion) have been the driving force in helping to make these ideals a reality. Oftentimes, there is confusion regarding the differenc-es between NGOs and NPOs. To clarify, the NGO is created by individuals who are not part of the government; while the NGO may derive much of its funding from a govern-ment source, the organization will not take a government or political stance on a posi-tion. The NPO is much like a business in that

    it raises capital and provides services; howev-er, it does not divide its extra funds between its shareholders, or owners, but uses the re-maining funds for the organizations purpos-es. While NGO and NPO activity is not ex-pressly protected as a constitutional guaran-tee, a series of court cases have found that the First and Fourteenth Amendments pro-tect certain forms of orderly group activities and the voluntary association of persons. The volunteerism movement in the united States is conceptualized through the works of both NGOs and NPOs. Collectively, the groups work stems from ideas of life, liber-ty, democracy, respect for human rights and the promotion of the general welfare as part of the American Ideal. Moreover, there is an implicit understanding that American cit-izens have the responsibility to make a dif-ference via voluntary action or by forming groups and associations that pursue a com-mon goal that contributes to the overall ben-efit of society. For instance, during times of crisis when the state is overwhelmed by the enormity of problems, ordinary citizens, civ-ic groups, school, churches, synagogues and mosques oftentimes assume the responsibil-ity of addressing the immediate concerns of

    NGOsin USA

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    The key to advancing an NGO/NPO agenda is not only a core group of individuals dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in and around Greece, but also the advancement of community values and goals based on a

    set of common element, without regard to political affiliation as groups reach consensus regarding a mutually-beneficial framework that is supportive of each other in areas of technical support and advocacy for a common cause.

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    their impacted neighbors. The state and private sector oftentimes act in their own best interests, the core of the NGO and NPO movement relies on the consciousness of citizens who freely asso-ciate and take action for the