As part of the Foundation's activities, and in particular in supporting innovation actions, the Kokkalis Foundation participates in a program of support to operational groups, to help promote innovation in the agri-food sector, the environment and climate change.
Specifically, the Rural Development Program for the period 2014-2020, which includes Measure 16, as well Sub-Measures on the "Establishment and Functioning of the Operational Teams on Productivity and Sustainability of Agriculture" and "Cooperation on environmental projects, environmental practices and actions on climate change ", dealing with the "exploitation of vinification residues for the purposes of bioeconomy”, the development of the "Logistics system for the transport of olive oil to the mill and the development of an "integrated bottled wine digital identity system "respectively, are already in progress.
The Kokkalis Foundation participates as the Coordinator for the respective projects.
Moreover, the Kokkalis Foundation currently participates in different European programs. Specifically, the Foundation participates in HelpMi-Helping Migrants to Integrate in Work Environments program, with the main objective of serving migrants in the local labor market and improving their understanding of European culture, while at the same time developing the multicultural skills of executives in the field of human resources management. The EGD4Cities- European Green Deal for Cities project inspired by existing initiatives, aimed at implementing a "green approach" to both human capital and the economy in the concept of sustainability. Its vision is to empower local authorities with a "green toolbox" for creating long-term Sustainable Development plans, introducing skills related to the transition to a cyclical and greener economy. The CREW- Creativity, Resilience, Empowerment for Work European program, aiming to educate the unemployed, young people and students who want to enhance and improve their skills (Digital Literacy, Career Management Skills, Communication and Self-improvement skills), as well as to the development of a self-assessment tool (Self-Test of required skills in the workplace) in order to be integrated into the labor market. Finally, the Kokkalis Foundation is one of the Partners at the CERESiS (ContaminatEd land Remediation through Energy crops for Soil improvement to liquid biofuel Strategies) Horizon 2020 proposal. CERESiS involves academia, industry, organizations, institutes and SMEs in a joint effort to tackle the indirect land use change (ILUC) risk while producing biofuels, as well as the fact that - at the same time - significant contaminated land areas remain unused. The project aims to create sustainable solutions to both issues, facilitating land reclamation through phytotherapy, with the cultivation of energy crops for the production of clean biofuels