A.K.K.E.D. "Prometheus" is a non-profit organisation set up by the Athens Bar Association (DSA) and the Industrial Chamber of Athens (V.E.A.). It is published in the Athens Court No. 6094 / 04.09.2012 and was licensed by the Ministry of Justice Transparency and Human Rights under the Law 3898/2010. Its headquarters are in Athens (18th Feidiou Str, 4th floor) and features the most modern educational infrastructure.
A.K.K.E.D. "Prometheus" provides basic education programs to prospective Mediators as provided in Presidential Decree 123/2011 and advanced training to accredited mediators. It also organizes training seminars for all professionals, trained mediators and lawyers.
On Monday, August 24th, 2015, the largest international cooperation in the field of mediation in Greece was announced and launched, with the strategic alliance between the Athens Training Centre for Mediators AKKED "Prometheus" and ADR Center - member of the JAMS International, with Elena Koltsaki and Nana Papadogeorgaki as lead trainers, for the provision of excellent training, further training and qualification of mediators and provision of high expertise from the largest Mediation Centre across Europe.
With this strategic cooperation, AKKED "Prometheus" is now listed on top of the Institutions providing Training for Mediators, enjoys wide international recognition, and provides to all trainees prestigious certification titles, with value and international recognition by academic institutions, corporations, institutions and organizations related to mediation.
The new training program incorporates the most widespread and effective practical and theoretical training models, smart mediation techniques and an unprecedented combination of trainers, sought-after over the world, who are not only teaching at some of the most prestigious institutions globally, but also mediate hundreds of cases every year, creating, thus, one of the most complete and successful international training programs. Furthermore, with a view of acquiring practical experience, selected trained mediators will have the unique opportunity to shadow – in major cities of the United States and Europe– professional mediators working on real cases.participate in real mediation cases (observations), in cities across Europe and USA, observing professional mediators in action.
Board of Directors.
President: Michail K.Kalantzopoulos
Lawyer, Director in the Athens Bar Association BoD
"Michail K.Kalantzopoulos was born in Athens, in 1980, although his family originates from Tripoli, Arkadia. He graduated from I.M. Panagiotopoulos Schools. He studied Law in the Democritus University of Thrace (2000-2004) and was also awarded a Master’s Degree in Civil Procedural Law from the same University. From 2004-2006, he worked as a trainee lawyer in “Fourlis Holdings” Group of Companies, and since 2007 he has opened a law practice and has been working as a litigation lawyer. During his student years, he was actively involved in politics, serving as a Secretary of an independent student political group. In 2008, he was elected in the BoD of the Association of Trainees and Young Lawyers – EANDA (first in number of votes). In 2009, he served as Secretary General of EANDA. Then, in 2010, he was once again elected in the Board of Directors of the Association of Trainees and Young Lawyers – EANDA (first in number of votes) and served as President. During his mandate as President, EANDA was particularly active. For the first time, traineeship at Courts is established as a result of coordinated efforts; the first legal conference of the Association takes place at Nafplio under the topic “Land Registry”; the first issue of the Association’s Journal is published under the name “N-EANDA”; the first debate of the candidates for the Presidency of the Athens Bar Association takes place; and a salary for trainee lawyers is set under the Law. In 2014, he was elected Director in the Athens Bar Association Board of Directors."
General Secretary: Nikolaos Vergados
Cashier: Anna Kaparaki
Committee of Auditors
Members: Nikolaos Koutkias (lawyer)
Ioannis Vlavianos (consultant)
Vasileios Katsafados (lawyer)
-Vasileios Rigas (Director of AKKED- Areopagite ET, President of the Union of Greek Proceduralists)
-Dimirtios Papaspirou (Director-lawyer)
-Katerina Tzioti (Secretarial – Administrative support-Philologist)
-Nikolaos Chaniotis (Administrative support)
AKKED "Prometheus" ranks among the top of the institutions providing Training for Mediators, enjoys wide international recognition, and provides to all trainees prestigious certification titles, with value and international recognition by academic institutions, corporations, institutions and organizations related to mediation.
The purpose of AKKED "Prometheus" is in conformity with Article 2 of Decree 123/2011:
a. The provision of basic education services to delegates - mediators and further training to mediators to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to undertake and conduct mediation.
b. The design of educational programs, as referred to in the 123/2011 (Annex A) and continuous training.
c. The publicity and promotion of the institution of mediation and provision of all relevant information to the public.
For the realization of its objectives and purposes, AKKED "Prometheus" performs all necessary work and especially cooperates with corresponding recognized institutions abroad, but also by recognized scientific standing persons on matters within their competence, organizes meetings, conferences and seminars.
AKKED "PROMETHEUS" is located in the center of Athens, 8th Feidiou Street, on the 4th floor, very close to the headquarters of the Athens Bar Association and metro stop UNIVERSITY. AKKED has facilities of 400 sq.m., fully accessible to people with disabilities, with modern infrastructure, creating a pleasant and effective educational environment.