New Horizons

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New Horizons in Corfu (Kerkyra) is the most developed and awarded social cooperative (KoiSPE) in Greece, with 100 employees and approx. €1 million turnover/year. The Kerkyra Koi.S.P.E. gained legal status in 2005 based on Law 2716/99 and acts both as a business as well as a mental health Unit.

Current services:

  1. ‘Melissa’ is a training and vocational rehabilitation centre for people with disabilities. Operates with the support of the Association of Creative Occupation of People with Special Needs “Melissa”
  2. Cleaning services
  3. Restoration and environmental management
  4. Town Hall Café: Town Hall Café is set inside the town hall building. Its very popular among employees but also simple citizens. It serves finger food, coffee and pastries that are produced at KoiSPE’s bakery.
  5. Café Lunatico at the university: Lunatico Café is situated in the center of Corfu Town. It is very popular among university students and teachers. It serves finger food, coffees and drinks. There is free wi- fi and cable TV. Music and theatrical shows are often set in the area.
  6. DUSK café (ouzeri in the historic centre of the town)
  7. Parking services: In the center of Corfu Town, behind the Psychiatric Hospital, there is a 900 square metre parking area, that can accommodate up to 50 cars. Short and long term parking services are provided on a daily basis. The area is fenced, well- lit and fire safe.
  8. Bakery-Pastry: The bakery workshop is situated in Corfu Town. Bagels, bread, finger food and pastries are produced there and sold in the store on a daily basis. The bakery also supplies KoiSPE’s activities, the student restaurant, the solidarity network and individual clients.
  9. Catering services: Catering Services are offered to private and public organizations, coffee breaks, welcome drinks, christening parties. Conferences are organized by the crew, in the place chosen by the client. Catering services supply food, meals, pastries, beverages drinks. Extra services such as decoration and music selection are available to satisfy even the most demanding clients.
  10. Environmental park: The KoiSPE initiated the development of an environmental park to cultivate, produce and distribute organic products. The business plan provides the cultivation of citrus trees as well as running two greenhouses. In parallel, KoiSPE is planning to develop a small laboratory standardization products (oil, kumquat, etc.). It also plan to operate a selling point in the street market in the center of Corfu Town. Finally, in collaboration with primary and secondary education will be implemented training sessions for students on issues related to the development of alternative organic crops.

see also KoiSPE ToPSY