IN.A.D.E. was officially founded
in 2001 by 103 Greek citizens living or originating from the region
of Western Greece. The Institute is a non-governmental, non-profit
organization with currently 150 members from the scientific, political
and entrepreneurial society mainly from the regions of Achaia,
Aitoloakarnania, Ileia and Arcadia. It is best described as a
modern "Think Tank" that brings into public attention
and discussion important economic and development issues. Its
main goal is to improve the living standards of the citizens of
Western Greece by developing a viable and healthy economical activity
while respecting and promoting the cultural and educational status
of Western Greece.
The Institute has three main
1. The promotion of Greece's European identity and in particular
towards a greater involvement of the Region in European issues.
2. The modernization of the Greek economy and the promotion and
safeguarding of the rules of free economy.
3. A greater role for the High Technology aspects in the economy
and the promotion of the information society issues.
Our vision is to activate,
the local authorities and corresponding bodies, the state and
the citizens in order to search and propose modern solutions and
new models for sustainable development while carrying for the
environment and the culture of the area.
We try through a number of
organized public events and other activities to open new horizons
for our society. Moreover we are trying to conduct a series of
studies with concrete solutions for the major problems of Western
Among other activities since 2001 our Institute co-organized conferences
such as: "GEFYRES" , "Tourist Development of Western
Greece", "The EURO", "Pan European Athletic
Journalists Conference in Patras", "The European Constitution"
and the "European Enlargement - Perspectives and Opportunities".