The Greek-Italian Chamber of Commerce (GICC) is a private non-profit organisation founded in 1996 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since then, it is part of the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad network, which counts 140 offices in 54 countries of the world (including Israel), and is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. First established as a Chamber of Commerce dedicated to promote trade exchanges between Greece and Italy. Now counts more than 500 members, from Greece and Italy, on various sectors (tourism, gastronomy, agriculture, winery, energy, technology etc.) GICC has 5 paid staff and 2 trainees/learners.
For its primary goal, GICC provides specialized services such as market research, assistance for the internationalization of SMEs, seminars, business meeting, information and alerts on investments opportunities, but with its crucial position and its important network, GICC has developed solid competences and know-how on EU policies and has founded the European Desk, which has been operating successfully for more than 5 years.
GICC has a long experience in implementing EU projects focused on vocational training, capacity building of NGOs, entrepreneurship and territorial cooperation (such as Erasmus+ ka1 for VET, Erasmus+ ka2 for Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices, EYE – Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurship, INTERREG Greece-Italy, INTERREG IPA Greece-Fyrom). Moreover, the European Desk of the GICC provides information on European funding, European tenders, and other European activities that may interest companies and public bodies in Italy or in Greece.