The HEC Proposal
The Hellenic Electronic Center (HEC) is created as a non-profit, non-political organization, and as a major facility to disseminate information about Hellenism through Internet, the global communications network. Internet is growing into a planet-wide information infrastructure linking millions of users around the world who use the network for information and entertainment.The nature and scope of the Internet make it an ideal environment to promote the rich culture and vast civilization of Greece.
The widespead availability of Internet services in the USA and the European Union has brought together a core of individuals who shared the same vision: To establish a sound, well organized, useful, and highly visible presence of Hellenism on the Internet. Therefore, the HEC is sought as an umbrella organization with the following objectives:
To meet these objectives, HEC plans to accomplish the following specific goals:
As part of its mission the HEC has initiated and is currently implementing a project to record the long tradition of Greece and the Sea. The project is called "POSEIDON-HELLAS AND THE SEA" and it traces the maritime history of Greece through the centuries. Poseidon shows how the sea has affected the Hellenic culture and spirit, and it explains why Greece is one of the most powerful maritime nations in the world today.
To suceed its mission HEC has enlisted the assistance of skillful and talented volunteers from around the world. Using the Internet to communicate, these volunteers coordinate their efforts to collect, archive, and compile information about the HEC projects. They then make this information available through various Internet services such as the World Wide Web or Gopher. HEC is organized in a decentralized way. An elected board of directors makes the major decisions about the Center's mission, while everyday management of the projects is left to the volunteers. The volunteers include shipping people, academicians, professionals, students, and business people.
The Hellenic Electronic Center is currently at a beginning stage. To continue its operations and to provide the services it has planned, it needs financial support. Buying larger computers and finding permanent housing with a secure access to the Internet are the two major problems HEC is trying to solve. Therefore, HEC solicits and will recognize any sponsorship to keep the Hellenic spirit alive.
Please visit HEC's Sponsor Policy page and see how you can help.
To learn more about the Hellenic Electronic Center, and how you can help HEC continue its mission please contact HEC's Office of Development:
|HEC Office of Development|
|Hellenic Electronic Center
P.O. Box 596
Claymont, DE 19703-9596
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