TAP’s commitment to transit countries
Small grants and donations examples from Greece
As a part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), TAP sponsors cultural projects and makes donations to charitable activities, contributing to the positive development of its host countries. For example, in Greece TAP recently donated to a local charity and sponsored an important cultural event.
Donation (December 2010)
TAP’s Christmas charity donation was used for the medical treatment of a young girl at the Hellenic Society for Disabled Children (ELEPAP) in Thessaloniki.
Ms Vasiliki Bakatselou-Venizelou, the President of ELEPAP in Thessaloniki, thanked TAP: “We greatly appreciate your action that supports our ultimate aim of helping children with physical limitation to be able to meet their special needs through professional rehabilitation and the hope of a better future.”
Culture sponsorship (March 2011)
In Greece, TAP sponsored a concert by famous Norwegian jazz musician Jan Garbarek who gave some “Norwegian Cool” to a packed one-off concert at the Athens Concert Hall.
Garbarek, returning to Athens after four years, was accompanied by fellow legend percussionist Trilok Gurtu, keyboardist Rainer Brüninghaus and Brazil’s Yuri Daniel on bass.
“TAP is interested in promoting cultural exchange between the countries in which we operate and those represented by our shareholders,” says Eka Grigalava, TAP’s Stakeholder Manager. “That’s why we decided to support a performance by prominent Norwegian musicians in Greece. Such projects allow us to bring cooperation to another level by encouraging the appreciation of each others’ cultures.”
So far, the sponsorship and donation programme at TAP has provided small targeted assistance in response to requests from the pipeline transit countries. Once the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project nears construction, a much broader and comprehensive social and environmental investment programme will be developed that is tailored to the needs of local communities.
Other projects supported by TAP so far: