PAOK FC, short for Panthessalonikios Athlitikos Omilos Konstantinoupoliton, is a professional Greek football club based in Thessaloniki with their home ground being the Toumba Stadium.
Currently, PAOK plays in the top-flight Superleague Greece, which they won twice in the seasons 1975-76 and 1984-1985. Additionally, the club, which was founded in 1926, won five times the Greek Football cup, the last time being in the 2016-2017 season.
Next to being a club, which has achieved considerable sportive success on a national and European level, PAOK is known for its social commitment in the community and beyond.
CSR at PAOK FC
PAOK Action is the name of the Programme, which delivers the community and social responsibility work of the club.
PAOK FC knows that they hold an important position within society and have an appeal and impact that reaches even beyond their local area. The club sees it as their responsibility to give back to their community.
In all their work, PAOK emphasises their rejective stance to regional discrimination, racism, xenophobia and violence. For that reason, the club makes it of their responsibilities to use the club’s power to attract and engage people across Greece and globally to communicate tolerance and raise awareness between supporters and stakeholders for people who are in need of help.
The Greek football club is delivering a range of programmes addressing diverse social issues, which use football as an education tool.
PAOK Action focuses their strengths on three broader programmes, in which diverse projects are being delivered.
PAOK Action- “Helping the smallest among us”
At every game, the PAOK fans are not only supporting their football club, but also young children, who are part of the PAOK family and who are in need of financial and psychological help, due to severe health problems.
PAOK Action- Special Events
As one of their community engagement programmes, PAOK Action, the CSR department of PAOK FC, regularly organises special events benefiting people, who are in need of their help. These events are taking place all over the city of Thessaloniki and around PAOK’s stadium, Toumba.
PAOK Action- #WithRefugees
PAOK Action, the CSR department of PAOK Football Club, introduced a programme aimed at supporting refugees, people in need and children that are struggling to survive on a daily basis.