MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION SOCIAL COOPERATIVE COMPANY (MIE-SCC) is a registered and licensed Social Cooperative Company of Collective and Social Benefit (Greek Law 4430/2016), based in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. It operates as a learning and research organization which offers research support and knowledge development services. In Greek, the title is ΜΕΣΟΓΕΙΑΚΟ ΙΝΣΤΙΤΟΥΤΟ ΜΑΘΗΣΗΣ-ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗ ΣΥΝΕΤΑΙΡΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΗ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΙΚΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗΣ ΩΦΕΛΕΙΑΣ (ΚΟΙΝ.Σ.ΕΠ), ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΕΣ ΥΠΟΣΤΗΡΙΞΗΣ ΕΡΕΥΝΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΓΝΩΣΗΣ. It is an Urban Cooperative of Limited Liability Social Purpose, with a statutory establishment on May 11, 2020 in Heraklion, Crete, in accordance with the provisions of Law 4430/2016 on Social and Solidarity Economy and Development. The Institute is a legal entity under private law, with limited liability of its members, commercial status and for a profit-making nature, incorporated in the ‘Greek General Bodies Register of Social and Solidarity Economy Bodies’.

The resources of the Cooperative are the founding capital and the capital that results from the disposal of new cooperative shares, from the exercise of its activities and the exploitation of its assets. 

MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION SCC connects the international scientific, artistic, literary and business world, citizens, institutions and organizations of the Mediterranean and wider, for the professional and personal development of the citizens, the smart technological specialization of the sustainable development of the Mediterranean cultural heritage, improving the quality of life.

MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION SCC, through research and lifelong learning, promotes creativity and innovation, transfers know-how, and contributes to the successful design and effective implementation of specialized local and regional development programs in the Mediterranean and wider.

MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION SCC seeks the interconnection of the Greek and International Scientific Community, Entrepreneurs and Institutions, in an intergenerational and multicultural communication, on the basis of cooperative and social solidarity and development of the Mediterranean and planet resources.

MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION SCC has a distinctive approach to research, education and innovation. The Institute seeks to further inspire the Greek and Mediterranean communities of staff, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, bodies and partners to transform their experience in knowledge, to develop relations and networks for personal and professional benefits, to improve the quality of life in local communities and ensure a sustainable future for the Mediterranean countries and wider.