The Research Foundation on Northern Epirus (I.B.E.) is a Scientific - Cultural Center of Research and Promotion of the Northern Epirus. It is a legal entity (247/74 decision of the court of Ioannina), and it is located in Ioannina since 1975.
There is an 11 member Administrative Council that runs it and that council is changed every 2 years, in accordance with the Statutes. The Foundation is organised according to modern patterns and like big Cultural Centers.
In the structure of the Foundation there is a Secretariat, a Public Affairs' Office and an Accounts Department. There is also: Cultural Events Department, Library and Publication Department, Historical, Ethnological and Folklore Records Department, Exhibitions Department and also Research Department (History, Ethnology, Linguistics, Folklore, etc.).
Among the members and colleagues, there are scientists of different specialties. Its income is based on private offerings and donations as well as governmental aid.
The foundation is housed in a 220 square meters apartment, which is a donation of "Stavros Sp. Niarchos" foundation.
Further more the foundation has another apartment (105 square meters) in Ioannina (10 Har. Trikoupi st.) and an apartment of 75 square meters in Athens (15 Derigni & Patision st.) which is a donation of the worth remembering benefactress Eli Pashidou, who came from Northern Epirus.
In addition, the collections are of significant value as well as the records and the folklore and historical material about Northern Epirus that the Foundation owns, which is very big in number and size. The offices, which are staffed by remunerated personnel, are open daily morning to afternoon.
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Foundation on Northern Epirus (I.B.E.)
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