Cross sector collaboration for Innovation
We develop interdisciplinary working teams and clusters for cross-sector collaboration for every project we initiate. Breaking the silos of expertise, we bring together diverse stakeholders from the public, private, academic and civil society sectors to work on innovative solutions for imminent social and political challenges.
Brainstormings for Inclusion
We host regular meetings and brainstorming sessions for our members and launch open calls to enrich the pool of experts and organisations engaged in our activities. The diversity within our working teams in terms of age, educational and cultural and ideological background is a powerful catalyst in the process of unleashing collective intelligence and generating new connections.
Communication for Engagement
We develop communication campaigns that make use of digital media as well as traditional media at local, national and international level. Door-to-door campaigns and regular meetings with stakeholders are an integral part of our engagement strategy which focuses on personal trust building. Simultaneously, we use innovative digital strategies to raise awareness and disseminate our results.
International networking for Extroversion
We stay connected with the global community in order to exchange know-how and build strategic partnerships, participating in conferences, trainings and cooperation programmes regularly. In 2013-2015 we were among the 10 teams selected for the Actors of Urban Change programme led by the Robert Bosch Foundation, funded to participate in trainings in Germany, Poland and Georgia. At the same time we participated in conferences in Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and across Greece.
Tools for Openness
We document our experiences in project development, process design and citizens’ engagement and publish comprehensive toolkits for any interested organisation to use, adapt and evolve. Our publications and digital tools for Participatory Urban Design and Participatory Constitutional Design are already being used for new projects across Greece.
[Tools currently available only in Greek]
Research for Advocacy
We undertake Action Research and Comparative Research to question the status quo, identify trends and perspectives so as to generate new knowledge, raise awareness and advocate for institutional change (i.e. New Constitution, electoral law, political rights, Civil Society empowerment).
Mentoring for Transferability
We facilitate members of our network to launch their own projects for urban regeneration and social innovation in different neighborhoods and communities, by providing access to funding, know-how and partnerships.
URBAN DETAILS: was a photography exhibition by Loukas Bartatilas focusing on Patission Street, and how daily details define our urban environments. Thanks to administrative support by Place Identity NGO, his community project received funding from NEON Culture and Development Organisation.