The design and development of the Politeia 2.0 platform is realised through horizontal and open working teams of volunteers. Each action is able to take place thanks to the collaboration of individuals and organizations, which are presented in detail on the website of each individual activity. During the period 2012-2015, the coordinating body of clusters that implemented the project POLITEIA 2.0 was the nonprofit PLACE IDENTITY.
The members of our working team are...
Cultural Manager | Ομάδα Επικοινωνίας
The greatest reward is to see stereotypes of Greek society breaking apart, and people making personal and collective excesses through interaction in creative cooperation frameworks. Personally I feel great satisfaction when the methods we have developed are inspiration and examples of respective groups abroad, and when through the logic of the social economy we are able to create employment and educational opportunities for young people.
Designer | Strategy Design
Politeia 2.0 was inspired and is the product of various discussions that took place with friends and colleagues, whereby everyone was looking for a way to solve the city's problems, problems which became more systematic from 2009 onwards. Early on during this process, we discovered that Greece does not lack creative solutions, but that the appropriate procedures which will allow citizens to participate and to channel their solutions and creativity in their cities are necessary.
Lawyer | Organizational officer for the Messologi Citizen Workshop
Institutions set the framework, but people make the difference. Policy Innovation for me is the realization of citizenship - that we are all part of a collective body. Everyday participation can apply everywhere as long as you use the right tools to position your goals and pose the right questions. Who make our decisions?
Lawyer| Citizens Workshop Coordination
There is a very great need for the world to believe in something new and see that there are ways to help society move forward. I remember people in workshops coming in a sceptical state of mind and leaving full of hope and faith, that we as ordinary citizens are able to bring change which will affect our environment and our society through collective and participatory processes.
Legal Advisor | Methodology Group Syntagma 2.0
As Cléon Arzoglou argued "Doubt and questioning is the spice of thought and search, necessary for the progress and searching, they offer no protection from the pitfalls of the convenient and easy version and delusion. But they still want their measure. Otherwise damage the heart and kidneys, as well as natural salt. Will you follow me? "