A few words about synAthina and its mission
SynAthina is the common space which brings together, supports and facilitates citizens’ groups engaged in improving the quality of life in the city. By coordinating the invaluable resource of citizens’ groups, the City of Athens actively listens to the needs of its people and is thus revitalized. By supporting the activities of the citizens the City creates a new perception about the relationship between civic society and local governance and cultivates their dynamic, bidirectional bond.
SynAthina is an initiative of the City of Athens. It was created in July 2013 and today comes under the Vice Mayoral Office for Civii Society and Innovation.
SynAthina in action
We collect the activities of citizens and through them we learn what their priorities are for the city.
We enable the groups and the citizens to actualize their activities and we encourage them to cooperate with other groups, sponsors, and institutions.
We pick out those activities which have a greater impact on the city and we explore their potential for use in local governance.
We activate the City’s reflexes so that its services can be improved in relation to the current needs of its citizens. The citizens’ activities can lead to changes in the City’s political priorities, to an upgrading of the regulations and to a simplification of procedures.
Our tools at your disposal
The digital platform of synAthina offers citizens’ groups the ability to significantly enhance the prominence of their activities and to contact possible sponsors.
The synAthina kiosk functions as an actual meeting point where groups of citizens organize and actualize their activities and collaborate.
Open Mondays and thematic meetings reinforce the connectivity among different groups of citizens, institutions, sponsors and organizations.
What the numbers say
From when it was launched, in July 2013, up to this day, the webpage and the kiosk of synAthina have hosted 3071 activities which have been realized by 376 groups of citizens and institutions in cooperation with 111 sponsors. Based on the data we collect from the activities, we gather valuable information about the citizens’ priorities regarding their city.