In June 2014, synAthina participated in the Bloomberg Philanthropies foundation's Mayor’s Challenge contest on the development of innovative ideas to face the challenges of modern cities and to make local governance more effective. Athens was among the top five participants (out of155) and was rewarded with the amount of 1 million Euros for the proposal of synAthina to evolve into a dynamic system of upgrading local governance by collaborating with citizens’ groups.

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