Tools for citizens 1st community meeting in greece

Bringing together civil society actors from Greece and work together to map assets and needs of the local community, understand how the local knowledge can be translated into specific tools that would help others all around the world.


Tools for Citizens is a program built to support civil society identify assets and needs gained by action field work of civil society actors and facilitate the process of translating this knowledge into easy and accessible tools, methods and workshops that will help community groups, organizations and institutions globally to cover organizational and functional needs.

Tools for Citizens is inspired by communities in crisis. The TFC Toolbox is co-created with the input of civil society actors from Turkey in 2017 and Greece (currently). All the tools, methods and workshops that will be produced will be online, accessible to download and use by any civil society actor from anywhere in the world.

Tools for Citizens program in Greece (2018) focused in 3 key areas:

1. Bring together representatives from community groups, organizations, institutions and municipalities who work in all civil society fields and sectors, from urban and rural areas of Greece. 2. Work all together to map assets and needs and understand what kind of tools would be useful to the local civil society and how the local knowledge can be translated into specific tools that would help others all around the world. 3. Co-create and test these tools with local civil society actors and create a community around the Toolbox that will work together in the future.


25 participating organizations

Dock, Steps, Saltsinistas (Messolonghi), Cultopía, Perpato, Challedu, Solomon, FEAST (Thessaloniki), Resilient Cities (Thessaloniki), Creative Hub (Lesvos), Design 4 Future, UrbanDig Project, European Village, Diavazo gia tous allous, Agios Efstratios Municipality, Sustainable Samothraki, Museum of Greek Children’s Art, University of the Peloponnese, ACRI, Epikentro Actionaid, Communitism, Social Dynamo, Victoria Square Project, American Embassy (edu. department), German Embassy (edu. department)

Type participating organizations |

19 community groups & NGOs

6 public sector institutions

1 foundation


Area of work | 11 working in urban & rural areas

7 working only in urban areas

7 working only in rural areas

Tools for Citizens program supports civil society actors, community groups, organizations, institutions and foundations to cover organizational functional needs by providing easy and accessible tools, methods and workshops which were co-developed by Civil Society for Civil Society.

The program was developed within the cooperation of MitOst (Germany), Anadolu Kültür (Turkey) Socius (Germany), COMM’ON (Greece) and AoHAthina (Greece) with the consultancy of Laden Yurttagüler and Yörük Kurtaran (Turkey), the contribution of HIGGS (Greece) and Impact Hub Athens (Greece) and the support of Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany).

*If you want to know more about the results of this meeting you can get in contact with us and ask for the full Harvest Report of the meeting



When: 07 May 2018

Where: Impact Hub Athens