COMM'ON develops a number of international and local projects that have a social innovation & sustainable development base.
All our programs follow a spiral logic that goes from the MICRO (what is the need?) to the MACRO (what harvest did we have?) to the META (how do we use the knowledge?)
Learn about our programmes:
Tandem Europe - Social Innovation represents one edition of the Tandem program family.
It is tailor-made for cultural initiatives that work on creative solutions that make social innovation possible throughout Europe.
Tandem Europe is a one-year long learning and doing program that allows cultural initiatives to kick-start long-term collaboration on a European level. It offers participants a working placement with a partner abroad and engages their organizations in a joint social innovation or strategic development project of their own choice.
Up to 26 cultural pioneers accumulate international know-how while realizing one of up to 13 Tandem pilot projects that serve as prototypes for future tactical collaborations. Obtaining new insights from all over Europe strengthens participants’ impact locally and increases their operational and financial resilience.
The program stimulates strategic thinking in organizational renewal processes, helps to create and sustain culturally innovative effects across sectors, disciplines and borders and explores creative and collaborative solutions for contemporary challenges in our societies.
The program builds on a strategic partnership between the Tandem core partners ECF (Netherlands) and MitOst (Germany), 4iS (Portugal), COMM’ON (Greece), Ideas Factory (Bulgaria) and foundations from Italy (Fondazione Cariplo), Greece (Stavros Niarchos Foundation) and Germany (Robert Bosch Stiftung).
TOOLS FOR CITIZENS
Tools for Citizens program was 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 work- shops that will help community groups, organizations and institutions globally to cover organizational and functional needs.
TFC was inspired by communities in crisis and its Toolbox was co-created with the input of civil society actors from Turkey in 2017 and Greece in 2018.
All the tools, methods and workshops that were produced are online, accessible to download and use by any civil society actor from anywhere in the world, available in English, Greek and Turkish. As more civil society actors want to engage and support communities in their local areas, the Toolbox will be available in French, Ukrainian and Russian the following months.
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).
TFC Toolbox supports civil society actors, community groups, organizations, institutions and foundations to identify and address organizational and functional needs by providing easy and accessible DIY tools, methods and workshops which were co-developed by Civil Society for Civil Society.
Small Communities program that aims to support, empower, engage and connect small or/and isolated communities in rural areas of Greece.
Small Communities is an ongoing local empowerement program designed by COMM’ON focusing on the rich insight emerging from small scale peripheral communities around Greece.
The aim is to support the active civil society all around Greece by working with small municipalities and civil society actors in order to bring innova- tive ideas, solutions and activities into action.
As needs can be defined as the gap between what is and what should or could be, every new project of Small Communities starts by focusing on the individual needs and characteristics of each community. The aim of the program is to build strong and long-term bonds and collaborations with different local stakeholders that can insure the sustainability of our work with each community throughout the years.
*The program focuses on small communities [as they are described in the 3852/2010 law of Cleisthenes (municipality categorization)] and active groups or teams of civil society actors in the periphery of Greece.