Informative Event “Non-profits & Media Advocating for Good!” – Thessaloniki

28 January 2021 – We held the online informative event for representatives of Non-profit Organizations and Media active in Thessaloniki for the project “Non-profits & Media advocating for good!”, which is implemented in the framework of the Active citizens fund.

Sotiris Petropoulos, Co-Founder of HIGGS spoke about the importance of advocacy, the need to implement the project and its objectives, as well as the benefits for the representatives of NGOs and media who will participate in the project of experiential training and cooperation. In addition, the project partners, Christos Fragonikolopoulos, Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Charalambos Bratisas, President at the Open Knowledge Foundation of Greece, and Dimitris Xenakis, Co-Founder at the Initiative for Journalism presented the topics that will be covered during the project through which NGOs and media in Thessaloniki will have the opportunity to co-design and implement together advocacy actions that will bring about institutional changes to social problems in our country.

The project “Non-profits & Media advocating for good!” is implemented in the framework of the Active citizens fund, with HIGGS as implementing agency and its partners, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Open Knowledge Foundation of Greece and Civil Non Profit Companies Initiative for Journalism.

The €12m Active citizens fund programme is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) funding mechanism for the period 2014 – 2021 known as EEA Grants. The programme aims to strengthen and enhance the sustainability of civil society and to highlight its role in promoting democratic processes, enhancing citizens’ participation in public life and defending human rights. The Active citizens fund grant for Greece is managed jointly by the Bodossaki Foundation and SolidarityNow.