Inaugural meeting of the Association "Educational Platform on Social Solidarity Economy kalomathe.gr"

The educational platform on Social Solidarity Economy kalomathe.gr becomes an autonomous legal person and the founding members meet in order to plan in common their new endeavor. The meeting took place at the picturesque Rapsani where the founding members of the forthcoming association co-constructed their articles of association and internal operational procedures, formed working groups and prepared their business plan for the future. 

Educational Platform kalomathe.gr initial meeting

The founding members of the forthcoming association "Educational Platform on Social Solidarity Economy kalomathe.gr" had their inaugural meeting where they co-constructed their articles of association and internal operational procedures, formed working groups and prepared their business plan for the future. 

The meeting took place at the guest-house of the Program of Inclusion, Educational and Cultural Activities of Rapsani,  at 20-22 September 2019 with the participation of the founding members (both natural and legal persons) already involved in various stages of the preparation and development of the educational platform and through different roles (development of technical infrastructure, module preparation, pedagogical supervision of learning material, coordination of video-lectures' production).

The founding members had the opportunity to decide in common on issues related to their internal operation, decision-making procedures, function of working groups, and to put the building blocks for the sustainability plan of the future. 

The meeting made clear that there is a will for collective and collaborative projects and that the principles of Social Solidarity Economy and the commons can inspire in the direction of building similar initiatives.

The following founding members participated in the meeting:

Sofia Adam, Program Coordinator, Heinrich Boell Foundation Thessaloniki Office, Adjunct Lecturer at the Hellenic Open University.

Georgios GritzasAssistant Professor at School of Spatial Planning and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Olympia Datsi, Υouth Τrainer and Μentor, Co-founder of Creativity Platform.

Ifigeneia Douvitsa, Dr, Expert in cooperative law, Adjunct Lecturer at the Hellenic Open University.

Georgios Themelis, Accountant, provision of financial monitoring services to Social Solidarity Economy enterprises.

Karolos Iosif Kavoulakos, Assistant Professor at Department of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

Alexandros Kioupkiolis, assistant professor at Department of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Sotiris Lainas, Scientific Coordinator at the Self-Help Promoting Programs of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Adjunct Lecturer at the Hellenic Open University.

Vassilis Bellis, General Director, Development Agency of Karditsa.

Kostas Fragiadakis, Head of Social Inclusion Actions at the Self-Help Promoting Programs of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

Giouli Athoussaki on behalf of the Workers Cooperative Commonspace.

Georgia Bekridaki on behalf of Dock Solidartiy Economy Zone.

Dimitris Kitsikopoulos on behalf of the Social Cooperative Enterprise Electra.

Christos Giovanopoulos on behalf of Komvos for Social Economy, Empowerment and Innovation.

Georgios Melissourgos on behalf of the Social Cooperative Enterprise konS2ept.

Antonis Faras and Spyros Tzortzis on behalf of the Workers Cooperative Sociality.