ORGANIZATION: INNOPOLIS CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND CULTURE
DATE OF THE DEBATE: 31/10/2021
LOCATION OF THE DEBATE: Innopolis offices (Aigio)
LINK TO THE MONITORED PROJECT ON THE NATIONAL OPEN DATA PLATFORM: HERE
The first debate event in Greece took place at the offices of InnoPolis in Aigio. The project which has been selected for monitoring is the Reuse of old papermill in Aigio, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The overall goal of the launching event was to introduce participants to the civic monitoring initiative and methodology, and to explain that the project which has been selected for monitoring is related to the protection of environment.
The moderators, Mr Ioannis Papagiannopoulos and Mrs Zakelina Sirinian, introduced the aim of the “Europe for Citizens” Programme, and, also, the objectives and methodology of the project “Civic Monitoring for the future of Europe”.
The meeting was attended by 8 women and 3 men, with different profile, age, and social status: university students, architect, economist, teachers, clerical workers, and other citizens interested in learning the method of civic monitoring.
During the discussion that followed the presentations, it was made clear that no one from the participants was aware of the Old papermill project and its funding. It also emerged that the civic monitoring process might be also helpful to activate a network of citizens and environmental and/or cultural organizations willing to take care of the reuse of the old papermill.
Finally, the moderators of the debate explained the topics and the time plan of the monitoring process and what the next step will be, namely the desk analysis of all the documentation and institutional open data available for the project. Most of the attendees showed an interest in participating in the upcoming debates and being actively involved in the monitoring actions. Two of them were very keen on learning more about the monithon methodology and to participate as inner-circle participants.