On December 17, 2011, we brought together 30 Greeks of all ages and backgrounds to imagine the Greece we wish to create and leave to future generations. It was a powerful day of participatory conversation, collective visioning and practical, hands-on learning.
Our next step is to widen the field of participation and scope of skills, create new actions, learn and practice collaborative leadership. Your financial support will be a direct investment in bringing together citizens, innovators, new leaders to meet and collectively move from protest to enterprising to systemic change.
What is possible when we tap our collective resources - our energy, heritage, family and land-based wisdom, innovative ideas, modern technologies and ancient myths - to create a new participatory pathway towards a culture of governance and living in Greece that sustains both people and planet?
To "catalyse" in Greek means to move towards solutions. As Greek citizens, we are already catalysing our own solutions in how we are responding daily to the massive challenges that are already present.
WE have already started! We invite you to participate by financially supporting our next steps which are:
1. An Art of Participatory Leadership Learning Event:
A 3-day training for up to 45 new innovators, active citizens, artists, business and community leaders and those ready to step up into new forms of leadership and innovation that are aligned with the Greek psyche and culture.
Funds will allow Greeks of all ages and income brackets to participate and learn with and create new realities with a field of innovators from movements here and in other parts of the world.
2. A Collective Conversation in the Commons/ Agora event (Αγορά):
An art-based, conversational marketplace to bring together 200-300 people in a collective conversation for networking and connecting to see a bigger picture and inspiration for creating a collaborative future. And create a mapway for concrete next steps and our further actions.
These events will act as "doorways" for those searching for another way to participate and make a difference in their own futures, beyond protesting or dependence on current institutions. These people are the "social transformers" who, when connected to one another, can scale up their initiatives and potential.