Map of grassroots groups in Greece


Still think Greeks are sitting idle, the helpless victims of events in their country? Think again. In March and April 2013 we carried out a study to map all the grassroots movements in Greece who are stepping in where the system is failing.

Here's the result: a poster showing all the groups that are currently active in Greece, split into nine categories from neighbourhood assemblies to education movements to alternative micro-economies, with information on each group and details of an example group in each category.

We've also included a list of all these groups in text format, with links to their websites (below).

Like all our productions, this poster is made available under the Creative Commons license. Download it in high-resolution format and use it however you want.

These groups were all verified by us as grassroots, explicitly not-for-profit, Greece-based and active as of May 2013. If you notice any errors or omissions, let us know and we'll make the necessary changes to the list below, as well as in the next version of the poster!

 

Neighbourhood Assemblies | Media and Communications | Human Rights | Health | Environment, Nature and Ecology | Education | Art and Culture | Collective Kitchens | Alternative Economies and Local Exchange Trading Systems

Neighbourhood
Assemblies

Projects advancing economic, ecological and direct political democracy
Eutopia
Inclusive Democracy
Kinish gia ton Elefteriako Dimotismo
Neighborhood assemblies in 64 locations across Greece
Real Democracy
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Media and
Communications

Citizen journalism outlets, providing much-needed alternative views and reporting you won't hear in Greek mainstream media
Antipliroforisi E
Babylonia.gr
Demotix Greece
Doc TV
Efimerida Drasi
Enfo.gr
Entasi FM
Freequency
Global Voices Greece
Greece Insiders
Greekonomics
Indymedia Athens
Intellectum Journal
Jungle Report
Keep Talking Greece
Luben
Mind The Cam (RealDemocracy)
Monkie Mag
Monos
New Diaspora
Okeanews
OmniaTV
Parallhlografos
Portraits of Greece in Crisis
Radiobubble
The Arkan Community
Void Mirror
£upport Greece
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Human Rights

Solidarity networks helping refugees and migrants, supporting basic rights and digital liberties, or confronting racism or militarism

Agalia
All Tinos
Antiracist-HER
Antiratsistiki Prwtovoulia Thessalonikis
Digital Liberation Network
Dikigoron gia ta Dikaiomata Prosfigon kai metanaston
Diktyo Spartakos
DKA Athens
Dyktio gia Politika & Koinonika Dikaiomata
Eleftheriakos Syndesmos Apeksartisis
Elliniko Forum Metanaston
Elliniko Forum Prosfigon
Epitropi Allilegiis stous Metanastes (Igoumenitsa)
Forum of Immigrants in Crete (FMC)
Generation 2.0
Group of Migrants & Refugees (Thessaloniki)
Infomobile
Kentro Imeras BABEL
Kinisi Allilegiis stous Prosfiges Samou
Kinisi Yperaspisis ton Dikaiomaton Prosfigon & Metanaston
Koinwniko Kentro/Steki Metanastwn Thessalonikis
Kyriakatiko Sxoleio Metanastwn
Lathra
Omada Kaiki
Omada Politon Lerou
Politistiko Kentro Lawn ths Anatolhs
S.K.E.P.
Save Greek Water
Steki Metanastwn
Streetpanthers
Syndesmos Antirrisiwn Syneidisis
The Village of All Together
Welcome to Europe
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Health

Volunteer movements providing free medical services, drugs and vaccines for people without access to public health facilities
42 social clinics and pharmacies across Greece
Diapor
Metropolitan Community Clinic at Hellinikon
Prosynat
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Environment, Nature and Ecology

A network of rural/urban eco-communes, implementing their vision of a self-sufficient sustainable society

Aegilops
Agronaftokipos
Agros
Agros Elliniko
Allos tropos
Apo Koinou
Archipelago
Astikos Agros Chalandriou
Dentro
Diktyo Oikokoinotita
Dromoi Synthesis
Ecofest Giorti Karditsas
Ecofest Marathonas
Ecofest Thessaloniki
Ecofest Volos
En-Oiko
Free and Real
Helession
Iliosporoi
Kangouro
Kinisi gia ti dimiourgia Oikokoinotitas
Koinotita Utopia
Kytarro Ecovillage
Lokroi sto dasos
Natural Farming Center
Oikokoinotites
Omada Piliko
P.E.R.K.A.
PanHellenic Ecofest
Parko Navarinou
Peliti
Permaculture in Greece
Psysiki Domisi Cob
Saligaros
Skalintiri
Spori Limnou
State of Nature
The Telaithrion Project
Topikopoiisi
Votanikos Kipos
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Education

Groups providing free lessons and knowledge exchange, as well as game festivals and book-swapping initiatives
Athens Plaython Festival
Autoorganosi stin Ekpaidefsi
Democratic Schools
Diktyo Eikastikon Heraklion
Free classes from mechanical engineer students association
Hackerspace
Human Library Greece
Immigrants Sunday school (KSM)
Koinoniko Odeio
Larisa Teachers Solidarity Network
Nea Guinea Collective
Nikaia - Renti Solidarity School
Paidiko Steki Ftou Kselefteria
P-Space
Sentefi
Social Tuition initiatives (in 12 Greek cities)
Sxoleio gia ti mathisi tis elefterias
The Swapping Bookshelf
Tutorpool
Underground Free University
Xanthi Solidarity School
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Art and Culture

Collectives making alternative art, organizing free cultural events (exhibitions, concerts, film projections) and experimenting with new lifestyles (carpooling, cohabitation, cycling and reviving abandoned spaces)

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Aeolistas
Alpha-Movie
Another World is Here - The Caravan Project
Art Bank
Atenistas
Belleville sin patron
Carpooling
Cheap Art
Chimeres
Clean Junkies
Colectiva Kipseli
Diktyo Ethelonton Zografou
Ecoart
Ellinikos Sinepivatismos
Empros Theatre
Enallaktiko politico ergastiri
Fix My Greece
FreeDay
Geitones
I Love Kypseli
Kailaristas
Kantounistas
Kinisi Mavili
Koinoniko Odeio (Social Music School)
Kolektiva Germinal
Kollective Mind
Komotinistas
Koukoutsi
Kydonistas
Local Athens
Mapet-stencils
Metexnio
Micropolis
Minoistas
Mperntes
Nomades Artcore
Nosotros
Omiristas
Orizontas Gegonoton
Oropedistas
P_Public
Pagkaki
Paguristas
Pame Mazi
Paracoon Dance Co
PireActive
Platforms
Podilatein Chios
Podilates Patras
Podilates Thessalonikis
Podilatoparea
Political Zoo
Sarpidonistas
Serrealistas
Sharetribe
Synetairistiko kafeneio Akadimia Platonos
Syntexnia Plin
Taxidi Xwris Xarti
Theatro tou Panikou
ThessAlonistas
Tinios Sintaksidiwtis
Villa Zografou
Void Network
Volevei
Zografoi se drasi gia ta paidia
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Collective Kitchens

Communal events where citizens cook and eat together, paying only what they can, and with the goal of sharing knowledge and ideas

Autonomo Steki Collective Kitchen
El Chef
O Allos Anthropos
Xanadu
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Alternative Economies and Local Exchange Trading Systems

Movements organising micro-economies without middle-men or without money, to increase solidarity and strengthen social bonds.

Antallazo
Antallaktiki Oikonomia
Antallaktiko Veroia
Antallazo
Boutsouni
Chania Net Exchange
EMRO
Enallaktiko Emporio Nosotros
Freecycle Net
Iliohoros
Ini Pirouni
Kaereti
La Candona
Lamia Net Exchange
Let's Net
Logo Timis
Mesopotamia Time Bank
Min to petas, xarise to
Mother Earth
Network Exchange and Solidarity Magnesia (TEM)
Network Exchange Chania
Network Farmers - Consumer Agronaftes
Noe Mother Earth
O Topos Mou
Omotrapezoi
Pe.Ly.Koi.A.
Rhodes Services & Goods Exchange
Skoros
Sporos
Svoura Korinthos
Time Bank
Time Bank of Korinthos
To Mirmigi
Tsouknida