Social Dynamo is a joint initiative of the Bodossaki Foundation and the City of Athens represented by synAthina, based ontheir common vision for a strong civil society.
Bodossaki Foundation was established in 1972 from Prodromos – Bodossakis Athanasiadis, who decided to use his wealth to promote education, health and the protection of the environment. In addition, the Foundation supports NGOs working with socially vulnerable groups. The Bodossaki Foundation has a deep knowledge of the socially conscious non-profit sector in Greece, and since its inception has managed more than €400 million that have been disbursed placing a great emphasis on decreasing the inequality of opportunities; on contributing to the education of young people; on improving medical and research infrastructure; and on promoting environmental protection.
synAthina is the common space which brings together, supports and facilitates citizens’ groups engaged in improving the quality of life in the city. By coordinating the invaluable resource of citizens’ groups, the City of Athens actively listens to the needs of its people and is thus revitalized. By supporting the activities of the citizens the City creates a new perception about the relationship between civic society and local governance and cultivates their dynamic, bidirectional bond. SynAthina is an initiative of the City of Athens. It was created in July 2013 and today comes under the Vice Mayoral Office for Civil Society and Innovation.