Civil society in alliance to achieve sustainable local development

The Initiative Team and the Members Network of the Alliance for Sustainable Local Development – SymATA held their first official meeting, charting together a path of empowerment and networking in practice.

The meeting took place on June 02, 2022. Among the participants were 6 national and international bodies comprising the Initiative Team and 12 Civil Society Organizations comprising the Members Network.

SymATA aims at empowering and networking regional CSOs engaged in sustainable local development by offering a complete framework of support on issues of advocacy, internal organization and governance, with emphasis on the protection of the environment, agricultural development and the promotion of culture.

In the first official networking meeting, the Green Tank presented the results of mapping the experience and needs of the SymATA Members Network in advocacy in view of a seminar to be held in July 2022.

More information about the project and the bodies comprising the Initiative Team and the Members network can be found here.

The project “Alliance for Sustainable Local Development (SymATA)” is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by MedINA and its partner The Green Tank.

The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 13.5 m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The programme aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow. More information: