The 1st ATHENS CIVIL SOCIETY FESTIVAL was an initiative of the Municipality of Athens and Synathina that aimed to unite, connect, support, highlight and empower the active part of the city: the organizations, institutions and groups of Civil Society. Amuse proudly took on the challenge and delivered.
Behind the inspiration of the festival lies a game: the Chinese Tangram puzzle, consisting of seven flat shapes, which are joined, “collaborate”, combine to form infinite symbols, images, patterns, without one piece overlapping the other.
This is the philosophy of the Festival. The organisations, groups and civil society bodies gave their own presence, presented their actions, work and vision, connected with each other and thus creating together a harmonious image, different each time – depending on which “pieces” of the Civil Society work together.
An image, however, equally important and distinct with a common goal: an Athens that belongs to everyone and a life lived in the city with acceptance, equality, equity, support and solidarity.