The F.P.A. invites you to grab a Christmas drink and jingle-mingle on Wednesday Dec. 20 at Romantso 8pm onwards. We will also be joined by the Athens Partnership, a non-profit founded in 2015 that carries out high impact public-private initiatives with the City of Athens, for a presentation. This entity was launched in the hope of becoming a catalyst for innovative public programs in Athens by intersecting between city government and private sector partners, leveraging the resources and strengths of both.
The Athens Partnership is now facilitating over a dozen major initiatives in coordination with the Municipality of Athens and global philanthropic leaders. Their work includes education and community development (pictures).
Partners include: Aegean Airlines, Athens International Airport, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cosmote, Housemarket SA (Ikea), Open Society Foundations, Microsoft, Nokia, The Hellenic Initiative, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Vodafone.
Date: 20 December, 2017
Location:Romantso, Anaxagora 3, Athens 10552
Brief presentation by:
Alexandros Kambouroglou, Athens Partnership Executive Director, has served as senior advisor to the Mayor of Athens since 2014. He has also been spearheading Mayor Kaminis’ commitment to public-private collaboration, including leading the city’s strong partnerships with Bloomberg Associates and the creation of the Athens Partnership. Prior to advising the Mayor, Alexandros worked as journalist, producer and managing editor for major Greek and U.S. media outlets, which included NBC News, Greek National Television, Mega Channel and Antenna TV. He holds a BA from Grinnell College and an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Leads from other Athens Partnership projects that will also attend:
Lefteris Papagianakis is the City of Athens Vice Mayor for Migrants, Refugees and and Municipal Decentralization. The Migrant & Refugee Coordination Center, which operates within the framework of the Vice-Mayor’s office, was established to strategically respond to the needs of migrants and refugees
in Athens, tackling issues ranging from first-aid and social integration, to methods of data collection to inform policy. Through the program’s Athens Coordination Center for Migrant and Refugee issues (ACCMR), the first center of its kind in Greece which now counts more than 70 members, the Municipality is able to coordinate initiatives, streamline service delivery and identify and respond to longer-term trends. Born in France in 1971 he studied law in the university of Lille II and worked in the European Parliament.
Konstantinos Champidis is the city’s first Chief Digital Officer, a position supported by Athens Partnership, and is developing a strategic plan for the city’s digital initiatives and guiding the Digital Council, which first met in June,
to identify opportunities and synergies that can upgrade existing public services, and provide new digital services to residents.
Digital Council members are the CEOs of:
Accenture, Cosmote, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, SAP, Vodafone, WIND
Marianthi Liapi is an architect and the Research Director at the TU Crete Transformable Intelligent Environments Lab specializing in the qualitative upgrade of educational spaces and the learning processes within. Currently she is the Project Manager of the Designed for Better Learning program in the City of Athens, which is coordinated by the Athens Partnership and exclusively funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. She holds a Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a MSc degree in Design and Computation from MIT.