ATHENS / Tear down the Silos with synAthina - A platform for participation
Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Municipality Decentralization in Athens – Amalia Zepou. Zepou will talk about her digital platform – synAthina – that aim to tear down the silos between city government and civil society.
Amalia Zepou was an elected member of the Athens Municipality City Council in May 2014 and since September, she has been the Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Municipality Decentralization. In April 2013, she became advisor to the Athens Mayor Mr Yorgos Kaminis and created the platform “synAthina” which was further developed into an idea that won one of the five Mayors Challenge awards from Bloomberg Philanthropies in September 2014.
Prior to the Municipality she was working as an independent documentary producer since 1998. In 2007, she got involved in several neighborhood projects and was awarded as «Eco-hero» by the Athens Municipality in 2010. She has a B.A. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and an M.A. in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1991.