REFILL Political Meeting - Athens
Mayors and high-level elected representatives from REFILL partner cities meet in Athens to discuss the concept of temporary use of vacancy and its future impact in our cities.
In many European cities we see the growth of innovative forms of solidarity and commitment at local level. Governments are no longer the only actor to solve complex challenges faced in cities where bottom-up civic initiatives nourish the transitions in our society and co-create the solutions. In this respect, the concept of temporary use is a powerful tool to make our cities "future fit" and since the concept of temporary use is interacting with many other urban dynamics it creates the right environment for social innovation to develop.
The Political Event will give REFILL cities the opportunity to present their best practices on temporary use, exchange experiences and debate on the challenges of social innovation. Visits to relevant initiatives and projects undertaken in Athens will also take place while participants will have time to exchange ideas on the next steps of the REFILL project.