XENOPHON PAPER No. 13
"Empowering Civil Society in the Black Sea Region: a tool for Innovative Social Change"
The present collective edition of the ICBSS Xenophon series is comprised of innovative ideas, good practices, challenges and perspectives of social innovation, as they were presented at the 6thInternational Black Sea Symposium on "Empowering Civil Society in the Black Sea Region: a tool for Innovative Social Change" that was held on 4-6 July 2013, in Athens.
Τhe main concept of the Symposium was "Civil Society". The empowerment of civil society is a one-way street for the maximization of social benefits and the minimization of any negative impacts from top-down decision-making processes. Through new forms of partnerships, collaborative solutions, sharing of resources and responsibilities, we can strengthen citizens and communities and develop new models of associations and public governance.
December 2013, Athens, Greece
Authors: Danae Bezantakou, Daria Catalui, Rumen Dobrinsky, Vasileios Kitsos, Andra-Lucia Martinescu, Aliki Mitsakos, Nato Mokverashvili, Samir Murshudov, Najiba Mustafayeva, Cristina Negoiescu, Maria Nicolaouova, Mirela Oprea, Todor Petrov, Rebecca Pitsika, Mariana Semenyshyn, Attiq Ur-Rehman, Anna Visvizi
Preface by Dr. Zefi Dimadama
Managing Editor: Athina Korovesi