People

CitizensLab is a community of currently 56 practitioners from all over Europe and Turkey. The members represent a diverse spectrum of active citizens engaged in NGOs and public administration, but also social entrepreneurs, cultural managers, artists, hacktivists or academics.  Check out their profiles and connect with them!

Pavlina Petrova

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I am an economist, Bulgarian by place of birth and citizen of the world by soul. Vibrant Village Foundation / Фондация "Живо...

Vibrant Village Foundation
Bulgaria
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Serban Oncescu

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I am fond of freedom and I do not let things as they are, when it comes to injustice or wrong settlements....

Civicus Romania Association
Romania
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Francesco Saija

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I'm a PhD in Political Philosophy. I am part of a group, named Parliament Watch Italia that aims to spread the culture...

Parliament Watch Italia
Italy
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Angeliki Tseliou

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I studied linguistics and modern Greek literature in Athens and Paris, and I currently freelance, providing content management services for print and...

Kalliga Square Citizens Association
Greece
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Gerry Proctor

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I really enjoy working with people who live in the apartments of the city centre and waterfront and trying to raise the...

Engage Liverpool CIC
United Kingdom
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Ayse Gorur

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My association SKYGD conducts projects (in cooperation with other NGOs, local and public institutions) with groups under risk or subjected to social...

SKYGD
Turkey
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Yanina Taneva

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I work as a ‘catalyst’ and a ‘fuel’ for small ideas and imaginative people with extraordinary potential for social change. A strategic...

Ideas Factory Association, BG
Bulgaria
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Tunde Adefioye

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I am a city dramaturg at KVS (The Brussels City Theatre) and a founder of Urban Woorden, a non-profit that uses poetry...

Urban Woorden VZW & KVS
Belgium
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Marlene Haas

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I am a passionate urban changemaker. Actually, I worked as event manager for cultural and social events until I got in touch...

Lust auf besser leben gGmbH
Germany
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David Juarez

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I am a restless inhabitant, architect and co-founder of Straddle3, a multidisciplinary collective mostly working with grass-roots organizations. I am also an...

Straddle3
Spain
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Cristian Mladin

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I have studied Philosophy and History of Art. I am interested in cultural management and implementation of the creative and cultural industries'...

Alba Iulia Municipality
Romania
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Nick Connaughton

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I run the Creative Engagement department at Arcola Theatre, one of the UK's leading off-west end venues, housed in a converted warehouse...

Arcola Theatre
United Kingdom
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Chiara Organtini

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I love question marks rather than fullstops, I believe in if rather then simple present, I am intrigued by thresholds and collect...

CAOS centro arti opificio Siri / Terni Festival
Italy
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Levente Polyak

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I am co-founder of Eutropian, work on urban regeneration processes that use existing resources and connect community groups with public administrations and...

Eutropian
Italy
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Ildikó Simon

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In the past 12 years I have spent many days with community organizing as well as community development and my attention turned...

Cromo Foundation
Hungary
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Jekaterina Lavrinec

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I am a Vilnius-based urban artist, researcher and educator in Urban Studies. I am a co-founder of the NGO „Laimikis.lt“ that serves...

Laimikis.lt - urban games & research
Lithuania
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Martin Pairet

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I have been working in international non-profits for years, supporting first the organic movement and later fundraising for campaigns on climate and...

European Alternatives
Germany
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Handan Saatçıoğlu Gürses

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I am passionate about working on different elements of the local community. It gives me a platform to communicate face to face...

Komsu Kapisi Community House
Turkey
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Sjoerd Bootsma

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I am a programme developer of Leeuwarden European Capital of Culture 2018. I firmly believe that everyone has a responsibility to work...

Welcome to The Village
Netherlands
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Elina Makri

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I am a journalist based in Athens, but I travel a lot in Europe because I do European journalism. I am a...

Oikomedia.com
Greece
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Cicek Bacik

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I have established an open literature platform Daughters and Sons of Gastarbeiters. In public readings we perform our family histories that are...

Daughters and Sons of Gastarbeiters
Germany
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Lilian Jüchtern

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I work for the European Forum for Freedom in Education (EFFE) which promotes equity, freedom and diversity of education across Europe. We...

European Forum for Freedom in Education
Germany
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Sven Stegemann

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I am a co-founder of Open State, an organization which pioneers, fosters, and scales the tools for a livable society and thriving...

Open State
Germany
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Argyro Barata

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I hold a track record of planning and coordinating cultural projects with national reach for independent artists, institutions and major Greek festivals...

FEAST Greece
Greece
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Michela Sechi

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I work at Radio Popolare, Milano, the most important journalists-owned Italian radio network. My boss is the public: 16.000 listeners who donate...

Radio Popolare - Popolare Network
Italy
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Andrea Rossi

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I am the vice-president of Cherimus, an art association based in the Sulcis-Iglesiente region (Sardinia). Cherimus is a Sardinian word that means...

Cherimus
Italy
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Tiago Castro

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I am an urban planner, cultural manager and actor/performer. In the past eight years I've been working at or participating in initiatives...

4iS - Platform for Social Innovation
Portugal
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Linda Öhman

Member

My local community is my extended family. It is the people I bump into regularly and the events filling everyday life. It...

FutureLab Europe
Finland
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Ed Santman

Member

I develop multi-disciplinary art projects with people at the edge of society, like drugs abusers and prisoners. In most of my projects...

Changes & Chances
Netherlands
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Gaspar Horvath

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I am a co-founder of blocal.co, the first local online social network platform in Hungary. I studied engineering and business, I worked...

Miutcánk / blocal.co
Hungary
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Ebru Gokdag

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I am founding member of CTO-Turkey (Center for Theatre of the Oppressed-Turkey), formed by a group of women to fight any kind...

Anadolu University / Center for Theatre of the Oppressed
Turkey
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Mpanzu Bamenga

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Starting 2014 I am a city council of Eindhoven. I focuse on the support for homeless people, refugees, (hidden) discrimination, youth unemployment,...

Inclusion Leaders Network
Netherlands
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Eleni Zontirou

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I am an elected member and President of the local board of the 6th Municipality of Athens where I have lived all...

Municipality of Athens
Greece
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Redon Skikuli

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I am a co-founder of the Open Labs Hackerspace Albania, not for profit community that promotes open knowledge and open data initiatives...

Open Labs Tirana
Albania
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Tamara Ehs

Member

I am hosting Democracy Repair Cafés that I have developed as part of IG Demokratie. Working in political education in universities, schools...

Universities of Vienna and Salzburg
Austria
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Siegfried Korpan

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I live in the village Gols am Neusiedler See in the northeast of Austria. I am engaged in European initiatives in the...

EU Gemeinderäte Österreich
Austria
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Helen Titchen Beeth

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I am an evolutionary entrepreneur working inside the European Commission. I also work throughout Europe with the community of practitioners of the...

European Comission
Belgium
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Jean-Paul Pinon

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I am a leader of an NGO promoting transparency regarding politicians. WeCitizens is a Belgian citizens platform contributing to better democracy and...

WeCitizens
Belgium
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Branko Stanic

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I'm Branko from Croatia, a PhD student and a researcher at the Institute of Public Finance in Zagreb. My research field includes...

Institute of Public Finance
Croatia
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Emmanuel Pidoux

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As the manager of cultural affairs in Colomiers my assignments particularly consist in developing international and European connections and projects (especially through...

Municipality of Colomiers
France
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François Schneider

Member

Since 2001, I have been active at developing the degrowth concept, movement and debate in France and Europe. Founding Research & Degrowth...

Research & Degrowth
France
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Maria Chatzopoulou

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I am a co-founder of COMM’ON, a mullti-leveled space where people - leading new societal activities - meet, learn from each other,...

COMM'ON
Greece
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Sandor Lederer

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I am a co-founder and director of K-Monitor, an anti-corruption NGO from Hungary. From the very beginning I couldn’t stand when people...

K-Monitor Association
Hungary
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Margherita Mugnai

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As a Sociolab facilitator, trainer and co-design enthusiast, I feel accomplished when the people I work with express their full potential, by...

Sociolab
Italy
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Stephen Ogbonna

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I promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multi-ethnic society. My organisation...

Mama Africa
Italy
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Evija Taurene

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I live, work and generally enjoy life in Cēsis. The organisation I represent is a public institution - a local municipality, which...

Cēsis Municipality
Latvia
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Martin Popov

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I work as a project manager at Центар на заедницата на општина Центар (Community Center of Municipality of Centar). My focus and...

Community Center of Municipality of Centar
Macedonia
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Wassila Hachchi

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I am a founder of the Dialogue Digital, a safe online space for intelligent conversations to drive social change. I am also...

Dialogue Digital
Netherlands
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Laura M. Pana

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I am a social entrepreneur, facilitator, and artist with a background in translations and communications. Founder of Migrationlab, a non-profit organization based...

Migrationlab
Netherlands
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Iva Cukic

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I am a co-founder and coordinator of the Ministarstvo prostora (Collective Ministry of Space) NGO, a do-tank that connects social activists, artists,...

Ministry of Space
Serbia
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Mateja Softić

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I am one of three cofounders of ISKRIVA, a private non-profit organisation focused on responsible use of natural and cultural resources for...

Iskriva, Institute for Development of LOcal Potentials
Slovenia
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Ale González

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I am an architect, programmer and a digital artist. I work for wwb.cc, an Andalusian cooperative that works with free software, free...

wwb.cc
Spain
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Banu Pekol

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I specialize in the conservation of historical heritage of minorities. Through creative as well as research–based projects to preserve heritage especially of...

Association for Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Turkey
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Louise Armstrong

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I am constantly experimenting and learning in pursuit of systems change. I do this through the Peckham Coal Line a community-initiated project...

Peckham Coal Line
United Kingdom
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Kate Stewart

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Co-founder & doer of all sorts of things at We Make Places I am a creative businesswoman with a wealth of experience...

We Make Places CIC
United Kingdom
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Dmytro Khutkyy

Member

I am a public sociologist, practicing civic activism at the Reanimation Package of Reforms and conducting research at the National University of...

Center for Innovations Development
Ukraine
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Maria Scordialos

Adviser

My work focuses on creating participatory processes that invite people from all backgrounds to have conversations that matter. I design gatherings, trainings,...

Living Wholeness Ltd.
Greece
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