Design Workshops for Lift-Off

Since the Greece Communitere team landed in Thessaloniki in April, they’ve been establishing partnerships, setting up operations, and running design workshops with various stakeholders. 

So far, two design workshops have attracted over 50 participants from various stakeholder groups including NGO personnel, volunteers, refugees, Greek community members, and members of the municipality of Thessaloniki. The workshops were held at the amazing Space Lab in Thessaloniki.

Workshop 1 was on understanding community needs, assets, and mapping desired outcomes, and Workshop 2 was on building a mobile resource center. Many fantastic ideas were brought to the table and we’re so lucky to have been welcomed into this dynamic and vibrant community of people who were ready and willing to jump on board with us to give their insight, ideas, and best practices gleaned from years of combined experience working and living in Greece.

Asking community members how Communitere can help.


A workshop participant gives ideas on fostering self-sufficiency at the first Greece Communitere workshop on understanding community needs, assets, and mapping desired outcomes.


Welcoming community members to a workshop on Building a Mobile Resource Center, to travel to communities and camps around Greece.


A breakout session at Workshop 2 on Building a Mobile Resource Center


For more information, you can find a full synthesis document to learn about what happened at the workshops here.