The City of Athens encourages the process of co-creating the city's identity and creates opportunities for cooperation and development.

This is Athens-Polis is a placemaking project, run by This is Athens & Partners, inviting Athenian residents and professionals to co-create the city identity.


This is Athens & Partners, the unique public-private partnership led by the City of
Athens, brings together major stakeholders including the Greek Tourism
Confederation (SETE), AEGEAN, the Athens International Airport, Lampsa S.A.,
Lamda Development, and Ioniki Hotel Enterprises S.A., with the mandate of
developing, managing and promoting Athens as an attractive year-round destination
for visitors, residents, professionals, and investors, through introducing a number of wide-ranging projects.


The strategic plan of This is Athens & Partners is centrally coordinated by the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency and will be implemented in collaboration with SETE’s Marketing Greece and Athens Partnership.

This is Athens-Polis provides small financial grants and development support to residents, practitioners, formal and informal civil society groups to advance collaborative interventions in the city.


Through “INTERVENTIONS IN THE CITY,” the programme offers financial and technical support to residents and businesses to implement their own proposals for mild, small-scale interventions in the public space.


Through “SHOP IN THE CENTRE,” the programme provides for the exploitation of abandoned shops in the centre of Athens and aims to give impetus to the degraded areas.

“We call on the Athenians to co-shape the identity of the city and decide for themselves how to make their neighborhood more functional and beautiful. With this action, we want to highlight forgotten corners of the city, revitalise abandoned points and, above all, increase the use of public space. We are motivated to mobilise all active citizens of Athens. With joint actions, we can make our city more attractive for residents and visitors.”


George Kaminis

f. Mayor of Athens

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