Building a park for Society and Movements at the former ‘Eliniko’ airport

The Elliniko ex-airport remains the last large public, free, unbuilt space in all of Athens. In that sense it may be seen as a common good and a “common resource”. To the extent that the social and ecological transformation of production based on collective needs is now becoming a central goal, the ex- airport and the beach of Agios Kosmas, may be scope of policies to promote social reappropriation through models of cooperative, social and solidarity economy. We believe that the active participation of society is nowadays a major issue. The former Greek airport can be converted into a meeting place which supports creative activities, citizens’ initiatives, cooperative actions, self-managed ventures and more. We believe that the realization of such a project is absolutely feasible and it has to emerge from the spontaneous mobilization of the citizens of Athens.
The “Self-managed farm of Ellinikο is based on alternative, social and solidarity economy models has been created as a collective effort by a citizens group as a response to the crisis that p the Greek community. This attempt wants to answer in four major aspects: