PLEGMA — a cultural organisation expert in the topic of intergenerational relations & ageing!
Located on the island of Skopelos, Plegma is a civil non-profit organisation that engages in a range of cultural activities throughout Greece and Europe. Their mission is to plan and implement cultural actions, accessible to all members of the population, with no age, educational, geographical, racial or religious restrictions; thus supporting and reinforcing cultural policy at a local and country-wide level. Therefore, their goal is to engage the public, enabling citizens to become actively involved in cultural events; while cultivating a spirit of collaboration, forming cultural networks, exchanging know-how and providing continuous training to cultural managers. In their work, they mainly focus on cultural management, networking and activities; including the organisation of theatre plays, seminars as well as educational, cultural and touristic events. Plegma has already cooperated with Médecins sans Frontières and was supported by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, the National Organism of Tourism, UNESCO Hellas and local entities such as municipalities and local governments. They also won two national awards for its best practices in the cultural field during their dance festival (Best City Awards 2016, Tourism Awards 2017).
Staff members: 1-5 (and a lot of volunteers)
Expertise: Intergenerational relations & ageing
Target groups: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Artistic activities — Art education & other educational activities — Local / regional / national projects —Event management — Artistic creation / production — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities — Networking /cooperation —Advocacy / Policy
Fields of work: Theatre — Music — Dance — Development of alternative / non-conventional / innovative art practices — Folk culture, traditions, etc. (intangible culture heritage) — Publishing
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Children (0-12 years old) — Participation / audience engagement — Cultural policy — Tourism
Priorities for the network: Advocacy — Capacity Building — Networking