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ένα εγχείρημα του Impact Hub Athens

Kypseli’s Municipal Market
The first Market of Social Entrepreneurship

Following a participatory model of management and revival of the urban landscape, the Municipality of Athens chose through an open process the Impact Hub Athens in order to curate the reopening of the Municipal Market.

In 2016 the Municipality of Athens renovated the Municipal Market of Kypseli, so that the building could be reused in the most beneficial way for the society, within a bigger plan of re-utilizing all available resources of the city, promoting at the same time, culture, innovation, creative entrepreneurship, while upgrading the quality of life in the local community.

Our aim is to put the 6th District on the map,and turn it again into a pole of attraction; a meeting for Athens, through the Municipal Market of Kypseli, which now houses educational, cultural activities, as well as social economy initiatives, based on the strong agenda of development, social cohesion and participation.

Our vision

Our main goal is the Market to become a lever for the regeneration of the local economy, that will attract a new market audience and will bring interest, products and services to the locals and entrepreneurs, while offering new experiences to the Athenians.

History & Neighbourhood
Welcome to Fokionos!

Architecture of the Interwar Period and a typical example of Athenian Modernism in the 1930s, the Kypseli Municipal Market – a building of Fokionos Negri Street – was preserved in 2005.? Since its establishment, it has functioned as a food market until 2003 and has ceased to operate. It was then threatened many times with a demolition that was prevented by interventions and written protests by important residents of the area. In July 2017, Impact Hub Athens undertook the challenge of reopening the Kypseli Municipal Market and exploiting this emblematic building.

The residents of Kypseli

Wise Greece Promotion of Greek local products & contribution to small producers and fringe groups 

Marmalades, Honey, Oil, Cereals, nuts and more

Second Hand Shop A social market of second hand products 

Apparel, furniture, house decoration, books and more

Chymopoieio_Juices
Fresh Seasonal Juices by a 2nd chance store

Epanekkinisis 
Device diagnosis, repair & donations to public schools

Laptop, Computers, mobiles, tablets & other devices

13m2 Gallery
Gallery & Labs of Silk screen printing

Signed silkscreen works, DIY bookmarks, bags etc

Caritas Hellas 
Consulting, social & educational support

Danish Refugee Council 
Social & Educational Services

Code & Create by GFOSS
free courses to mixed classes of refugees and Greek youth

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