A1 - Title in original language
Μουσικες Εκδηλωσεις Συντονισμος Οργανωση (ΜΕΣΟ)

A2 - Title in English
MESO Music Events

A3 - Location of GP (national)

A4 - Location of GP (regional)
30 cities per annum

A5 - Economic field of activity
R Arts, entertainment and recreation

A6 - Ultimate purpose of GP
To provide educational opportunities
To improve participation in local decision making
To enable cross sectoral working

A7 - Spatial scale

A8a - Start date
June 1st 1999

A8b - Anticipated end date (if applicable)
On going

A9 - Short description of the GP
Support music making

A10 - Key words relating to the GP
Equal opportunities
Sustainable development

A11 - Objectives of the GP
Support of Music Practice

A12 - Activities that have taken place
Hundreds of shows, concerts, workshops

A13 - Achievements of the GP
Development of music practice at national level


B1 - How has the GP impacted on the following?

B1a - Legal/financial exclusion
Positive impacts
Any other comments?
Using an integration model, based on decentralized management of the product through a general coordination, the result was a factor of economic and productivity growth, not only in large urban centers, but also in towns of the Greek region.

B1b - Creation or conservation of local employment
Positive impacts
Any other comments?
The recurring cycle of the product, stabilized a number of parallel activities, in a wide range of occupations and fields of entrepreneurship (indicatively, the constant production cycle - involving local shops, restaurants, entertainment events organisers - doubles the labor rates for the industry) the numbers refer only to the Attica Region, a greater amount refers to the national level .

B1c - Adaptation to new realities
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
In less than a year the people and organizations involved in the project, understood and highlighted the new reality and have developed strategies to deal with new data in professional and social reality, in related forums

B1d - Cross sectoral working
Positive impacts
Any other comments?
More than 550 companies from different areas of entrepreneurship, managed to collaborate only in the past year.

B1e - Enablement of social enterpreneurship
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
The decentralized management model inspired innovation of social entrepreneurship in 29 greek cities.

B1f - Amenities for local people
Positive impacts
Any other comments?
The EMD 2012 project, established an innovative quadruple helix approach collaboration model, in order to support strategic plans on social cohesion and amenities for the social exluded population in Greece.

B1g - Educational opportunities
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
The 2012 project provided lifelong learning workshop, seminars and open day opportunities to students of different levels, both from the private and public education sector. Therefore the project was presented in more than 20 educational and training providers either as a know - how tool for enterpreneurship, or as a GP senario for students to work with or into.

B1h - Crisis response
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
Although the political and economical crisis, highly peaked for Greece within 2012, the standard established, helped us realise that all obstacles can be overcome with good ideas, innovative management and common coordination, which allowed us to produce wide economies of scale and synergies for the project development.

B1i - Local financial environment for social enterpreneurs
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
The local and regional institutional and private partnerships for 2013 edition are perpetually renewed. For this up-coming year, we can be sure that the program will integrate more participants than ever before and will be used as a vechicle on social economy GP models to be established and accepted by the local population.

B1j - Local policy environment for social enterpreneurs
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
In 13 years of existence, EMD became a tool for the local and regional authorities to implement strategies on social enterpreneurs to grow.

B1k - National financial environment for social enterpreneurs
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
The national environment in terms of financing is on the turning point of implementing new legislation for social enterpreneurship economic growth .

B1l - National policy environment for social enterpreneurs
Very positive impacts
Any other comments?
The national reference framework 2007-13 has created the tools for an environment of social entrepreneurship to grow and produce meaningfull results. Following Horizon 2020 Strategy, social and creative enterpreneurships should become one of the reinventing thesis of Greece economic model.


C1 - Is the governance of this GP fully inclusive?
Beneficiaries are highly involved in governance
Comments and learning points
The integration model uses a decentralized management. More information may not be disclosed as we are about to launch 2013 campaign.

C2 - How influential has this GP been on local or national decision makers?
High degree of influence achieved
Comments and learning points
More than 150 institutional stakeholders / decision makers and 400 entrepreneurs have been involved in last years production.

C3 - How much partnership work has been involved?
A great deal of cross sectoral partnership working
Comments and learning points
Based on the experience of current market situation, thanks to annual renewal of the Cultural map, there were different proposals and implementation strategies elaborated, depending on the partner.


D1 - Please describe how the GP communicated its experience and success to the public
Through simultaneous dissemination in quadruple helix networks.

D2 - Please describe how the GP communicated with local or national decision makers?
Perpetual contact and collaboration with all level stakeholders via project development needs

D3 - Are there any elements of this project that you think would transfer particularly well to other contexts?
The project iterative coordination and development mechanism


E1a - Total annual income of GP 2011/12
150.000 €

E1b - How is this made up?
Institutionnal & Private partners

E1c - Details of human resources
30 local coordinators & 2000 Collaborators / volunteers

E1d - Details of technology
Information may not be disclosed

E1e - Details of financial investment for start-up/early stage
Information may not be disclosed

E1f - Details of external support
Most primary and sub- category needs of the GP functional cost are granted through in Kind contribution

E2 - If public funding were withdrawn, could the GP continue to exist?
It happened in 2012 and GP continued


F1 - Who set up the GP?
Not-for-profit organisation

F2 - Who runs the GP?
Individual or group of individuals

F3 - Short description/comments
A national network of local coordinators has been set-up, providing liaison offices all around the country. The national coordinator work with other countries in order to develop best practices inother territories too.

F4 - Contact
Georges Perot
NPO MESO Music Events
13 Proklou Street, 11635 Athens
Telephone 0030 215 540 7855
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Any other contact people
Lazaros Damanis - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


G1 - Photos (between 1 & 3)




Europass ESP

G2 - E documents
Additional documents can be found through google search

G3 - Any other useful information


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