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Sarantaporo.gr at the Finalists of the European Broadband Awards 2019

Sarantaporo.gr Community Network is one of the three finalists at the European Broadband Awards 2019 ! Acknowledging the significant impact of the...
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Sarantaporo.gr at the 85th World Libraries and Information Sciences Conference

From the 24th to the 30th of August Greece had the great honor of hosting the 85th World Congress of Libraries and Information Sciences of the...
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The birth of Kalentzi Community Network in Tzoumerka

Kalentzi is a small mountain village of approximately 350 inhabitants, located in the south of Ioannina Prefecture, 30km from the city of Ioannina....
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International conference in Sarantaporo: building the community in community networks

On July 7-9, researchers, business representatives and prominent personalities in the development of Community Networks worldwide will visit one of...
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FundAction’s ‘Rethink’ grant supports Sarantaporo.gr expertise sharing to Tzoumerka

Last July we organized a two-day event in Sarantaporo which comprised ICT & Networking training for the locals and a discussion entitled:...
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Sarantaporo.gr Community Network receives ISOC’s Beyond the Net grant

Since over a year now in Sarantaporo.gr Non Profit Organization we have been in contact with Internet Society ( ISOC ) in international meetings,...
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Sarantaporo.gr NPO in Geneva for IGF17

The 12th Internet Governance Forum (IGF17) was held this year in Geneva from December 18th - 21st, with the theme "Shaping Your Digital Future!"....
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Node-owners’ meeting, December 28 2017

On Thursday, December 28, 2017 all the node-owners, volunteers, supporters and new stakeholders of the Sarantaporo.gr Wireless Community Network...
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Sarantaporo.gr Wireless Community Network Upgraded!

During the recent months something extraordinary has been happening with the wireless community network Sarantaporo.gr. Starting in May 2017, on the...
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Series of Seminars and Open Discussion in Sarantaporo village on July 15-16, 2017

Saturday July 15, 2017, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pantelopoulos Cultural Center of Sarantaporo Seminar on "How Networks Work" : Aimed at people already...
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Sarantaporo.gr participates in the UniverSSE 2017 international conference

ΣIn the frame of the UNIVERSSE 2017 international conference, Sarantaporo.gr is taking part in the discussion on "Digital Infrastructure as a...
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Sarantaporo.gr makes good use of the award from "The People's Trust"

On October 24th 2016, at a special event held at Orange Grove in Athens, Sarantaporo.gr NPO was awarded a prize by " Ashoka Greece " and " The...
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Sarantaporo.gr close to the Elassona farmers

In the municipality of Elassona, livestock farming is one of the main activities that support the economy of the area. Especially in the area of the...
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Looking for synergies around the pillar of Sarantaporo.gr community network

Since 2013 I have been actively involved in the community network Sarantaporo.gr, an initiative of people from the village of Sarantaporo. The...
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Open letter on Community networks to EU policy makers

Joint Press Release of 35 organizations from around the world Today, 16 March 2017, more than 25 European Community networks and alternative...
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A student from Flambouro Elassona excelled in this year's Panhellenic exams without even an hour of private tutoring

We are pleased to host on our website a chat with Ms. Ioanna Boubounara from Flambouro Elassona, a student who has managed to excel in this year's...
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Improved weather forecast for the villages of Olympus

For residents, but especially for professional farmers and breeders in the area of Sarantaporo, opposite Olympus, in the municipality of Elassona,...
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Watch online the documentary on Sarantaporo.gr Community Network

The documentary about the Sarantaporo.gr wireless community network has been published online . The documentary has been shot over the last 3 years...
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Sarantaporo.gr gives an interview on ERT1 on "Double Look" - 12/06/16

On Sunday 12/06/2016 we had the opportunity to be hosted at the National TV ERT at the "Double Glance" broadcast, where we presented our work on the...
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Documentary screening in Elassona on Saturday 18 June 2016

We are pleased to invite you to the screening of the documentary "Building Community of Commons in Greece. A Documentary about The Sarantaporo.gr...
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Documentary screening in Athens Impact Hub on Monday 6th June 2016

We are pleased to invite you to the screening of the documentary "Building Community of Commons in Greece. A Documentary about The Sarantaporo.gr...
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The Stories of Community Networks in the House of Arts and Letters - Onassis Stegi

Community Networks Stories - albeit with different names - can be traced back to the early days of the Internet, but come back with much greater...
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Participation of Sarantaporo. gr in health conference

On Saturday 28 May 2016 at 17.00-17.10 in the conference "Social Policy and Social Innovation in Health" Dr. Christos Klissiaris, Assistant...
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Documentary screening in Sarantaporo village on Friday 6th of May 2016

We are pleased to invite you to the screening of the documentary "Building Community of Commons in Greece. A Documentary about The Sarantaporo.gr...
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Exploiting digital technology as a growth factor in remote and rural areas

Postgraduate Thesis: "The Exploitation of Digital Technology as a Growth Factor in Remote and Rural Areas - The Case of the Sarantaporo Nonprofit...
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Premiere of the Documentary for Sarantaporo.gr Community Network at FOSSCOMM 2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 , as part of the FOSSCOMM 2016 event that will take place at the University of Piraeus, the documentary "Building...
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Presentation of the Sarantaporo.gr Wireless Community Network at transmediale 2016

Transmediale is a festival of media art and digital culture that has been held every February for a week in Berlin since 1988. The main pillars on...
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Symposium Announcement: "Together in Sarantaporo"

January 15-17th 2016, Sarantaporo Area, Greece With the opportunity of the kick-off meeting of the MAZI project in Volos, the Sarantaporo.gr team...
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Sarantaporo.gr and the Personal Cinema team on "Double Look" show on Channel 1 of the Greek National Television

Watch the interview of Sarantaporo.gr and the Personal Cinema team on "Double Look" show on Channel 1 of the Greek National Television.
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Sarantaporo.gr gave an interview at ERT Larissa on November 19 2015

Listen to an interview by George Klisiaris, a member of the Sarantaporo.gr team, on ERT Larissa's radio about the Sarantaporo.gr NPO’s activity ,...
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Sarantaporo.gr gave an interview at ERT Larissa on November 11 2015

Listen to the interview of Lia Kountroubis and Achilleas Vaitsis, members of Sarantaporo.gr NPO, on ERT Larissa radio about the activity of...
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Sarantaporo.gr participates in the Fosscomm 2015 conference

Sarantaporo.gr participates in the 8th FOSSCOMM 2015 conference with a presentation that will take place on Sunday 8/11, at 10:30 am in Room 2 of...
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What people say about us

  • Sarantaporo.gr is one of the most successful initiatives ever launched at European level. Sarantaporo.gr team managed to provide open Internet access to rural areas that did not have commercial alternatives. More important, the Sarantaporo.gr project succeeded in helping the local population to adapt to Information and Communication Technologies and improving every aspect of their lives. The results were impressive!
  • Sarantaporo.gr volunteering team, during the Open WiFi action of GFOSS, successfully provided open internet access to 15 villages in Elassona province, being one of the most successful examples of our action.
  • Sarantaporo.gr, winner of the 1st Ashoka Impact Project in Greece, was awarded in recognition of its social business plan, which aims to multiply the community's social impact.
  • Sarantaporo.gr is an emblematic case of an expanding constellation of initiatives, which are building the world they want within the confines of the world they aspire to transcend.

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