In Greece, as well as in Europe, the police tends to make use of new technologies. Cameras, drones, facial recognition software and smart algorithms promise to play an important role in the fight against crime. The use of these technologies must respect the legislation in place and the jurisprudence, for the fundamental rights and freedoms to be protected.

 

Through the “Digital Ri.Se. (Digital Rights & Security)” project, Homo Digitalis aspires to:

  • properly inform the public on the current situation and the potential challenges for human rights
  • bring together the various stakeholders and reinforce cooperation between them, to ensure maximum protection for fundamental rights and freedoms

Project duration: June-October 2020

 

The project Digital Rights & Security (Digital Ri.Se.) is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by Homo Digitalis. The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.

For more information: www.activecitizensfund.gr

 

About the EEA Grants

Τhe EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The EEA Grants are available to the 13 EU member countries that joined the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2004, 2007 and 2013 as well as Greece and Portugal. The decision-making body of the EEA Grants is the Financial Mechanism Committee, which is composed of representatives of the Foreign Ministries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

For more information: https://eeagrants.org

Τhe Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund programme in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.

 

About Bodossaki

The Bodossaki Foundation is one of the most respected privately-owned public benefit organizations in Greece. The Foundation is the culminating point of its founder’s brilliant course in life and remains the carrying vessel of the values and ideas that he faithfully served throughout his eventful life.

The Foundation was established in 1972 by Prodromos – Bodossakis Athanassiades who decided to donate his entire fortune to support health care, equal opportunities, quality in education, scientific progress and environmental protection.

The Foundation has a deep knowledge of social needs in Greece and has administered so far more than € 450m supporting its causes. The Bodossaki Foundation also supports NGOs working with socially vulnerable groups and has lately set the strengthening of civil society as one of its primary objectives. Since 2013 it administers the regranting facilities of the EEA Grants for civil society in Greece.

Learn more at www.bodossaki.gr

 

About SolidarityNow

SolidarityNow (SN) is a non-governmental organization established in 2013 to respond to the needs, and advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, indiscriminately. SN’s Headquarters are in Athens, with large operations in Thessaloniki and activities across the country. The organization’s vision is to improve people’s lives and to empower them to create a just and inclusive society. SN’s actions fall under three main strategic priorities: a) Promoting safety and protection; b) Catalyzing livelihoods opportunities; c) Strengthening the independence of civil society and defending open society values. SN has supported 300,000 people to date, both through direct project implementation and through regranting programmes. Through its regranting initiatives, SN has supported 73 different programs and provided a total funding of € 14.4M to support Greek civil society organizations.

Learn more: https://www.solidaritynow.org

 

Contact us for Program Info

For more information on the “Digital Ri.Se.” project, you may contact Mr. Konstantinos Kakavoulis at the email address k.kakavoulis@homodigitalis.gr