Interview with Antonis Schwarz: Co-Founder of Vouliwatch

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Antonis Schwarz is the co-founder of Vouliwatch, a digital platform that engages Greek citizens with legislative politics and grants them with the opportunity to communicate, evaluate and hold elected representatives in the Greek and the European Parliament (MPs & MEPs) accountable. It’s primary aims are to foster democracy by making the political process transparent, engaging Greek citizens and a providing a reliable source of data to academia and the media.

 

In this Interview acTVism Munich asks Antonis Schwarz a number of questions: What inspired him to start this initiative? How does Vouliwatch measure its success? How has the response been from citizens as well as Greek politicans towards this initiative? How can an individual start similar initiatives and what hurdles does one have to take into account?

Find out the answers to these questions in the video below.

VIDEO: Antonis Schwarz – Founder of Vouliwatch.

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  Edited_Antonio_Schwarz Antonis Schwarz has a German-Greek background and also lives and travels regularly between Munich and Athens. He completed his studies in European Studies at Kings College London and followed up to complete his Masters in Management in Madrid. Together with other activists he founded Vouliwatch.gr in 2014 with the aim of promoting democracy, transparency and citizen participation. As a humanist and activists, Schwarz, supports a number of initiatives that include acTVism Munich itself, Bewegungsstiftung, Sanktionfrei, Startupboat.eu and many others. Antonis Schwarz future projects include starting a foundation that will support political activism, social entrepreneurship and provide aid to vulnerable populations. As a humanist and activists, Schwarz, supports a number of initiatives that include acTVism Munich itself, Bewegungsstiftung, Sanktionfrei, Startupboat.eu and many others. Antonis Schwarz future projects include starting a foundation that will support political activism, social entrepreneurship and provide aid to vulnerable populations.  
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