At that time, funding from a big foundation allowed us to finally scale the program to the Mediterranean, creating an own cohort of leaders of change there. In 2019/20, the program brought together Israeli and Palestinian changemakers in Greece, a neutral ground for both, along with other Mediterranean participants.
As part of Ashoka’s peace-creating mission, we wanted to explore if the Ashoka Visionary Program could work as a platform to trigger collaboration. It was no smooth and easy task, but it was worth it. The Mediterranean program was restarted in 2021 in Italy after a COVID-induced break.