The 2nd National Webinar on the 2nd Call for Applications by the European Initiative EUCF, hosted by the Cities Network "SUSTAINABLE CITY", was a great success. SUSTAINABLE CITY, as the National Network of the EUCF initiative for Greece, sent an invitation to the representatives of the Municipalities to attend the webinar in order to inform them about the funding opportunities arising from this project and the Funding Application process.
The Network’s General Manager, Mr Ioannis Georgizas, greeted the participants while briefly mentioning the role of SUSTAINABLE CITY Network in the initiative. Consequently, the Country Expert, Dr Panagiotis Michail, elaborated on the results of the 1st Call for Applications in Greece and the rest of Europe.
Municipalities have an excellent opportunity to gain access to financial support of up to 60,000 € and to provision of technical assistance for the design and maturation of projects that will create the sustainable cities of the future. The funds will be provided by the European Initiative called “European City Facility – EUCF”; the 2nd call for applications will be open until May 31, 2021 at 06:00 p.m. (EEST - Greece local time).
The 4th General Assembly of the Cities Network “SUSTAINABLE CITY” was held on December 2nd, 2020 via video conference. The Network’s President, Mr. Dimitris Kafantaris, was the head of the conference, while the majority of the Mayors of the Network’s Municipalities-Members participated. The Deputy Minister of Interior, Mr. Theodoros Livanios marked the beginning of the online event by greeting the audience. Mr. Livanios expressed his support for the Network’s actions and made a reference on the Ministry’s activities which are beneficial to the Municipalities.
The Network’s General Director, Mr. Ioannis Georgizas, presented the Network's activities so far, as evidenced by its participation in important European Projects and its budget development. Afterwards, the participants congratulated the Network’s executives for their achievements.
SUSTAINABLE CITY signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Messinian Chamber, in order to better exploit European Programmes and provide the required technical assistance and support for studies and projects.
This cooperation aims to the development of sustainable investment plans and the proper perception of entrepreneurship in terms of the environment and corporate governance. Also, intents to accomplish the transition tο a more sustainable economy through several synergies and acts, which will be extremely beneficial to the citizens and the society in general.
More than 100 participants expressed interest and attended the 1st National Webinar hosted by SUSTAINABLE CITY for the European City Facility (EUCF), on Thursday, May 21, 2020. The Webinar was directed at Municipalities and local authorities in order to inform them about the financing opportunities arising from the European City Facility (EUCF) and the application process.
The EUCF will provide a grant, up to 60.000€, to Municipalities and local authorities, in order to finance services and activities that will lead to the development of sustainable investment concepts, related to smart energy management, energy efficiency of buildings and reduced carbon footprint.