Approval of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan of the Municipality of Chalki Island
We are glad to announce that the City Council of the Municipality of Chalki Island approved the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP), which was submitted to the European Covenant of Mayors.
The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is the main European initiative that brings together thousands of local governments that voluntarily commit to increase energy efficiency and the use of Renewable Energy Sources in their areas.
Presentation of the European Project "SETOFF" at the 6th Annual Conference of SUSTAINABLE CITY Network
On 14 December 2022, the European Project "SETOFF" was presented at the 6th Annual Conference and General Assembly of Sustainable City Network in Athens.
In the third and last session of the conference, entitled "Best practices in municipalities and innovative applications", Mr. Michail Chalaris, assistant professor at the International Hellenic University and coordinator of the project, presented to the participants the main objectives of the project and invited the Municipalities-members of the Sustainable City Network to participate in the actions to be implemented.
6th Annual Conference and General Assembly
The cities network "SUSTAINABLE CITY" organized its 6th Annual Conference and General Assembly at CROWNE PLAZE Athens Hotel, on 14 December 2022. On the key topic "The Challenge of the Energy Crisis – Opportunities for Municipalities", SUSTAINABLE CITY Network invited to the Conference all Mayors of its municipalities-members, as well as important representatives of the Government, the Mayors of Attica and representatives of other relevant bodies.
The keynote speech of the Conference was delivered by the representative of the European Support Office of the Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy, Mr. Pedro Bizzaro, while an address was delivered by the Director of External Resources and Knowledge Strategy of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Mr. Durmish Guri. The honorary guests from the European Union emphasized the climate change challenge and Europe’s effort and planning towards alleviating the problem through initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors.
The 2nd Transnational Meeting of the European Project SETOFF took place on 21-22 November in Benaguasil, Spain, with the participation of 17 representatives of the partner institutions from North Macedonia, Greece, Belgium and Spain.
The purpose of the project is to develop an innovative remote learning (e-training) programme based on a successfully tested and applied simulation model, incorporating the latest scientific knowledge and a comprehensive analysis of training needs.
Living Streets is back!
The Cities Network "SUSTAINABLE CITY" participated in the 2nd Living Streets event, organized by the Municipality of Elliniko – Argyroupoli during the European Mobility Week (16-22 September 2022). Living Streets took place in Ethnikis Antistasis Square and the surrounding streets of Elliniko from 16 to 18 September 2022.
The Living Streets initiative was first introduced in Greece in 2021 with the contribution of SUSTAINABLE CITY Network, which selected two of its municipalities-members (Elliniko – Argyroupoli and Corinth) to implement it. Continuing this initiative for another year, the Municipality of Elliniko – Argyroupoli organized again this year its own Living Streets event focused on the theme "Move freely, Act Ecologically", while converting this initiative into a successful opportunity.
The 1st Annual Review Meeting of the DECIDO project took place on the 20th of May 2022 in Palermo, Sicily.
The meeting was organised as a hybrid event for the partners' convenience, offering them the choice to either attend physically (on-site) at the offices of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. - ENG (project coordinator) in Palermo or remotely (online).
SUSTAINABLE CITY Network attended the meeting physically and the project partners had the opportunity for the first time after more than 12 months of remote collaboration, due to covid-19 restrictions, to meet face to face, thus strengthening the existing strong ties of cooperation and teamwork.