SUSTAINABLE CITY was selected by EUCF as the Responsible Network for the Energy Transition in Greece
The application made by SUSTAINABLE CITY to EUROPEAN CITY FACILITY (EUCF), which is set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union, was approved. The purpose of this initiative is to help European cities and Μunicipalities, through financial and technical support, overcome the barriers they face in implementing ambitious energy transition plans, develop relevant investment concepts, focus on energy efficiency and switch to Renewable Energy Sources.
The kick-off meeting of the European Programme "Living Streets and Citizen Engagement in Local Energy and Climate Projects", held in Ghent, Belgium from 25th to 27th of February 2020, was completed successfully. It was attended by executives from the Cities Network SUSTAINABLE CITY, representatives of the Municipalities of Aigialeia, Eastern Samos, Elliniko - Argyroupoli, Ermionida, Igoumenitsa, Corinth and Florina, who are members of the Network, as well as representatives from Croatia and Portugal.
The Cities Network SUSTAINABLE CITY, through the Memorandum of Cooperation signed with the Municipality of Megalopolis, with the aim of promoting planning for the Post-Lignite Era, submitted a request for technical assistance to the Special Secretariat of the Platform of the European Union for regions in transition, which was approved.
As part of this approved support, experts from DG Energy visited the region on 18th and 19th February 2020, during which there was extensive consultation and an important exchange of views with authorities, citizens and stakeholders.
The 3rd General Assembly of the Cities Network "SUSTAINABLE CITY" took place at the Emmantina Hotel in Glyfada on Monday, December 9th, 2019. At the head was the Network’s President and General Secretary of KEDE, Mr. Dimitris Kafantaris, and the coordinator was the Network's General Manager, Mr. Ioannis Georgizas.
A special honour for the Network was the presence and intervention of the Minister of Interior, Mr. Takis Theodorikakos, who welcomed the General Assembly and emphasized the need to maintain programs aimed at implementing studies and development projects in the Municipalities and Regions of the country that promote their sustainability, but also the general need to promote circular economy
The Board of Directors of the Cities Network “SUSTAINABLE CITY” successfully held its 2nd meeting for 2019 on Thursday, October 31, at the Alkyon Resort Hotel in the city of Vrachati, Corinthia. The meeting was hosted with the kind support of the Mayor of the Municipality of Velo-Vocha, Mr. Annivas Papakyriakos. Mr Papakyriakos is a member of the Board of Directors, while his Municipality is an active participant in the Network’s activities. The meeting was presided by the President of SUSTAINABLE CITY, Mr. Dimitris Kafantaris.
During the meeting, the General Director, Mr. Ioannis Georgizas, made a brief presentation of the Network’s activities so far with a focus on European Projects and Programme Contracts.