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.
As the National Network of the EUCF Initiative for Greece, the Cities Network "SUSTAINABLE CITY" successfully organized the 4th National Webinar and presented the 4th and last Call for Applications.
Through the project, Municipalities can gain access to financial support of up to €60,000 for performing studies in order to increase their projects' maturity within the framework of green energy and sustainable development, such as improvement of buildings’ energy efficiency, energy saving and carbon footprint reduction.
The EUCF Project is an initiative that gives municipalities and local authorities the opportunity to gain access to financial support of up to €60,000 to conduct studies for the design and maturation of projects. These studies will result in the development of new sustainable investment plans, which need to focus on smart energy management, energy upgrades and carbon footprint reduction.
The 4th Call for applications will be open until 30 September 2022 (18:00 EEST, Greece local time).
The 3rd National Webinar on the 3rd Call for Applications by the EUCF Initiative, hosted by SUSTAINABLE CITY Network, was a great success. As the National Network of the EUCF for Greece, SUSTAINABLE CITY invited 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 purpose of SUSTAINABLE CITY Network establishment and its contribution to the project. Consequently, the Country Expert, Dr. Panagiotis Michail, elaborated on the usefulness of the initiative, as well as on the results of the two previous Calls for Applications.
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. These projects should be related to smart energy management, energy upgrades and carbon footprint reduction.
The funds will be provided by the European Initiative called “European City Facility – EUCF”; the 3rd Call for applications will be open until 17 December 2021 (18:00 EEST, Greece local time).