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).
Participating Municipalities in the implementation of the Sustainable City Energy Monitoring Programme
We are pleased to announce the participation of the Municipalities of Aigialia, Thebes, Kalamata, Messini and Halki in the implementation of the project "Energy Monitoring and Calculation of the Carbon Footprint of Municipal Buildings and Facilities" which is funded by the national programme “Natural Environment & Innovative Environmental Actions 2019”. This project is part of the GREEN FUND's Financial Scheme “Innovative actions with citizens".
The Municipalities selected by SUSTAINABLE CITY will install a digital GIS (Geographic Information System) platform, which will be used to record the energy consumption of municipal buildings and their facilities, while calculating their carbon footprint, in order to provide an innovative tool for monitoring the infrastructure of Local Authorities.
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.
Extension of the Call for Expression of Interest for the participation of municipalities in the Energy Monitoring Programme
The Cities Network "SUSTAINABLE CITY" publishes the 1st Amendment of the Call for Expression of Interest for the participation of municipalities in the Programme: "Energy Monitoring and Calculation of the Carbon Footprint of Municipal Buildings & Facilities", which concerns exclusively the extension of the deadline for submission of applications until Friday 04/12/2020.
After the evaluation of the submitted applications, the implementation of the project will start, which concerns the installation of a Digital GIS Platform in 3 selected Municipalities - Members of SUSTAINABLE CITY Network, which will monitor the energy consumption of municipal buildings and facilities and calculate their carbon footprint. The purpose of this platform is to provide an innovative and useful tool for monitoring the infrastructure of each Municipality.
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.