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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

The Sustainable Urban Development Strategy (SUDS) of Heraklion and Kavala

A meeting was held on Wednesday 26th April at the Herakleion’s Municipality to prepare for the approved strategic sustainable urban development presentation of the Heraklion Municipality at the Greek cities’ evaluation laboratories planned by the European Commission in Athens on the 1st and 2nd of June 2017.

The Participants which attended the meeting were from the Municipality of Heraklion, the Deputy Mayor of Technical Services, Mr. Ioannis Anastasakis, the Coordinator of SOAP/SUD, Mrs. Eugenia Stilianou, the Program Director, Mr. Costas Mohianakis, the Special Advisor, Mr. Stelios Mikrakis, the Coordinator of the Technical Secretariat, Mrs. Despina Dialina and Mr. Nikos Karadimitriou, UCL European Commission DAN and Mr. Dimitris Economou, Advisor from the University of Thessaly.

It is worth noting that within the evaluation of the laboratory’s context of the Sustainable Urban Development Strategy organized by the European Union, the strategy of the Municipality of Heraklion and the corresponding of the Municipality of Kavala were chosen to be presented as an integrated approach.

 The Deputy Mayor of Technical Services, Mr. Ioannis Anastasakis referring to the SUDS of the Municipality of Heraklion specified that “it evolves distinct teamwork offering multiple projects to Heraklion in addition to improving the quality of its citizens and visitors’ life”.

It is recalled that within the SUDS’ framework, the Heraklion Municipality assured 14,5 million euros from the Regional Operational Program of Crete for projects such as: reconstructions at Eleftherias Square, Kalokairinos Avenue, Archbishop Makarios Avenue, the creation of an impassable route to the fortifications of Heraklion, restoration of the seaside fortifications of Heraklion and energy upgrading of municipal buildings.

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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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