In a national innovation pole, of technologies and sustainability aims to transform Kozani by claiming its membership in the Mission "100 Climate Neutral and Smart European Cities by 2030".
As underlined by the mayor of Kozani, Lazaros Maloutas, during his presentation to 2The thematic workshop (workshop) of the Mission, «We claim the participation of our Municipality on 100 climate neutral and smart EU cities, to succeed until 2030 what will be the goal for 2050 for all of Europe, making a leap into the future. We are a pioneer in the entry of the region into the circular economy. We claim to remain an Energy Center in the new period and for this reason we welcome the investments in RES. We aspire the region to be a National Pole of Innovation, green technologies and sustainability. We want our region to become an investment destination ".
The 2nd Thematic Laboratory of Stakeholders (Stakeholders Lab), was implemented in the context of the preparation of the Municipality of Kozani for its participation in the Mission (Mission), and was related to Energy Production (Energy Production), Resource Management (Resources Management) and the Circular Economy (Circular Economy). The process was implemented with the support of the Cluster of Economics and Environment of Western Macedonia (CLUB).
The discussion was moderated by the Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia Mr. George Marnellos, while presenting the current situation, as well as proposals for Energy Production, the Management of Available Resources and the Circular Economy, had the Program Director of DIADYMA, Pericles Kafasis.
Executives of the General Secretariat for Spatial Planning and Urban Environment of RIS participated in the process, of the Technical Secretariat of SDAM, as well as the Development Programs Organization and Management Unit of the Ministry of Development.
also, representatives of the: EXCEPT, TEE / TDM, ANKO of Western Macedonia, DEYAK, ΕΠΕΜ, GEOTEE / TDM , ARSIS, ROUTE, ΕΠΑΔΥΜ, Αdvent Technologies (White Dragon), PED of Western Macedonia.
More information on how to participate in the effort of the Municipality of Kozani can be found on the website kozani2030.eu .