Press releases

Here you can download the core documents and main outputs of the RE-SEEties project.

Press release, 26.02.2014

The first year of the RE-SEEties project has seen impressive achievements, bringing together partners from eight countries in South-Eastern Europe, pooling our knowledge and skills towards improving resource efficiency in the region. The project work is well underway for: situation analyses, forecasting, and development of a synthesized methodological toolkit to be used by municipalities and other critical stakeholders. The findings of the project were presented during the mid-term event which was organized in the Athens Plaza Hotel, Athens, on 25th February, 2014.

The Greek Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr. I. Maniatis opened the event with priorities of the Greek Presidency. The president of FEDARENE, Mr. Julije Domac, the president of Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES), Mr. K. Kourniotis and the RE-SEEties coordinator from Budapest 18 District, Mr. Istvan Hunyadi also gave speeches. Following, there was a session concerning resource efficiency technologies in European cities where partner cities presented best practices. The last session which was followed by two roundtable discussions, focused on resource efficiency municipal action plans with representatives from the European Commission, ICLEI and CRES.

More than 120 people have attended the event among whom mayors, officers and executives from European municipalities and ministries, companies active in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency, experts from EU energy centres, press, etc.

The event accumulated knowledge on technologies in the field of renewable energy sources, energy effciency and waste management as well as on strategic planning for municipalities. The second part of the event, the roundtables brought together stakeholders in order to exchange experience and ensure that RE-SEEties vision and outputs are embedded in the relevant EU policy framework.  

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1st Stakeholder Platform Meeting in Egaleo

RE-SEEties:  1st Stakeholders meeting

Friday, 22 November, Egaleo

 

The Municipality of Egaleo, in close cooperation with the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) and Saving in Greece, organized with great success, the first stakeholders meeting, on Friday 22 November at the municipal hall. The event aimed to provide information to the local stakeholders on the project itself, its aims and the findings of the first phase. During the event, the Mayor welcomed the participants while the Director of the Technical Services at the Municipality, gave a presentation on the energy and environmental projects in the area and the scope behind their involvement to RE-SEEties. Experts from CRES presented the project, described the data collection phase and the methodology for the forecast and asked for cooperation with local actors for the next phases.

Long discussion followed the presentations in which representatives from an L.A. association participated, from near municipalities, from the 2 Technical Universities located in the area, as well as from a local industry and 2 big super markets with environmental concerns.

For more information please contact Ms Kiki Papadopoulou, CRES, e-mail: kpapad@cres.gr.