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Greek municipalities prepared for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2017

6 June 2017

On 30 May, more than 100 representatives from towns and cities in Greece got together to get inspiration and prepare the organisation of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, which takes place from 16 to 22 September.

The aim of the gathering was to establish a real network of local campaigners to exchange experience and know-how. Participation in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK has increased remarkably in Greece over the past years, growing from 8 municipalities in 2013 to 86 municipalities in 2016.

The Greek Minister for Environment and Energy, Socrates Famelos, kicked off the day with a speech highlighting the role of cities that first invested in the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. The Greek Government recently launched a fund to support sustainable urban mobility projects in municipalities with more than 25,000 inhabitants.

The European Secretariat was represented by Juan Caballero, who gave some tips and tricks to Greek municipalities on how to prepare their campaign and apply for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award. Greek National Coordinators Vasilis Tikos and Kaliopi Papadaki then presented the user-friendly registration system to local campaigners. They also reaffirmed their commitment in supporting Greek municipalities to prepare for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.