Contact & Activities

Participating city

Platanias Municipality
20.972 inhabitants

Local contact

Department of planning, organizing and IT, Municipality of Plata
++30 6947432088 /28213-40043

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Organising a week of activities on sustainable mobility and road safety. More specifically, the Municipality of Platanias in collaboration with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Lab of the Technical University of Crete, supported by the Horizon 2020 CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project, will carry on a road safety and sustainable mobility awareness campaign for its school communities – including students, teachers and parents- aiming to build the capacity of younger generations to commute safely and use more environmental friendly modes of transportation.
17 September
Experiential activities for children of 1st – 3rd grade for safe transportation to and from school by foot, to understand the basic road safety rules with a fun and active way – undertaken by a mobility/road safety expert
18 September
Experiential activities for children of 4th – 6th grade for safe transportation by bike to learn the basic rules, road signs, proper behaviour, safety equipment etc. – undertaken by a mobility/road safety expert,
19 September
Eco-commuting lab “Green your ride” for children of 4th – 6th grade, which includes app games comparing alternative transportation means – undertaken by the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Lab of the Technical University of Crete
20 September
Building Capacity to school teachers: thematic workshop for primary schools’ teachers to present good practices and materials enhancing awareness on road safety and eco-commuting to be embedded to the school activities.
21 September
Educational/Inspirational workshop for parents to raise awareness for road safety/safe driving. Training session for safe transportations with their child as a passenger, as a cyclist, as a pedestrian.
22 September
Public event to raise awareness for road safety/safe driving (to be determined based on COVID-19 safety regulations)
Production and publishing of digital training, promotional and communication materials on mobility-road safety, made available on the official Platanias Municipality site (
The campaign is supported by CIVITAS DESTINATIONS through the “Replication Funding Award” Initiative, in the context of which, Platanias will adopt and adjust the measure "Behaviour change towards sustainable mobility, engaging the school communities", originally implemented in Rethymno, one of the six demonstration sites in DESTINATIONS.
Activities were initially foreseen for 14-20 Sep but were postponed due to the delay of schools opening, for COVID-19 reasons. For this reason the above activities will take place in the week 21-25 September.
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)