The digital transformation at national and European level and the vision of Kozani for 2030 has been the main topics of the 3rd topic-specific stakeholder workshop for the Mission ‘100 Climate Neutral and Smart European Cities by 2030’.

“The challenge is in front of us. Together we are shaping the Kozani of tomorrow and our common future”, underlined the Mayor of Kozani, Lazaros Maloutas, in his speech. The moderator of the workshop, Professor of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, George Karagiannidis, stated “If Kozani is included in the ‘100 climate neutral and smart cities by 2030’, it will become a completely new city. In 2030 we will have brand new Kozani”.

The current situation, as well as the opportunities and prospects of the Municipality of Kozani were presented by the Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia, Nikos Ploskas.

It is noted that the workshop was organized and held with the support of the Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE).

The topic-specific workshop was attended by officials of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the University of Western Macedonia, the “Diazoma” Association, Kozani’s Primary and Secondary Education, the Regional Directorate of Education of Western Macedonia, as well as the Municipalty’s Department of Information and Communication Technologies. Also, members of the «apoDimos» network, the working group that developed the Strategic Plan “Kozani-Smart City”, as well as IT and communication companies participated in the workshop.

More information on how to participate in the effort of the Municipality of Kozani can be found on the website kozani2030.eu.

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