Co-Green: Stakeholders Meeting in Karditsa

Stakeholders meeting

A meeting was held on the 28th of April 2023 at the Department of Forestry, Wood Sciences and Planning of the University of Thessaly, within the framework of the European Project “Community-basedaction for a GREEN transition (CO-GREEN)” with stakeholders of the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKarditsa. In particular, in addition to the Department of Forestry, Wood Sciences and Design, which was represented by Professor Mr. Michalis Vrachnakis, they took part with representatives of organizations such as: the Energy Community of Karditsa SYN.PE (ESEK), the Development of Karditsa (AN.KA AE), the Center for Education for the Environment and Sustainability (K.E.P.A.) of Mouzaki, the Municipality of Limni N. Plastira, the Labor Center of Karditsa, the 1st Experimental GEL of Karditsa with the Climate Change – Climate Crisis Group, Itamos – Mouzaki AMKE, the Women’s Center of Karditsa, the Energy Design company, etc.

The aim of the meeting was to present the experiences and opinions of stakeholders in participatory processes/practices in local communities regarding green issues, their evaluation (methodology, transparency, effectiveness) and their utilization in the context of the project.

It became clear that participatory processes enrich the decision-making process and contribute to its quality. The submission of the opinions, needs, concerns and proposals of the interested parties contributes to the clarification of the regulatory situation and individual interests, to the identification, formulation and formulation of alternative proposals and solutions that better meet the needs of the citizens and are more realistic.