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ESPON Day ‘What European Territory Today and Tomorrow?’ 10 October 2014, Brussels

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10 October 2014, 8h30 – 16h00

Aim and Structure of the ESPON Day

The ESPON Day ‘What European Territory Today and Tomorrow?’ aims at presenting main
achievements on European territorial evidence from the ESPON 2013 Programme, including a
synthesis of main results.
Its purpose is three-fold:
1. To present ESPON 2013 Programme’s achievements including its major projects.
2. To communicate evidence-based policy messages that address major challenges facing
cities, regions, countries and Europe.
3. To show how ESPON evidence can help improve policy development adding the European
territorial context in many policy areas at the European, national, regional and local levels.

The event, being organised at the crossroads between two programming periods, will also bridge
to the upcoming specific objectives and new institutional arrangements of ESPON 2020.

Target audience 

Policy makers at all levels, including representatives from EC, EP, CoR, EESC; practitioners,
scientists, experts; stakeholders of ESPON Targeted Analyses; Lead and Project Partners of
ESPON projects; ESPON Monitoring Committee Members; ESPON National Contact Points;
media and opinion leaders; general public. 

Venue

Committee of the Regions – room JDE 52
Bâtiment Jacques Delors
Rue Belliard 99-101
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

 

Programme 

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Stella Kyvelou : Presentation of ESPONTrain 

 

Presentation of ESPONTrain, Brussels, Committee of the Regions,10 October 2014

Promoting the Use of European territorial evidence in practise.

The ESPON National Contact Points capitalising efforts at transnational level

This session  gave the stage to the national ESPON Contact Points to show how their activities during the 2013 Programme helped to activate transnational
interest in ESPON by involvement of policy makers, practitioners and scientists.

ESPON Transnational Networking Activities by the ECP Network (Priority 4)
− Peter Billing, ESPON Coordination Unit

ESPONontheRoad - Bringing ESPON evidence closer to decision making
− Peter Schön, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and
Spatial Development (BBSR), Lead Partner of ESPONontheRoad
Panel discussion on experiences of creating awareness among policy
makers and practitioners in transnational and national contexts
− Olaf Foss, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research,
Lead Partner of ENECON
− Frédéric Santamaria, Université Paris Diderot, Lead Partner of CADEC
− Stella Kyvelou, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens,
Lead Partner of ESPONTrain
− Estelle Evrard, University of Luxembourg, Partner of SCALES
− Maria Prezioso, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Partner of INTERSTRAT
− Michael Harris, Royal Town Planning Institute, Lead Partner of USESPON

 

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Stella Kyvelou : Presentation of ESPONTrain 

 

Conference of the Pioneers of the Local Authorities in Energy Cost Reduction

 

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Conference of the Pioneers of the Local Authorities in Energy Cost Reduction - organised by the ERFC with the participation of SDMed

31th March 2015, Athens, Greece

VENUE : NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH CENTRE, VASSILEOS KONSTANTIONOU 48, ATHENS 


09:00 - 09:30 Arrivals and Registration of participants
09:30 Welcome by:
• Mr. Yiannis Tsironis – Deputy Minister of Reconstruction of Production, Environment and Energy
• Mr. Nikolas Petropoulos – President of ERFC
• Dr Stella Kyvelou - Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences – President of SDMed Observation, Planning and Eco-innovation
• Mr. Michalis Christakis – President of the Hellenic Association of General Secretaries of Local Authorities 

9:30 - 11:30 
SESSION 1: PUBLIC, PRIVATE, PEOPLE PARTNERSHIPS FOR ENERGY COST REDUCTION 
Presentation (analysis) of the Context
1. The ppPp model in Europe, Dirk Knapen Rescoop Europe2. ECOPOWER, Mr. Karel Derveaux 
3. Blue Economy, Mr. Gunter Pauli
4. Social Funding , Goran Geras, EBANKA, Private Cooperative Bank
5. Biogas Heat and ppPp Model, Ingo Wagner (tbc)
6. Consumers become Producers, The Paradigm of Schonau in Germany, Mrs. Ursula Sladek (tbc)

7. EU Financing Enterprise Europe Network, Georgia Tzenou, Dirk Knapen 
8. Guidelines of the ppPp Model, Kappa Network 
9. The Oxfutures Project a Paradigm Action on Energy, Dr. Barbara Hammond 
10. The ppPp initiatives in Greece, Representatives of Greek Cooperatives in Renewable Energy, Waste and Recycling 

11:30 - 11:50 COFFEE BREAK

11:50 - 13:30 
SESSION 1: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Coordinators Mr. Dirk Knapen &  Mr. Theodoros Patsoules 
Topics of discussion:
• Application framework of the Public, Private, People Partnerships 
• Opportunities / challenges for the development of the ppPp model in Energy Efficiency, Waste to Energy and the Production of Energy from RES
• Suggested actions
• Conclusions 

Participants: Representatives from Energy Sector, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Municipalities, Public Power Corporation etc.

13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH BREAK

14:30 - 16:00 
SESSION 2 : SYNERGETIC PROJECTS, NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND WASTE TO ENERGY, BEST PRACTICES OF PPP MODELS IN EUROPE  
(≈ 15' each) Presentation of Synergetic Projects: 


1. REPUBLIC-MED - Mr George Stavrakakis
2. GRASP - Professor Yorgos Stephanedes
3. INFORMEST – Mrs. Vanesca Simson (REMIDA ppPp Pilot projects)
4. ERFC – Mr. Theodoros Patsoules (Presentation of ESCOs Study objectives)
5. EU Financing in Energy Efficiency Projects 
6. Presentation of New Technologies in Energy Efficiency and Waste to Energy 
7. Presentations of ppPp Best Practices in Greece  

16:00 - 16:15 COFFEE BREAK

16:15 – 17:15 SESSION 3 : ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION 
Coordinator Dr. Stella Kyvelou, Panteion University, SDNed 
The role of ESCOs in MED EU countries, opportunities / challenges for the development of ESCOs market (Identification of Existing problems, Solution Proposals, Concluded Actions) 
Participants: Representatives from Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Universities, Banks, Crowdfunding, EU Financing, Municipalities etc.

17:15-18.00 Open discussion 

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Eco-neighborhoods : Where are we in Greece ?

On the occasion of  "World Environment Day 2012", the Greek-French and international SDMed Association ( www.sd-med.org) together with Panteion University-Laboratory of strategic spatial planning and sustainable development, supported by the Association of Citizens " Paremvassi" (www.koinoniapoliton.gr) organised in Athens, a public debate entitled " Econeighborhoods - Green neighborhoods:where are we in Greece? "

At the Roundtable, held at the Foundation Michalis Kakogiannis, 206, Pireos Street, Athens, on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 18.00h-21.00h, were involved:
• Giannis Polyzos, Professor, National Technical University of Athens, former Chairman of the   Athens Master Plan Organisation
• Spyros Pollalis, Professor at Harvard University, President of SA Elliniko
• Margarita Karavassili, Architect - Urban Planner, Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Energy and climate change.
• Stella Kyvelou, Architect - Planner, Assistant Professor, Panteion University of Athens, President of  SDMed

The Roundtable discussion was moderated by Pericles Vassilopoulos, Journalist, Vice President of the association of citizens "Paremvassi" and the event was opened by Professor Ismini Kriari, Vice Rector of   Panteion University of Athens.The text of the communication of the event is as follows:

"BedZED, Rackheath, Hammarby, ΒΟ 01 (Malmo), Kronsberg, Vesterbro, Kolding, Mata de Sesimbra, Enternucleos, Faenza, Dunkirk, Lille, Douai, Le Havre, Nanterre, Limeil-Brevannes, Rennes, Angers, Nantes, Poitiers, Mulhouse, Chalon-sur-Saone, Lyon, Grenoble, Echirolles, Narbonne ........ European territory tends to be a major innovative urban environmental site    nowadays ! The speed of  designing and implementing  eco-neighborhoods is today unprecedented!  Sustainable development founds finally its ideal operational application on the territory... ... The themes and options are varied and extremely interesting : alternative means of transport,   limitation of   of private cars, low energy buildings,  zero energy or even positive energy buildings, use of rainwater, green materials, urban and social mix, combination with social housing projects, promotion of sustainable lifestyles in general ...

Eco-neighborhoods are everywhere exemplary   urban projects, promoted by their communities as "vitrines" of technical know-how and sustainability related action and as tools of communication both nationally and internationally .....

And we,  in the Mediterranean and particularly in Greece, where are we?

• Is it, first of all, possible and useful to create an eco-neighborhood policy, in the context of the economic crisis and current recession?
• Who will take the initiative for these exemplary projects, which institution will be responsible for coordinating and implementing such steps?
• Are there already relevant appropriate tools or instruments or should we invent new?
• What lessons can be learned from the up to date small scale pilot attempts  ?
• Can  these "eco-developments  become engines for sustainable urban development and construction of sustainable housing of low or moderate cost?
• Could   eco-neighborhood projects also be a solution for the development of public land and for building housing for low-income households?
• Can   eco-neighborhoods offer an opportunity for the renewal of the urban fabric and   increase of green space, especially in Athens, but also for the renewal of the "brand name" both for   Athens  and for our secondary cities as well ?
• What instruments and tools, either political or economic and financial engineering, could countries, regions and cities of Greece  use to implement such ecodevelopment projects?
• What impact will have Econeighborhoods on the real estate market,   undoubtedly related to the production of "green value"?
• Which could be the best tool for planning and assessment of an greek econeighborhood  ?
The event will bring together every stakeholder who can make it happen: universities, research centers, central government and local authorities, developers, representatives of civil society .. "

For more information, please contact : Panteion University, Ms. Martina Kalokairinou, Tel: 0030 210-9221066 and 0030 210-9236206, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .

The event was fully recorded by the Bodossakis Foundation (blod.gr)

 

CISD : Natural Resources and Small Islands

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Το Παρατηρητήριο Πολιτών για την Αειφόρο Ανάπτυξη (CISD) και το Ελληνικό Δίκτυο Μικρών Νησιών (ΕΔΜΝ), στο πλαίσιο των δράσεών τους που αφορούν στη διαχείριση κρίσιμων ζητημάτων Οικονομίας, Περιβάλλοντος και Κοινωνίας με βάση τις αρχές της Αειφόρου Ανάπτυξης, διοργανώνουν Ημερίδα με θέμα «Μικρά Νησιά και Φυσικοί Πόροι», την Τετάρτη, 29 Απριλίου 2015. 

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Η συνάντηση φιλοδοξεί να καταλήξει σε σύνθεση ενός συγκροτημένου επιχειρησιακού σχεδίου το οποίο θα τεθεί υπόψη σε όλα τα επίπεδα της Διοίκησης για προβληματισμό και περαιτέρω αξιοποίηση αλλά και θα κοινοποιηθεί στους νησιώτες για την ενημέρωση και ευαισθητοποίηση τους. Το αντικείμενο αν και αφορά στο σύνολο του νησιωτικού χώρου, επικεντρώνεται εν προκειμένω στα Μικρά Νησιά που έχουν απόλυτη προτεραιότητα, καθώς διαχρονικά έχουν τεθεί στο περιθώριο του ενδιαφέροντος της Πολιτείας παρά τον κρίσιμο Εθνικό ρόλο τους, την έμμεση αλλά τεράστια συμβολή τους στη διαμόρφωση του τουριστικού «μύθου» της χώρας, την άμεση δυνατότητα αειφορικής ανάπτυξης σύμφωνα με τις Οδηγίες της ΕΕ.

Η πραγμάτευση του αντικειμένου δεν θα περιορισθεί στις εισηγητικές ομιλίες εξειδικευμένων επιστημόνων αλλά προσβλέπει στην ενεργό συμμετοχή των προσκεκλημένων Κυβερνητικών και κυρίως των Περιφερειαρχών και Δημάρχων.

Η Ελληνο-γαλλική και διεθνής Ενωση SDMed και η Διεθνής Εταιρεία Αειφορικής αστικής Ανάπτυξης και Οικοκαινοτομίας ( SDMed Observation Planning and Eco-innovation) στηρίζουν αυτή την εξαιρετική πρωτοβουλία, στο πλαίσιο και του Μνημονίου Συνεργασίας μεταξύ CISD, SDMed και ΕΚΕΠΕΚ Παντείου Πανεπιστημίου.

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