On Thursday the 2nd of December 2021, the TRACER Capacity Building Event for the Region of Western Macedonia, “Clean energy transition of the Region of Western Macedonia: Funding Opportunities” was organized by TRACER partner, CRES. The event was planned in the frame of Work Package 4 (Mobilization of EU funds and programmes), as foreseen for all participating target regions, while it was held online due to the still unfavorable Covid-19 conditions in the country of Greece.
During the event, the existing funding possibilities as well as the available funding tools at national and European level, necessary for the supporting of the more even/smooth and just transition to the after-coal era have been presented to the local and/or regional authorities, research and other bodies, as well as SMEs/industry of Western Macedonia Region, aiming at the improvement of the capacities/skills of the interested parts in finding the necessary resources to implement investment projects related to the coal transition.
The online event was introduced by the General Director of CRES, Dr. Lampros Pyrgiotis, followed by the opening speeches of the President of CRES, Dr. Spyridon Economou and the Governor of the Region of Western Macedonia, Mr. George Kassapidis, while the Head of Office, General Secretariat for Energy and Mineral Resources of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy, Mr. Antonis Marinos also made some very interesting placement regarding the energy transition topic for Greece and especially the Western Macedonia Region.
The event (see the agenda here) was composed by seven (7) sessions with respective presentations (in PowerPoint, included as pdf files links in the following description), as follows:
The entire event ended up with a fruitful Round Table discussion under the moderation of CRES with the exchange of interesting questions and / or positions mainly addressing the funding possibilities for the region, while it was characterized as the so far most complete and comprehensive presentation of the available funding sources, their means of implementation and approaches that could be adopted by the coal intensive regions, for the country of Greece.
You can follow the (registered) event at the following link:
For further information, please contact CRES Training Department: email@example.com