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Alexandra Ananika

Head of the European Programs and Development dpt.

  • Municipality of PILEA-HORTIATIS – GREECE
  • +302313 301090
  • a.ananika@pilea-hortiatis.gr

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Pilea–Hortiatis is a suburban Municipality next to Thessaloniki city –the second largest Greek city- in the Region Of Central Macedonia with a population of more than 100.000 citizens, and a size of at least 155.800 decare (1decare=1000 sq.metres) .   It has an urban, mountainous and coastal landscape and its forest is of a great natural beauty.

Municipality of Pilea-Hortiatis is a relatively sparsely populated district offering opportunities for major residential and business development, in the context of the more general development prospects enjoyed by the Greater Thessaloniki area. Emphasis is currently being laid on the development of the new service economy, an area in which Pilea-Hortiatis offers numerous competitive advantages such as its proximity to the airport and to major road axes, the existence of ample open spaces and all the necessary infrastructure for further development.

The great challenge facing the Municipality is to combine economic growth with respect for the environment and a guaranteed quality of life for its residents. In this respect, the mayor has signed the Covenant of Mayors and is committed to its targets for reduction of CO2 emissions by 2020 www.simfonodimarxon.eu.  To this end interventions are being held to the municipal buildings and vehicles.  We are also taking part in the project “Buy Smart+, funded by the European program “Intelligent Energy Europe”, provides free consultation and information material on green procurement”  http://www.buy-smart.info/

Pilea–Hortiatis is also home to one of the EU’s decentralized agencies, Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.