GREECE – Local authorities’ digital transformation program unveiled for public consultation

The Ministry of Digital Governance has unveiled plans for the local government digital transformation project “Smart Cities”, which is to be funded with around 230 million euros from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis and Deputy Minister Thodoris Livanios have already announced that the program involves some 315 Greek municipalities with up to 100,000 inhabitants. The project is based on seven pillars – sustainable mobility, energy savings and reduction of the energy footprint of municipal buildings, improvement of services to citizens and businesses, improvement of the quality of life, strengthening of local democracy, consultation and transparency. , protection against cyberattacks and support for digital infrastructures – and 39 individual actions.

The remaining municipalities, which have more than 100,000 inhabitants, will receive funding for the corresponding actions of the Recovery and Resilience Fund, up to 90 million euros.

The public comment period will last until Wednesday, May 25, 2022 and interested persons are invited to submit their comments in writing to the email address [email protected]


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