EcoFest 2020

18-20 January 2020 Technopolis, Gazi

The Eco-Fest consisted of 3 pillars:

a) Eco-Fair (exhibition section) | 18-19-20 January 2020

The first pillar of the Eco-fest was dedicated to the exhibition of new eco-friendly technologies and products. For 3 days (18-20 January), a number of companies exhibited their new eco-solutions, such as:

  • Electric & natural gas cars (test drive possibility)
  • Innovative electric poles & charging points
  • Electric bikes
  • Electric scooters and bicycles (test drive possibility)
  • Prototype electric vehicles from research teams of Universities (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Crete, University of Patras, Technical University of Greece, University of Western Attica)
  • Recycling / upcycling new technologies
  • Solutions for sustainable buildings and domestic use (e.g. photovoltaic systems, applications for smart homes, domestic systems for energy efficiency etc.)
  • Eco-solution products and technologies (e.g. electric benches)

b) Eco-Events (parallel events) | 18-19-20 January 2020

Educational and recreational actions made the event attractive to the general public and enhanced awareness about eco-mobility and eco-solutions in general. Some indicative actions included:

  • Environmental education and workshops (educational materials, games, seminars, etc.) by NGOs
  • Art exhibition by small artists of "Kivotos tou Kosmou"
  • Eco-friendly animation films & documentary projection
  • Rewarding packaging recycling: schools will bring their recyclable waste in order to recycle /upcycle them through educational and recreational actions
  • Eco-Basket Weekend (Skill challenge - Shooting star - Tournament 3x3 - Exhibition Game with the participation of National Basketball Team players)
  • Tennis (digital game) 
  • “Paintelling” with music for children

c) Conferences | 19 and 20 January 2020

The third pillar of Eco-Fest dealt with the organization of two conferences:

a) Smart and Accessible Cities - Circular Economy - Eco-Mobility: Policies and Funding Solutions for Local Governments 19/1/2020

The first conference took place under the auspices of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE), on Sunday, 19 January 2020 and was mainly addressed to local governments. The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Thomas, KEDE's President, Mr. Papastergiou, Regional Governor, Mr. Patoulis and Mayor of Athens, Mr. Bakoyannis. A speech by the Minister of Interior, Mr. Theodorikakos was also read.

The Manual for Policies and Funding Solutions for Local Government played a key role in the Conference. This manual was an initiative taken by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, presented by Mr. Kasimatis and focused on smart cities development and the management of modern urban problems, stepping on best practices, incorporating the use of European and national funding tools, as well as, ways of accessing and taking advantage of them.    

The conference was held in Greek. Please go here for more information.

b) Eco-Mobility Conference 20/1/2020

The biggest Conference on Eco-Mobility took place in the framework of Eco-Fest 2020, with speakers from the central political scene, local government, private sector and academia.

The conference was held in Greek. Please go here for more information. 

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