Address by the President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, Mr Dimitris PAPASTERGIOU:
The Central Union of Municipalities of Greece is the “house” of Local Self-Government.
Our Union provides an important tool for every Municipality of Greece in the framework of which they may promote, facilitate and demand for the benefit of the citizens.
KEDE is a melting pot of ideas, initiatives and practices supporting the municipalities to their task to improve citizens’ daily life both in the towns and the villages of our country.
The Board of Directors ,of which I have the honor to chair,is working to build a governance model where every citizen may feel at ease to live in and in an effective and efficient way one may organize one’s life within a modern society, where one’s problems may be heard and solved.
In parallel, we aim at the development of the towns and villages of Greece in alliance with the new technologies and the green policy for more jobs and a better future for our citizens.
We are fighting to achieve wider participation of the Local Self-Government in the financial programs, such as the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) and the Recovery Fund, so as to be heard and have control of projects that will change the image of our homeland, offering jobs to the citizens who may choose to stay at in their homelands.
At the same time we are developing digital tools that will bring Local Self-Government to the modern era.
We honor the citizens we represent , towards a better, more functional, friendlier and greener Local Self-Government.
President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece
Mayor of Trikala