In June 2015, ALESSCO – Local Energy Agency for Sustainable Development in the province of Cosenza, in cooperation with the Province of Cosenza Government organized the launch of the EU project “GreenS”.
The kick-off meeting, which lasted two days from the 11st to the 12 of June 2015, was a successful and exciting event that involved not only the partners of the project but also Institutional Bodies like local authorities and municipalities, associations and green products producers. GreenS Project has been presented in the elegant Province of Cosenza Palace, located in the historical old town of Cosenza, XV Marzo square.
Local newspapers and TVs showed their interest in the project probably because its activities will engage many actors at regional level in an innovative subject which is the Green Public Procurement. By the actions at local, regional, national level and the cooperation at transnational level, GreenS will maximise the benefits associated with the protection of the environment, the territory and citizens, probably these are the main reasons of the wide interest at the project. Funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, GreenSis run by a consortium of fourteen entities, including Calabria Region, energy agencies, local, regional and national public bodies and associations representing municipalities and local governments from Italy, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Sweden, Bulgaria and Latvia.
After the project’s launch, a lot of Mayors from Calabria region, trade associations and green producers showed and still show their attention to the project!
See the presentation and the interview on youtube at the following link.