Date

15/16 January 2016

Location

Thraki Palace Hotel, Alexandroupoli

Speakers

24 Speakers

AIM OF THE CONFERENCE /

By organizing the Conference in Alexandroupoli, A’ Degree Local administration aims to signal a New Era of public discourse on a matter concerning us all. Expert scientists and technocratic executives with experience in recycling and waste management will analyse all aspects of the issue (environmental, financial, population-related etc.). Successful examples of waste management in European cities will be presented while all participants in the Conference will have the chance to address their questions to the speakers.

 A New Beginning and Solutions through Open Scientific Dialogue

 The Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece believes that in order to find definitive, effective and sustainable solutions to solid waste management issues, there must be substantial discussion, in-depth analysis and sufficient knowledge on all aspects of the issue. Thus, documented answers can be given to the important questions concerning the entire Local Administration.

The main issues to be discussed in the conference are the following:

  • How do our country’s demographical and geographical peculiarities affect the selection of the most suitable solid waste management systems and technologies?
  • What can we learn from the country’s successes and failures in waste management so far?
  • What restrictions and limitations affect the sustainability of source separation recycling programmes?
  • Possibilities and impossibilities regarding organic waste recycling programmes and decentralised composting facilities.
  • Sustainability scales for the various management models.
  • Which technologies are financially sustainable and under which conditions?
  • European experiences regarding the above issues and how they could be used as a guideline in the case of Greece.

The Conference aims to outline the fundamental answers to the above questions through innovative, interactive practices opening up new horizons in theme conference organisation.

Contemporary techniques will be used to interactively engage the audience while on-line polling will be conducted with respect to the issues under discussion. The results will be announced and discussed with the participants and certainly provide food for thought for the Conference’s conclusions.

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LOCAL ADMINISTRATION MOVES FORWARD: A NEW BEGINNING, A BETTER LIFE “MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT MODELS AND THE ROLE OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES – ASSESSMENT OF SPATIAL, POPULATION AND FINANCIAL PARAMETERS” /

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Programme /

Welcome

Giorgos Patoulis, President of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece, Mayor of Marousi Vaggelis Lampakis, Mayor of Alexandroupoli Georgios Pavlidis, Eastern Macedonia – Thrace Regional Governor Athanasios I. Karabinis, Rector of Democritus University of Thrace is Professor Ioannis Tsironis*, Deputy Minister for Production Reconstruction, the Environment & Energy (more…)

Geographic, demographic and financial parameters and their impact upon waste management systems

Coordinator: Savvas Chionidis, Mayor of Karterini, President of the Committee for Planning, Infrastructure & the Environment of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece Efthimios Lekkas, Prof. of Dynamic Teutonic Applied Geology & Management of Natural Disasters at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Vice-President of the Research Committee Antonis Mavropoulos, President of ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) Vaggelis Voudrias, Professor at Dimokrition University of Thrace Kostas Velis, The University of Leeds (more…)

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Addresses by participants

Coordinator: Dimitris Kafantaris, A’ Vice-President of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece, Mayor of Pylos – Nestor

The financials of waste management

Coordinator: Lazaros Maloutas, HSWMA Board Member “The new role of Municipalities in Solid Waste Management. Problems – Challenges – Solutions” Evaggelos Kapetanios, Secretary General for Waste Management Coordination of the Ministry of Interior Representative of International Finance Corporation (IFC) “The role of the European Investment Bank (EIB)”, Patrick Dorvil, Waste management expert of EIB “Pricing of solid waste management services” Giannis Giannaros, economist “Funding opportunities through European programmes” Manolis Chrisostalis, economist (more…)

The Greek experience

Coordinator: Sokratis Famellos, Member of the Committee for Planning, Infrastructure & the Environment of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece “Experiences and challenges in waste management in Easter Macedonia & Thrace”, Christodoulos Mamsakos, Mayor of Drama “Comprehensive Waste Management in Wester Macedonia Region”, Dimosthenis Mavridis, Waste Management System of Western Macedonia S.A. “Comprehensive Waste Management in Chania Prefecture”, Kostas Paterakis, Inter-municipal Corporation for Solid Waste Management

Circular economy and solid waste management

Coordinator: Dimitris Kafantaris, A’ Vice-President of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece, Mayor of Pylos - Nestor Representative of Hellenic Recycling Agency, Dimitris Politopoulos, Board of Directors President Representative of Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation, Ioannis Razis, HRRC Director and President of Hellenic Corporate Governance Council Representative of District Association of Solid Waste Management Bodies, Theodoros Kardaris, President of DASWMB Representative of Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association Representative of Greek Bank for Industrial Development, Andreas Loukatos, Administrative Counselor on Waste Management

Addresses by participants

Coordinator: Savvas Chionidis, Mayor of Katerini, President of Committee for Planning, Infrastructure & the Environment of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece

Closing remarks

The coordinators will present the conclusions of each session and the President of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece Giorgos Patoulis will recap the main findings.

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For further information please contact Mrs. Maria Sretskovits, Administration Manager of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece..

Tel.:(+30) 210 38 99 619

Where?

40klm Alexandroupoli – Thessaloniki National Road
65100 Alexandroupoli
Thrace, Greece

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