On Wednesday 09/03/2016 the President of the TEI of Thessaly,
Professor Panagiotis Goulas, had the honor to welcome the mayors
and deputy mayors of the prefectures of Larissa, Trikala and
Karditsa, in the TEI of Thessaly premises. This meeting is part of
the attempts by the Foundation to the local community and aims to
familiarize the public with the structures and the educational and
research work that takes place. The President thanked all those
who responded to his call and informed them about the educational
and research activities of the Foundation.
TEI of Thessaly undertakes actions promoting culture and education as well as developing initiatives concerning the management of projects and partnerships in European research and development programs relevant to the Foundations' and Municipalities interest. The Institute has already made partnerships regarding the provision of expertise and information on new innovations developed by the Municipalities. They discussed the prospects and possibilities of cooperation of the municipalities and the TEI of Thessaly, in the form of exchange of expertise in education and research, training of joint educational exchange programs, and building joint research schemes.
As part of the tour held in the Institute, all participants visited the prototype geothermal greenhouses established under the "Adapt2change" project which is funded under the LIFE Programme and were briefed by Professor Papahatzis Alexander who is the scientific coordinator of the project.
It was a great honor for the Adapt2change project to host the Mayors: Mr. Apostolos Kalogiannis (Municipality of Larissa), Mr. Fotis Alexakis (Municipality Karditsa), Mr. Panagiotis Sarchosis (tyrnavos) Mr. Sinanis Christos (Municipality Kalampaka), Mr. Gkountara Anthony (Municipality Agias) Mr. Kollatos Constantine (Municipality Tempe), and the Vice Mayor Mr. Kyritsis Chrysostomos (Trikala), Ms. Bakalakis Sotiria (Karditsa), Mr. Angeli Vasileio (Farkadona) -k.Visviki Vaios (Kileler), Mr. Kroupi Constantine (Gate) Mr. Zisis Evangelos (Sofadon), the President of D.E.Y.A.E. Karagkogkos Mr. Foti and the representative of the Mayor Elassonas. Mr Evaggelou. Mayor Farsalon Mr. Karachalio, represented by the Special Advisor Mr. Vaso Noula. From Kileler also attended by Mr. K. Ntampegliotis. Present were also the Secretary General of the Municipality of Kalampaka Mr. George Giannakos.
The results of the meeting was the establishment of common areas with significant growth potential and synergies at all levels. All parties were particularly interested in the achievements of Thessaly TEI in research and innovation.