Reply To: Croatia GBC and EVTech4U seeking partners for a project

Maria TsagkatakiMaria Tsagkataki

Dear Ivan,

The Municipality of Heraklion is intrested to be partner in your proposal. We would like to have more information and details on the development of your project idea. To be able to consider possible colaboration please contact us on

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and one of the Mediterranean region’s most fascinating and vibrant cities. At times one of the most economically active towns in the wider region. Heraklion is the fourth largest city in Greece. According to the results of the 2021 census, the municipality’s population is 157.452 people.

In March 2011, the Municipality of Heraklion signed the Mayors’ Pact, which is an ambitious initiative to involve local authorities and citizens in reducing energy consumption, saving resources and upgrading the quality of life of citizens. This European Commission’s main objective is to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020. For this purpose, the Sustainable Energy Action Plan was developed as a tool for identifying and certifying the energy policy of the Municipality and its intention to achieve the above objective. The participation of the Municipality of Heraklion following the proposal of the Energy Center of the Region of Crete for the Govenant Capacity project, co-funded by the Europe – Intelligent Energy Program, is an important part of the training of the SDAE and aims to support the development of Action Plans On Sustainable Energy in Europe. Specialized Economy In recent years, institutional players in the city, as well as public and private organizations have worked together more closely to promote and capitalize on the benefits of the city. Heraklion has an economy with comparative advantages in the agro-food sector and tourism. Emerging sectors of the economy are the Environment / Energy and innovation / new technologies sectors.
The Heraklion Municipality is currently implementing many projects regarding energy efficiency in public buildy, trasportation. Since this priority for the municipality we concider your proposal an assent to the strategic orientation.


Maria Tsagkataki

Municipality of Heraklion Crete
Directorate of Planning, Programming and ICT
European Programmes Dept.
66, Ikarou Av., Crete, Greece
tel. 0030 2813409199, 0030 2813409221