On June 17th and 18th, the final monitoring visit for the LIFE GrIn project took place, ahead of its completion in the upcoming September.

The activities commenced in the “Theotokopoulos” hall of the Vikelaia Municipal Library of Heraklion. Following the welcome addresses by the Mayor of Heraklion, Mr. Kalokairinos, and the Deputy Mayor, Mr. Gialitakis, the deliverables, works, and results of the project were presented. In the afternoon of the same day, a visit was made to the urban green areas of Heraklion, where urban greening projects were implemented to enhance the city’s adaptation to climate change. More than 52,500 predominantly native endemic plants of Crete were planted at the intervention sites.

The monitoring was completed the following day in the Municipality of Maroussi, where the LIFE GrIn team, accompanied by the respective team of the Municipality of Maroussi, visited the sites of the pilot interventions. Subsequently, the results were presented at the Maroussi Town Hall.

At this point, the LIFE GrIn project team would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mr. Krzysztof Wójcik, Project Advisor from CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency) and Ms. Sophia Papageorgiou from the LIFE Programme External Monitoring Team (ELMEN EEIG), for their support throughout the program and their valuable advice for its successful closure.


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