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Larissa is Host Destination of Major Cities of Europe In-person Conference

The Greek city of Larissa in November will host the Major Cities of Europe’s annual conference, an event dedicated to the digital transformation of cities in the post-Covid-19 era.

Larissa will host the event’s in-person edition for the first time during November 2-4. The city had again hosted the conference in 2021, as an online event.

“We are very pleased to welcome the annual conference of the Major Cities of Europe network to the city of Larissa. After a long period of restrictive measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will finally be able to meet in person and discuss a number of issues concerning local authorities,” Larissa Mayor Apostolos Kaloyiannis said.

Απόστολος Καλογιάννης, Δήμαρχος Λαρισαίων | source: Major Cities of Europe

Larissa Mayor Apostolos Kaloyiannis | source: Major Cities of Europe

Participants to come from all over Europe

Co-organized by the Municipality of Larissa under the auspices of the Thessaly Region, the conference is expected to host hundreds of delegates – local governors, mayors and other local officials – from all over Europe, that are involved in the development of innovative solutions and services for cities and communities.

Titled “From chaos to cosmos – innovative communities, places and cities”, the conference will focus on the following issues:

  • building from the learnings of Covid
  • becoming digital by design
  • platforms and data for cities
  • empowering citizens and civil servants
  • creating smart places for smart living and tourism
  • 100 Climate Neutral Cities, EU Mission
  • breaking barriers between health and social care
  • becoming resilient and secure in the real and cyber worlds.

Photo source: Municipality of Larissa

Participation is open to local government managers, experts, and practitioners and in general those involved in innovation in local governments.

Giorgio Prister, Πρόεδρος Major Cities of Europe | source: Major Cities of Europe

Giorgio Prister, President, Major Cities of Europe | source: Major Cities of Europe

Major Cities of Europe is a European network of cities and regions committed to identifying key and emerging trends in city innovation.

“Our aim is to share experiences, strategies and solutions that can improve the efficiency of local authorities, as well as to adopt new services that will improve the life of citizens,” Major Cities of Europe President Giorgio Prister said.

The conference will take place at the Municpal Art Gallery of Larissa.

For more information and registrations, press here.

Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a media sponsor of the Major Cities of Europe 2022 conference.

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