From July 1, municipalities and their legal entities can submit proposals for inclusion in the “Digital Transformation of Local Authorities” program of the Ministry of Digital Government, with a total budget of 228 million euros.
The program is addressed to the 315 municipalities of the country with a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants and their legal entities.
In view of the issuance of the invitation, a wide teleconference was held of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (KEDE) with the participation of more than 200 elected officials and municipal employees, under the president of the Union Dimitris Papastergiou.
The latter stressed that for the first time so much money is falling in the municipalities for digital governance and digital transformation projects. He recommended the municipalities to see which applications they really need “so that the money is not wasted”.
The chairman of the Organization and e-Government Committee of KEDE, Giannis Tsiamis, stressed that for the 38 actions included in the invitation, standard study papers, standard proclamation papers have been made, while there are two models, one for the consultant and one for publicity actions. which are not part of the invitation, and which can be sent to the municipalities, if they wish to facilitate their work.
It is noted that the project aims at the implementation of digital solutions which include sustainable mobility, energy savings, reduction of municipal fees and reduction of energy footprint of municipal buildings, improving the service of citizens and businesses, improving the quality of life , strengthening local democracy, consultation and transparency, protection against cyber-attacks and ensuring business continuity, strengthening digital infrastructure.