REPORT OF THE ACTION
in the framework of the project Green jobs in bio-waste management-Green Crew
The Municipality of Serres, the Lead Partner of the cooperative scheme that implements the project
"GREEN EMPLOYMENT IN MANAGEMENT OF BIOWASTES under the INTERREG VA GREECE – BULGARIA 2014-2020 C& Program, Priority Axis 4, Objective 9c: Enhancement of Social Entrepreneurship in the cross-border area , in cooperation with the partners, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Special Healthcare Account -Department of Chemistry, Municipality of Nestos and Municipality of Blagoevgrad, invited on March 5 th 2019, the residents of the Municipalities of Serres, Thessaloniki and Nestos that belong to the following groups:
Due to the reduced interest shown by the potential beneficiaries for their participation in the Training
Week, the educational week could not be implemented on 26.03.2019 as initially defined and the
completion of the specific deliverable was extended until 26.06.2019. Finally, it was decided to take place from the 6 th to 10 th of May 2019, in the city of Serres at Philippos Xenia Hotel.
In the training week, participated people who would like to take action in the management of bio-waste through Social Entrepreneurship, residents of the city of Serres and other cities. The participants were transferred to and from Serres as well as the participants were transferred from the hotel to the training venue and vice versa. Moreover, the participants outside the Municipality of Serres stayed in a hotel in the center of the city of Serres.
On Monday, May 6 th 2019 at 10:00 am the training week began in the Philippos Xenia Hotel room. In the reception area of the room, there was an office for the conference secretariat, where there were placed the folders that were given to each guest upon arrival, including a pen, notebook, a curriculum of the week, informative material about the project of the educational week, a map and informative material about the area of study. Also, entries were made in the list of participants per day. At the entrance of the room there was also a dining room with beverages, coffee and sweets for the attendees.
The greeting on behalf of the Municipality of Serres was addressed by the Mayor of Serres, Mr. Petros
Angelidis, followed by a greeting from the Vice Mayor of the Municipality of Serres, Mr. Pantelis Chrapas.
Then, a brief presentation of all participants of the training week followed, including a presentation of
their CV. Mrs. Athina-Maria Papika, an employee of the Planning Department of the Municipality of
Serres, made a brief presentation of the Green Crew project. Mr. Petros Daskalopoulos, Head of the
Cleaning Department of the Municipality of Serres, presented the "Actions of the Municipality of Serres
Cleanup Directorate". Then followed a 20-minute break for beverages, coffee and pastries for the
participants, and after the short break Mrs. Maria Termenzidou, Head of the Environment Department of the Municipality of Serres, made a presentation on Creating a Green Recycling Point in the Municipality of Serres Mr. Giannakis Dimitrios, Vice President of the Chamber of Serres, made a speech on the topic Social Economy – Actions to Promote Entrepreneurship”. After the presentation there was a short break for lunch. All the participants went to the hotel restaurant and after thirty minutes they went to the hall for the last presentation on the topic: The Cooperation of the TEI of Central Macedonia with the Local Social Organizations. Experience of Joint Actions and especially in Entrepreneurship. The presentation was delivered by Dimitris Kydros, Associate Professor of the TEI of Central Macedonia. Finally, there was a constructive dialogue between the participants and the rapporteurs.
The next day, Tuesday 7.05.2019 at 10:00 am, the participants of the training week went to Philippos
Xenia’s room. The training seminar opened with the presentation of Mr. Karanasios Nikolaou, Professor of Accounting – Economics of Mathematics at the Department of Business Administration of Technological Educational Institute of Serres. Mr. Karanassios presented the Social-Cultural and Cyclical Entrepreneurship. There was a short break for beverages, coffee and cakes for the participants and the training seminar carried on with the presentation of Mrs. Panou Chrysanthi, member of IONIAN RECYCLE HELLAS Environmental Protection Committee on The Cyclical Economy in Civil Society. After the presentation, all participants went to the hotel restaurant to enjoy the light meal and after thirty minutes they went to the room for questions and discussion with the rapporteurs.
On Wednesday, May 8 th 2019 at 10:00 am Mr. Konstantinos Karpouchtsis, Executive Director of the
Programming and Development Department addressed a greeting and then Mrs. Rizopoulou Anastasia, Food Technology Technician, gave a speech on Social Entrepreneurship in the field of waste management. Then a presentation with the title Waste Management and Composting of Organic Residues followed by MSc in forest waste management, Maria Giortsou. A short break for beverages, coffee and cakes for the participants followed and after that Mrs. Mihailidou Elisavet-Irini, a member of the Social Enterprise Hours made a presentation on Applying the principles of ZeroWaste to personal and business routine. Finally, there was time for a constructive dialogue between the participants and the rapporteurs who attended the training week and the guests were then able to enjoy the light meal offered at the hotel restaurant.
On Thursday, May 9 th 2019 at 10:00 am the participants confirmed their attendance in the participation list outside the Philippos Xenia Hotel, where a bus was located to transfer the participants in the Waste Treatment Unit and in the XYTY Unit of Palaiokastro area in Serres. The visit to the Waste Treatment Unit and in the XYTY Unit, gave the participants the opportunity to visit all the facilities and also to visit the departments where all the works were completed. After a visit to the Waste Treatment Unit, a light meal was served in Lefkonas, Serres, and then all the participants returned with the bus to the city of Serres.
On the last day of the training week, Friday 10.05.2019 at 10:00 am all participants in Philippos Xenia
Hotel were gathered and the registrations were confirmed. At the entrance of the hotel there was a bus parked in order to transfer the participants in Nigrita area in Serres, to the company Bioenergy Nigrita Ο.Ε., a company that produces electricity through the exploitation of agricultural and animal wastewater as well as wastewater from cheese and oil mills. At the end of the tour, pastries were given to the participants and brochures of the company. During the return to the city of Serres, the bus made some stops both in the city and at the Serres Transportation Center to allow the participants to go to their home cities. A light meal was offered to the participants on the bus and they were informed about the certifications for their participation in the training week.