The region of Lamia in central Greece is suffering from high rates of unemployment. At the same time the cost of electricity and especially oil has been significantly increased within the last year, mainly due to governmental policies.
The NGO "KAPA Network" and the recently established farmers cooperative "Stevia Hellas" are organizing an event in order to:
- Learn more about energy cooperatives, since such schemes are totally unknown in Greece
- Motivate the local community in order to get involved in pilot projects related to community energy production, before proceeding on the establishment of an energy cooperative
- Get information about best practices from other countries of Europe (presentation from a representative from the REScoop project)