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Municipality of Ioannina

« Municipality of Ioannina » takes part in the European Local Democracy Week - a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - as « Partner city »

Ioannina, capital of Epirus region, is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. The city lies in the middle of a plain, surrounded by mountains of abundant natural beauty. The historic old centre lies trapped within the walls of its castle and the modern city spreads out along Lake Pamvotis, the lake of Ioannina with its picturesque little island, the only inhabited lake island in Europe. Ιoannina endowed with rich historical legendary flourished through the eras becoming an important financial and cultural centre, a legendary metropolis of knowledge, renown since the times of the great Byzantine Empire. Nowadays, the economy of the city has purely urban characteristics determined by the fact that the city is the commercial and administrative centre of the region, as well as by the existence of a university, two hospitals and the fact that Ioannina is a major tourist destination all-round the year. The sustainable urban development, with respect and protection of the natural environment, and the promotion of the city's history and cultural heritage, as factors of enhancing the city’s tourism and competitiveness, are key elements and horizontal major strategic goals of all policy strategies and plans of the Municipality. Also, strengthens citizens involvement with transparency in the municipality’s actions, live transmission of city council’s meeting in YouTube channel, use of platforms that involve citizens’ participation etc. It is also promoting a Municipal Council of Adolescents/ Youths.

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Ioannina, capital of Epirus region, is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. The city lies in the middle of a plain, surrounded by mountains of abundant natural beauty. The historic old centre lies trapped within the walls of its castle and the modern city spreads out along Lake Pamvotis, the lake of Ioannina with its picturesque little island, the only inhabited lake island in Europe. Ιoannina endowed with rich historical legendary flourished through the eras becoming an important financial and cultural centre, a legendary metropolis of knowledge, renown since the times of the great Byzantine Empire. Nowadays, the economy of the city has purely urban characteristics determined by the fact that the city is the commercial and administrative centre of the region, as well as by the existence of a university, two hospitals and the fact that Ioannina is a major tourist destination all-round the year. The sustainable urban development, with respect and protection of the natural environment, and the promotion of the city's history and cultural heritage, as factors of enhancing the city’s tourism and competitiveness, are key elements and horizontal major strategic goals of all policy strategies and plans of the Municipality. Also, strengthens citizens involvement with transparency in the municipality’s actions, live transmission of city council’s meeting in YouTube channel, use of platforms that involve citizens’ participation etc. It is also promoting a Municipal Council of Adolescents/ Youths.

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