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Second Forum Meeting
LIFE 07 ENV/GR000271

In the framework of the LIFE 07 ENV/GR000271 project, on the 12th of April 2010, in the town hall of Elefsina Municipality, the 2nd consultation meeting was held, for the implementation of PAYT systems in Greece. The subject of the meeting was “The administrative issues arising from the implementation of PAYT systems in Greece”.

Salutations at the beginning of the meeting were given by the mayor of Elefsina Mr. George Abatzoglou, the president of Ecological Recycling Society Dr. Filip Kirkitsos and the Associate Professor at Aristotle University Dr. Avraam Karagiannidis.

The following presentations were given:
“The development of PAYT Systems in Greece, Estonia and Cyprus – LIFE07 ENV/GR000271 project”, by Evaggelia Makri, Municipality of Elefsina.
“Presentation of PAYT systems”, by Polina Gioka, Ecological Recycling Society.
“Experience from the pilot PAYT system application in the Municipality of Elefsina”, by Mr. George Abatzoglou, Municipality of Elefsina.
“The necessity of PAYT systems operation for the municipal fees”, by Dr. Avraam Karagiannidis.
“Presentation of the best requirements for the efficient implementation of a PAYT system”, by Stavroula Papatheohari, Ecological Recycling Society.

In the round table discussion that followed, the problems and obstacles of the PAYT systems’ implementation and organisation and continuation of the consultation were examined. Dr. Filip Kirkitsos talked about the difficulties in implementing such systems in Greece and presented possible solutions for overcoming them. Representatives from the local authorities expressed their opinions on the subject.

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View photographs from the meeting here