InnoPolis organized the 6th debate to monitor the project “Reuse of Key Buildings of the former Aigio Paper Mill”, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Specifically, the meeting was held at the InnoPolis offices in Aigion, and 14 citizens, 7 women and 7 men (as in the previous session) participated in physical presence.
The coordinator, Mrs. Zakelina Sirinian, initially briefly presented the purpose of the specific session, the MONITHON methodology and explained in detail the phases of the research, within the framework of the “Europe for Citizens” program, as well as the specific objectives of the project “Monitoring by citizens for the future of Europe”.
The participants were fully informed about the calendar of all sessions from the 1st to the 6th, they did a review of all the project actions, its results and they were again informed about the MONITHON platform. They were also given a presentation (ppt) of the final report (with all the deliverables attached: photos, videos, interviews, results), so they remembered their entire journey in evaluating the Paper Mill project from the start to the end and the new participants were thoroughly informed about the results of the sessions in which they did not have the opportunity to participate in the first place.
They had the opportunity to talk again with Mr. Vassilis Christopoulos, Deputy Mayor of Development, Welfare and Urban Planning and Head of the project “Reuse of Key Buildings of the former Aigio Paper Mill”, with whom they exchanged ideas and opinions obtained during the entire project. He was happy to be informed about the progress of the entire assessment project and he promised to take seriously into account all the evidence presented to him by the participants in the project. The participants in the sessions promised to collect the material from media publications and with the help of the InnoPolis staff to post it on the organization’s web-site. They were also thoroughly informed about the evaluation and self-evaluation process regarding the impact of the monitoring and how the relevant agencies, including the local government, have reacted to it. They were also informed about the final conference of the project, which will take place on 9/9/2022 in the city of Cascais, Portugal.
Finally, the scheduled closing ceremony of all the sessions took place and the participants received their certificates of participation and took commemorative photos.