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AEGEAN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT AGENCY (AEGEA)

The Agency was established in 2008 as a non profit organisation to support islands and local authorities on sustainable development.

The Agency's strategic target is to increase the islands' capacity on renewable energy, energy efficiency, wastes & water management, rational use of local resources, preservation of cultural heritage and landscape. Furthermore, AEGEA is acting as the technical and political advisor of islands in their participation in European projects and networks (Pact of Islands, Smart Islands Initiative etc.)

AEGEA is also an active member of the European organization FEDARENE.

Contact : Ilias Efthymiopoulos, General Director
Tel. + 30 210 8848055

Ilias Efthymiopoulos has 35 years experience on Energy and Environment, through national and international projects. He holds a Phd degree (Université Paris VII) and is currently working as a local authorities' consultant mainly in insular communities and regions. He has been the founder and director of Greenpeace, Greece from 1991 to 1999, and vice Minister for the Environment at the Simitis government (2000-2002). From 1998 to 2010 he has been the scientific director for the Summer Ecology University in Greece.

Since 2006 he is the general director of the Aegean Energy Agency. He is the author and/or editor of various publications on sustainable economy and European affairs.