DIGITAL CITIES OF CENTRAL GREECE SA with the distinctive title CITIESNET SA, which constitute the first Digital Community in Greece and participate in many European programs, have their roots in 2008, when the simultaneous need arose 10 Municipalities of Central Greece to serve current and future needs of their local communities, based on new technologies

These 10 Municipalities are the Municipalities of Veroia, Volos, Grevena, Ioannina, Karditsa, Katerini, Kozani, Lamia, Larissa and Trikala and represent 10 prefectures and 4 regions of the country.

In 2009 this public limited company was created, with members of these Municipalities and a vision “Always ensure the direct and efficient telecommunications interconnection between citizens, visitors and companies to improve the quality of life and develop our place by providing the required content from sources such as state, society, culture, environment and citizens”. (

One of the major disciplines that CITIESNET offered to the participant cities was the delivery of education and training services to the Municipal and other local organizations located in the partner cities. In this regard, CITIESNET equipped facilities that are hosted in the city of Trikala and supported by the Municipality of Trikala, while it has organized several relevant events to engage the cities. Additionally, CITIESNET has been a partner of several European project consortiums (worth mentioning the recent ACTIVEAGE project regarding tele-care services and smart-buildings).

The individual purposes of the company are:

  • “the information and the technical and consulting support of each Municipality-Shareholder, of the neighboring Municipalities and companies of the area
  • the distribution and provision of know-how
  • the production, information and provision of information
  • the training
  • the cooperation between, among others, with the State and with companies for the promotion of programs and business activities as well as the utilization and implementation of international, community & National financial programs
  • the mediation with specialized scientific bodies and other persons for the local enterprises on technological and digital issues for the Municipality and the companies of each Municipality and Prefecture and
  • the dynamic support of each local company (public and private) for its further development and productivity in the places of the member-companies but also in other geographical areas”. ( )