Agency for planning and development of Patras - ADEP (Greece)

General presentation of the institution

Municipal Enterprise for Planning & Development of Patras S.A. (ADEP S.A.) was established by the Municipality of Patras and aims at:

  • promoting the social, economic, tourism and environmental development of the Municipality of Patras
  • creating the prerequisites for the effective exploitation of the Municipality’s potential by utilizing national and European sources of funding.

ADEP S.A. employees highly qualified personnel with various skills who deal with a wide range of activities. In parallel, ADEP S.A. cooperates with external consultants and occupies staff on an ad hoc basis according to the needs raised by the implementation of the various actions.

It is noteworthy that ADEP S.A. has exploited its experienced scientific potential for the successful implementation of a significant number of programs as well as the creation of structures for the benefit of the citizens of Patras and for supporting the efforts of other similar organizations of the area. More specifically, ADEP S.A. completed measures within the following fields: Environment – Local Agenda 21 implementation – Energy – Civil Planning – Tourism – Health – Employment – Education & training.
The Department of Environment & Sustainable Development of A.D.E.P S. A. employs specialized staff comprised of full-time employees and external associates such as Biologist, Environmentalist, Geo-environmentalist, Economist, Local Development specialist etc.

Main objectives of the environmental actions of the Department are:

  • The protection and improvement of urban and natural environment
  • The contribution to sustainable governance of urban areas
  • The promotion of equity, social integration and  upgrading  of  downgraded urban zones
  • The improvement of eco-efficiency in the management of natural resources
  • The protection of public health from the danger deriving from the degradation of the environment
  • The intensification of the efforts dealing with climate change