The participating partners formally launched the 5-year-project LIFE11NAT/GR/1014 “ForOpenForests” with its first public presentation. This presentation took place on 08/11/2012, in Lamia, during a meeting of the Environmental Committee of the Region of Sterea Ellada, chaired by Regional Vice-Governor for the Environment and Development, Mr. Nikolaos Betsios.
The meeting was attended by representatives from numerous regional authorities and bodies, from the municipalities of the project area, from environmental organisations, from the Managing Body of the National Park of Mt. Oiti, as well as many citizens of the area. The coordinator of the project, Mr. Nikos Petrou, Chairman of the HSPN, the Scientific Coordinator, Professor Kyriakos Georghiou, and the Project Manager, Mr. Christos Georgiadis, presented the various aspects of the project, and then answered a variety of questions in the extensive discussion that followed.