West Macedonia (EL53)

General Information

  • Kozani
  • 9.471 km2   (2015)
  • 253.954 (2022)
  • 3.701,59 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 2,04 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 17,90 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 0,60 (2020)
Urban Data Platform

S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries R&D innovative regional products, services, tools, applications, value chains for promotion, protection & promotion of cultural heritage and/or local cultures with potential synergies between industries. Development of integrated monitoring systems, digital applications and new innovative approaches; development of sustainable mobility in tourism. Spatial Planning Specialization.
Environment, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy Waste Management; soil & water health; Atmospheric pollution; Protection, promotion & sustainable management of biodiversity; Climate change mitigation & natural disaster response; Environmental Observatories - Ecosystem approach for sustainable development; Circular Economy/ Strategies- Business Models; Ecological Product Design (safety and sustainability); Industrial symbiosis/ Secondary Raw Materials; interconnection with other sectors.
Agro-Food Value Chain Improvement of primary production: aromatics- medicinal plants; Smart farming- lignite phase-out. Rational management of natural resources: Greener agricultural processing enterprises & actions for special zone protection. Food, health, consumers: medicinal plants, innovative biofunctional products, wheat, agrifood products with high added value and export potential (e.g. legumes). Food Industry 4.0- Processing Technologies Sustainable production; Fisheries-Aquaculture
Sustainable Energy Energy efficiency & saving; RES; Energy storage; Hydrogen & climate-neutral fuel technologies; Smart grids – demand response, decentralised production; Fossil Fuels Impact Reduction; Smart communities/ cities with low energy consumption and near zero emissions; Pilot actions (e.g. electromobility, hybrid solutions to cover thermal/cooling and electrical needs), IoT, blockchain, software, reinforcing and upgrading of district heating, Combating energy poverty, Green neighborhoods-sustainable.
Fur Industry Research and development of innovative products, services, tools, applications, to strengthen the entire value chain (from feed production to product promotion); improvement of fur products; cross sector actions regarding circular economy and the environment; cross sector actions regarding tourism and creative industries.

You can obtain more detail following this link: EYE@RIS3 Priorities


*Former Region: Western Macedonia (EL13 in 2010)

Name Description
Integrated Waste Management
Agri-Food and Livestock With an emphasis on fur and leather industries.
Tourism and culture industries Targeted/alternative forms/patterns of tourism and their articulation with culture industries.
Renewables Energy with an emphasis on renewables and remote heating technologies.
Metals and metal products Metals and metal products
Furskins industry, wearing apparel Furskins industry, wearing apparel

You can obtain more detail following this link: EYE@RIS3 Priorities




  • Email: a.andronikidis@pta.pdm.gr


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  • Email: d.mimis@pta.pdm.gr


  • Email: s.moutafidou@pta.pdm.gr


  • Email: v.machairas@pta.pdm.gr