Kifissia, located 12 km from the Greek capital Athens, adopted a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) in 2015, outlining activities to be implemented by 2020 and 2030 to safeguard the environment while promoting energy-friendly urban development. In addition, the plan aims at improving the social and economic well-being of the city's inhabitants while enhancing the local economy and creating jobs. A core objective is to achieve a 40% reduction in CO2 by 2030.

The SPARCS project will support Kifissia in implementing its plan, with access to best practice from the lighthouse cities on the implementation of the range of smart city actions that the project will generate.




Urban planning and land use



Developing very energy efficient districts

Low carbon energy production

Citizen participation



  • 40% improvement in energy efficiency by 2025;

  • 20 MW PV installed by 2030 and 32% of energy from RES;

  • Reduction of total CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030, 100% RES potentially by 2050;

  • Energy efficiency refurbishment of buildings: 5 large municipal buildings, 70% of tertiary sector (non-municipal) buildings and 70% of residential buildings by 2030;

  • Public lighting interventions, planning E- mobility integration in energy infrastructure;

  • Promotion of alternative and environmentally-friendly transportation for citizens using bicycles, pedestrian areas.

KIFISSIA infografic