Department carrying out activities:

Environmental and Spatial Planning

The Region of Crete  is Public Law Entity, a second grade local self government authority of Greece organized and operated according to the Greek Law 3852/2010 “Kallikratis Program” and offers services for the benefit of the citizens. It consists of 6 General Directorates and 36 Directorates that aim at Economic, Social and Cultural Development of the Island of Crete and regarding the Development, Development Planning, Environment and Infrastructure, Regional Agricultural Economy and Veterinary Services, Transport and Communications, Public Health and Social Care, Civil Protection and Defence, as well as Internal Function. It designs, plans and implements policies at regional level as part of its responsibility, in terms of the sustainable development and social cohesion of the country, taking into account National and European Policies. Co-operation with local, regional, national and EU partners, is essential for the success of strategic regional planning and thus the dialogue, the experience, the expertise and the know how exchange between crucial national and EU partners is the key mean for the Region of Crete to succesfuly achieve the goals of social cohesion and development.




Aristides Stratakis is the Local Coordinator of SOCLIMPACT for the Region of Crete. He has a degree in Mineral Resources Engineering from the Technical University of Crete (T.U.C Chania) and also a Master of Science (MSc) in Mineral Resources Engineering (“Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Cement”) from Technical University of Crete. He has worked in the past as an employee for the Regional Union of Municipalities of Crete and also joined several EU Projects (INTERREG ArchiMed mainly). From 2014 since today he works in Region of Crete, Directorate of Technical Works of Regional Unit of Chania and has been involved in several EU Projects.



Lina Anezaki has a degree in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Master in Marine Biology from University of Crete. She is Head of Fisheries Department of Regional Unit of Chania, in Region of Crete with main interest in governance issues in fisheries on local level. She is involved in several European funded projects with Region of Crete.