Coordinating beneficiary: Piraeus Bank

Piraeus Bank Group, through combining business and social responsibility, promotes systematically relations with partners through specific actions, with emphasis on protecting the natural environment. Having clearly formulated environmental goals, the Environment Unit is operating since 2004 in order to coordinate the environmental work of the Group and the Environmental Banking general division was formed in 2009 for the development of green business. In the context of its environmental policy, Piraeus Bank has implemented to date two LIFE projects(,

Associated beneficiaries:

1.    Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP)
The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation ( is a public benefit non-profit institution. PIOP supports the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage, with emphasis on the productive history of Greece. It also promotes the connection of Culture and Environment, through the thematic section of “Cultural Landscapes”. Through its Network of Thematic Museums, PIOP creates live hubs of culture in the Greek region. At the same time, it supports the operation of a Historical Archive, a Library and Publications, organizes cultural and scientific events and educational programmes.

2.    Municipality of Sikyonion

The Municipality of Sikyonion was formed through the union of the former Municipalities of Sikyonion, Stymphalia and Feneos. It includes 35 local communities, four of which have more than 1000 inhabitants, and six of which have more than 500. The seat of the Municipality is the town of Kiato, with 9.743 inhabitants.

3.    OIKOM Environmental Studies Ltd

OIKOM Environmental Studies Ltd was established in 2007 by a group of scientists with extensive and significant experience in the fields of conservation, management and promotion of the natural environment.

4.    Society for the Protection of Prespa
Since 1991 the Society for the Protection of Prespa has systematically and effectively contributed to the protection of natural and cultural heritage throughout the entire Prespa basin, by means of a wide range of projects jointly promoting sustainable development and the harmonious co-existence of man and nature. SPP’s actions aim to achieve a proper management of natural resources, sustainable growth and protection of endangered species, as well as to inform and raise awareness of the public..

5.    Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)
The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Savings (CRES) is the Greek organization for Renewable Energy Sources (RES), Rational Use of Energy (RUE) and Energy Saving (ES). CRES has been appointed as the national co-ordination centre in its field of activity. Its main goal is the promotion of RES/RUE/ES applications at a national and international level, as well as the support of all kinds of related activities (technical, research, consulting, investing) in these fields.