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The SATS – LOCAL ” Improving the local project governance Processes through exchange of good practices , pilots and training in geospatial technologies. LOCAL- SATS “.  It’s funded by the ” ENPI Mediterranean Basin ” program in your Priority 4 measure 3 . The consortium consists of eleven members: Larnaca District Development Agency (Project leader – Cyprus ) , General of Regional Development Agency ( Tunisia ) , Patras Municipal Enterprise for Planning and Development SA ( Greece ) , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ( Greece ), Local Councils ‘ Association ( Malta) , GEREDIS (Spain), National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences – NARSS ( Egypt ) , Jordan University of Science and Technology ( Jordan ) , Greater Irbid Municipality ( Jordan ) , National Council for Scientific Research -CNRS ( Lebanon ) , Union of Municipalities of PLA – Hermel ( Lebanon ) , Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem ARIJ Association ( Palestine ) . The project aims to promote local development and sustainability of cities and territories in the Mediterranean through the exchange of experiences and best practices applications of geospatial technologies for local management. In the project an inter-sectorial approach and interaction of local / regional authorities and specialists in various fields of sustainable development and geo occurs. This exchange of experiences, dissemination and training will be available to the participating local governments and other stakeholders to improve their governance policies. LOCAL- SATS responds to the need for improvement in local development processes such as urbanization, which is a new priority for the Union for the Mediterranean ( UfM ) . In the next twenty years the cities of southern and eastern Mediterranean will become home to 100 million people. This growth will occur mostly in the cities.  So it’s essential to act quickly improving the information and management of our territories reality. Therefore, in the context of the project will be promoted the use of efficient technologies and tools for the management and processing of geographic information as a means to address the risks and challenges that are looming in the future of our territories and cities thus improving the governance policies. GEREDIS originally designed and promoted the project and is responsible for the capitalization of its results work package, which should lead to future sustainability of the project results with a permanent structure that can introduce their best practices, procedures and tools in other areas of Mediterranean and EU.

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