The digital services now provided by the Municipality of Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands were presented at the conference of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece by Mayor Meropi Ydraiou. At the same time, the Mayor submitted an important proposal that concerns the entire island of Corfu and from which the other two municipalities can also benefit.

Stating that large municipalities with a population of over 100,000 inhabitants can be financed for their digital transformation from the Recovery Fund, with a total of 90 million euros, while the rest of the municipalities can be financed by the NSRF with a total of 230 million euros, Meropi Ydraiou emphasized: “I propose that Municipalities of a single geographical group that was a single municipality but were split can also be included in the financing from the Recovery Fund. And I am referring to Corfu, where digital transformation actions could be financed and implemented throughout the island, which will serve the concept of metropolitan self-government with services for the entire island.”

As mentioned above, the Mayor presented to the representatives of the self-government the digital services that the Municipality of Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands now offers to the citizens, among which are:

-The “Novoville” citizen request management digital platform, Within two years of its operation, the Municipality Services have resolved over 11,000 citizen requests that were submitted electronically. The citizen or visitor of the Municipality has the possibility to declare in real-time problems that he encounters in his daily life, such as e.g. burnt-out lamps, potholes on the road surface, and even emergencies that require municipal assistance. Every citizen can send directly, without cost and without calling or visiting the Municipality, all the requests that concern him.

– Provision of FREE wireless internet access in outdoor public spaces by placing 15 WiFi Hotspots. The network will be expanded with other points in the next period.

-Creation of digital mailboxes for the citizens and services of the Municipality, while for the first time the digital signature was activated in the functions of the Municipality.

– Upgrading the main website of the Municipality (corfu.gr) and creating three new websites, each of them with a different and special theme (recycle.corfu.gr, visit.corfu.gr, smart.corfu.gr).

-Using the new technologies to develop the citizen consultation process and to strengthen the citizen participation index in planning and decisions.