Municipality of Agii Anargiri-Kamatero (AAK) consists of two former municipalities-cities, namely Agii Anargiri and Kamatero, which were merged into one Municipality-City in 2011. The differences between the two residential units in terms of their characteristics and benefits to the citizens are significant, so various actions to enable convergence have been adopted. The city is part of the area of greater Athens, it covers an area of 9,11 km² and is located in the northwest part of Attica Region at a distance of 6 km from the Athens city center.
Its location allows easy rail connection, through the Suburban Railway, to the center of Athens, the port of Piraeus and the Eleutherios Venizelos Airport. Also, the Municipality is crossed by two National transportation axes (National Road Athens – Thessaloniki and National Railway Athens – Thessaloniki) thus turning the area very important in terms of transportation and commerce.
The Municipality of AAK is mainly a residential area, but includes the 301st Military Technical Base covering 0,22 km2. According to the 2011 Census data, the population of AAK, currently, amounts to a total of 62,529 people. The local population mainly consists of lower middle class and working-class employees and workers. A satisfactory percentage of young people lives in the municipality (estimated at 21.30%, compared to the national index of 19.60%), most of the residents have completed secondary education and there is evidence of a relatively organized civil society. The city shares the characteristics of the municipalities located at the western part of Athens, namely, they are among the poorest areas surrounding the City of Athens.
According to the 4-year Business Plan 2019-2023 of the Municipality AAK, the future goals is a smart, resilient and citizen-friendly municipality, utilizing local, national and European funds, with a view to sustainable economic development and social welfare.
The City’s Business Plan is very ambitious and is expected to bring a major shift in the city’s profile in the years to come, designating environmental considerations as one of the key drivers for sustainable growth and development.
In taking adaptation action, the Municipality of AAK aims to improve the city’s urban environment and ensure its attractiveness and sustainability. Thus, the city already implements a variety of national and transnational projects, in cooperation with EU cities and organizations (URBACT III, HORIZON 2020, LIFE IP, JUSTICE, IUC, Europe for Citizens, CERV, etc). Moreover, the city participates in European and global initiatives and networks (Covenant of Mayors, RegHub, etc).