Pilot projects showing how the various methods will be implemented have already been implemented in Europe and China: Denmark, Norway and Turkey, on the one hand, and Beijing and Changsha, on the other. Some of the facilities used for the implementation of the project are a) an old hospital, b) unused public buildings, c) municipal areas and d) community farms where the techniques tested include production of fertilizers from organic waste, aquaponics, hydroponics, greenhouses and many more.
The project is based on the idea of reducing the availability of rural areas and the potential use of urban areas. To this end, urban agriculture is considered a solution that has a real impact on society and its citizens. It is also environmentally friendly as the circular economy model leaves nothing to be desired. So far, most of the work has been invested in the preparation and practical implementation of the project, both in its entirety and for its individual parts, as well as in the establishment of pilot projects where some of the agricultural techniques are implemented. The central idea and one of the most important projects of SiEUGreen, is the progress of urban agriculture and the evolution of its known and non-known techniques.
The dissemination and promotion of the SiEUGreen project has been undertaken by the company EMETRIS SA. EMETRIS is one of the beneficiaries involved in the project and is based in Thessaloniki. Also, another role of the company is the analysis, examination and creation of scenarios and possibilities for the future of urban agriculture, combining knowledge of ecosystems, knowledge of technological development and existing economic and social trends.