Heart Safe Cities at the European Cooperation Day 2019!

The Managing Authority of ETC Programmes and the Joint Secretariat of the Interreg IPA CBC Programme between Greece and the Republic of North Macedonia are pleased to invite you to celebrate with us the European Cooperation Day 2019 (EC Day 2019), by participating in our EUROPE IS YOU open event “Are you prepared to save a life?”, that will take place on September 29, 2019, from 10: 00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m., in Thessaloniki at the Refugee Hellenism Square in front of Kalamaria Town Hall.

The event is co-organized with two beneficiaries of Heart Safe Cities project (ie. The 4th Health District of Macedonia Thrace and Municipality of Kalamaria).

It will involve Basic Life Support (BLS) live hands-on demonstration for the community, delivered by certified instructors.


  • Date of the event: Sunday Sept. 29, 2019
  • Type of event: Open
  • Duration: 3 hours (10:00-13:00)
  • Theory: No theoretic part
  • Hands-on part: Approximately 20 minutes per citizen who shows interest
  • Available equipment:  Manikins and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Information material and promotional giveaways

The main event will be enriched with an exhibition of 8 panels on European cooperation that visitors will have to respond or interact with.

For additional information visit the Programme’s website ,  the Programme’s twitter account and ECDAY website

BLS-AED Seminar on 15 September 2019

The first BLS-AED Seminar of Autumn 2019 has been successfully completed on Sunday, 15 September 2019. Many people participated and enjoyed their training, ignoring the significantly hot weather. Congratulations to all the trainers and trainees.

We would like to remind eveyone that in order to participate at the following trainings of 2019 (in Greek language) you can check a previous post here.

Heart Safe Cities project in the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair!

The 4th Health District of Macedonia and Thrace and the project Heart Safe Cities actively participate at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair, particularly within the pavilion No. 15 of the Ministry of Health.

The grand opening of the pavilion of the Ministry of Health were performed by the Minister of Health Mr. Vasilis Kikilias, on Saturday 7 September 2019. The Minister was guided through the stands of the fair and received information about, inter alia, the actions of the 4th HDMT and the project Heart Safe Cities.

Every day, hundreds -even thousands- of visitors of the pavilion are informed about the actions of the Ministry and show particular interest on the Demonstration of Basic Life Support techniques (BLS). Instructors, certified by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) demonstrate to the visitors the techniques of Basicl Life Support and use of Automated External Defibrilator on specialised manikins, in a program designed for citizens.

Until the end of the Fair, the visitors will have the chance to perform the techniques on the manikins, guided by the certified instructors, as well as to receive information for the cross-border project Heart Safe Cities. Those who are interested can apply for free-of-charge participation on the official BLS seminars which are programmed on a regular basis in Thessaloniki until 2020, in the framework of Heart Safe Cities project implementation. Course language is Greek.



Program of BLS Seminars in Thessaloniki for 2019!

The 4th Health District of Macedonia and Thrace in cooperation with the Municipality of Kalamaria in the framework of the project Heart Safe Cities, is implementing BLS-AED Seminars (Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillators) for the public. The seminars are implemented in GREEK language.

The seminars are all certified by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the participation is free of charge, appropriate for citizens and workers within the Municipality of Kalamaria,

The people interested to participate in the seminars must note down that they are implemented only in GREEK language. For more information check the greek version of the article .

For any additional information, one can contact the Municipality of Kalamaria at +30 2313314405 and the 4th HDMT at +30 2313327895.

BLS-AED Seminars*:

  • 15 September 2019, Sunday
  • 6 October 2019, Sunday
  • 13 October 2019, Sunday
  • 20 October 2019, Sunday
  • 10 November 2019, Sunday
  • 17 November 2019, Sunday
  • 24 November 2019, Sunday
  • 8 Δεκεμβρίου 2019, Sunday
  • 15 December 2019, Sunday

*BLS seminars are taking place in Kalamaria-Thessaloniki between 08.00-14.00 with a maximum number of 80 participants per seminar.


BLS-I Seminars (Instructor Course)**:

  • 16 October 2019, Wednesday
  • 6 November 2019, Wednesday
  • 11 December 2019, Wednesday

***BLS-I seminars are taking place in Kalamaria-Thessaloniki between 08.00-17.00 with a maximum number of 30 participants per seminar. These seminars are only appropriate for certified BLS providers who intend to be trained as BLS instructors.