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New NSRF projects

It was announced on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, during the presentation of the report of the work of the Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Marine and Tourism, the pre-release, in September, of 3 new entrepreneurship projects. The 3 new NSRF projects for the programming period 2014-2020 are the following:

    1. Support of Tourism Businesses for modernizing and improving the quality of service

 

TargetModernization, quality upgrade and enrichment of products and services of existing very small and small businesses, in the strategic area of ​​tourism in order to improve their position in domestic and international tourism market.
Implementing organizationMinistry of Economy, Infrastructure, Marine and Tourism
BeneficiariesExisting very small and small businesses operating exclusively in the strategic sector of tourism.
Subsidized budget

From 30.000€ to 300.000 €

Aid rate: 50% of the total investment budget.

Actions
    • Modernization and upgrading of the quality of building and other infrastructure
    • Energy / Water Saving Interventions
    • Interventions of enrichment of the offered product with new services (extension to alternative sectors of tourism, interventions for people with disabilities, etc.)
    • Infrastructure and services Certifications
    • Promotion of businesses in new target markets
    • Consulting Fees
    • Salary costs of existing or new staff
Budget of the project

50 mil. € (2 cycles of 25 cm. € each)

cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Estimated number of beneficiariesFrom 600 to 700 Very smalla and small tourism businesses (according to budgets of the approved Investment Plans)
Timetable
    • Pre-release: September 2015
    • Selection procedure of intermediate body: October 2015
    • Submission of proposals (First cycle): December 2015 – March 2016
    • Results and start of implementation: June  2016
    • Investment Completion: 24 months after entry

 

    1. Enhancing Self Employment of Graduates of Higher Education

 

Target

·  Strengthening higher education graduates, over 25 years old, who are nemployed or self-employed for working on an activity related to their specialty.

·  Boost of employment by creating new jobs

Implementing organizationMinistry of Economy, Infrastructure, Marine and Tourism
Beneficiaries

Potential beneficiaries of the project are graduates of higher education, over 25 years old at the time of application, who are:

• unemployed and registered in OAED or

• natural persons in gainful employment, without employment relationship tenant, which will operate or operate a business as a sole proprietor to an activity related to their specialty.

Subsidized budgetFrom 5,000 € to 25.000 € (100% aid rate)
Actions

The occupational activities that will be financed by the Project are indicatively the following:

Doctor, dentist, veterinarian, physiotherapist, biologist, psychologist, midwife, lawyer, architect, engineer, surveyor, chemist, agronomist, geologist, forester, oceanographer, designer, journalist, author, interpreter, guide, translator, teacher, artist, sculptor or painter or cartoonist or engraver, actor, musician, dancer, choreographer, film director, film designer, costume designer, decorator, economist, analyst,web developer, researcher and business consultant, accountant or tax consultants, actuaries, sociologist and social worker etc.

In particular, the subsidized actions will refer to:

    • professional equipment
    • operating costs (rental workplace, social security contributions, costs of services of general interest)
    • promotion and networking costs
    • salary costs (in case of a staff recruitment)
    • third party fees, general equipment
Budget of the project

50 mil. € (2 cycles of 25 cm. € each) (first cycle in 2015 and 2nd cycle 2016)

cofinanced by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the flexibility clause from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Estimated number of beneficiaries·         New jobs from recruitment
Timetable
    • Pre-release: September 2015
    • Selection procedure of intermediate body: October 2015
    • Submission of proposals (First cycle): December 2015 – March 2016
    • Results and start of implementation: June  2016
    • Investment Completion: 24 months after entry

 

    1. Startups entrepreneurship

 

Target

Developing viable startups entrepreneurship that is directly linked to the creation of new jobs. For this reason, the project aims to:

·         The creation of very small and small, new, sustainable businesses focusing on innovative projects and

·         The promotion of employment by hiring at least one person

Implementing organizationMinistry of Economy, Infrastructure, Marine and Tourism
Beneficiaries

Potential beneficiaries of the project are graduates of higher education, over 25 years old at the time of application, who are:

• unemployed and registered in OAED or

• natural persons in gainful employment, without employment relationship

Income criteria will be placed in the project’s Implementation Guide.

Subsidized budgetUp to 50.000 € (100% aid rate)
ActionsThe subsidized activities will concern the following Priority Areas: agri-food, energy, Cultural and Creative Industries, Logistics, Environment, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Health – Medicines, Materials – Construction. In particular, the subsidized actions will refer to:

    • productive equipment
    • operating costs (rental workplace, social security contributions, costs of services of general interest)
    • promotion and networking costs
    • salary costs (in case of a staff recruitment)
    • third party fees, general equipment
Budget of the project

120 mil. €, in two (2) rounds of 60 million. € (first cycle in 2015 and 2nd cycle 2016)

cofinanced by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the flexibility clause from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Estimated number of beneficiaries

·         2500 new businesses

·         4500 new jobs

Timetable
    • Pre-release: September 2015
    • Selection procedure of intermediate body: October 2015
    • Submission of proposals (First cycle): December 2015 – March 2016
    • Results and start of implementation: June  2016
    • Investment Completion: 24 months after entry

For the official announcement of the Ministry, click here only in Greek language