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1 The structure of the NCP System in Greece, strengths and weaknesses, evaluation and potential steps for improvement Dr. E. SAKELLARIOU NCP COORDINATOR GREECE VIENNA 23/1/2009

2 The structure of the NCP System in Greece, strengths and weaknesses, evaluation and potential steps for improvement Dr. E. SAKELLARIOU NCP COORDINATOR GREECEVIENNA 23/1/2009 MANAGEMENT OF THE NCP SYSTEM IN GREECE: GENERAL SECRETARIAT FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY- MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT SINCE NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS 5 th & 6 th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME – NATIONAL CONTACT POINTS SYSTEM BASED MAINLY ON PUBLIC ENTITIES FOR OVER A DECADE ENTIRELY SUPERVISED BY GSRT CENTRALLY BASED WITH REGIONAL ANTENNAS CLOSE TIES WITH IRC NETWORK NO NATIONAL FUNDING

3 The structure of the NCP System in Greece, strengths and weaknesses, evaluation and potential steps for improvement Dr. E. SAKELLARIOU NCP COORDINATOR GREECEVIENNA 23/1/ th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME NCP SYSTEM GSRT- COORDINATION, JRC AND INFRASTRUCTURES 1. NATIONAL DOCUMENTATON CENTER (NDC) 2. HIRC/PRAXIS 3. BIONOVA Ltd 4. EUROSCIENCE (NON PROFIT ORGANISATION) 5. NRC- DEMOCRITOS 6. MOBILITY NETWORK- CERTH +NHFR 7. EOMMEX-SMES ASSOCIATION

4 The structure of the NCP System in Greece, strengths and weaknesses, evaluation and potential steps for improvement Dr. E. SAKELLARIOU NCP COORDINATOR GREECEVIENNA 23/1/ CALL FOR TENDERS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: 1. EXPERIENCED STAFF IN DISSEMINATION OF EUROPEAN PROGRAMMES 2. APPPROPIATE INFRASTRUCTURE 3. DEVELOPMENT OF DEDICATED INFOSITE 4. OPERATIONAL PLAN / YEAR THE CALL WAS STATE – OPEN WITH NO NATIONAL FUNDING PROVISION MOSTLY PUBLIC ENTITIES APPLIED ALREADY INVOLVED IN NCP ACTIVITIES NO REGIONAL PLAYERS APPLIED

5 The structure of the NCP System in Greece, strengths and weaknesses, evaluation and potential steps for improvement Dr. E. SAKELLARIOU NCP COORDINATOR GREECEVIENNA 23/1/2009 STRENGTHS OF THE GREEK NCP SYSTEM: 1. LONG AND CLOSE LINKS WITH THE NATIONAL PUBLIC RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE 2. EXPERIENCE IN E.U. RTD FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMES 3. VISIBILITY WITHIN THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY IN GREECE 4. EXCELLENT COOPERATION WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMISION 5. GOOD KNOWLEDGE IN MANAGING E.U. PROJECTS AND PROCEDURES 6. CLOSE COOPERATION WITH THE RELEVANT NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

6 The structure of the NCP System in Greece, strengths and weaknesses, evaluation and potential steps for improvement Dr. E. SAKELLARIOU NCP COORDINATOR GREECEVIENNA 23/1/2009 WEAKNESSES : 1. LACK OF NATIONAL FUNDS 2. MINIMUM PENETRATION WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND ESPECIALLY WITH THE SMEs 3. LITTLE OR NO INVOLVEMENT OF KEY REGIONAL PLAYERS 4. FREQUENT CHANGES IN KEY PERSONNEL STAFF 5. NON HOMOGENEOUS SERVICES BETWEEN NCPs

7 The structure of the NCP System in Greece, strengths and weaknesses, evaluation and potential steps for improvement Dr. E. SAKELLARIOU NCP COORDINATOR GREECEVIENNA 23/1/2009 OPPURTUNITIES: 1. IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUNDS IV EUROPEAN INITIATIVES SUCH AS E.E.N, S.S.As 3. UPGRATING CORDIS SERVICES 4. STANDARDISATION OF SERVICES AND INCREASED ROLE IN THE PROMOTION AND DISSEMINATION OF E.U. ACTIVITIES 5. INCREASED INTEREST BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR E.U. PROGRAMMES 6. INCREASED COOPERATION WITH NEW MEMBER STATES, WBC AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 7. JOINT PROGGRAMING

8 The structure of the NCP System in Greece, strengths and weaknesses, evaluation and potential steps for improvement Dr. E. SAKELLARIOU NCP COORDINATOR GREECEVIENNA 23/1/2009 THREATS: 1. ECONOMIC CRISIS 2. FORSEEN DECREASED EXPENDITURE ON RTD ACTIVITIES BY BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FUNDS

9 NCP CONTACTTHEMATIC PRIORITY MANMONTHS REQUIRED No. OF INFO DAYS No. OF CONSULTATIONS MADE No. OF PROJ ECTS BIONOVAHEALTH BIONOVABIO HIRCNMP HIRCSECURITY HIRCSPACE HIRCTRANSPORT52278 HIRCINCO HIRCLEGAL & FINANCIAL NHRF-CERTHPEOPLE NCRSENVIROMENT TOTALS

10 The structure of the NCP System in Greece, strengths and weaknesses, evaluation and potential steps for improvement Dr. E. SAKELLARIOU NCP COORDINATOR GREECEVIENNA 23/1/2009 FUTURE STEPS FOR THE GREEK NCP 1. RESTRUCTURING FOR REGIONALITY 2. STANDARDISATION OF SERVICES 3. BUDGET ALLOCATED TO NCPs 4. NEW DEDICATED SERVICE FOR SMEs PARTICIPATION 5. WIDER PROMOTION OF SERVICES


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