The National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013, is the reference document for the programming of European Union Funds at a national level for the period 2007-2013, which combines the guidelines of European funds to ensure consistency of regional development with the objectives of the national reforms program.
NRSF’s financing plan was structured based on the European Council’s decisions of 2005, the limitations of the new Regulations, the development needs per economic and regional sector, Lisbon strategy’s thematic priorities, and the need to complete ongoing projects carried forth from a previous period, etc. A fundamental choice was the optimum utilisation of resources to the benefit of the country’s balanced regional development.
NRSF is comprised by a smaller number of Operational Programs in comparison with the previous period 2000-2006, which leads to a more flexible management scheme: the country’s strategic planning for 2007-2013 is implemented mainly through eight Sectoral and five Regional Operational Programs (OP):
  • OP “Environment and Sustainable Development”
  • OP “Accessibility Improvement”
  • OP “Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship”
  • OP “Digital Convergence”
  • OP “Human Resources”
  • OP “Education and Lifelong Learning”
  • OP “Public Administration Reform”
  • OP “Technical Support for Implementation”
With the experience gained through the implementation of NSRF’s projects, the main objective of PPCo for the planning period 2014-2020 is to act directly and indirectly towards generating income and employment, based on the principles of sustainable development and the application of innovations for smart specialisation, contributing to the increase of productivity, efficiency and quality of the national production output.
Specifically, during the planning period 2014-2020 we will aim to:
  • Continue the support program for the modernisation of selected tourism – cultural infrastructure of the company’s properties. The goal for the coming period is not only to create additional infrastructures but also to improve, capitalise on and operate existing infrastructures effectively, efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way. We will aim to take initiatives for the implementation of measures which will stimulate the attractiveness and improve in terms of quality the services by the company’s branches, placing emphasis on Hot Springs, cultural infrastructures (monuments, museums), and eco-tourism parks, in order to make them more accessible to wider social groups.
  • Develop new sustainable business activities, especially for the utilization of renewable energy sources, and rural development, where we seek to create a real-estate portfolio per geographic area and per sector.
  • Focus for the first time on providing public support for the development of private investments in the tourism, cultural and renewable energy sources sectors, and in rural development and urban restorations, with the objective to develop a new type of entrepreneurship.
  • Protect the environment and promote the rational use of natural resources. Within the framework of sustainable development we will focus on the protection and promotion of the natural and urban environment, the improvement of the facilities’ energy efficiency and the support of soft forms of development.
  • Assist the transition towards a low carbon economy.
  • Promote climatic change adaption, prevention and water management.
  • Bring the activities and services offered by the company into the Digital Age and information society, ensuring the continuity of the digitisation process of its properties spatial data for plot planning, supporting and organising easy access for the public and the scientific community to the company’s digital portfolio of properties.
  • Improve PPCo’s administrative competence in order to meet increased requirements for an effective and efficient re-organisation of its operations, both at its central offices and at its regional infrastructures and branches.
  • Support research, and the development of technology and innovation.
  • Promote social inclusion and poverty elimination.