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Regional dimension of the Operational Programme for Employment for the Programming period 2007-2013
Hellenic Ministry of Employment & Social Protection
12/2006 - 11/2007
LOGOTECH (Gr - Leader)
The project objective is to specialise at Regional Level the Priorities and Measures of the Sectoral Operational Programme for Employment for the Programming period 2007-2013.
The project comprises the following activities:
Determination of current situation concerning human resources and labour market in Objective I and II regions, comprising the recording of basic socio-economic characteristics, employment data, vulnerable groups, restructuring and de-industrialisation, special features of local labour markets.
Compilation of data (Objective, Budget, Indictors) for projects funded by the European Social Fund during the Third Programming Period 2000 - 2006.
Field research and public consultation with project stakeholders (General Secretariats of Regions, other Public Sector Organisations involved in HRD) for the determination of Regional Needs.
Preparation of Actions to be included in the Sectoral Operational Programme for Employment for the Programming period 2007-2013.
Support to the Hellenic Ministry of Employment & Social Protection in the negotiations with the EU for the finalisation of the OP.
Design and Regional Specialisation of the OP for Employment
Recommendations on Institutional Capacity Building
The project concerned the Strategic Evaluation on Innovation and Knowledge Society in EU 25 plus Bulgaria and Romania, with objective to provide conclusions and recommendations assisting the European Commission in negotiating the future Structural Funds programmes.
The Strategic evaluation addressed four specific objectives:
Provide an analysis of the current situation in the field of Innovation and the Knowledge-based Economy in the 25 Member States plus Romania and Bulgaria.
Draw lessons from the current experience in the terms of ideas and strategic approaches to innovation.
Identify main needs and potential for innovation in the eligible regions.
Make recommendations on main investment priorities for Structural Funds over the programming period 2007-2013 and their implications for regional development.
LOGOTECH undertook the coordination and follow up of the production of the following country reports: Romania, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria and Cyprus.
Ex-ante evaluation of structural funds contribution to research and development
Recommendations on Institutional Capacity Building, including Public Administration Managerial Capacity
Development of Evaluation Methodology, including determination of focus groups, key interviewers, evaluation indicators, structure and presentation of synthetic documents
Preparation of Country Report Template
Moderation of workshops with key stakeholders
Production of Evaluation Reports for Romania, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria and Cyprus
Reports covered various topics, e.g., regional aspects of competitiveness, EU enlargement and competitiveness in manufacturing, ICT-linked firm reorganisation and productivity gains, growth, productivity and employment, industrial policy, productivity and the public sector, European productivity, innovation and public sector R&D, performance in the health sector, the European automotive industry, the challenge to the EU of a rising Chinese economy or Lisbon strategy.
LOGOTECH undertook the elaboration of the Report entitled "Developing an Innovation Policy"
Scientific analysis of competitiveness issues in a number of topics
Provision of various studies focussing on competitiveness issues
Innovation Policy Issues in seven applicant countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Turkey within the framework of the European Programme "Innovation and SMEs' Programme
European Commission - DG Enterprise
10/2001 - 09/2002
Romania - Bulgaria - Slovakia - Latvia - Lithuania - Malta - Turkey
ADE (Be - Leader), LOGOTECH (Gr), UCL (Be)
The project aimed at examining and analysing the current framework conditions for selected innovation issues in seven candidate countries (Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey). The project team, comprised of international experts and national experts from the seven countries, reviewed and analysed a series of issues including the policy framework for innovation policy, data sources and indicators, start ups and interactions in the national innovation systems (business-university, inter-firm Cooperation, etc.).
The final report was published: Innovation policy issues in seven Candidate Countries: the challenges (Volumes I & II), Innovation Papers n°34, European Commission.
LOGOTECH implemented the entire study for Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey
The study examined and analysed in the seven countries the current framework conditions for the following selected innovation issues:
The Innovation Policy Framework (major actors, policy developments, etc.)
Specific measures to foster innovation in business (innovation and enterprise culture, secondment of researchers, etc.)
Business interfaces (university-industry co-operation, etc.) with special interest to SMEs
Recommendations for developing concrete project / programme ideas