The “Local Development and Poverty Reduction” programme in Greece, financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, was awarded a total budget of 6,5 million euros as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aspires to contribute to enhancement of social cohesion and reduction of economic and social disparities.
The Fund Operator for the Local Development and Poverty Reduction in Greece is SOL Consulting S.A in partnership with HumanRights360.
The Programme objective is ‘Strengthened social and economic cohesion’, supporting the following areas:
The Local Development and Poverty Reduction programme is organised in four outcomes:
Outcome 1 is implemented through the pre-defined project “Schools for all: Integration of Refugee children in Greek Schools” by the European Wergeland Centre. The total amount of the grant is 1.5 million euros for three years. (Read more…)
Outcome 2 was implemented through the pre-defined project “Increased opportunities for integration and social inclusion for vulnerable individuals” by Athens Solidarity Centre (ASC). The total amount of the grant was 2 million euros and lasted two years. (Read more…)
Outcome 3 is implemented through the pre-defined project: “Skills on Demand” by the ADDMA (Athens Development and Destination Agency) of the Municipality of Athens. The total amount of the grant is 3 million euros for two years. (Read more…)
In addition to these three outcomes, the programme shall contribute to strengthening bilateral relations between Greece and the Donor States. For this reason, a Bilateral Fund is reserved to facilitate donor partnership projects by carrying out, inert alia, match-making events and activities in conjunction with launching calls for proposals, as well as by encouraging donor partnership projects in call texts. (Read more…)
In pursuit of its strategic objectives, the “Local Development and Poverty Reduction” programme in Greece has contracted with the donor countries (EEA Grants) a set of targets to be achieved, that stem from a results-based management approach serving as guidance for the launch of call and the selection of projects during the entire duration of the “Local Development and Poverty Reduction” (2019-2024) as well as a monitoring tool for the implementation of the pre-defined projects. The Outcomes were broken down into “expected programme results” and, for each of these, output and outcome indicators were established.
To achieve the contracted targets, the contribution of all approved projects is critical, through their outputs (goods and services produced by a project for a specific target group or project beneficiaries) and their outcomes (short- and medium-term effects of a project on a specific target group or project beneficiaries). The Results Framework set out below shows the functional relationships between expected programme results, output and outcome indicators adopted by the “Local Development and Poverty Reduction” programme in Greece.