Local Development and Poverty Reduction

The “Greek 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 Active Citizens Fund in Greece is SOL Consulting S.A in partnership with Human Rights 360.

The Programme objective is ‘Strengthened social and economic cohesion’, supporting the following areas:

• Social and economic development in specific geographic areas
• Anti-discriminatory activities focusing on groups vulnerable to social and economic exclusion
• Interventions to increase job prospects
• Interventions to increase job capacity, especially among the most vulnerable
• Quality of and access to social/welfare services
• Networking and policy exchanges between municipalities

Programme Structure

The Local Development and Poverty Reduction programme is organised in four outcomes:

• Outcome 1: “Integration of refugee children in Greek schools approved”
• Outcome 2: “Increased opportunities for integration and social inclusion for vulnerable individuals”
• Outcome 3: “TBD”

Outcome 1 will be implemented through one pre-defined project. “Integration of Refugee children in Greek Schools” by the European Wergeland Centre. The total amount of the grant for the project is 1,5 million euros. (Read more…)

Outcome 2 will be implemented through one pre-defined project: “Increased opportunities for integration and social inclusion for vulnerable individuals” by Athens Solidarity Centre (ASC). The total amount of the grant for the project is 2 million euros. (Read more…)

Outcome 3 will be implemented through one pre-defined project: “still to be defined” by the Municipality of Athens. The total amount of the grant for the project is 3,0 million euros. (Read more…)

In addition to these four outcomes, the Programme shall contribute to strengthening bilateral relations between Greece and the Donor States. For this reason, a Bilateral Fund is reserved 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…)

Targets and outcomes

In pursuit of its strategic objectives, the “Greek 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 “Greek 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 “Greek Local Development and Poverty Reduction” Programme in Greece.

Shopping Basket