No. 118. PROBING INTO GREECE’S 2007-2013 NATIONAL STRATEGIC REFERENCE FRAMEWORK. A SUGGESTION TO REVIEW THE REGIONAL ALLOCATION OF FUNDS (in Greek)
P. Prodromídis and Th. Tsekeris. 2011.
The paper looks into the regional allocation of the 2007-2013 National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) disbursements agreed by the EU Commission and the Greek government. To that end, it considers the economic development and social cohesion objectives laid out in the documents that describe the NSRF operational programs. For illustrative purposes, it focuses on the operational programs regarding the improvement in public administration efficiency, competitiveness and entrepreneurship, and digital convergence. Next, it calculates appropriate territorial indicators, detects departures from the initial objectives, argues in favor of enriching certain initiatives, and develops examples of NUTS 2 level regional spending allocations that are in line with the initial commitments of the national authorities.