In more than 25 billion. Euros will increase with the national participation the resources of the next NSRF that Greece will have at its disposal for the period 2021 – 2027.
This is a significant increase which reaches five billion. compared to the current programming period (2014 – 2020).
In everything,regarding the utilization of the funds of the new NSRF, The European Commission has started negotiations with the competent Ministry of Development, which has drawn up a plan with proposals for the allocation of resources. According to reports, The negotiations are expected to be completed by the end of the year and then the sectoral and regional programs will be finalized through which actions will be implemented that will be financed from the new programming period..
In 13 regions the 30% of funds
About it 30% of resources will be allocated to 13 Regions of the country. The funds for the Regions will be increased compared to the previous NSRF, as the Greek regions have been downgraded by the European services and are now classified as the least developed. All regions of Europe are ranked on the basis of GDP, with those in the lower position receiving larger amounts than the more developed.
The regional program for Attica for example, is expected to form in approx 2,3 billion. euro, that is, as much as it was in the NSRF 2007 – 2013. This is an increase that exceeds 100% compared to the previous regional program which amounted to 1,1 billion. euro.
The crucial role of the development plan of the Pissaridis committee
An important role in the utilization of European funds, both from the next NSRF and from the Recovery Fund, will play the development plan for the Greek economy which has been prepared by a committee headed by Professor Christoforos Pissaridis. The plan for the Greek economy is expected to be finalized by mid-October, while clarifications will be provided to the Commission on the use of the resources of the new programming period..
According to reports, The government's planning for the next programming period includes the following pillars:
Environment and energy
Innovation and entrepreneurship.
Infrastructure, transport and broadband networks.
Investments to strengthen social cohesion.
Integrated spatial investments.
Through integrated spatial investments (ΟΧΕ) projects are funded for the implementation of integrated strategies in specific spatial units. In total, were made available to municipalities 260 million through ESAs under the existing NSRF. However, little of the available funds have been absorbed as expenditure has been declared to the Commission 6,5 million euros.