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Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED)

With more than ten years of experience behind us in the planning, implementation and evaluation of national and European projects, we are interested in joint collaborations under Interreg Europe.

Are you interested in topics such as the entrepreneurship, the empowerment of the employability and the skills upgrading?

Let’s build a transnational partnership and share innovative practices and Policy Instruments.

Best Practices that could be transferred

iED applies its experience and expertise into practice and develops cutting edge products aiming towards personal development, assessment of skills and qualifications, learning of new skills, understanding of business processes and concepts, support of startups and the promotion of entrepreneurship etc. Some of the indicative categories of tools are the following:

  • Training curricula Professional profiles
  • Tools and toolkits for entrepreneurial start-up
  • Training materials
  • Methodologies for the upgrading and certification of professional and soft skills
  • Virtual reality and artificial intelligence simulations

In case that you are preparing a project proposal feel free to get inspired by our previous projects and products.

Get inspired from our previous experience

Policy Instruments

iED, supported by policymakers and Public Organizations, can provide Policy Instruments related to the regional Structural Funds Operational Programme (OP) 2014-2020. More specifically, we can provide Policy Instruments related to the following indicative thematic priorities:

  • TO1 – Research and innovation/ Education and training
  • TO2 – Information and communication technologies
  • TO3 – SMEs competitiveness
  • TO8 – Employment and labour market
  • TO9 – Social inclusion

Potential Policy Instruments

Establishment of stop shops / community centers for vulnerable groups providing extended services

Adaptation of workers, enterprises and entrepreneurs to changes due to economic crisis

Creation of supportive mechanisms which will provide innovation systems and tools to existing or new businesses

Strengthening of enterprises for the production and promotion abroad of local products through the exploitation of results of research, technology and innovation.

Our Experience

We have participated in the planning, implementation and evaluation of more than 100 National and European projects, something which gave us a unique insight in the practical aspects of implementing large scale co-funded projects.

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Institute of Entrepreneurship Development [IED]

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Not for profit, Private Organization

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60 Ir. Politechniou str., 41335, Larissa, Greece

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Our PIC Number is: 998069182

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The Interreg Europe programme, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), was therefore designed to support policy-learning among the relevant policy organisations with a view to improving the performance of regional development policies and programmes. It allows regional and local public authorities and other players of regional relevance across Europe to exchange practices and ideas on the way public policies work, and thereby find solutions to improve their strategies for their own citizens.

Applicants are invited to submit their Project Proposals between 5 April 2016 and 13 May 2016.

The Interreg Europe programme has a thematic focus on the following four policy topics, each related to regional development:

  1. Research, technological development and innovation
  2. Competitiveness of SMEs
  3. Low-carbon economy
  4. Environment and resource efficiency

Any of the following organisations based in the 28 EU Member States, as well as Norway and Switzerland are eligible for Interreg Europe funding:

  • National, regional or local public authorities
  • Institutions governed by public law (e.g. regional development agencies, business support organisations, universities)
  • Private non-profit bodies

A policy instrument is a means for public intervention. It refers to any policy, strategy, or law developed by public authorities and applied on the ground in order to improve a specific territorial situation. In most cases, financial resources are associated with a policy instrument. However, an instrument can also sometimes refer to a legislative framework with no specific funding.

In the context of Interreg Europe, operational programmes for Investment for Growth and Jobs and Cooperation Programmes from European Territorial Cooperation are considered as policy instruments, as well as other regional development policies developed at local, regional or national level.

Projects have to involve partners from at least three countries, of which at least two partners must be from EU Member States and financed by the Interreg Europe programme

The lead partner may be from an EU Member State or Norway. Partners from Switzerland may not assume the role of lead partner. Similarly, a private non-profit body may not be a lead partner in an Interreg Europe project

Co-financing rate Eligible project partner according to legal status and location
85% ERDF Public bodies and bodies governed by public law from all 28 EU Partner States
75% ERDF Private non-profit bodies from all 28 EU Partner States
50% Norwegian funding Public bodies, bodies governed by public law and private non-profit bodies from Norway
Swiss funding Partners from Switzerland are invited to contact the Swiss Interreg Europe national point of contact to receive information on Swiss funding opportunities
  • The involvement of authorities responsible for the policy instruments addressed by the project is therefore a prerequisite for applying to the programme.
  • If the relevant authorities are not involved directly as partners in the project, their participation in the cooperation has to be explained in the application form and a standard letter of support from these authorities must be provided.
  • In cases where the authority in charge of one of the policy instruments addressed by the project is not represented in the partnership, the relevant partner should include this authority in the stakeholder group.
  • In each project, at least half of the policy instruments addressed by the EU regions must be Structural Funds programmes (e.g. a minimum of two for a project with four instruments addressed; a minimum of three for a project with five instruments addressed).
  • Project applicants who would like to submit a proposal must complete an application form in English, as it is the working language of the programme. Applications submitted in another language will be considered ineligible.
  • All partner declarations and possible letters of support must be uploaded on the iOLF system.
  • It is not possible to receive an advance payment from the programme. This means that each project must pre-finance its activities until the approval of the six-monthly progress reports. The activities are subsequently paid by the programme after approval.

At the Interreg Europe Programme’s website here!

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