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  • Company’s Profile

    Regional Development Company of Parnonas

    Leonidion Arcadia, P.O. 22300

    Τel. 2757022807

    Fax. 2757023230





    The Regional Development Company of Parnonas (PARNONAS S.A.) was established on 26.9.1995

    (Government Gazette 5854/10.11.95) and took the form of a Company whose main purpose is the

    economic and cultural development of Parnonas area.


    The company is a local agreement of regional bodies for the strategy and the content of integrated

    development, through a vibrant partnership. This is achieved operationally through the

    establishment of a scientific mechanism which designs and implements the Company’s activities and

    projects. The resources for the implementation of the design come from co-financed projects and

    programs and also from the development of the sector which provides services and conducts studies

    for the Company’s shareholders.

    The aims of the company are:

     The scientific and technical support of local authorities and their associations and also the

    support of decentralized state administration.

     The promotion of entrepreneurial, economic and sustainable development of the Local

    Authorities as well as of the wider area

     The development of environmental protection activities

     The participation in programs and the implementation of relevant policies at inter-municipal

    level or in a wider geographic area.

    The main sectors of the company’s activity are related to the planning, designing, implementation

    and maturation of Programs financed from ESI (European Structural and Investment) funds,

    integrated rural development, protection and management of the natural environment, and the

    implementation of social policy actions and the display of promotion measures.


    The company operates throughout in the Region of Peloponnese and for the integrated rural

    development programs in East Peloponnese at 12 Municipalities and 3 Counties.

    The region of Εastern Peloponnese is characterized by an interesting landscape, which is

    characterized by a temperate climate, a significant number of rural regions of production

    (agriculture, fisheries), a large number of statutory protected areas, land and sea areas NATURA

    2000, remarkable flora - fauna, accessible caves - canyons, rich history, great cultural heritage,

    extensive network of traditional settlements and culture-information centers.

    Picture 1: Intervention area of Regional Development Company of Parnonas and Boundaries of protected areas

    in Southeastern Peloponnese


    The Company's income is derived from:

     The implementation and management of National and Community Programs.

     The provision of technical support services for local authorities and regional bodies.

     Studies, development projects and service projects in local government and other public


    Today the Company's share capital amounts to 1.250.427, 40 € and is divided into 42.604 equities

    with a nominal value of 29, 35€ each. The Company's turnover on average the last three years,

    exceeds the 1.100.000€ per year.

    The shareholders of the company are: The District of Peloponnese, Municipalities of the area,

    Champers, Associations, Agricultural Cooperatives and Regional Association of Peloponnese’s




    The Development Company of Region Parnon S.A. has a basic staff of 38 people, 22 permanent and

    16 external partners in various specializations such as engineers, environmentalists, geologists-

    environmentalists etc., in order to provide advice, transfer the knowledge and prepare specialized

    studies for the Technical Support of Local Authorities.

    22 permanent staff 16 external partners

    2 Environmentalists, 1 Agriculturist, 4 Economists, 1 Financial Advisor, 2 Civil Engineers, 1 Mechanical Engineer, 1 Chemical Engineer, 2 Engineers of Technological Education, 1 Physicist, 1 Lawyer, 1 Management Employee of Technological Education, 2 Management Employees, 2 Employees, 1 Cleaner

    3 Civil Engineers, 3 Mechanical Engineers, 2 Rural & Surveying Engineers, 1 Chemical Engineer, 2 Architects, 1 Environmental Engineer, 3 Geologists-Environmentalists, 1 Technical Consultant


    Since 2003 the Company has implemented a Quality Management System

    (ISO) 9001:2008, which contributes to the continuous improvement of the

    level of the Company’s provisions of services, the improvement of its

    internal organization, the improvement and upgrading of its human

    resources both in organizational matters and matters of knowledge and

    finally the improvement of its image both in its inside and outside environment. For the

    programming period 2014-2020, the Company meets the requirements of potential beneficiaries of

    the management capacity NSRF 2014 - 2020 and in particular the requirements for administrative

    capacity through the ISO 9001 certification.


    The Regional Development Company of Parnonas has implemented programs with objectives

    focused on the unique characteristics value, on the wide range of sectors processing agricultural

    products, on the environment, culture and history. Through its activities, the Company contributes to

    local development, in cooperation with local socio-economic factors in rural areas, in tourism, in

    public administration on the interface level and on promotion of the environment and culture.

    A. Programs/ Projects implemented during the period 1994-2001

    The company during the second programming period implemented the Community Initiative

    LEADER II with budget of 7.174.869,00 €. The aim of the project was the integrated rural

    development of the region of Parnonas, through the development of complementary and alternative

    economic activities associated with agriculture. Also, it aimed at the qualitative upgrading of the

    character of the region (cultural tradition, the natural environment and architectural heritage).

  • B. Programs/ Projects implemented during the period 2000-2006

    The Company, during the third programming period implemented projects and programs on rural

    development, environment, social cohesion and employment with a total budget of 23.557.696,83 €.

    More specific implemented the Community Initiative LEADER+ entitled “Eco-development of

    Southeastern Peloponnese” with budget of 7.398.006,00 €.

    Other programs/ projects were financed from European Social Funds (ESF) such as “Home Care”,

    Community Programmes EQUAL and Technical & Scientific support of Local Authorities.

    C. Fourth Programming Period 2007-2013

    The Development Company of Parnonas during the Fourth Programming Period (2007-2013) actively

    participated in working meetings in the framework of the National Strategic Development Plan 2007-

    2013 and also in development conferences at regional and national level. Furthermore the

    executives of the Company participated in consultations with local government bodies of the local

    economy. The company implemented projects on agricultural development such as the Local

    LEADER Program entitled “Eastern Peloponnese: From Eco-development to Innovation”, with

    budget of 10.607.000,00 €, and other programs/ projects related to the promotion of employment,

    tourism, culture and technical support to the local authorities.

    C.1 Network for Employment in East Peloponnese

    The Development Company of Parnonas was the coordinating partner of the

    Development Partnership "Network for Employment in East Peloponnese".

    The Development Partnership implemented integrated intervention actions

    for the region of East Peloponnese, focused on supporting the beneficiaries

    on the supply and demand of a labor. The project aimed to boost the employment, combat the

    unemployment, to integrate the vulnerable social groups, to the local development and social

    cohesion. The total budget of these actions 440.000,00€ and the funding source is the European

    Social Fund (ESF). More Information:

    C.2 Local Network for Employment in East Peloponnese

    The Development Company of Parnonas is the coordinating partner of the

    Development Partnership "Social Network for Employment in East

    Peloponnese". The partners of this network implemented individual

    actions such as training programs for beneficiaries, electronic and physical

    networking between actors, counseling of beneficiaries and enterprises

    and preparation of business plans with the ultimate aim of ensuring job

    creation. The total budget of these programs is 315.000, 00€ and the funding source is the European

    Social Fund (ESF). More Information: