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Regional Development Company of Parnonas
Leonidion Arcadia, P.O. 22300
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF PARNONAS
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
STRUCTURE OF THE COMPANY
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
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ISO)
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: www.topeko-parnonas.gr
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: www.topsa-parnonas.gr