«Sitia, discover the authentic Crete»

Watch the video clip from the promotional DVD documentary on the Province, “Sitia, Crete’s charming outback”.

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

OAS Identity

NAME  SITIA DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (OAS) S.A.
YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT  Established in 1 9 8 3 as the Development centre of Sitia Municipality, converted into a Society Anonymous in 1988. (more…)

Studies

From 1988 onwards, OAS S.A. has prepared a series of development, technical, financial and other studies. The main studies are presented in the table below.

(more…)

Projects and Activities

The table below sets out the basic projects and activities of OAS S.A. from 1988 to the present.

(more…)

About OAS

The Sitia Development Organisation (OAS S.A.) is a limited company owned by the four Municipalities of Sitia Province and other bodies representing local authorities, cooperatives and the productive classes of Lassithi Prefecture and Crete.

From its inception, the OAS Board of Directors has included, apart from the Municipalities, the major productive classes of the Province, i.e. farmers, professional craftsmen and tourism professionals, represented through their respective organisations.
The aim of the organisation is to support local authorities, the other bodies involved and the private sector in undertaking and realising development projects and initiatives, and to aid local development.
OAS realises its aim through mostly specialised projects, studies, services and initiatives, such as:

 
Technical and financial studies and research, information and notification, consulting, technical and organisational support, vocational training, exchange of experiences, transfer and dissemination of technical expertise, demonstration and pilot projects and actions, collaborative networks, management and implementation of integrated interventions (e.g. the LEADER Programme), participation in special bodies, supporting the international relations of local authorities and other bodies, etc.
All of the above are realised through prefectural, regional, national and, above all, European programmes, some of which are competitive.
Through its work, OAS has offered significant services and benefits to local development and modernisation, including new jobs, increased income, exploitation of local resources, dissemination of new technology and technical expertise, improvement of production levels, cultivation of the spirit and practice of cooperation, etc.

The operation of OAS is based on the principles of administrative independence, business efficiency, transparency and meritocracy, and on the principles of consensus and social dialogue. OAS is both the technical consultant and catalyst for local development.

 
The work of OAS is particularly appreciated and the services of the European Union promote it as an exemplary agency of local development.

Area of Action

Sitia Province, Lassithi Prefecture

Institutions of which OAS is a member

INSTITUTIONS 

  • HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATIONS (HEL.A.D.A.)
  • INFORMATION – FURTHER EDUCATION – LOCAL DEVELOPMENT (PETA) S.A
  • “ANAPTYXI KRITIS” VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE
  • ANEMOESSA WIND FARMS S.A.
  • ELFORES – GREEK FORUM FOR THE PROMOTION OF RES
  • WIND POWER AND RES INVESTORS’ ASSOCIATION
  • GREEK LEADER NETWORK

Organizational chart

Organisational chart of the Sitia Development Organisation

Organisational chart of the Sitia Development Organisation