Projects and Activities

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

PROJECT / ACTIVITY TITLE

PROGRAMME / FUNDING AGENCY

FINANCING

1. LEADER PROGRAMME FOR SITIA PROVINCE AND LASSITHI PLATEAU LEADERAGRICULTURE MINISTRY

3,402,465.15 €

2. INSTALLATION OF 500 KM WIND TURBINE EEC/DG ΧVII

880,410.86 €

3. CONSERVATION & PROMOTION OF MONUMENTS, BUILDING GROUPS & TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS IN THE PROVINCE IMP OF CRETE

355,099.05 €

4. OLIVE MILL WASTE TREATMENT EXPERIMENTAL UNIT BIOTECHNOLOGY IMP OF CRETE

184,886.28 €

5. EXPERIMENTAL UNIT FOR BIOGAS PRODUCTION FROM RAISIN FACTORY WASTE   BIOTECHNOLOGY IMP OF CRETE

146,735.14 €

6. SME TECHNICAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME IMP OF CRETE

67,498.17 €

7. VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES ESF, ROP OF CRETE, ΕUROFORM, NOW

525,566.42 €

8. LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT ACTION PROGRAMME LEDA /EEC

29,347.03 €

9. JOB CREATION SUPPORT PROGRAMME (1990-1993) SPEC

45,487.89 €

10. PROMOTION OF LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SAPICEOK/DG ΧVI

67,498.17 €

11. PROMOTION OF CULTURAL TOURISM IN SITIA PROVINCE SAPICEOK/DG XVI

58,694.06 €

12. EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT LAB (1990-1991) EEC (DG ΧΙ)

44,020,54 €

13. LEADER ΙΙ PROGRAMME FOR SITIA PROVINCE LEADER AGRICULTURE MINISTRY

3,521,643.43 €

14. SME SUPPORT OFFICE LEADER

67,498.17 €

15. AGROTOURISM OFFICE LEADER

86,573.73 €

16. MONUMENTS OF SITIA PROVINCE INTERREG II

440,205.43 €

17. 2.5 MW WIND FARM ΕU (DG XVII) THERMIE

3,228,173.15 €

18. 2.4 MW WIND FARM EU (DG ΧVII) THERMIE

3,228,173.15 €

19. 5 MW WIND FARM Law 1892/90

6,456,346.29 €

20. 1.2 MW WIND FARM COMPETITIVENESS O.P.

1,907,556.86 €

21. SITIA PROVINCE CULTURAL AND NATURE TRAIL TOURISM CULTURE 2ND CSF / GNTO – EU

2,212,765.96 €

22. ACTIONS FOR PROMOTION OF ALTERNATIVE TOURISM TOURISM CULTURE 2ND CSF / DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF CRETE – EU

85,106.38 €

23. TERRA – DIAS PROGRAMME ΕU/DG XVI – REGION OF CRETE

29,347.03 €

24. PLAYGROUND IN ZAKROS, ITANOS MUNICIPALITY MINISTRY OF EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY

159,479.09 €

25. NURSERY IN ACHLIA, MAKRYS GIALOS MUNICIPALITY MINISTRY OF EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY

195,674.25 €

26. CHILDREN’S CREATIVE PLAY CENTRE IN GOUDOURAS, LEFKI MUNICIPALITY MINISTRY OF EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY

158,730.74 €

27. SITIA PROVINCE NATURE AND CULTURAL TRAILS LEADER ΙΙ

352,164.34 €

28. MAKRYS GIALOS NURSERY ROP OF CRETE

270,000.00 €

29. MAKRYS GIALOS AND LEFKI MUNICIPALITIES HOME HELP PROGRAMME ROP OF CRETE

185,000.00 €

30. VARIOUS MINOR PROGRAMMES ΥOUTHSTART, ADAPT, etc.

29,347.03 €

31. ACCOMPANYING SUPPORT ACTIVITIES EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY

96,845.19 €

32. LOCAL EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVES ROP OF CRETE

1,869,405.72 €

33. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT, PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS

88,041.09 €

 

APPROX. TOTAL in Euro

 

 

30,375,000.00 €

 

DEVELOPMENT RESULTS

       OAS HAS ACHIEVED THE APPROVAL AND REALISATION IN SITIA PROVINCE OF EUROPEAN PROGRAMMES WORTH OVER 29 MILLION EUROS.

       OF THESE, OVER 9 MILLION EUROS HAVE BEEN SPENT ON THE LOCAL MARKET (WAGES, MATERIALS, SERVICES, ETC.)

       OAS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO ATTRACTING INVESTMENTS WORTH OVER 59 MILLION EUROS.

       OF THESE, OVER 17 MILLION EUROS HAVE BEEN SPENT ON THE LOCAL MARKET (WAGES, MATERIALS, SERVICES, ETC.)

       OAS HAS DIRECTLY CREATED 35 NEW JOBS IN ITS SERVICES AND UNITS IT OPERATES (NURSERIES, ETC.)

       OAS HAS CONTRIBUTED THROUGH EUROPEAN PROGRAMMES TO THE CREATION OF OVER 100 NEW PERMANENT JOBS IN LOCAL BUSINESSES.

       OAS HAS DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY CREATED TEMPORARY JOBS IN THE AREA EQUIVALENT TO OVER 100 NEW PERMANENT JOBS.

       OAS HAS SUPPORTED BUSINESSES FOR THE FUNDING AND REALISATION OF OVER 200 INVESTMENTS.

OAS also contributes to:

-       The exploitation of local resources, local products, traditional crafts and the comparative advantages of the area, such as olive oil, wine, traditional pastries, organic products, agrotourism and cultural tourism, renewable energy sources, etc.  

-       The dissemination and development of new technologies and new technical expertise, and the modernisation and development of local production through vocational training, technical support, expertise transfer and other programmes.

-       The growth of local income.

-       The creation of special development infrastructure, such as nature and cultural trails, etc.

-      The study and solution of local problems.

-       The documentation and support of local proposals and requests for projects and services.

-       The preservation and promotion of the local cultural heritage and natural environment, through monument conservation, restoration and promotional works, layout projects, etc.

-       The creation and provision of local social services, such as nurseries and day care centres, the “Home Help” programme, etc.

-       The promotion and advertisement of the area, its products and advantages through leaflets, the internet, promotion and publicity actions, etc.

-       The creation of model projects and actions for local development, such as tourist routes and their information systems, promotion of monuments, the Local Development Programme, promotional leaflets, international relations, etc.

-       The development of consensus and cooperation for local development.

-       The promotion of regional local development on a national and European level.

OAS also:

¨   Has created a Local Employment Office offering information, advice and technical support to jobseekers on matters of vocational training, careers counselling, employment, setting up various activities, etc.

¨   Has created a Tourism Office to study the possibilities and prospects for the development of agrotourism and alternative tourism in Sitia Province, to realise programmes and actions for the tourist promotion, advertising and publicity of Sitia Province in Greece and abroad, and to support tourist businesses.

¨    Operates a Support Office for manufacturing SMEs, which:

¨     Provides information and technical/advisory support to SMEs and handicraft units in Sitia Province, on matters of:

            -      Organisation – computerisation – administration and operation

            -      Funding

            -      Energy and new technologies

            -      Exploiting national and EU programmes and incentives for SMEs

            -      Product processing and standardisation

            -      Promotion and publicity of products on the home and international market

-      Collects, processes and evaluates data on local SMEs.

-      Investigates and evaluates the requirements, problems, possibilities and prospects of modernisation and development of the various SME and handicraft sectors in Sitia Province.

-      Prepares, allocates, monitors, evaluates and implements feasibility, sustainability, organisational, extension and modernisation studies for various sectors or individual SMEs.

¨    Has contributed to the construction of agrotourism accommodation with a total capacity of 100 beds.

¨    Has realised nature and cultural trails in many different parts of the Province.

 OAS S.A. also:

¨       Organises conferences, seminars, work meetings and other events for the exchange of experiences, briefings on modern developments and the promotion of local aims.

¨       Participates in events such as the above both in Greece and abroad, for briefings and the promotion of local issues.

¨       Supports many press missions both in Greece and abroad, in order to promote the area and its comparative advantages.

¨      Has prepared files for the submission of proposals to European programmes.

¨      Supports a large number of university and other students for project preparation or work experience.

¨      Is a school for local authority staff, preparing them for employment in public and other enterprises.

¨       OAS S.A. is the oldest development agency in Greece. It has led the way for the growth, establishment and consolidation of the institution in Greece, the transfer of international experience and the development and dissemination of technical expertise regarding local development.