Areas of Activity

SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has vast experience in the licensing of industrial – processing activities, having successfully licensed over 1,500 processing activities over the course of its 25-year history, providing integrated, high-quality services.

Services

Operating Permits - Operation Notifications

Establishment - Expansion - Modernisation Permits

Spatial Planning Studies & Checks

Optimal Building Layout Design according to the requirements of the HACCP system and Occupational Health legislation

Studies on Traffic Connection to local road networks

Environmental Impact Assessments for the Approval of Environmental Terms (EPO) or Standard Environmental Commitments (PPD)

Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Studies

Studies on Electrical-mechanical Installations

Fire Safety Studies

Supervision of project construction

Project Management

Technical Due Diligence

Fire Safety Certificate issuance process

Safety studies under the SEVESO III Directive

Boring Water Use Permits

Greenhouse Gas Emission Permits

Licensing of Auxiliary Generating Sets (generators)

Energy-Saving Studies

Selection of Alternative Power & Gas Suppliers

Subsidisation through national (Developmental Law) and European (NSRF) resources

Related Projects

SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has considerable, long experience in the licensing, design, supervision and technical evaluation of tourism facilities, such as Hotels, Complex Tourism Lodgings and Special Tourism Infrastructure Facilities (Conference Centres, Tourism Ports, Health Tourism Facilities). The company collaborates with the largest hotel groups in the country, providing integrated, high-quality services at every developmental stage of a new project or during the operation of existing tourism facilities and infrastructure.

TOURISM

Hotel
Complex Tourism Lodgings
Special Tourism Infrastructure Facilities (Conference Centres, Tourism Ports, Health Tourism Facilities)
Boutique Ηotels
Organised Camping Sites
Rented Furnished Rooms/Apartments
Condo Hotels
Hotels-Tourism Lodgings housed in traditional buildings under Presidential Decree 33/1979
Self-service Lodgings (Furnished tourism mansions & residences)
Youth Hostels

Services

Technical Due Diligence concerning:

Suitability check of plots/land for the erection of hotels and other tourism lodgings

Recommendation of appropriate real estate or tourism lodgings for investments

Preparation of business plans

Authoring, design, submission and management of Investments Plans (Developmental Law - NSRF)

Consultancy services for the set-up of specifications/services and the equipment of new lodgings or the adaptation of existing lodgings to new legislative requirements

Registration of Approval of Lodging Title, appointment of a GNTO representative and Legal Obligations of enterprises towards the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Preliminary assessment for Classification in terms of Stars or Keys

Technical support for the Issuance of a Certificate of Classification in the desired category of Stars or Keys and issuance of approval for Greek breakfast by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Environmental Impact Assessments for the Approval of Environmental Terms (EPO) or Standard Environmental Commitments (PPD)

Traffic Connection and Performance Attestation Approval

Check of building facilities and resolution of unlawful constructions

Architectural and Static Studies

Studies on Electrical-mechanical Installations & Fire Safety

Notifications concerning the operation of lodgings, mass catering & recreation stores and swimming pools therein

Design & Planning of spaces according to the requirements of the HACCP system and Occupational Health legislation

Development of Integrated Management Systems under the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 22000 international standards

Check of criteria for the establishment and development of cooperation between tourism enterprises and major tour operators through the application of a number of actions concerning building issues and the development of organisational & operating procedures

Security Manager and Occupational Physician services at lodgings

Licences for Gyms / Beauty Parlours / Hair Salons

Licensing for Indoor Parking Areas

Energy-Saving Studies

Selection of Alternative Power & Gas Suppliers

SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has vast experience and extensive know-how in the design & licensing of the facilities of enterprises active in the Wholesale & Retail sectors. The company has designed, supervised and licensed over 1,000 projects throughout Greece (malls, supermarkets, logistics warehouses) and collaborates with the largest enterprises active in both the wholesale and the retail sector.

COMMERCE

Product retail enterprises (food, garments, etc.).
Product temporary storage & wholesale enterprises

Services

Spatial Planning Studies & Checks

Optimal Building Layout Design

Studies on Traffic Connection to local road networks

Environmental Impact Assessments for the Approval of Environmental Terms (EPO) or Standard Environmental Commitment (PPD)

Establishment Permits

Studies on Electrical-mechanical Installations & Fire Safety

Energy-Saving Studies

Selection of Alternative Power & Gas Suppliers

Construction Supervision (Project Management) and Receipt (Commissioning) of Building and Electrical-Mechanical Installations

Licensing of Auxiliary Generating Sets (generators)

Over the course of its 25-year history, SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has secured licensing for over 2,500 liquid and gaseous fuel stations, 900 repair shops and dealerships for the repair and maintenance of cars of all specialisations, 700 parking facilities, private vehicle inspection (IKTEO) facilities, car wash – engine lubrication facilities and freight stations. The company has also been involved in over 3,500 cases of traffic connections of facilities.

VEHICLE SERVICE FACILITIES

Liquid fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG - AutoGas) and natural gas (CNG & L-CNG) stations
Liquid fuel, liquid petroleum gas and natural gas stations at ports and marinas for the refuelling of craft
Private-Use Liquid Fuel Stations for vehicles of companies operating vehicle fleets (industrial enterprises, transport enterprises, etc.)
Liquid Fuel Stations for work vehicles and machinery at worksites, quarries and mines
Outdoor and indoor parking lots supplying liquid and gaseous fuel
Car Washes - Engine Lubrication Facilities
Repair Shops of all specialisations (general repair, mechanical, electrical, refinishing, painting, wheels, exhausts, motorcycles, gaseous fuel, minor bodywork repairs) - Car Dealerships
Project Machinery Repair and Maintenance Shops (SESME)
Motor Service Stations (SEA) (Auto market - Car Washes - Engine Lubrication Facilities - Establishments Providing Food & Beverages)
Private Vehicle Inspection Facilities (IKTEO)
Motor Freight Stations
Inter-city Bus Terminals
Road Assistance Companies
Traffic Connections - Landscaping

Services

Establishment Permit and Operating Permit for Fuel and Energy Stations (authoring of technical dossier and forwarding to the competent Services)

Attestation of Lawful Operation of a Car Repair Shop, IKTEO, Parking Lot, Car Wash - Engine Lubrication Facility (authoring of technical dossier and forwarding to the competent Services)

Provisional Operating Permit for Project Machinery Repair and Maintenance Shops (SESME)

Issuance of permits for the installation of electric vehicle charging devices

Supervision of construction

Research - examination of licensing prospects

Sustainability examination - study

Optimal building layout design

Landscaping layout design

Process for Subjection to Standard Environmental Commitments (PPD)

Approval of Environmental Terms

Passive and Active Fire Safety Study

Issuance of Fire Safety Certificates

Wastewater treatment and disposal studies

Wastewater Disposal Permit

Issuance of Electrical Installation Performance Attestations

Issuance of Car Repair Business Licences

Issuance of Authorisation to Grant Emissions Testing Cards

Process for the approval of the traffic connection of fuel stations and facilities and issuance of work performance attestations

Process for the granting of approval of pavement removal for the ingress and egress of vehicles into and out of fuel stations and facilities and issuance of work performance attestations

Process for the approval of the landscaping of vehicle entrances - exits at facilities and issuance of work performance attestations

Traffic Studies

Studies for junctions, interchanges and roundabouts

Traffic Impact Studies

Traffic Regulations Studies - Worksite Signage

Signage - Traffic Light Studies

Subsidisation of Fuel Stations and facilities

Project Management

Having closely followed all developments and the adoption of Law 4302/2014, i.e. the institutional framework governing logistics activities, ‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ has the necessary knowledge and staff (engineers of all specialisations) to serve as the best consultant for the licensing of Storage and Distribution (Logistics) Centres.

Services

Operating Permits (Operation Notifications) for Storage and Distribution (Logistics) Centres

Establishment - Expansion - Modernisation Permits for Storage and Distribution (Logistics) Centres

Spatial Planning Studies & Checks

Optimal Building Layout Design

Studies on Traffic Connection to local road networks

Environmental Impact Assessments for the Approval of Environmental Terms (EPO) or Standard Environmental Commitments (PPD)

Safety studies under the SEVESO III Directive

Studies on Electrical-mechanical Installations

Fire Safety Studies

Supervision of project construction

Project Management

Fire Safety Certificate issuance process

Licensing of Auxiliary Generating Sets (generators)

Energy-Saving Studies

Selection of Alternative Power Suppliers

Subsidisation through national (Developmental Law) and European (NSRF) resources

Related Projects

Having acquired vast experience in the licensing of establishments providing food and beverages, ‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ is closely following developments concerning both the institutional framework of licensing and occupation health provisions and offers cutting-edge know-how in the planning and licensing of establishments providing food and beverages.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Food and beverage retail enterprises (grocery stores, butcher shops, bakeries, etc.)
Mass catering, preparation and partial processing (snack) sale enterprises (refreshment stands, pie shops, patisseries without preparation areas, etc.)
Mass catering, preparation and full processing (full meal) sale enterprises (restaurants, grill shops, snack bars, etc.)
Recreation enterprises mainly serving alcohol (cafeterias, cafés, bars)
Indoor and outdoor events facilities
Night clubs
Enterprises providing health and beauty services (hair salons, manicure & pedicure stores, beauty parlours)
Playgrounds
Swimming pools

Services

Operating Permit (Notification)

Establishment Attestation

Commercial store establishment permit (Law 2323/1995)

Public Property Occupation Permit

Spatial Planning Studies & Checks

Examination of suitability of stores for licensing

Design & Planning of spaces - stores according to the requirements of the HACCP system and Occupational Health legislation

Studies on Traffic Connection to local road networks

Studies on Electrical-mechanical Installations

Fire Safety Studies

Fire Safety Certificate issuance process

Energy-Saving Studies

Selection of Alternative Power & Gas Suppliers

Related Projects

Services

Spatial Planning Studies & Checks

Architectural & Static Studies

Studies on Electrical-mechanical Installations & Fire Safety

Studies on Traffic Connection to local road networks

Environmental Impact Assessments for the Approval of Environmental Terms (EPO) or Standard Environmental Commitments (PPD)

Safety studies under the SEVESO III Directive

Building Permits

Operating Permits

Related Projects

‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ has vast experience in the environmental licensing of private and public projects of all categories and is also active in the licensing of purely environmental projects that concern waste treatment and the development of environmental infrastructure.

Services

Environmental Licensing of Activities (Environmental Impact Assessment - Technical Environmental Studies (TEPEM) - Standard Environmental Commitments)

Strategic Environmental Design of Plans and Programmes (Strategic Environmental Impact Assessments)

Recording and Depiction of Environmental Parameters of Protected Areas (Special Environmental Assessment, Environmental Monitoring)

Licensing of Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems (Wastewater Studies)

Licensing of Solid Waste Management Agencies - Activities (collection - transport - treatment - recovery/disposal, cross-border transport of waste)

Licensing of individual and collective Systems for the Alternative Management of Specific Waste Streams

Authoring of Reports on the Monitoring of and Compliance with the Air Pollutant Legislation in force

Licensing of Water Resources Projects

Environmental Inspections and Assessment of the Environmental Profile of Activities

Technical support for Environmental Policy and Legislation issues

Licensing of Quarry premises

Licensing of Borrow Pits & Spoil Pits

‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ has vast experience and extensive know-how in the field of energy, Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and energy markets. The company has developed, designed, supervised and secured licensing for over 300 RES projects throughout Greece for all forms of energy (PV, wind power, hydroelectric, biomass, biogas, hybrid) and collaborates with the top energy companies (alternative power suppliers) in both the power and the natural gas markets.

Renewable Energy Sources

Spatial Planning Studies & Checks

PV Net Metering

Production Permits

Approval of Environmental Terms

DEDDIE/ADMIE Grid Connection Offer

Installation Permit

Authoring of application and optimal energy performance studies

Subsidisation through national (Developmental Law) and European (NSRF) resources

Securing financing

Building Permit / Approval of Small-Scale Works

Supervision of construction

Fire Safety Certificates

Operating Permits

ISO Certification

Control and monitoring of operation

Energy Services/Markets

Electricity Supply Permit

Natural Gas Supply Permit

Selection of optimal electricity supplier

Selection of optimal natural gas supplier

‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ has extensive know-how and remains continuously up to date as regards the institutional framework governing the licensing, specifications and operation of activities in the fields of Education, Health and Sports, and is the ideal business consultant to provide optimal solutions.

EDUCATION - HEALTH - SPORTS

Educational institutes (private schools, cram schools, private vocational training institutes, lifelong learning centres)
Dance schools
Nurseries
Primary Health Care Units (clinics, dental practices, microbiology laboratories, etc.)
Pharmacies
One-day Clinics
Nursing Homes
Private gyms
Sports academies
Athletic Facilities (stadiums, training centres)

Services

Operating Permits

Establishment Permits

Operating Attestations

Spatial Planning Studies & Checks

Preliminary check of blueprints

Specification fulfilment check

Planning of installations

Studies on Traffic Connection to local road networks

Studies on Electrical-mechanical Installations

Fire Safety Studies

Supervision of project construction

Fire Safety Certificate issuance process

Energy-Saving Studies

Selection of Alternative Power & Gas Suppliers

Subsidisation through national (Developmental Law) and European (NSRF) resources

Related Projects

These services are aimed at:

  • Real Estate Owners
  • Real Estate Investment Companies
  • Greek State Bodies & Companies (TAIPED, ETAD, Local Government agencies, etc.)
  • Investors (Legal Entities under Private Law)

Services

Investigation & Identification of Optimal Site for the Spatial Planning of Intended Activities

Assessment of Real Estate Developmental Prospects (Optimal Exploitation Path)

Technical Inspection of Property - Technical Due Diligence Report (Examination of Ownership Deeds, Existing Building Stock and Permits concerning Activity Operation, Land Use, Building Terms and Restrictions, Urban Planning, Environmental, Forestry, Archaeological, Street Planning and other Property Commitments - Summary of Property Exploitation Maturation Actions).

Authoring of Property Promotional Material Dossier (Presentations - Teasers).

Consultancy Services & Support of Interventions on the Development of Urban Planning of the Administrative Unit where the Property will be Included (Monitoring of the Development of General Urban Plans (GPS), Open City Spatial and Housing Organisation Plans (SCHOOAP), Residential Control Zones (ZOE), Local Spatial Plans (TCHS), Special Spatial Plans (ECHS), etc.).

Authoring of Property Buildability Technical Report.

Attested Assessments of Property Values by Certified Evaluators of the Ministry of Finance (Assessment of Investment, Market or Rental Value).

Support for the Property Maturation Process for the Spatial Planning of Intended Activities (Commitments deriving from: Urban Planning - Land Use, Forestry Legislation, Absence of Stream Demarcation and/or Foreshore and Beach Limits, Plot Segmentation Necessity, etc.)

Technological Parks, Research Centres, Hospitalisation Buildings, Public Transport Facilities, Racetracks, etc.)

Consultancy Services & Technical Support for Strategic Investments (under Law 3894/2010).

Authoring of Studies & provision of Consultancy Services for Private Urban Building (Specially Regulated Urban Planning Areas (PERPO) of Law 2805/1997 and Environmental Upgrading and Private Urban Building Areas (PPAIP) of Law 4280/2014).

Authoring of Studies & Consultancy Services for Special Plans for the Spatial Development of Public Property (ESCHADA) & Special Plans for the Spatial Development of Strategic Investments (ESCHASE) of Law 3986/2011.

Management and Technical Support of Investment Plans (Project Management)

Consultancy Services & Technical Support for Real Estate Investment Companies (REICs)

‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ offers integrated technical and consulting services to all agencies of the broader public sector, and has served as technical advisor to Ministries, Regions, Local Government, Chambers and other institutional bodies.

Our company’s comparative advantage is its years of experience and specialisation in the provision of technical consultancy services to numerous projects of every scale and complexity level. We have vast experience and boast unparalleled effectiveness in the Planning, Maturation, Management and Implementation of complex Infrastructure, Energy and Environmental Protection projects through the optimal utilisation of national and European resources.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Central Administration Bodies
Ministries
Regions / Municipalities (1st and 2nd degree Local Government)
Special Management Services of Operational Programmes
Developmental Companies
Management Bodies
Organisations / Chambers
Public / Private Legal Entities
Municipal / Inter-municipal Enterprises

Technical Project Management

Authoring of Studies for the Licensing and Construction of building and infrastructure projects

Authoring of Tender Documentation for Studies & Projects, Procurements and Services

Examination of ownership structure and Recording, Control and Legalisation of Existing Installations

Issuance of permits for the establishment and operation of activities (athletic facilities, educational foundations, playgrounds, etc.)

Authoring of Feasibility Studies and Traffic Studies

Strategic Planning - Consultancy Services for the Licensing of Projects

Consultancy Support for Spatial Planning - Urban Planning and Property Development issues, Valuation of real estate properties, electrical-mechanical installations and equipment

Authoring and monitoring of Project Registry and Project Quality Programme (PPE)

Authoring and monitoring of Project Financial & Time Plan

Consultancy Services for the amendment - upgrading, improvement and harmonisation of the legislative and regulatory framework

Conduct of Checks for the Safe Operation of Building and Electrical-mechanical Installations and Fire Safety

Project Management, Supervision of construction & Check of technical project specifications

Commissioning of building projects, electrical-mechanical installations and infrastructure projects

Assessment, Management and Implementation of Co-Funded Programmes

Monitoring of Operational Programmes - Timely notification of Beneficiaries & examination of prospects for the inclusion of proposed operations / projects

Preparation, management, assessment and implementation of Public-Private Partnership (SDIT) projects

Preparation, authoring of operation fiches and submission of proposals for the funding of operations/projects

Control and development of the managerial capacity of beneficiaries

Control of processes for the maturation of studies, tendering, contracting and implementation of operations/projects

Technical and management support of bodies in the monitoring and control of the implementation of the co-funded projects of national and European programmes

Supervision of construction - Quality Control of specifications & conduct of checks and inspections

Financial and Accounting oversight of operations

Environmental and Energy Planning

Planning, assessment, funding and management of environmental and energy projects and programmes

Studies and plans for the exploitation of renewable energy sources, energy saving and energy simulation of buildings and facilities

Authoring of Energy Management Plans, Energy Upgrade Studies for infrastructure and networks

Conduct of energy audits - Issuance of Energy Performance Certificates for Real Estate Properties and Facilities

Spatial Planning, Planning of the management, construction and operation of Solid and Liquid Waste

Management Facilities and Water Management Facilities

Related Projects

SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS provides all the services required for the flawless, timely and artful implementation of projects, as it is staffed by engineers of every specialisation with long experience in the construction of complex projects.

Services

Support for the project principal during the tendering of the project and the selection of the construction contractor

Support for the project principal for the authoring of the agreement with the contractor (detailing the contractor’s obligations and commitments, guarantees, penalty clauses, time commitments deriving from the project construction schedule, the contractor’s payment method according to the progress of works, insurance of the project during construction, etc.)

Continuous monitoring and assurance that the contractor has taken all the actions required for the legality of the worksite

Continuous monitoring and supervision of the contractor to ensure suitable organisation and the necessary human resources, materials and equipment that will allow the timely implementation of the project

Assurance of communication between the contractor and the services involved in each stage of implementation of the project (police, archaeology services, forestry department, etc.)

Control and coordination of the project contractor on the basis of the provisions of the project award contract, the application studies, the tendering data and procedures and the Technical Requirements and Specifications governing the project being implemented.

Συντονισμός και διασφάλιση της επικοινωνίας μεταξύ των εμπλεκομένων μερών (ΚτΕ, μελετητές, επιβλέποντες, ανάδοχος, κ.λπ.)

Coordination and assurance of communication between stakeholders (project principal, study authors, supervisors, the Contractor, etc.)

Control and updating of the detailed project construction schedule, as well as monitoring of the contractor’s strict compliance with the time commitments set during the project tendering stage

Quality monitoring of the works carried out

Evaluation and control of any extra-contractual works resulting from amendments to the studies or required by the project principal during construction

Control (in cooperation with the Safety Coordinator) for the taking and application of Safety Measures throughout the construction of the project

Authoring of weekly reports and timely briefing of the project principal

Support of the project principal as regards issues of a technical nature, scheduling for decision-making and corrective actions to improve the project (value engineering) or expedite construction

Scheduling of weekly meetings for the time and quality control of the project, authoring of Minutes of meetings and briefing of stakeholders and participants

Support of the project principal during the process of approval of the materials incorporated in the project through the agreed process of Quality Control of the construction (Quality Plan)

Contractual Management of the project on the basis of the order of priority of the tendering documentation of the project, as set during the project tendering process

Support of the project principal in the event that the project is included in a funding programme

Coordination of control procedures in accordance with the provisions of legislation on ‘control of projects and building works’

Coordination of the contractor for the authoring of the ‘as built’ blueprint dossier, the technical project dossier, the photographic archive, etc.

Quantitative and qualitative collection of the project during the construction stage (collection of reinforcement, unseen works, etc.)

Segmented collection of the project for the coordination of the establishment of the authorised project contractors or suppliers that will incorporated the selected equipment in the project prior to its completion

Provisional collection of the project, authoring of a table of remarks - corrective actions, and coordination of the process for their resolution

Final collection of the project and authoring of the relevant collection protocol

Support of procedures for the connection of the installation to Utilities networks

Coordination of stakeholders for the final audit of the project by the competent Services (Fire Department, Veterinary Directorate, National Organisation for Medicines [EOF], Building Services [YDOM] - Building Auditor Service, Natural Gas Supply Company [EPA], etc.) and securing of the Final Verification of the approved building permit and Operating Permit of the project

Essential oil production plants;In the context of the services it provides, the SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS Directorate of SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has developed a set of financial services that concern the inclusion of investment plans in subsidy programmes (NSRF, Developmental Law, Rural Development Programmes, etc.), the successful management of approved investment proposals and their support until the completion of the investment and the repayment of the subsidy, the authoring of business plans, the provision of consultancy services for the restructuring of bank loans, as well as the securing of capital through investment schemes.

With a portfolio of over 300 approved investment plans and a team of experienced economists, our company guarantees the successful management of your investment plans, providing integrated and reliable services.

Services

Subjection of investment plans to Developmental Law 4399/16

Management of investment plans under Developmental Laws 3299/04 and 3908/11

Studies and fast-tracking of Strategic Investments

Subjection of investment plans to programmes subsidised under the 2014-2020 NSRF

Subjection of investment plans to measures and actions of the Ministry of Rural Development

Authoring of Economic & Technical Studies and Business Plans

Feasibility Studies

Bank Loan Restructuring Procedures

Securing of business funds through external funding

Company Valuation

Consultancy services regarding mergers and acquisitions

What is the developmental law?

The Developmental Law is an institutional framework of aid schemes for investment plans submitted by individual enterprises or groups of enterprises for evaluation and approval of subjection to the provisions of the law.

Schemes

➢ Aid for Mechanical Equipment

➢ General Entrepreneurship

➢ New, independent SMEs

➢ Innovative Aid for SMEs

➢ Synergies and networking

➢ Financial intermediaries – Venture capital funds

➢ Integrated spatial and sectoral plans – value chains

➢ Large-Scale Investments

Each scheme (except for the ‘Financial intermediaries’ scheme) is based on the articles of regional aid. The schemes differ in terms of goals, beneficiaries, expenditure eligible for aid, types of aid, aid percentages and application process. Each scheme is independently announced by virtue of a Ministerial Decision.

Eligible enterprises

  • Size / age of enterprises

There are no general restrictions in terms of size and age.

  • Legal form

Almost all legal forms of enterprises, whether existing or under incorporation, may be subjected to the law.

  • Activity sectors

The eligible economic activity sectors are those of processing and a large part of the sectors for the provision of internationally tradable services and products, provided they are compatible with the General Block Exemption regulation.

Minimum investment amount

The minimum investment amount is set at:

  • €50,000 for KOINSEP (Social Cooperative Enterprises)

  • €100,000 for micro-enterprises

  • €150,000 for small enterprises

  • €250,000 for medium-sized enterprises and clusters

  • €500,000 for large enterprises

Aid types and amount

Aid types:

a) tax exemption

b) grants

c) subsidy of financial leasing

d) subsidy of payroll costs

e) funding tools

f) fixing of income tax rate up to the ceilings permitted

g) swift licensing

h) loans (scheme 6)

i) equity or quasi-equity investments (scheme 6)

Aid amount

Aid is provided to investment expenditures

a) for regional aid expenditures, up to the percentage set for each region and size of enterprise by the Regional Aid Map; and

b) for non-regional aid expenditures, up to the amount set for each expenditure. The aid ceilings for the duration of the developmental law are set at: €5,000,000 for each investment plan; €10,000,000 for each enterprise; and €20,000,000 for each group of enterprises.

The financial participation of the body may be covered through equity, external funding or a combination of the two.

  • Preliminary Publication of ‘Improvement Plans’ (Actions 4.1.1 & 4.1.3)

The objective of Sub-measure 4.1 is to enhance the competitiveness of agricultural holdings and the competitiveness of all types of agriculture, as well as the rational use of water resources and energy.

More specifically:

  • Action 4.1.1 ‘Implementation of investments contributing to the competitiveness of the holding’ aims at the modernisation and restructuring of agricultural holdings.

  • Action 4.1.3 ‘Implementation of investments that contribute to the use of RES and the protection of the environment’ aims at the utilisation of renewable energy sources, the proper management of by-products and waste, and the exploitation thereof for energy production purposes.

In order to achieve its goals:

• Support is granted to investments aiming at improving the competitiveness of agricultural holdings, including restructuring, and at reducing production costs (Action 4.1.1).

•  Support is granted to investments in the utilisation of renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) at agricultural holdings on the basis of their energy needs, proper management of waste and by-products, as well as exploitation thereof for energy production purposes (Action 4.1.3).

  • Action 4.2.2 ‘Processing, marketing and/or development of agricultural products’

The aid application concerns one or more of the following eligible sectors.

aa) Tobacco processing for the production of cigars or cigarillos;

bb) Beer making;

cc) Processing of beehive products (pollen, propolis, royal jelly and other products);

dd) Essential oil production plants;

ee) Olive pomace plants;

ff) Production plants manufacturing distillates of vegetable or vinous origin;

gg) Agricultural product processing plants for the production of cosmetics and nutritional products (such as products made of mastic, donkey milk, etc.);

hh) Facilities producing, trading and packaging plant nutrition products;

ii) Facilities producing rennet and rennet condensates;

jj) Exploitation of by-products, residue and waste of industrial nutritional products;

kk) Production of cotton and other textile fibres;

ll) Hemp and flax processing plants.

The activities eligible for support in the context of the Action are those concerning the establishment and modernisation of a plant (with or without relocation) and those concerning the merging of plants under the following requirements/exemptions:

aa) The support application concerns eligible sectors, as noted above;

bb) The definitions of residue and waste of industrial nutritional products etc. must comply with the relevant legislation. Furthermore, enterprises must be registered/approved under Joint Ministerial Decision 340668/26-11-2008 (Gov. Gazette, Series II, No 2422);

cc) The relocation and merger of plants must be accompanied by their modernisation.

  • Action 4.2.1 ‘Processing, marketing and/or development of agricultural products’

The aid application concerns one or more of the following eligible sectors.

a) Meat – poultry – rabbits

b) Milk

c) Eggs

d) Sericulture – Apiculture – Heliciculture – various animals

e) Feed

f) Cereals

g) Oleaginous Products (excluding the establishment of mills)

h) Wine

i) Vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruit and nuts

j) Flowers (by way of indication: flower standardisation and trading)

k) Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

l) Seeds & Propagating Material

m) Vinegar (by way of indication: production of vinegar from wine, fruit and other agricultural raw materials)

The activities eligible for support in the context of the Action are those concerning the establishment and modernisation of a plant (with or without relocation) and those concerning the merging of plants under the following requirements/exemptions:

a) The support application concerns the production of products included in Annex I to the TFEU utilising raw materials listed in Annex I to the TFEU;

b) The establishment of mills is not eligible;

c) The establishment of slaughterhouses is eligible only in insular regions and with an annual capacity of up to 400 tonnes of meat;

d) The establishment of poultrymeat slaughterhouses is eligible only in mountainous or insular regions;

e) The modernisation of a plant is defined as the replacement and/or supplementation of mechanical equipment and the expansion of the capacity (if covered by the licensing necessary at any given time) of active and inactive plants. By way of exception, in the case of mills that have ceased operating, these may be modernised in the context of this action and resume operations with the same activity and capacity;

f) In the event of modernisation without an increase of capacity over 20% for plants producing mineral supplementary feed for enterprises, the plants must be registered/approved under Joint Ministerial Decision 340668/26-11-2008 (Gov. Gazette, Series II, No 2422);

g) The relocation and merger of plants must be accompanied by their modernisation.

  • Upgrading of micro- and small enterprises for the development of their skills in new markets
  • Start-up Entrepreneurship
  • Supporting the Self-Employment of Tertiary Education Graduates – 1st cycle
  • Supporting the Self-Employment of Tertiary Education Graduates – 2nd cycle
  • Support of Tourism SMEs for their modernisation and the qualitative upgrading of the services provided