The overall E.U. strategy aims at the reinforcement
of the European economy competitiveness and innovation
based on knowledge.
Today, the variation among regions
in the area of Innovation and Research and Technology
development as well as in the usage of new information
technologies and telecommunications, is vital. In the
frame of reducing the above variation the most disadvantageous
areas or regions of lag or those that are object to
reconstruction, move towards the implementation of new
age innovative actions mainly in the fields that carry
promising future perspectives.
The forthcoming globalization enhance
any form of competition due to grate rates of market
fulfillment, that refer to the capital market internationalization,
the transactions multiplication and direct investment,
the increase of cooperative contracts among enterprises,
etc. The transaction to a knowledge based economy and
the promotion of new technology use throughout region
economies, consist of minor priority.
Enterprises and especially the SMEs
that consist the base of regionís production spar, must
act providently and adjust in all technological changes
that take place in international markets, in any case
they desire to be more competitive. In the frame of
the new economy, knowledge and know how comprise raw
material while the potential of easy and fast access
to these is one of the main strategic weapons of competitiveness.
Under the circumstances, the human capital is clearly
confirmed as a decisive factor while constant training
evolve in data towards the innovation development and
regional competitiveness improvement.
Due to developing the ability to innovate
and adjust in financial alterations, all regions shall
obtain a great spot of advantages necessary to reinforce
their competitiveness, with the upper goal of reducing
the inequalities and creating quality working places.
The reinforcement of bonds among innovative
actions and operational programs premises the mechanisms
creation that contribute to the efforts of directing
the regional policies towards fields of strategic importance
for the less developed E.U. regions, such as:
- Regional economies based on knowledge and technological
- E-EuropeRegio : the information society at the
service of regional development
- Regional identity and sustainable development.
The Innovative Actions 2000-2006 targets
the synergies exploitation among regional policy and
other community policies that contributes the reinforcement
of business spirit and innovation culture in regional
level, the effective implementation of E-Europe Initiative
as well as the encouragement of creating a European