BIC of Epirus



Competent Authority

Region of Epirus
Tel.: +30 2651072164
Fax: +30 2651031224
Managing Body
BIC of Epirus
Tel.: +30-2651044447
Fax: +30-2651044467
Paying Body
Regional Fund and Development of Epirus
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Coordinator: BIC of Epirus

The purpose of the Regional Technology Foresight is to go one step further from the short and medium term analysis and to provide to region of EPIRUS a more clear view on the technological future opportunities that will be the basis of the future innovative activities. The main target will be the creation of a framework of directions that will support regional authorities to design innovation policy and help enterprises better in their future planning.

Foresight will not be a simple study forecasting the future but a tool that will use the creativity of the people in order to identify threats and opportunities. The activity will be based on the work of thematic working groups in a may that secures the social participation.

The main methodology, which will be developed, will be based on “scenario analysis”.

Finally, the awareness raising and diffusion of the results will be the basis of a wider dialogue that will raise the sensitivity of the citizens on innovation and technology. The work will be based on four main sectors and two main issues.

The sectors are Transport, Tourism and ICT.

The issues are: Epirus and the new link gate with Western Europe and the role of transport and services industry; and, the impact of EU enlargement on structural and cohesion funds that now constitute a major development source for the region. The following methodology will be implemented:

  1. Call for interest for participating in the working groups
  2. Selection of the working groups
  3. Presentation of the baseline document
  4. 1st round of discussion
  5. Diffusion of the draft of the Thematic Working Groups
  6. 2nd round of discussions
  7. Diffusion of the final report of the discussions
  8. Final report
  9. Conference organisation.

Geographical coverage:
1 Objective 1 areas: x
0 Objective 2 areas:
0 Areas outside Obj. 1 and 2:

Groups targeted
All regional actors and companies

Indicative project selection criteria
Not applicable

Results expected
Main technology and innovation policy directions for the future
Investment opportunities
Alternative future funding sources

Cost of the action: € 250, 000
ERDF contribution: € 200, 000
Private sector contribution: 0
Public sector contribution: € 50, 000




Added Value
Compatibility & Synergy to other E.U. Policies
Administrative Support
Financial System
Financial Data


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