ROP Objectives 

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The development strategy of the Territorial Section “Crete - Aegean Islands" for the period 2007-13 is based on two pillars:

  • developing the competitiveness of the geographic unit,
  • ensuring a modern and comfortable quality of life for residents

that define the overall development vision of the geographical unit, as summarized in being:

«The strengthening of competitiveness and the enhancement of the attractiveness of the geographic unit “Crete and the Aegean Islands” in conditions of sustainable development».

An important part of the development strategy of the above geographical unit will be implemented through the assistance of the ROP of Crete and the Aegean Islands 2007-2013, whose strategic interventions cover eight broad objectives:

  1. Improving accessibility (intraregional and interregional). 
  2. Ensuring the quality of life of residents. 
  3. Integrating sustainability in the development options and interventions, combined with the protection of the sensitive natural environment.
  4. Development of a knowledge society and strengthening extrovert partnerships.
  5. Fostering entrepreneurship, cultivating innovation, attracting investments and creation of high value jobs.
  6. Combined use of tourist and cultural resources.
  7. Management of intra-regional inequalities and development particularities.
  8. Strengthening networking trends between urban centres in the geographic unit and the emergence of development poles.

Last modification date: 04/06/2010