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11.ppt roc launching conf grisi plus

  1. 1. Launching conference Toulouse, 9th of February 2012
  2. 2. Presentation of Crete Region Yiannis Polychronakis MSc MEng
  3. 3. Crete Region at a glance‘Kallikratis’ Project: Local Administration ReformMain Goal: downsizing the local administration & decentralisation of Public AuthoritiesKey Facts: 76 Prefectures of the country were replaced by 13 larger regions of administration Crete Region 3
  4. 4. Crete Region at a glanceCrete Region and ‘Kallikratis Project’ Prefecture of Chania Prefecture of Prefecture of Rethymno Heraklion Prefecture of Lassithi 4
  5. 5. Crete Region at a glance Organisation Structure Board Board members 5
  6. 6. Crete Region at a glanceProgramme Management, Environment and InfrastructureSub-departments 6
  7. 7. Crete Region at a glanceInternal Affairs Sub-departments 7
  8. 8. Crete Region at a glanceAgricultural & Rural Economy and Veterinary Sub-departments 8
  9. 9. Crete Region at a glanceDevelopment Sub-departments 9
  10. 10. Crete Region at a glanceTransportation & Communications Sub-departments 10
  11. 11. Crete Region at a glanceLegal Department Sub-departments 11
  12. 12. Region of Crete at a glancePopulation (inhabitants) 621,340Surface area (km2) 8,336 km2 (6,3% of Greece)Density (inhabit/ km2) 74.5/km2% rural population 23.42%GNP per capita 21,157 (>21,087 of Greece) 12
  13. 13. Region of Crete in Statistics GNP per Economy Sector 13
  14. 14. The most important issues/ stakes in the region/ country regarding rural development1. declining and aging population3. poor local economy, no access to funding5. lack of innovation and of basic infrastructure increase cost of products (transportation costs –ferries costs-) 14
  15. 15. Existing policies regarding rural development1. Strategic Planning of the agricultural sector of the Region of Crete2. Policies to highlight and promote the tangible (products – olive oil, Cretan Cheese-, natural environment, untouched and rural areas) and intangible assets (i.e. Cretan hospitality) of our region.3. Traditional festivals and cultural events4. European funded projects for the rural development (walking paths, signs, restoration of high-quality and importance buildings –ancient churches, monuments etc.-) 15
  16. 16. Shepherds and CheeseFestival every year
  17. 17. Activities/ projects already implemented in rural development1. Strategic Planning of the agricultural sector of the Region of Crete2. Policies to highlight and promote the tangible (products – olive oil, Cretan Cheese-, natural environment, untouched and rural areas) and intangible assets (i.e. Cretan hospitality) of our region.3. Traditional festivals and cultural events4. European funded projects for the rural development (walking paths, signs, restoration of high-quality and importance buildings –ancient churches, monuments etc.-) 17
  18. 18. Agri- food sector in RoC:Towards Handling drawbacks , highlighting advantages• Gradual reduction of employment in  Central location in the primary sector Mediterranean Region• Lack of infrastructure services, Information Technology -  Ideal conditions for development of organic agriculture and Communication Technology (ICT) livestock• Significant delay at the level of education of the local population in  Areas of particular environmental and aesthetic value relation to the European standard• Unilateral dependence on tourism in  Existence of crops directly associated with the history and the north of the island, with cultural identity of the Region consequent problems (pollution, water abstraction, changes in the physical environment, etc.)  Great potential for development of alternative• Absence of determining land use tourism and agro tourism
  19. 19. RoC in GRISI PLUS and its expectations1. Identify geomatics good practices in economic development policies of rural territories within partner regions and try to initiate them in RoC.2. Improve the effectiveness, modernise and enrich public rural development policies in RoC by increasing the use of geographical information and geomatics tools.3. Improve the EU regional development and promote policies and good practices that will improve the quality of peoples living especially those living in the rural areas. 19
  20. 20. The good practice to transfer to other regions (if any)N/ACurrently there is no existing good practice to transfer in regards to geomatics and the use of geographical information.However, the need has already been acknowledged and the good practices that will come out are expected to be more than welcomed. 20

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