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17.ppt anetel launching conf grisi plus

  1. 1. Launching conference Toulouse, 9th of February 2012
  2. 2. Presentation of Larnaca District Development Agency, Cyprus Mr. Michalis Zanos Mr Constantinos Kareklas
  3. 3. Larnaca District Development Agency at a glance1. The Larnaca District Development Agency (ANETEL) is a non-profit organization formed in 2003 in the models of the development structures and mechanisms that function in the European Union. The status of the Agency is: Public Equivalent Body.2. Its actions are especially in the district of Larnaca, Cyprus. The Larnaca District Development Agency represents all the 6 Municipalities of the district of Larnaca, almost all the 45 free Communities of the district of Larnaca, the local Commercial Industrial Chamber of Larnaca, the Women Association of Rural Larnaca, some Cooperative Organizations of the district of Larnaca, the Union of Communities of Larnaca (in which members are all the Community Boards of the district of Larnaca), Municipalities and Communities of the free District of Famagusta and KENTHEA-the centre for prevention of drugs etc . 3
  4. 4. Larnaca at a glancePopulation (inhabitants) 143.367Surface area (km2) 1.050 Km2Density (inhabit./ km2) 136,5/km2% rural population 58,9%GNP per capita(Cyprus1) 20,972.51. Cyprus is considered as 1 Region by the E.U., so the GNP is not calculatedby district. 4
  5. 5. The most important issues/ stakes in the region/ country regarding rural development1. Monetary motivations, such as economic subsidies are not enough to keep people in Rural Areas.2. Ageing rural population, low education levels in rural areas, little scientific research in the field of agriculture, limited and highly fragmented agricultural land (that mainly cause problems to the less competitive products of Cyprus - olive oil, wine products, et.c.) constitute the most significant challenges towards Rural Development.3. Climate conditions in rural areas favor the production of Mediterranean products, the existence of high-quality facilities in specific farming sectors and the positive impact of buoyant tourism activity over most of the year. This acts as a demand factor for the production and consumption of agricultural products which is a boost towards Rural Economy and Development. 5
  6. 6. Existing policies regarding rural development  Cyprus Rural Development Policy 2007-2013: • Improve the competitiveness of the agricultural and agri-food sector. • Sustainable use of natural resources and landscape conservation. • Improve the quality of life of the rural population and encouraging diversification of the rural economy. 6
  7. 7. 1. The Rural Tourism Grant Scheme• To encourage investment by Small and Medium Enterprises in mild forms of business tourism, focusing on enhancement and enrichment of the cultural and environmental assets of rural areas to complement or strengthen the occupations of residents and increase their income. 7
  8. 8. Activities/ projects alreadyimplemented in rural development Program "LEADER +" for the development of the agro- tourism and the standardization of local traditional products. Program INTERREG III B Archimed -"M.I.D.A", which aimed to develop a network to promote the support of rural areas development. Web page: www.midaproject.eu  Promotion of the “Program for the Rural Development 2007-2013” of the Republic of Cyprus and provision of consulting services to the shareholders of the Agency, organizations and citizens of the district of Larnaca, in order to make good use of the Program.  PHILOXENIA – Med Program:“Implementation of a common operational mechanism for the reception of activities in Mediterranean rural areas”. 8
  9. 9. Larnaca District Development Agency in GRISI PLUS and its expectations1. Identify and transfer good practises established in other regions regarding Urban Development.2. Improve the effectiveness and enriching economic development policies in rural areas by increasing the use of geographical information and geomatics tools.3. Development of the attractiveness of rural territories to attract new inhabitants. 9
  11. 11. Contact Details:Address: 1, Laras str, 7040, Voroclini, Larnaca, CyprusTel.: 00 357 24 815280Fax: 00 357 24 636817Email: anetel@cytanet.com.cyWeb site: www.anetel.com 11