The CSF Citizens' Online Information System was designed in order to ensure
wider dissemination of information on funding opportunities provided by the
Community Support Framework. It also aims to inform potential applicants on
procedures that need to be followed in their funding requests.
The overall design and development of the website www.info3kps.gr was
undertaken by the Management Organisation Unit (MOU) of the CSF. Since the
beginning of 2004 the site is fully operational and MOU has the responsibility
to update/service the webpage.
The website aggregates under a single platform (database) all programmes and
actions of direct interest to the general public, for which an invitation to
tender has been issued by a competent authority (also by a so-called "final
beneficiary") in the framework of the 3rd CSF and the Community Initiatives.
The website provides accurate and simple information (in Greek):
- regarding financial support schemes, employment schemes, social support
schemes, education / training etc.
To Enterprises - Entrepreneurs
- for financial support schemes, subvention of employment, personnel training
To other Bodies
(educational & research institutions, NGOs, etc.) - for financial support
schemes, subvention of employment, personnel training programmes
A number of schemes offer financial assistance to specific business projects
and/or grants for innovation, research and technology, while others offer free
or subsidised services ranging from advice and social support to training and
employment promotion. While the majority of such schemes are available
nation-wide, some are also offered locally. In addition, the website announces
programmes which are expected to be launched in the near future.
Characteristics of the website
For the first time in Greece all schemes co-financed by Operational Programmes
of the Community Support Framework and Community Initiatives are available to
the public under a single platform;
Search for possible grants and other support schemes is simple, user-friendly
and follows a step-by-step process;
Links to web sites of the relevant authorities which are responsible for the
implementation of each programme are also available for further consultation;
The site follows the Worldwide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility
Registered users can receive automatic e-mail alerts on particular new entries
or changes according to their interest (newsletter);
Users can contact the project team maintaining the site for further enquiries.
Users are given several search options; they can browse either:
by attribute (individual, enterprise, academic institution, NGO etc) and type
of required support (financial aid, employment, education and training);
by financial or social sector of interest (tourism, rural development, research
& technology, etc);
by special target group (such as women, farmers, etc);
by operational programme;
by key word (advanced search)