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Partnership Pact for Regional Development 2021-2027 (NSRF 2021-2027)

The new ‘Partnership for Regional Development 2021-2027’ (‘NSRF 2021-2027’) reflects and sets out priorities for strengthening the productive potential of the Greek economy, infrastructure, human skills and strengthening social protection. Approved by the European Commission on 29 July 2021, a total of EUR 26,2 billion will be made available to Greece for the next 7 years, of which EUR 20,9 billion is for EU support and EUR 5,3 billion for the National Contribution. In fact, Greece is the first Member State of the EU to formally submit and approved the ‘Partnership for Regional Development 2021-2027’ for the new programming period.

The structure of the NSRF

It essentially presents projects/actions to be financed through it, taking into account the specific circumstances and needs of the country in the coming years and addresses the structural shortfalls of the Greek economy. At the same time, major projects started under the 2014-2020 NSRF are ongoing and completed. It has 8 sectoral (EUR 17,6 billion) and 13 regional programmes (EUR 8,1 billion), two of which will finance actions which will in turn contribute to the digital transformation of the Greek economy.

  • The NSRF Operational Programme ‘Human Resources for Social Cohesion 2021-2027’: A key objective is to make a decisive contribution in the coming years to reducing unemployment, especially among young people, women and vulnerable groups, as well as to upgrading the quality of educational work at all levels of education, to enhance skills, including digital skills, by the school/student population.

The National Coordination Authority 2021-2027 is the coordinating body for all NSRF programmes 2021-2027 and acts as liaison body and provides information to the Commission representing the country as a whole for the NSRF. It also coordinates the activities of the Programme Managing Authorities and other relevant competent authorities and structures involved, provides guidance to the bodies involved in the implementation of the operations and promotes the application of EU and national law. The Partnership for Regional Development 2021-2027 was adopted by the European Commission on 29/7/2021.
NSRF and cohesion policy for the EU

NSRF and cohesion policy for the EU

Cohesion Policy describes the European Union’s investment policy. It aims to support job creation, business competitiveness, economic growth, sustainable growth and improve the quality of life of citizens in all EU regions and cities. It aims at solidarity between the EU Member States, convergence between the regions and the reduction of development disparities and, more generally, their economic, social and territorial disparities.

The NSRF is aligned with cohesion policy as well as the priorities and actions to be implemented which aim at a fruitful transition to:

  • “smarter” Greece – 20 % of resources
  • greener Greece – 27 % of resources
  • “more connected” Greece – 8 % of resources
  • “more social” Greece – 30 % of resources
  • Greece closer to its citizens – 6 % of resources
  • For the Just Transition of regions after de-lignite – 7 % of resources

To sum up, the new ‘NSRF 2021-2027’ has a strong growth footprint through actions and projects with high added value and with multiplier benefits for both society and the economy – after the pandemic crisis – by making the greatest contribution to the start of a new cycle of wellbeing for all.

© NSRF 2021-2027


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Target audience

  • Digital skills for the labour force.
  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
  • Digital skills in education.
  • Digital skills for all

Digital technology / specialisation

  • Digital skills

Digital skill level

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • Greece

Industry - Field of Education and Training

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined

Target group

  • High Achievers
  • Persons requiring employment retraining
  • Persons in tertiary education (EQF 6)
  • Persons who have completed primary education
  • Persons in secondary/compulsory education
  • Persons who have completed tertiary education (EQF 7)
  • Persons in primary education
  • Persons with 0-3 years work experience
  • Persons who have completed tertiary education (EQF 8)
  • Persons who have completed secondary/compulsory education
  • Persons in tertiary education (EQF 7)
  • Persons in tertiary education (EQF 8)
  • Migrants
  • Persons with 3-10 years work experience
  • Persons with 10+ years work experience
  • Persons with a learning disability
  • Native Speakers
  • Persons who have completed tertiary education (EQF 6)
  • Low Achievers

Form of funding