• Epirus / Ipeiros
  • NUTS 2 : EL21
  • EL

Facts & Figures

Capital: Ioannina

Size: 9,203.0 km2

Population: 336,856

Regional GDP: 4,242

% of the National GDP:

Regional GERD (%): 0.78

% of Unemployment: 23.8

S3 related Region's Website

Contacts

S3
Papanikolaou, Evi

  Email: evipapan@mou.gr   Phone: 0030-2651360501

Digital Growth
Baltoyiannis, Nikos

  Email: nikobalt@mou.gr   Phone: 0030-2651360503

S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool

Priority Name Description
The industry of experience The industry of experience combining cultural activities, tourism, and creative industries. Actions: - Development of innovative businesses in the experience industry - Development of collaborative models - clusters across the value chain of experience industry - Development and promotion of cluster in crafts and cultural industries - Utilization of ICT in tourism / culture - Creation of tools and ICT to enrich the experience industry - Training programmes and e-learning
ICT linked to university research, innovation and youth entrepreneurship Actions: - Strengthening cooperation between enterprises and universities - Match making events between ICT and enterprises of other sectors - Strengthening partnerships among businesses - Valorisation / exploitation of research results - Space and structure for innovative youth entrepreneurship - Support programmes for youth innovative entrepreneurship - Personnel Training
Health & Well-being Actions: - Evaluation and exploitation of research projects already completed, - Financing SMEs for the development of new research programs in collaboration with research bodies, - Scholarships for graduate and postgraduate students to obtain qualifications and upgrade their skills, - Strengthening partnerships among businesses and clusters within Greece and abroad, - Upgrade health services (certification of clinics and laboratories to international standards), - Financing SMEs for the development of new products.
Primary sector and transformation of agricultural products Actions: - Mapping and exploiting local genetic material agricultural and food products, - Certification, standardization and innovation in processing of livestock products for producing higher characteristic ones, - Certification, standardization and innovation in processing of agricultural products and disseminating new crops, - Standardization of traditional cheese making methods and modernization of productive units, - Development of new products in the food sector and use of by-products in nutrition of farm animals, - Connecting companies for promotion of local branded livestock products - Sustainable management of fisheries, - Sustainable management of aquaculture.
Agrifood-culture-nutrition nexus Agri-food – (incl. livestock farming, apiculture, fisheries), quality branding, traditional/ancient varieties/methods (bio- approach, genetic material), link to experiential tourism and culture industries, ICTs, energy aspects (biomass), functional foods/nutraceuticals, and special nutrition dietary products (e.g. for diabetics)
Tourism - "Experience seeking/packaging" / Medical and well-being tourism 'Experience-seeking/packaging' - tourism 'Experience-seeking/packaging' - tourism, culture, and creative industries – environment, agritourism, artisan production, wellbeing tourism, religious tourism, conference tourism, spa-tourism (incl. special rehabilitation hotels (kidney patients, etc.)), hiking and eco-tourism, winter-tourism, sports-tourism, etc. – towards projecting a unique Epirus identity/brand, ICTs Medical and wellbeing tourism Medical and wellbeing tourism - spa-tourism (incl. special rehabilitation hotels (kidney patients, etc.)), hiking and eco-tourism, winter-tourism, sports-tourism, etc. – towards projecting a unique Epirus identity/brand, ICTs, special nutrition dietary products (e.g. for diabetics), smart packaging, superfoods, functional foods, innovative preservation methods (travels better, protecting taste)

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