North Aegean (EL41)

General Information

  • Mitilini
  • 3.854 km2   (2015)
  • 195.229 (2022)
  • 2.541,48 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 1,40 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 11,90 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 0,88 (2020)
  • S3 related National Website 
Urban Data Platform

S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
Transport and Logistics Broadening value chains, strengthening activities resulting from interconnection between sectors (energy-transport, energy-tourism, energy-urban development).
Sustainable Energy Improving energy efficiency
Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries Thematic tourism: innovative tourism products, growing in international demand with the potential to exploit natural resources (creation of value chains) and local culture and tradition, to increase the length of the tourist season but complement the traditional product Sun & Beach. - Digitalized tourism: R&D innovative products, services, tools, applications - infrastructure for green tourism and workforce skills- Digitalized culture: R&D applications for the promotion, protection of culture
Agro-Food Value Chain Connecting the agrifood and tourism sectors; Rational management of natural resources - circular economy; food quality. Production & processing of goods.
Environment, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy Circular Economy; Innovation in recycling, Collaborative consumption, Blue Economy (blue energy, ports & logistics, desalination).
Digital Technologies Data and information management technologies, e-commerce.

You can obtain more detail following this link: EYE@RIS3 Priorities


Name Description
Equal growth opportunities across the islands Emphasis on e-health, e-administration, social innovation, smart transport
Tourism, culture and nature Natural environment and culture as key attractors and economic capital, blue economy, biodiversity, ICTs role, e-culture applications, eco-tourism
Agrifood and health/quality-of-life aspects Emphasis will be given on quality, branding and certification, re-launching of traditional newly-attractive products (nutritional value, functional foods (e.g. fermentation bacteria), management and cordination along the entire value chain, export-orientation and cross-sectoral collaboration (e.g. e-commerce, logistics, agrifood).
Innovation and local hands-on Entrepreneurship Incorporating multi-type innovation (process, product, marketing, organisational) into local existing entrepreneurship modes, coupling of local research and entrepreneurship.
Bio-Agro-Food Bio-Agro-Food
ICT and tourism ICT and tourism
ICT and processed food ICT and processed food
ICT and agriculture ICT and agriculture

You can obtain more detail following this link: EYE@RIS3 Priorities



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