Key facts

Programme Operator:
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Programme ID:
In implementation
Date of approval:
Total amount:
EEA Grants fund:
Norway Grants fund:
€ 0

Currently available funding

Programme Summary

Why is the programme needed? Investments in research and innovation are widely acknowledged as being a crucial driver for economic growth, for job-creation and to secure social and economic welfare. The research intensity in Greece is still far below the EU average as total research investments in relation to GDP. Moreover, the financing of social science in Greece is relatively low in comparison to other fields of research. The key motivation for the programme is to fund research on consequences of the rising social and income inequalities in Greece as a result of the on-going economic crisis. Key socio-economic challenges faced in Greece today include the sharp rise of unemployment, in particular among young people, deterioration of social and health services, of working conditions and living standards for parts of society. What will the programme achieve? The programme will increase the available knowledge on the three topics addressed, as well as increase cooperation between Greece and the Donor States. Around 17 projects are expected, with an estimate number of around 40 Greek researchers. Around eleven of the projects are expected to have bilateral cooperation through mobility measures. How will it be achieved? The programme is divided into three areas, with the following indicative allocation: Inequalities and social exclusion (40 per cent of the funds available for projects), Gender equality and work-life balance (30 per cent) and Cultural diversity (30 per cent). The amount available for projects is € 3,292,720. As part of the project funding at least € 70,501 is available for mobility within the supported projects of researchers and PhD students and to facilitate their return to their home institution. In addition, € 53,000 is available for bilateral cooperation for the projects that will receive funding. The minimum amount available to projects is 100,000 and the maximum amount is € 200,000. The duration of projects will be  12 months. How will bilateral relations be strengthened? Bilateral relations will be strengthened through networking possibilities with Donor State research institutions within projects supported by the programme. Who can apply for funding? There will be one call organised as part of this programme. Greek Higher Education Institutions, Public, private or Non-profit research centres and institutes are eligible applicants. What are the partnership opportunities? The bilateral fund will stimulate cooperation and networking between Greek and Donor State research institutions.