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Profile of registrant

Business and Cultural Development Centre

Identification number in the register: 15529636985-47
Registration date: 21/10/11 09:48:39

The information on this organisation was last modified on 08/10/13 19:09:25
The date of the last annual update was 08/10/13 19:09:25


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Business and Cultural Development Centre
Acronym: KEPA
Legal status: AISBL
Website address: http://www.e-kepa.gr

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Thomas Fokion Algianakoglou
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Neoklis Stamkos
Position: Senior Consultant - EU Programme Initiative

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Leda Maria Block Thermi
Thessaloniki 57001
GREECE
Telephone number: (+30) 2310480000
Fax number: (+30) 2310480003
Other contact information: Brussels office:

3 Rue du Luxembourg, 1000, Brussels, Belgium

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Business and Cultural Development Centre (KEPA) is a non-profit organization under private law, with headquarters in Thessaloniki (Greece), which has recently opened its office in Brussels.

Since 1993, KEPA has proved its success as an Intermediate Management Agency for National and Community Programmes at regional level for Central and Western Macedonia (Operational programme competitiveness and entrepreneurship – OPEC I and II), through its subsidiary ΚΕPΑ–ΑΝΕΜ, and at national level as a management agency for various calls for SMEs (3rd CSF implementation for the period 2000-2006 for 13 regional operational programmes) and actions to strengthen small and micro enterprises active in the areas of Processing-Tourism-Trade-Services within the NSRF 2007-2013 framework as an associate of National Bank of Greece.

To date KEPA has assisted in the distribution of more than EUR 1.3 million in previous frameworks and about EUR 400 million in NSRF 2007-2013 to more than 10,000 SMEs. KEPA’s strengths lie in preparing calls for proposals, participating in decision making processes, managing contracting processes with successful applications for calls and monitoring the implementation of projects.

The purpose of KEPA's Office in Brussels is to serve as a benchmark of small and medium-sized enterprises and business entities in Northern Greece, in the heart of the European Union, with the aim of providing information and support on the financial opportunities of the EU. We can also provide you with all the necessary information about the opportunities available in the Balkans. One of the key tasks of Brussels office is to provide in-depth information about the region with the support of stakeholders, chambers of commerce and local authorities, to realize optimal
partnerships, to harmonize regional project initiatives, and to organize and coordinate project ideas according to regional needs. Moreover ΚΕPΑ’s mission is to develop, support and promote entrepreneurship, ensuring growth and sustainability for SMEs by coordinating and cooperating with various players, including global partners, who make international best practices available to local entrepreneurs.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 20
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


To date KEPA has assisted in the distribution of more than EUR 1.3 million in previous frameworks and about EUR 400 million in NSRF 2007-2013 to more than 10,000 SMEs. KEPA’s strengths lie in preparing calls for proposals, participating in decision making processes, managing contracting processes with successful applications for calls and monitoring the implementation of projects.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Youth

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




We belong to ERRIN - European Regions Research and Innovation Network.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 150,000 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.