The action "Support for investments in processing/trading and/or development of agricultural products" of the Strategic Plan of the Common Agricultural Policy (SP CAP) of Greece for the period 2023-2027 is open for public consultation until 3 July. This initiative will be implemented nationwide and will be funded both by the European Union (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - EAGGF) and the Greek State (Public Investment Programme - PIP). Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

The aim of this Intervention is to enhance the added value of agricultural products, contributing to meeting the country's needs for high quality processed products and increasing competitiveness in international markets. This will be achieved through the valorisation of primary production, the integration of innovations, and the development of methods and processes that protect the environment and reduce climate change. Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

Eligible Beneficiaries The intervention is open to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises as defined in the European Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC, as well as large enterprises whose main activity is the processing of agricultural products as listed in Annex I to the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, provided that the final product is also agricultural.

ELIGIBLE BUDGET

The budget of the support applications may range from EUR 400.001,00 up to EUR 5.000.000,00. The intervention is co-financed by the European Union (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - EAGGF) and by the Greek State (Public Investment Programme - PIP).

INTENSITY OF SUPPORT

The intensity of support shall be determined as follows:

  • Ionian, Crete and small Aegean islands: 65%
  • Regions of Peloponnese, Western Greece, Sterea Ellada, Thessaly, Epirus, Central Macedonia, Western Macedonia, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace: 50%
  • Region of Attica 40%

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

The following costs are eligible for support under the Intervention:

  1. Acquisition of immovable property (land and/or buildings) - up to 10%;
  2. Landscaping of the surrounding area of the land on which the application for support will be implemented
  3. Construction of new or improvement of existing building infrastructure
  4. Supply, transport and installation of equipment
  5. Supply of external means of transport, in particular new vehicles for the transport of specialised products
  6. Supply of internal transport equipment to meet the needs of the investment (such as forklift trucks, forklifts, etc.).
  7. Office and security computer equipment, communication networks, computer equipment, etc.
  8. Connection to electricity, water supply, telephony, geothermal networks, if they are carried out within the boundaries of the plot
  9. Obtaining quality assurance certificates from competent organizations (such as ISO, HACCP, BRC Global Standards, IFS Food Standard, GLOBALG.A.P.)
  10. General costs linked to the plant and equipment of the plant
  11. Intangible costs such as acquisition or development of software and acquisition of patents, licences, intellectual property rights, trademarks, creation of a recognisable brand (label) for the product, market research to shape the image of the product.

ELIGIBLE FIELDS - ACTIONS

Under the Intervention:

Applications for support from beneficiaries who process/process as raw material products (agricultural products) listed in Annex I to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union for the production of finished products which also belong to that Annex I (agricultural products) are eligibe
The raw material and finished products may belong to the following sectors:

  • Meat (sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, poultry, rabbits)
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Honey
  • Animal feed
  • Cereals
  • Oil products
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Wine
  • Vinegar
  • Flowers
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Seeds & Propagating Material

SELECTION CRITERIA

Investment projects will be selected on the basis of selection criteria based on the following principles and priorities:

  • Installation in areas affected by the effects of climate change phenomena such as floods and fires
  • Use of innovation and new technologies
  • Processing of biological raw materials or raw materials produced by environmentally friendly methods
  • Production of quality products (such as PDO, PGI)
  • Protecting the environment, contributing to mitigation and adaptation to climate change (such as energy saving and use of renewable energy sources)
  • Water saving
  • Maturity of the investment project
  • Extroversion of the business
  • Maintaining existing jobs and increasing employment.
  • Size of the business

PERIOD OF SUBMISSION

By decision of the Secretary General for Union Resources and Infrastructure, a call for applications for support under the measure "Support for investments in the processing/trading and/or development of agricultural products" is published. The call specifies the period for submitting applications and the total amount of public aid to be made available.