European policies are aiming at a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, in a globalised economy based on competitiveness, social cohesion and sustainable development, in line with Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines. These policies are further detailed by Member States in sectorial and regional level, and implemented through Partnership Agreements and multi-annual Operational Programmes (OPs) co-funded by European Structural and Investment Funds.

The governmental, regional and local authorities involved in policy formulation and in OPs planning and implementation are seeking for specialised technical assistance in order to promptly, effectively and efficiently utilise the available funding according to the terms and conditions of EU regulations.

Private enterprises, as potential beneficiaries of state aid initiatives, need fit for purpose consulting support services in order to prepare and implement viable investment plans corresponding to their actual needs and current market conditions and eligible for funding from the OPs.

PLANET is a key actor in the provision of Development Consulting Services, with long standing experience in the implementation of important/ major projects both in Greece, its neighbouring countries and other European countries, having developed specialized tools and methodologies and possessing a unique know-how and experienced staff and collaborators.

The scope of services we offer to public administrations (at national, regional or/and local level) and private actors from various industries cover the whole span of the development process. From policy/ strategic planning and financing to monitoring, control and evaluation, we focus on the unique operational capabilities that each entity needs to fulfil its mission and vision.

Our services cover the whole range of thematic objectives for economic, social and territorial cohesion:

  • Education, vocational training and lifelong learning
  • Social inclusion and poverty combating
  • Employment and labour mobility
  • SMEs competitiveness
  • Institutional capacity of public authorities and efficient public administration
  • Low-carbon economy, environmental protection and resource efficiency
  • Research, technological development and innovation
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Sustainable transport and network infrastructures
  • Information and Communication Technologies

For each assignment, PLANET provides a complete package of consulting services, to suit the needs of the respective client(s). Specifically, Development Consulting Services offered by PLANET are falling into one of the following categories: