Unit of Spatial Planning


Regional Development - SPReD

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Strategic Guidelines for Vocational Training in Potential in Decline Regions in Greece-II
Ministry of Labour/DG V

Duration: 1994-1995

Scientific Responsible: Prof. Maria Giaoutzi (E-mail: giaoutsi@central.ntua.gr)

The Project Objectives

The aim of this project is to define packages of policy measures in certain areas of the Greek territory, which are characterized by high rates of unemployment, with special attention on the training of the employees in these areas. These areas are considered as potentially declining regions and are the following: Alexandroupoli, Komotini, Kilkis, Florina, Kastoria, Limnos, Samos, Ikaria, Kasos, Ioannina, Agrinio and Mesologi.

In this context, a specific methodological framework has been developed, via which the estimation of the specific needs in various disciplines can be accomplished. This estimation is based upon the characteristics of the local economies and the short-term and long-term prediction of the unemployment rates. The methodological framework applied for this purpose is based on a combination of an Integrated Dynamic Model (STELLA) and a Decision Support System (DEFINITE). The outcome of this work is a set of concrete, immediately applicable policy measures related to specific training programs in the area of concern.

Project Team

Maria Giaoutzi, Vassiliadou Zoe, Konstantara Angeliki, Papaioannou Nikos, Anastasia Stratigea.



Doctoral Thesis

(Supervised by Prof. Maria Giaoutzi)

1996 - Stratigea Anastasia, "The Impacts of ICTs on Spatial Restructuring", NTUA.

2005 - Oludolapo O. Akinyosoye - Gbonda , "SYDEPETR - SYstem to support DEcision for the PETRoleum mining sector: The Niger Delta Region", NTUA.

2007 - Andreatou Aggeliki, "Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development", NTUA.

2008 - Papakonstantinou Dimitrios, "Closed ICTs Networks in the Management of Tourism Product for Sustainable Development", NTUA.

2011 - Grammatikogiannis Elias, "Decision Making Systems for Public Participation in Regional Planning", NTUA.