Hellenic Organization of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Handicraft (EOMMEX)
ELLINIKOS ORGANISMOS MIKRON - MESAION EPIXEIRHSEON KAI CHIROTENIAS
Xenias str 16, Athens, 11528 Greece
Short description of our organisation and our role in the project:
Hellenic Organisation of Small and Medium Enterprises and Handicraft (EOMMEX) is a non-profit public organisation operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping.
The organisation realises the potential and added value of cultural values in rural tourism. It wishes to participate in the development of the common methodology with guidelines for how to manage cultural values in rural areas so as to be able to include rural small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) into cross-sectoral stakeholder networks (tourist workers, taxi drivers, hotels, farmers etc.).
SY_CULTour project will provide important information, guidelines and recommendations upon which the organisation will gain important data and expert material which will be of great value for policy making processes in which the organisation has an advisory role. Since the project builds on the inclusion of different stakeholders into the development of less favoured rural areas, EOMMEX will gain important experience from practice which will be used for drafting future policies in the field of involving SME in the development of less favoured rural areas with the help of existing cultural values. EOMMEX will contribute to the project with dissemination activities to spread the application of the common methodology to the SME dealing with tourism and to promote cross-sectoral cooperation among them. Furthermore, it will foster the application of the methodology into policy documents dealing with the tourism and culture sector according to its possibilities.
Name of contact person for the project: Ms Elena Spyropoulou