ESPA programs for the Doctor
For the doctor and especially for the young scientist, the financial support (ESPA) is of vital importance to start his career, but also to upgrade his professional activity according to modern digital standards.
As bank lending often creates uncertainty and insecurity, European funding programs are also a reliable solution for digital products and solutions that support digital marketing.
Programs such as the ESPA (Corporate Regional Development Agreement) and the National Recovery and Resilience Plan in Greece have emerged as useful financial "tools" for doctors and medical companies wishing to modernize their operation and promote their digital transformation.
ESPA from time to time publicizes programs that support and subsidize actions related to digital marketing, such as the "Small and Very Small Business Toolkit" of the "Competitiveness" Program which also included digital promotion.
"Digital Transformation of Media" the first program of the New ESPA
The first of the programs published in the new ESPA 2021-2027 is the Digital Transformation of Small and Medium Enterprises, with funds of 300 million euros that is part of the new large program Competitiveness 2021-2027. The program covers, among other things, costs of digital office equipment, software and services related to the digital upgrade.
The program, which aims at the adoption and integration of digital technologies in the production process, is expected to be published by the end of the year, when we will know if its actions are also addressed to the medical community.
It should be noted that the competent authorities of ESPA have recently received many requests requesting a modification of the condition of the program which sets as a condition the employment of 5 people in 2021, in order for someone to be able to submit an application for inclusion for funding.
"Digital Transformation" marks the start of the implementation of the new ESPA 2021-2027 through which the Greek economy will be strengthened with a total of 26.5 million euros.
What are ESPA programs?
ESPA is a set of programs that aim for the following years, ESPA 2021-2027, to increase the productivity and extroversion of our country, as well as the closer interconnection of production with research and innovation.
The programs of the New Program Period of ESPA 2021-2027 have already started to "run", while Greece is now in one of the highest positions in the absorption of community funds with a rate of 80%.
The ESPA before us seems to have no relation to the ESPA programs of the past. It is fast and flexible, "easier" in the procedures, following the needs of the modern digital age.
National Recovery & Resilience Plan
Similar actions like those of the ESPA were also supported by the "Digital Transformation" program of Greece 2.0, in which doctors had the opportunity to benefit from the "Digital Tools" action by covering expenses for digital products and services digital marketing.
The program is implemented within the framework of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and is also funded by the European Union.
Under the same programme, the action "Digital Transactions" is underway, where the application period ends on 31 March 2023, while among the actions funded are the replacement of POS and the acquisition of e-invoicing provider services.
Funding possibilities through ESPA programs, subsidies, etc. they are an important resource for the freelance doctor who wants to offer a high level of health services to his patients.
Yes, ESPA has an Online Information Office, through which you will be able to solve your questions. You will find it on the ESPA website (www.espa.gr)
Many, such as medical practices, businesses, public organizations and even private individuals, just don't know it.
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