During the Rural SMEs seminar and study visit on Public Support to Innovative Rural SMEs in Patras, Western Greece, Mr. Dimitrios Karavidas Head of General Directory of development Planning gave a speech and present his presentation titled: “Financial tools for innovative Rural SME’s”. He talked about: 

• The structural problem of Greek and Regional Economy 

• The Region of Western Greece in the national and European environment 

• The degree of urbanization in the Region of Western Greece and Greece in general 

• The vision of the Region of Western Greece 

• The regional planning and program of 2020-2027 

• Exporting performance of the Region of Western Greece 

• Research: Level of division of new performances 

• Factors that prevent the growth of entrepreneurship