In Greece, the change of the governor of the regional authority and of the regional mayors, after the elections of the 26th of May 2019 and the elections period itself brought some delays.

For example, the results from the 1st call of the axis 1.2 (Proimotion of research and innovation of SMEs on RIS3 priority axis) that was launched on April 2018 ARE STILL EXPECTED. Therefore, the University of Western Macedonia, in cooperation with the Managing Authority of the Regional Operational Program 2014-2020, investigate the possibility to approve more projects at the axis 1.2, including those that involve eco-innovation, giving them a bonus for this reason.