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Since the early 1990s, LDK Consultants has been providing support for the strengthening, modernization and organizational reform of existing public sector bodies ranging from central government to local self-government units.

Within this framework, the company provides a wide range of services to the public sector, including planned and thorough needs analyses, business process re-engineering, strategic planning and goal-setting, implementation of training and capacity building activities, monitoring and evaluation of development and reform strategies. In addition to strengthening specific government authorities, LDK has been engaged in the establishment of new public sector bodies, preparing strategic and policy documents, providing organisation charts, proposing internal operating procedures and assisting in the physical and human resource set-up and capacity building of new agencies.

LDK has been providing technical assistance in regional development on behalf of the European Commission since immediately after the accession of Greece to the EEC, commencing with studies for Regional Energy Plans for three regions of Greece. In the 1990s, LDK provided technical assistance for the implementation of regional development policy in Greece in the Region of Sterea Hellas under the EC’s 2nd Community Structural Funds. Since then, the TA provided by LDK has focused on the pre-accession countries and covers a range of services from policy development through to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Our services incorporate state-of-the-art tools and best practices drawn from a range of developmental contexts.

LDK promotes institutional co-operation between all key actors of each project which addresses the formulation and implementation of reform policies and institutional strengthening in accordance to the current government priorities and strategic axes. It is proven that such a consensus-building approach leads to solutions which are acceptable to all, and promotes the feeling of ownership of the project results - thus leading to the sustainability of the implemented activities after the termination of the project, and ensuring political, social and cultural compatibility within the country of implementation.

LDK is also engaged in the development of the social sector and provides assistance to institutions in designing and implementing projects dealing with the reintegration of disadvantaged and marginalized groups into society and the labour market, introduction of active labour market measures, promotion of employment and life-long learning and mainstreaming the needs of vulnerable groups in programme and project design and implementation. The projects in which we have been involved have addressed the development of social inclusion policies and have assisted national institutions in designing and implementing projects promoting cultural diversity and tolerance towards vulnerable social groups.

LDK has recently been working on projects seeking to create an enabling environment for cooperation between government and civil society, and to help allow Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) be important partners in forming, as well as implementing, policies and programmes, through advocacy, improved linkages with the wider CSO community, more effective and relevant activities and through promoting awareness and understanding of the role and potential of CSOs. In each case, national particularities are taken into account, and emphasis is placed on carefully adapting theoretical approaches and best practices to the specific local environment, the actual needs of the target groups, and the resources available.

Typical Services are :

  • Programme and Project Management
  • Institutional Capacity Building
  • Regional Development
  • Cross-border Co-operation
  • Grant Fund Management
  • Assistance to SMEs, Industries & Tourism
  • Procurement Evaluation & Monitoring

 

Key Contact:

Mrs Marianna Kondylidou
mko@ldk.gr

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Independent Experts in the context of the JESSICA initiative in Greece

Independent Experts in the context of the JESSICA initiative in Greece

JESSICA (Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas) is an initiative of the European Commission, supported by the European ...

Shoe-making training institution project, Turkey

Shoe-making training institution project, Turkey

Turkey's shoe-making sector expanded rapidly in the second half of the 20th century. Total employment in the industry is about 400,000 people and ...

Support to Energy Market Integration and Sustainable Energy in the NIS (SEMISE), NIS Countries

Support to Energy Market Integration and Sustainable Energy in the NIS (SEMISE), NIS Countries

The specific objectives of the project are the following: Identifying the gaps and the obstacles impeding progress towards regional energy market ...

Fostering Social Inclusion and Inclusive Labour Market, North Macedonia

Fostering Social Inclusion and Inclusive Labour Market, North Macedonia

The aim of this project was institutional capacity building in order to improve the design and delivery of existing social inclusion policies by ...

Ministry of Finance Training School (SEYYO): Technical assistance, Greece

Ministry of Finance Training School (SEYYO): Technical assistance, Greece

The aim of the project was to prepare the action plan on behalf of the Ministry of Finance Training School (SEYYO) for funding under the Information ...

Assessment of the municipal organizational structure, North Macedonia

Assessment of the municipal organizational structure, North Macedonia

Following the adoption of the Law on Local Self-Government in North Macedonia significant amount of legislative and administrative work had been ...

Energy Efficiency (EE) and Thermal Building Refurbishment Project in Yerevan, Armenia

Energy Efficiency (EE) and Thermal Building Refurbishment Project in Yerevan, Armenia

The overall objective of the assignment is to assist EIB and the Municipality of Yerevan  (MoY) in preparing effectively the pilot phase of an ...

FM 2002 & FM 2003 Grant Schemes: Monitoring & evaluation, Bulgaria

FM 2002 & FM 2003 Grant Schemes: Monitoring & evaluation, Bulgaria

The project's main objective was to provide expert assistance to the EC Delegation to Bulgaria in monitoring and evaluating the 2002 and 2003 FM ...

Civil Society Facility (Sivil Düşün II), Turkey

Civil Society Facility (Sivil Düşün II), Turkey

The overall objective of the project is to improve the environment for active citizenship and to strengthen the capacity of organised active citizens. ...

Institutional building in support of employment policy: Technical assistance, North Macedonia

Institutional building in support of employment policy: Technical assistance, North Macedonia

The overall objectives of the project were to assist the Government in the development of a coherent employment policy designed to support economic ...

Τechnical assistance for implementation of Communication Action Plan, Turkey

Τechnical assistance for implementation of Communication Action Plan, Turkey

This project provided technical assistance in order to raise awareness among the target stakeholders and general public on the EU funding available ...

Managers' Training Programme IV, Russia; Ukraine; Azerbaijan; Uzbekistan

Managers' Training Programme IV, Russia; Ukraine; Azerbaijan; Uzbekistan

The overall objective of the programme was to improve the performance of economic enterprises in the MTP participating countries. The project aimed ...

Support to the solution of economic and social integration problems in four Turkish cities as major In-migrant destinations: Technical assistance, Turkey

Support to the solution of economic and social integration problems in four Turkish cities as major In-migrant destinations: Technical assistance, Turkey

This contract was awarded through Lot 9 "Education, Employment and Social" of the worldwide Framework Contract. The main objective was to assist in ...

Regional Development Programme - Region of Sterea Ellada: Management

Regional Development Programme - Region of Sterea Ellada: Management

The Region of Sterea Ellada(Objective 1: Region - area NUTS II) is one of the 13 regions of Greece, sited in the central part of the mainland. ...

Vocational Education & Training: Technical assistance, North Macedonia

Vocational Education & Training: Technical assistance, North Macedonia

This project was the fourth in a series of VET reform projects, which began in 1998 with an aim to enhance the reform for secondary education in ...

Technical assistance for providing information services aiming to bring the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union through running an EU Infopoint in the northern part of Nicosia, Cyprus

Technical assistance for providing information services aiming to bring the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union through running an EU Infopoint in the northern part of Nicosia, Cyprus

The overall objective of the project is to bring the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union (EU) and contribute to facilitate efforts ...

Support to the Greek General Secretariat for Public Private Partnerships-Implementation of appropriate processes and methodologies in investment and public procurement, Greece

Support to the Greek General Secretariat for Public Private Partnerships-Implementation of appropriate processes and methodologies in investment and public procurement, Greece

The general objective of this Project was to contribute to institutional, administrative and growth-sustaining structural reforms in Greece, with a ...

Mining affected regions reconstruction fund (MARR Fund): Main component, Romania

Mining affected regions reconstruction fund (MARR Fund): Main component, Romania

The European Commission agreed to allocate a total of €10 million for a fund to aid the reconstruction of two specific mining affected regions (Jiu ...

Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organisations (TACSO 3) in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organisations (TACSO 3) in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organizations in Western Balkans and Turkey is a regional project funded by the European Union (EU) that ...

Energy Efficiency (EE) and Thermal Building Refurbishment Project in Chisinau, Moldova

Energy Efficiency (EE) and Thermal Building Refurbishment Project in Chisinau, Moldova

The overall objective of the assignment is to assist EIB and the Municipality of Chisinau (MoC) in preparing effectively the pilot phase of an ...

TAJIKISTAN- SECOND DUSHANBE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (DWSP2). DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS FOR DUSHANBE VODOKANAL

TAJIKISTAN- SECOND DUSHANBE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (DWSP2). DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS FOR DUSHANBE VODOKANAL

The World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Swiss Cooperation are Tajikistan’s main partners for water supply ...

Implementation & coordination of the decentralization process: Technical assistance, North Macedonia

Implementation & coordination of the decentralization process: Technical assistance, North Macedonia

The overall objective of the project was to enable the Government of North Macedonia to start concrete competence transfer from central government to ...

INOGATE: Technical secretariat and coordinator`s network, Central Asia and Caucasus countries

INOGATE: Technical secretariat and coordinator`s network, Central Asia and Caucasus countries

The overall objective of this project was to facilitate and increase trade and investment flows in the rehabilitation of existing and development of ...

Regional development support project, Romania

Regional development support project, Romania

In 1998 the Government of Romania ratified a Law on Regional Development (Law 151/98), which specified the establishment of a number of institutions ...

Large-scale socioeconomic development projects, North Macedonia

Large-scale socioeconomic development projects, North Macedonia

The project facilitated the development of the border area between Greece and North Macedonia by preparing project studies in five project component ...

Neighbourhood Programme: Technical assistance for the identification, preparation and implementation of projects, Romania & neighbouring countries

Neighbourhood Programme: Technical assistance for the identification, preparation and implementation of projects, Romania & neighbouring countries

CBC This project aimed to provide expertise to regional operational administrative organisations of Romania, legally established in April 2005. These ...

INOGATE Technical Secretariat and Integrated Programme in support of the Baku Initiative and the Eastern Partnership energy objectives, NIS Countries

INOGATE Technical Secretariat and Integrated Programme in support of the Baku Initiative and the Eastern Partnership energy objectives, NIS Countries

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the progress of the INOGATE Partner Countries in the achievement of the Baku Initiative and ...

Rehabilitation of the Lebanese Administration: Programme Monitoring, Lebanon

Rehabilitation of the Lebanese Administration: Programme Monitoring, Lebanon

Over the years, Lebanon has come to suffer from a weak institutional and legal framework. In fact, most of this was established some 40 years ago, ...

Mid-Term Evaluation of the Technical Support action «Support the Greek Public Administration Reform», Greece

Mid-Term Evaluation of the Technical Support action «Support the Greek Public Administration Reform», Greece

The reform of public administration was one of the conditions for the implementation of structural reforms included in the economic adjustment ...

Technical assistance for providing Information services aiming to bring to the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union  through running an EU Infopoint in the northern part of Nicosia, Cyprus

Technical assistance for providing Information services aiming to bring to the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union through running an EU Infopoint in the northern part of Nicosia, Cyprus

The overall objective of the project is to bring the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union (EU) and contribute to facilitate efforts ...

Regional Development Programme - Region of Sterea Ellada: Evaluation

Regional Development Programme - Region of Sterea Ellada: Evaluation

The Region of Sterea Ellada (NUTS II area) is sited at the central part of the mainland. It comprises five prefectures (NUTS III level): Viotia, Evia, ...

Provision of technical vocational and educational training, Greece

Provision of technical vocational and educational training, Greece

In 1995, LDK established KEK Liknon, a fully up-to-date, well equipped vocational training centre. Amongst its aims were: the provision of ...

Setting up a Programme Management Unit to support the implementation of grant schemes for the Turkish Cypriot community - northern part of Cyprus

Setting up a Programme Management Unit to support the implementation of grant schemes for the Turkish Cypriot community - northern part of Cyprus

The overall objective of the Aid programme, of which the PMU contract is a part, is to prepare the Turkish Cypriot community for the implementation ...

Hellenic Post: Hiring of Project Management Consultant, Greece

Hellenic Post: Hiring of Project Management Consultant, Greece

Hellenic Post (HP), operating within the framework of improving and modernizing its management facilities, implemented projects of the 2nd Community ...

Regional Twinning Project: SE Romanian Regional Devnt Agency & the Hellenic Agency for Regional Devnt and Local Government, Romania

Regional Twinning Project: SE Romanian Regional Devnt Agency & the Hellenic Agency for Regional Devnt and Local Government, Romania

The twinning project operated in a climate of increasing EU pre-accession finding for regional development investment in Romania, and with a view to ...

DESIREE GAS Project Consultant (DGP Consultant) to the Ministry of Energy (KIDSF-GA-053/02/01), Bulgaria

DESIREE GAS Project Consultant (DGP Consultant) to the Ministry of Energy (KIDSF-GA-053/02/01), Bulgaria

The Ministry of Energy of Bulgaria (ME), in the framework of the National Programme for Accelerated Gasification (“National Programme for ...

DESIREE GAS Project Consultant (DGP Consultant) to the Ministry of Energy, Bulgaria

DESIREE GAS Project Consultant (DGP Consultant) to the Ministry of Energy, Bulgaria

The Ministry of Energy of Bulgaria (ME), in the framework of the National Programme for Accelerated Gasification (“National Programme for ...

Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Support team - Europe

Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Support team - Europe

The overall objective of this project is to assist the EC in the development and implementation of its activities devoted to Development Education ...

Information dissemination sessions and public debate, Romania

Information dissemination sessions and public debate, Romania

The project’s main objective is to provide specific information about EU funds granted through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development ...

Preparation of a Long-Term National ICT Strategy 2020-2025, North Macedonia

Preparation of a Long-Term National ICT Strategy 2020-2025, North Macedonia

As part of its democratic reforms initiative and in response to known weaknesses in its cyber security infrastructure, the Government of the Republic ...

Promotion of Greek Business in Bulgaria: Recording, codification & documentation of the legal, institutional & business framework, Greece & Bulgaria

Promotion of Greek Business in Bulgaria: Recording, codification & documentation of the legal, institutional & business framework, Greece & Bulgaria

The overall objective of this project was to support business activity between Bulgaria and Greece and to create the necessary knowledge base, which ...

ENPI-Regional Communication Programme 2011-2013: Journalist Training and Networking, Various Countries

ENPI-Regional Communication Programme 2011-2013: Journalist Training and Networking, Various Countries

The objectives of the project were to: Contribute to improve the knowledge of the EU policy, its relation with the ENPI beneficiaries’ countries, ...

Cross-border programme Bulgaria - Turkey: Technical assistance for project preparation, Bulgaria

Cross-border programme Bulgaria - Turkey: Technical assistance for project preparation, Bulgaria

The MRDPW, through its Directorate "Implementing Agency – PHARE Programme" and the Department for "Management of Territorial Cooperation" at the ...

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