Since 2006, NEUROPUBLIC has been the main provider of the Payment and Control Agency for Guidance and Guarantee Community Aid (OPEKEPE) regarding the development of Information Systems on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Rural Development.
Payment and Control Agencies are legal entities controlled by the governments responsible for the control of European subsidies to the rural population of the European Union (EU) countries.
The Greek Payment and Control Agency for Guidance and Guarantee Community Aid (OPEKEPE) was founded in 1998 and was certified as payment agency on September 2nd, 2002. OPEKEPE is supervised by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food (YPAAT). The Authority grants yearly 3 billion euros as community subsidies to approximately 900.000 beneficiaries, including, farmers, agricultural corporations, export businesses, etc.
Since 2006, NEUROPUBLIC has been the main provider of OPEKEPE for the development of Information Systems on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Rural Development, establishing a firm partnership, which continues until today. Namely, it has developed the following Information Systems for the needs of the Authority.
- Single Payment Application for Farmers: Integrated Information System that meets fully the specifications of the EU for the implementation of the Integrated Management and Control System (OSDE).
- Agri-environmental Aid System: Information System that supports the needs of agri-environmental aid in the framework of several actions of the Rural Development Program.
- Integrated Information System concerning Rural Development & Fisheries (OPSAA): Integrated Information System with the purpose of supporting the operation of OPEKEPE as Payment and Control Authority for the Rural Development Program, under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EGTAA) as Payment and Control Agency for the European Fisheries Fund (EFF).
- Agricultural Consultants: Information Systems that manage the submission of farmers’ applications via computer for the use of agricultural consultant services.