The Special Secretariat of Digital Planning (renamed from the former Special Secretariat for the Information Society), of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, was formed on December 2000 (Official Gazette 1502/8.12.2000). The Special Secretariat’s main task is to plan, supervise and manage the OP “IS” in the context of the 3rd CSF.
The Special Management Service of the Operational Programme for the Information Society (OPIS) is one of the managing authorities of the 25 Programmes (Sectoral and Regional) of the 3rd Community Support Framework (2000-2006) and is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund.
The Observatory for the Information Society is a Private Law Body Corporate administratively and financially independent. It was founded by means of Law 3059/2002 (Government Gazette Α 241/11.10.2002) and is supervised by the Ministers of National Economy and Finance και of Internal Affairs, Public Administration and Decentralization.
The “Information Society” S.A. (IS S.A.) was founded in March 2001; its only shareholder is the Greek State which is represented by the ministers of Internal Affairs, Public Administration and Decentralization & of Economy and Finance who signed its foundation act.