Certifications and Awards

The Foundation has developed and applies a Quality Management System, according to the EN ISO 9001:2008 Standard, certified by «TUV AUSTRIA HELLAS», for the following application fields:

  • Conception, feasibility study, construction, functioning, conservation and maintenance of a Museum Network in the Greek provinces
  • Organization of exhibitions and cultural events in the Network's Museums
  • Implementation of research programmes on recording, preserving, showcasing and promoting the pre-industrial and industrial heritage.

The Foundation has developed and implements an Environmental Management System, which organizes, in the most systematic way the monitoring, management and ultimately the reduction of the environmental impacts associated with its activities. The EMS applies to all of the Foundation’s building and activities The first Environmental Statement Foundation was verified, in accordance with the requirements of EMAS Regulation, by the Cyprus Certification Company (JMC), environmental verifier reg. no.  EMAS ELV-0009 (NO. 549), on 14.03.2014. The Foundation, in accordance with the No. 50486/1466 / 10.27.2014 Ministerial Decree, was registered in the Greek EMAS Register (registration number EL-000110).


In 2012, the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation was awarded the Europa Nostra Award, in the category «Dedicated Service». The Award was presented to PIOP by the chairman of Europa Nostra, maestro Plácido Domingo, and the European Union Commissioner for Education and Culture, Ms Androulla Vassiliou.