REPORT ON REGIO CONFERENCE 2014-2020 IN THE BUCHAREST-ILFOV REGION, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Calea Victoriei, on the 15th of November 2017

The Mechatrec Cluster Delegation – APROMECA & INCDMTM participated in the “Regio 2014-2020 in the Bucharest-Ilfov Region” Conference.

On November 15, 2017, the Regional Development Agency Bucharest-Ilfov (ADRBI) organized the “Regio 2014-2020 in the Bucharest-Ilfov Region” Conference.

During this event, the impact and future of cohesion policy at European level was captured by the presence of the head of Romania’s Unit within the European Commission’s DG Regional and Urban Policy, as well as experiences and perspectives at national and regional level.

On this occasion, REGIO – Regional Operational Program and POCU – Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020, as well as EEN – Enterprise Europe Network, were presented with an emphasis on their impact in the capital region of Romania, Bucharest-Ilfov. Together with practitioners, there have been presentations from some beneficiaries of the REGIO program. Also, the prospects for regional development have been approached in the coming period.

Were presented the ROP Regional Operational Program in the Bucharest-Ilfov region, the European COSME Program for SME Competitiveness, the services provided by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) for SMEs, the PMUD (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan), POCU Funding Opportunities.


PMUD includes 65 complex investment measures and projects, grouped in 7 transport policies for an investment budget of about 7 billion Euro, of which about 50 % will be used for projects run by local authorities (Bucharest and Ilfov – 55) and 50 % will be used for investments in the development of the metro system subordinated to the Ministry of Transport.


POCU: O.S.4.3. Improving digital literacy of disadvantaged communities (e-inclusion) supports the following types of actions: • Providing continuing vocational training programs for disadvantaged groups, ICT skills certification programs, etc., and training of trainers, • Ensuring the operation of PAPI centres • Actions aimed at digital literacy of the population in disadvantaged communities. Existing and newly established PAPI centres can become community knowledge centres, resources for the development and implementation of new projects, offering a diverse range of electronic services and quick access to multiple sources of information, etc. GT: Centre staff Eligible applicants: LPAAs and public institutions subordinated to them Financial allocation (EU contribution + RO contribution): 23.013.293,88 Euros of which 218.83,53 Euros from BI; Call type: Competitive; Call Launch Status: Launched in Q. I 2018.


O.S. 5.1. Reduce the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in marginalized communities (Roma and non-Roma) in cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants, with emphasis on those with a Roma minority population, by implementing integrated measures / operations in the context of the DLRC. supports the following types of actions: • Support for the development of SDL (only for cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants) • Integrated community development activities (analyses, plans, studies, information, etc.) • Support for the functioning and running of LAG activity and community animation in the implementation of SDL selected at cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants • Support for increasing access to and participation in early / primary and secondary education and reducing early school leaving by providing integrated packages • Support for access to and / or maintenance on the labour market, • Providing integrated services for children, young people, adults / parents, etc. • Supporting community entrepreneurship • Supporting the development / delivery of social services / provision of services within the integrated community centres GT: Urban area – cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants • Individuals from Community marginalized groups at risk of poverty or social exclusion in which Roma and non-Roma minority population are present, community service staff, Roma people Rural area and cities with a population of up to 20,000 • People in communities marginalized people at risk of poverty or social exclusion (non-Roma communities), Community-level community service staff Eligible applicants: • LPAs with responsibilities in the field, in partnership with relevant social actors / LAGs • Entities relevant to the implementation of related projects SDL selected Financial allocation (EU contribution + RO contribution): 105,842,105.26 Euros; Call type: Competitive; Call Launch Status: Q. I 2018.


O.S.6.1. supports Reintegration into the education system to complete / complete second-chance studies GT: young NEETs unemployed aged 16-24 years registered at SPO who have left the education system prematurely Eligible applicants: MEN, MMJS + agencies, subordinated or coordinated structures MEN / MMJS, CNDIPT, ANOFM / AJOFM, Trade unions, employers, Professional associations, Vocational guidance and counselling providers, Chambers of commerce, industry and agriculture, NGOs Financial allocation (EU contribution + RO contribution): 122,597,647.06 Euros (of which 4.160.000 Euros from BI); Call type: non-competitive; Call Launch Status: Launches in the current month.


In the discussion with Mr. General Director ADRBI Dan Nicula, resulted in the invitation of ADRBI PANTRY Mechatrec Cluster, represented by Cluster Director, Prof. PhD Eng. Dr.h.c. Gheorghe Gheorghe to participate in the development of the Bucharest-Ilfov region’s innovation strategy. The official invitation is expected in January 2018.


The detailed presentations of the event are available at: