The next MFF in Romania, 2014-2020

The European Commission recently published the Summary of the Partnership Agreement with each EU member state as well as a fact-sheet concerning the Cohesion Policy for the next MFF (Multiannual Financial Framework 2014 - 2020).
In 2014-2020, Romania will manage six operational programmesunder EU Cohesion Policy: four programmes funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund, and two programmes funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) including the Youth Employment Initiative. 
The main priorities of the recently concluded Partial Agreement include:
- promoting the competitiveness and local development, with a view to reinforcing the sustainability of economic operators and improving regional attractiveness; 
- developing the human capital, by increasing the employment rate and tertiary education attainment, but also tackling the severe social challenges and poverty levels, in particular for deprived or marginalised communities and in rural areas;
- developing physical infrastructure, both in ICT and the transport sector, in order to increase the accessibility of Romanian regions and their attractiveness for investments; 
- Encouraging sustainable and efficient use of natural resources through promotion of energy efficiency and a low carbon economy, protection of the environment and adaptation to climate change; 
- Building a modern and professional public administration by means of a systemic reform aimed at overcoming the structural governance shortcomings. 
For more information please click on the icons:
 Summary of the Parnership Agreement with Romania, 2014 - 2020
 Factsheet on the Cohesion Policy Funding, 2014 - 2020

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