The Government meeting of 5 October 2016 approved to increase the amount of state aid to pay for diesel in agriculture in 2016, from 338.819 million to 647.248 million lei. It ensures the necessary financial resources for the payment of aid for diesel used in agriculture in second and third quarters 2016, given that the amount initially allocated - 338.819 million lei, was used so far 314.446 million lei. Measure comes to support the farmers by financing also in 2016 a scheme to support farmers expenses by reducing production costs and encourages further pursuit of activities in agriculture. Also, the judgment clarifies management issues approved amounts, the means for food accounts for Payments and Intervention Agency for Agriculture and payment of the amounts due to beneficiaries. According to the law, the Agency for Payments and Intervention for Agriculture prepare and submit quarterly to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development centralized situation with beneficiaries and amounts expressed in lei, without subdivision, related to the quantities of diesel due payment. Read more
Regional Policy is the EU’s main investment policy
Regional Policy targets all regions and cities in the European Union in order to support job creation, business competitiveness, economic growth, sustainable development, and improve citizens’ quality of life.
In order to reach these goals and address the diverse development needs in all EU regions, € 351.8 billion – almost a third of the total EU budget – has been set aside for Cohesion Policy for 2014-2020.
How funding is delivered
Regional Policy is delivered through three main funds: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).
Together with the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), they make up the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds. Read more
The Ministry of European Funds (MFE) announces the opening of the call for proposals "Training of staff involved in the implementation of priority programs from health" with an allocation of 64.74 million euro of Human Capital Operational Programme 2014 -2020 (POCU), the first of a number of calls for the medical field in Romania. Can apply for financing for projects between 1.2 and 3 million euro, the Ministry of Health and public authorities, public health authorities, individually or in partnership with stakeholders. Beneficiaries will propose vocational training programs including e-learning, and participating in exchanges / exchanges of best practices in the priority areas from health care: health of women and children, noncommunicable diseases of major diseases (cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine / thyroid, lung disease also chronic renal cancer, diabetes), diseases (tuberculosis, HIV / AIDS, chronic viral hepatitis B also C), mental health, rare diseases. By the projects under this call will benefit the family physicians who are a contractual relationship with Health Insurance Fund and the staff of public institutions involved in the implementation of priority health programs at national and local level. Read more
The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) is delighted to announce that the last grant agreement related to 2015/2016 calls has been signed.
All projects are now operational and working together towards delivering innovative solutions. In June 2016, following two open calls for proposals, the S2R JU has awarded 27 grants.
The level of response to the call for proposals has been high; thanks to the commitment of all parties involved, the grant agreement process was conducted in the most effective manner to allow projects to kick-off rapidly. It is important to see these projects as an integrated component of the unique S2R Programme (the MAAP). “Together with its Members and stakeholders, the JU will ensure that projects will work jointly, in a spirit of strong collaboration, to leverage results and resources available”, confirms Carlo Borghini, Executive Director or the S2R JU1 .
The 27 S2R JU Other Members2 submitted project proposals to cover all 13 call topics open to them. The value of activities to be performed by the S2R JU Other Members during the next three years, amount to 142 ME that will be co-funded by the S2R JU up to 63 ME. These projects, which started on 1 September are well on their ramp up phase.
The applicants to the Open call for proposals for non-JU Members covered 14 out of 15 topics open to them. The value of the activities to be performed by the awarded consortia amount to 25ME and will be financed by the S2R JU up to 100% of the eligible costs3 . These projects have started between 1 October and 1 November 2016. With its first calls for proposal the S2R JU launched 167 ME of complementary R&I activities and plan to grant 88 ME for their completion. Read more