WHO WE ARE:
The Regional Development Agency Centru (RDA Centru) is a nongovernment, non-profit organization of public utility, operating in the field of regional development. We are formally and institutionally representing the region “Centru” which is one of the 8 development regions of Romania established in 1998, in accordance with the Romanian Law of Regional Development. Our region is situated in the central part of Romania, partially overlapping the historic province Transylvania and is composed of 6 counties: Alba, Brasov, Mureş, Covasna, Harghita and Sibiu.
The activity of RDA Centru focuses on two main dimensions:
1. Monitoring and implementation of European and national financing programs. In 2007, RDA Centru was appointed as Intermediate Body for the implementation of the Regional Operational Program 2007-2013 in Centru Region. This same role is continued in the actual programing period 2014-2020.
2. Regional Planning. RDA Centru is involved in the elaboration of the Regional Development Plan as well as other regional and national planning and programming documents.
Complementary to these two main activities, RDA Centru participates, as coordinator, beneficiary or partner in several development projects tackling important sectors such as: rural development, renewable energies, demographic change, business support, education, training and human resources development. Our experience includes the implementation of several INTERREG IVC, SEE, Intelligent Energy, CIP, FP7 and currently Interreg Europe, COSME, H2020 and Danube TCP projects. Additionally, RDA Centru hosts an Enterprise Europe Network office, an Europe Direct centre and is currently developing an office for Business and Investment Promotion.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM THE PROJECT:
As the development of a competitive, innovative and divers regional business environment is one of our main organizational goal, in the frame of the CRE:HUB project RDA Centru we expect to learn and share good practices, experiences and views concerning the best tools for supporting the CCI sectors with the help of ERDF funded programs.
Besides learning form the other CRE:HUB partners, the project gives us the chance to create and animate a regional group of CCI stakeholders and to connect them to the other SG formed at project level in order to foster the transfer of knowledge and ideas, and thus encourage innovation.
CRE:HUB ROMANIAN TEAM:
The CRE:HUB team of RDA Centru is composed of Mr. Simion Crețu – General Director of RDA Centru and Manager of the CRE:HUB project team. The project manager is seconded in both management and technical tasks by Mr. Laurențiu David which is the coordinator of the External Cooperation Office of RDA Centru and has a long experience in international cooperation projects. Our CCI experts and main responsibles for the exchange of experience process are: Mr. Ioan Levitchi – Head of the Business and Investment Promotion Unit of RDA Centru and Ms. Dumitrița Burduf – Programs expert in the External Cooperation Office of RDA Centru. The financial part of the project is manged by our financial officer Ms. Adriana Bolog – Head of the accounting unit of RDA Centru.