The Romania-Bulgaria border is one of the longest within the EU, measuring 610 km of which 470 km represented by the course of the River Danube, with a population of over 5 million inhabitants, spread across 71,930 sq km
Economic development and social cohesion by joint identification and enhancement of the area’s comparative advantages.
The objective of this axis is to enhance the economic development of the eligible areas through business infrastructure support, training of the human factor, and cooperation between communities and institutions.
Priority axis 4: Technical assistance
6% of the EU budget allocated to the programme.
The objective here is to ensure that the funding is properly managed, monitored and accounted for and that the programme has quality results.
“ are Romanian or Bulgarian national public authorities or research and development institutes , whose area of competence, established by legal acts, extends to the eligible area of the programme”
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General objective: The project aims is to contribute to the economic and social development of the cross-border area by using the research, development and innovation, enhanced through the partnership between:
Universities and research institutes / entities as generators of R&D&I;
SMEs as beneficiaries of R&D&I;
Public administration as facilitator of technological transfer from the generators to the beneficiaries and sometime and final user of research and technological transfer.
In the same time, the strategic project is focus on developing a cross-border innovative driving force to support the SMEs for cross-border cooperation and to increase their international competitiveness.
Project title: DA nube C ross-border system for E arthquakes A lert – DACEA
Lead Partner: National Institute of Research and Development for Earth Physics
Partner 2: Geophysical Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Partner 3: “ Oltenia” Dolj County Inspectorate For Emergency Situations
Partner 4: Association of the Danube River Municipalities “Danube”
Partner 5: The Foundation for Democracy, Culture and Liberty, Calarasi Branch
The total eligible value is: 5,810,796.00 EUR
Summary: Drawing up a study on seismicity, hazard and impact; drawing up a study on social impact of earthquakes; setting up and operating a seismic detection network; software for elaboration of scenarios; updating of emergency units procedures; Shaping the local actors’ action in case of earthquake; Training of staff and experts within the emergency units; communication and evaluation
Cooperation in R&D & Innovation for Economic and Social Development in CBC Area Ro-Bg – INNOGATE 21
Lead Partner: The Foundation for Democracy, Culture and Liberty, Calarasi Branch, Romania
Partner 2: Association of the Danube River Municipalities “Danube”, Bulgaria, Belene
Partner 3: Association for Cross-Border Cooperation and Development „Danube Dobrudja”, Bulgaria, Silistra.
Partner 4: The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Calarasi, Romania
The total eligible value is: 1,038,470. 00 EUR
Summary: To generate economic and social development of the cross boarder area Romania – Bulgaria enhancing the R & D & Innovation potential of the universities, research institutes, SME’s and local governments. Specific objectives: 1. Identify and develop the base of knowledge assets; 2. Promotion of the cooperation between the universities, research institutes, SME’s and local administration; 3. To set up a institutional
Economic development of the Romania – Bulgaria cross – border area based on innovative human resources – EDI
Lead Partner: Foundation for Democracy, Culture and Liberty – Calarasi Branch, Romania
Partner 2: National Institute of Materials Physics, Bucharest – Romania
Partner 3: University of Rousse “Angel Kanchev”, Bulgaria
Partner 4: Association of the Danube River Municipalities “Danube”, Belene - Bulgaria
The total eligible value is: 1,361,547.00 EUR
Summary: Speed up the economic and social development of the Romania – Bulgaria cross-border area by increasing the quality of the human resources available in connection with the integrated market needs. Setting up the institutional framework for developing training activity in the cross-border area. Developing educational tools and infrastructure facilities for the training activity. Implementing the strategy and the activities of the Danube Training Center.
Integrated system for precise and sustainable management of the agricultural production risks specific for Dobroudja area – ISYS
Lead Partner: Research and Development Institute for Plant Protection
Partner 2: Dobroudzha Agricultural Institute – General Toshevo
Partner 3: Association of the Cereals and Oleaginous Crops Private Growers from Constanta County, Romania
Partner 4: Dobrudzha Union of Grain Producers
The total eligible value is: 1,357,491 . 71EUR
Summary: The project aim to solve a problematic situation of Dobroudja area through a joint development and implementation of an integrated (information- and technology-based) agricultural management system, designed to identify, analyze and manage site spatial and temporal variability within fields for optimum profitability, sustainability and environmental protection. The proposed integrated system will reduce the disadvantages resulted for agriculture from the specific geography of the Dobroudja area. The agricultural management system includes intervention measures recognized as environmentally friendly and with increased effectiveness for protection of the environment.