Country Profile | Romania

Name: Romania                                                                    Capital: Bucharest                                         Government: Unitary Semi-presidential Republic Population: 19.151.817 Area: 238.397 km²  GDP per capita: €24.670                                                       Currency: Euro (€) In the course of the 2014-2020 financiaal framework, Romania has been allocated a total of €36.47 billion from the European Structural and Investments Funds (ESIF) to be invested in various areas, to help the country reach Read more about Country Profile | Romania[…]

What to look out for during this week’s plenary sessions at the European Parliament

October’s European Parliament plenary sessions saw the adoption of new rules on a number of important issues of common interest, amongst which the banning of 10 single-use plastic items, the improvement of drinking water quality, stricter limits to the use of antibiotics on farm animals, and changes on road use charges.   This week’s plenary Read more about What to look out for during this week’s plenary sessions at the European Parliament[…]


Financing your broadband project in the EU   The EU has recently published a report on the broadband coverage in the Member States. It definitely shows that the EU is on the good way but there is still a lot of work done. As a reminder, part of the EU’s Strategy is to have:  “Universal Read more about FINANCING YOUR BROADBAND PROJECT IN THE EU[…]


It is our honor to welcome Mr. Nyaga who will be joining our team as a Senior Advisor for International Development and Market Access for Africa.  He will be reinforcing our team in charge for Africa and Middle East. Joseph is a PhD candidate in ICT Law and he will be taking care of all Read more about JOSEPH NYAGA TO JOIN AS ADVISOR FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MARKET ACCESS – AFRICA[…]


An operator searching for EU support might feel lost when facing the many possibilities leading to EU funding. Depending on the field of activities (energy, environment, ICT…), the nature of the operator (SME, university, NGO…) and its internal capacity to deal with EU funding programmes requirements (administrative issues, philosophy of a policy…), some paths appear Read more about THE EU FUNDING DILLEMA: GRANTS OR FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS?[…]

ESIF Objectives – EU Funding Diversification

ESI Funds: investments per thematic objectives The investments priorities covering the five ESI funds (ERDF, FSE, TC, EARDF, EMFF) are drawn up in the Partnership Agreement and detailed in the Operational Programme. For each member states, funds are to be concentrated where they have the most significant impact on socio economic and environmental challenges. Eleven Read more about ESIF Objectives – EU Funding Diversification[…]

Regional Policy – Absorption (2007-2013); Lessons learned

Regional policy 2007-2013 The total absorption of EU structural funds for the period 2007-2013 shows a diversified picture across Europe. Four categories can be identified: Between 94% and 100%: Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg, Denmark, Estonia, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Poland and Sweden Between 88% and 94%: Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Cyprus, Netherlands, Ireland, Hungary and United Read more about Regional Policy – Absorption (2007-2013); Lessons learned[…]

The European Structural and Investment Funds – Overview

European Structural and Investment Funds for 2014-2020 are concentrated on 11 thematic objectives: Research and innovation (7 billion €) Information and communication technologies (2 billion €) SMEs competitiveness (63.4 billion €) Low carbon economy. (45 billion €) These first objectives are main priorities for the European Regional Development fund (ERDF). The seven remaining objectives, mainly Read more about The European Structural and Investment Funds – Overview[…]

The EU Cohesion Policy

The cohesion policy is implemented by national and regional bodies in partnership with European Commission. The cohesion policy framework is established for a period of 7 years. On the basis of a proposal from the European Commission, the budget of the policy and the rules for its use are jointly decided by European Council and Read more about The EU Cohesion Policy[…]

EU Regional Policy

Regional policy is the EU’s main investment policy and is delivered through three main funds: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Cohesion Fund (CF) and the European Social Fund. Together with 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 about EU Regional Policy[…]