Building bridges. Creating synergies. Driving convergence. From North-East Romania to EU and beyond.

The Brussels Office of ADR Nord-Est represents the North-East Region of Romania in the EU. We work with counties, municipalities, universities, businesses, learning facilities, and other organizations. 

The Brussels Office was founded in 2010 and aimed to ensure North-East Romania a strong voice in the EU and to endorse that our region is a proactive player that benefits from all the opportunities and that promotes itself as a European region open to the world. 

Our why

We dream of a prosperous region that has a resonance in Europe and beyond.

Our mission

We lead the way and support our regional partners to create international opportunity, growth and impact.

The people behind

 Our team is very vibrant and diverse in background and expertise. 



Cosmin Ceucă

Andreea Leru


Our region

Find out what it has in store for you

// The North East (Nord-Est) is a development region in Romania that comprises the following counties: Botosani, Iasi, Vaslui, Bacau, Neamț and Suceava.  The area of our region is 36,850 km2, slightly bigger than Belgium, and the population is roughly 3.3 million, more populous than Lithuania. 

// In the past 10 years, in our region, the GDP per capita, the quality of infrastructure and the economic complexity have all increased consistently, following the national trend.    

// In 2019, Romania made it to the high-income group of countries, from a formerly upper-middle income, according to the World Bank

// According to the ATLAS of Economic Complexity, powered by Harvard’s Growth Lab, Romania ranks as the 25th most complex economy in the World, improving 5 positions in the ECI ranking in between 2008 – 2018. 




#aerospace #logistics #agribusiness #airport #spa #tourism


#textile industry #agro #cultural heritage #ElectricalEquipment


#textile #automotive #ITC #pharma #airport #services


#tourism #textiles #logistics #agrofood #forestry


#UnescoHeritage #monasteries #airport #lumber #textile #agro #transport #tourism


#vinery #agribusiness #MechanicalComponents

Iasi, the main city of North East, was ranked the 2nd in TOP 10 Tech Cities of the Future 2020/21 – Cost Effectiveness.


We believe in people and in their capacity to grow, to excel and to overcome hardship.

Together with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals we’ve been able to master:


collaboration & partnership initiatives;


business travels (inbound and outbound) supported;


meetings and events organized;


on average returned to our region due to every grant winning project following the matchmaking of a champion from our region with an international project consortium

50mil. EUR

worth of curated and disseminated calls for projects to our regional stakeholders

We take pride in and we are grateful for our major wins:



Founded in 1992, the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) gathers people working on economic development through a large network of 66 members throughout 21 countries in the European Union and beyond.

Joined the network (2003)
Board of Directors (2017)
Vice-President (2020)



The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

The Brussels Office was involved continuously in EWRC, organising many panels and events in the past years.


Successful Taiex applications

TAIEX-REGIO PEER 2 PEER facilitates exchanges between the national and regional bodies that manage and administer funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund. It helps civil servants share knowledge, good practice and practical approaches with their peers in other EU countries.

ExpoReal Munich

ExpoReal is one of the largest and most well-known trade and investment event in Europe. From 2017 up until 2019 the North-East Region was represented in Romania’s booth. The delegation was organized by the North-East Regional Development Agency.

Krynica Economic Forum

Also known as the Davos from the East, the 3 day event combines global economics and political topics with European practices. Guests and speakers from around the world are participating, bringing their added value through meetings and conferences. In the last three editions, representatives of the local authorities from the North-East Region of Romania were present in Krynica, both as speakers and as participants. All the delegations were organized by the North-East Regional Development Agency.

Eurada Summer School

EURADA summer course 2020 was an excellent learning experience to help professionals acquire knowledge, valuable contacts and skills to prepare high-quality project proposals for their regional development agencies (RDAs). The Brussels Office was involved from the beginning in this initiative.

Pairing with Aburra Valley Region from Colombia (IUC LA)

Cooperation with Para Region of Brazil (EU CELAC)


ERRIN is a well-established Brussels-based platform of more than 125 regional stakeholder organisations from 22 European countries, most of whom are represented by its Brussels offices.

Joined the network (2018)

Became a Management Board Member (2018)

Became a part of the ICT Working Group leadership (2020)

Became a part of the Smart Specialisation Working Group leadership (2021)



Starting with 2010 the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) is the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. The North-East Regional Development Agency (Romania) hosted the 10th edition of the “Week of Innovative Regions in Europe“- WIRE X 2019 in Iași. The event was organized under the agenda of the Romanian EU Council Presidency 2019, with the support of European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation and the Ministry for Research and Innovation in Romania.


We make international opportunities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for our partners.

Go local

If you are an investor, a researcher, a project promoter, an entrepreneur, a citizen or a representative of an entity with an interest in North East Region of Romania, we are here to help. 

We open doors for you to businesses, local governments, universities, and to a wide diversity of local partners, offering you tailor made services to connect with our territory.

We are experienced in:

// Organizing economic and expert missions in our region; 

// Organizing high-level events, workshops, conferences;  

// Offering economic intelligence and mastering meetings with local tech and industrial parks, universities, entrepreneurs, administrators and elected officials;

// Matching you with an ideal project or business partner from our regional ecosystem;

Go Abroad

Brussels, EU, World Wide

We master:

// Organizing economic and expert missions abroad;

// Organizing representation to industrial and trade fairs and economic forums;

// Positioning your project ideas in brokerage events;

// Identifying twinning and partnering opportunities for your organization;

// Offering intelligence on the EU project ecosystem;

// Finding partners for business, projects and cooperation initiatives;


01Guides & Reports

02Help Center

  • What is a Brussels Office?

    As more and more decisions are taken in Brussels, more and more entities, from farmers to cyclists, industry groups to pharma, regions, cities, universities and any other forms of syndicalisation, want to have a strong voice. An office in Brussels allows you to collect precious information, to participate and to be consulted regarding EU policies and, last but not least, enables you to participate in brokerage events so you could find the perfect partners for your future EU funded projects. 

  • What is a project brokerage?

    A project brokerage event is usually an event where regions, cities, companies or any other entities are showcasing a call for funds, or a particular problem that they want to solve in the future. Of course, the purpose is to find the right people or institutions to partner in order to apply and win an European grant. 

  • Is the ADR Nord-Est Brussels Team writing project proposals?

    In general no. We do not want to be a competitor for our consultancy partners. Still, in very special circumstances, we might help you out with some other tasks, for instance helping you out with the concept, or we can give you policy tips, we can review your application, we can even help you with the reasoning and articulation when it comes to the connection with the framework program or other EU priorities. In short, it means we do not take responsibility for your application, but if it’s your first time, we would be happy to assist you. If you are a real beginner, we recommend you to start with the EURADA Summer School and with attending the EURADA project brokerage, just to get a glimpse of it. 

  • How can you assist me in my daily business?

    There are many ways to assist you, we can recommend you fairs where you could find new clients, we can build for you a micro-strategy in order to internationalize your business in a few simple steps. First, get in contact with us!

  • What is the added value of a network?

    A network is important because you get to know a lot of people, and they get to know you. By knowing each other you create trust. Trust is strategically important because it decreases the cost of communication. So, if I trust you, I will share my project idea with you, my budget, my plans, my goals, my business plan. This way a project can be built up smoothly. Without trust, it’s impossible to work with other partners and cooperation is useless. Becoming a member of a network (sectorial, project based, lobby) is crucial on the long term. 

  • What kind of lobby are you doing?

    We have our say on very specific topics that have an impact on us, like Horizon Europe calls, or ERDF rules. Simple geographical quotas, or the way you define an SME, or eligibility rules, can have an incredible impact on the outcome of a call for projects. When we lobby, we do it so that the conditions and the terms are not excluding the businesses, the universities, the local government from our region. 

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