IDENTIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
We facilitate and develop regional, national, international partnerships and inter-regional pilot initiatives. We are members of international associations and networks and participate in consultations with an impact at European level on sustainable development and innovation.
KNOW-HOW INFUSION, SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS, ENLARGED HORIZONS
Through the implemented external cooperation projects we promote new concepts, such as: clusters, energy efficiency, circular economy, energy transition, climate adaptation, offering support in the formation of new skills to our collaborators.
IMPLEMENTED PROJECTS / IN PROGRESS
MILLIONS OF EUROS ATTRACTED
ESTABLISHMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION RELATIONS THROUGH THE BRUSSELS REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE
Through the Representation Office in Brussels, we provide (since 2010) the bridge with the European Commission, the European Association of Regional Development Agencies (EURADA), the Association of Innovative Regions in Europe (ERRIN), the Romanian Embassy in Belgium, the Romanian Representation to the EU, associations of the business environment and of the media, organizing joint events, working visits and economic missions with representatives from North-East Romania. The aim of these activities is to create a positive image for the RDA and the North-East Region, to lay the foundations for strategic partnerships with other developed regions (eg North Holland, Abruzzo Italy, Extremadura Spain), to help identify sources of funding and to attract entities from the North-East Region in consortia of international projects.
EXTERNAL COOPERATION FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
We are promoters or partners in international projects with similar organizations from European countries, in order to support the socio-economic development of the North-East Region by:
SMART SPECIALIZATION PROJECTS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
INTERNATIONAL URBAN COOPERATION
OTHER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
We are involved as promoters or partners, together with similar organizations in Romania and other European countries, in national and international projects with an impact on the regional development sectors that aim to increase the competitiveness of Romania and Europe globally.
CONTINUOUS EDUCATION / TRAINING PROJECTS
NORTH-EAST RDA HOST STRUCTURE FOR EUROPEAN NETWORKS
North-East RDA is the host structure for the North-East Europe Direct Center, dedicated exclusively to the provision of European information services and the Europe Enterprise Network Center, focused on specialized services to support business and innovation in the North-East Region.
MEMBERS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS
Membership of relevant national and international networks on the regional development map provides us with access to a valuable flow of knowledge, allows us to capitalize on growth opportunities and helps us to increase our visibility beyond the region.
Romanian Association of Regional Development Agencies
In 2001, North-East RDA initiated the formation of the National Association of Agencies for Regional Development in Romania, for which it holds the presidency.
The ROREG Association is a non-governmental body that aims to act actively to attract investment and develop projects, to ensure representativeness in relation to national and international institutions, to support and improve the favorable attitude for regional development among local and central public administration, but and other institutions and organizations of public interest. The activity of this association is oriented for the benefit of the citizens of Romania, who must really benefit from the advantages offered by attracting non-reimbursable funds through the activity of the eight Agencies for Regional Development in the country.
European Association of Development Agencies
The European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) brings together professionals in the field of economic development through a wide network of 80 members from 23 countries in the European Union and other countries.
Since its inception in 1992, the EURADA network has aimed to connect its members with other economic development practitioners, business partners and European authorities in order to promote best practices in the field, encourage exchanges of experience and know-how and to support cooperation projects between development agencies in several countries.
North-East RDA has been a member of EURADA since 2003.
The association unites on the basis of federal principles the agencies that have a mission of economic development of a geographical area and that have significant links with a local authority both in terms of its financing and its objectives.
EURADA facilitates contact with twin associations in the USA, Canada and Australia through the INED (International Network for Economic Developers).
North-East RDA is a member of the Eurada Steering Committee for the period 2017-2020.
EURADA presents an activity program that includes the following:
The Europe Direct network is one of the main tools used by the European Commission to inform and communicate with citizens at local level.
The network includes, at European Union level, 480 Europe Direct Information Centers, 400 European Documentation Centers and 700 Team Europe members. In Romania, the 31 Europe Direct Information Centers, 14 European Documentation Centers and over 20 European policy experts Team Europe represent the Commission’s interface with local citizens and have the mission to promote an informed and active European citizenship. These networks provide general and specialized information on the EU and refer to specialized sources of information, raise public awareness and promote debate on European issues.
In 2008, the North-East RDA became a member of the network and created the Europe Direct North-East Center.
Enterprise Europe Network
Enterprise Europe Network is an initiative of the European Commission, being the largest network supporting enterprises, business support organizations, research institutes, universities, technology centers, development agencies in over 50 countries, including the 28 Member States of the The European Union, the candidate countries, the member countries of the European Economic Area (including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and other third countries.
More than 600 centers host the Enterprise Europe Network and offer specialized services to support business (information, feedback, cooperation and internationalization) and support innovation (know-how transfer and technology).
North-East RDA, through the ERBSN consortium (Eastern Romanian Business Support Network), has been a member of the EEN network since 2015, together with 5 other partner organizations located in Macroregion 2 of Romania (North-East and South-East Regions).
DLearnEuropean Digital Learning Network
The European Association for Digital Education (DLEARN) was born at the beginning of 2016, North-East RDA – through the Regional Center for Studies – being one of the founding members.
The European DLEARN network is a start-up association initiative of 25 organizations active in Europe in the field of digital education and training. Its aim is to embrace the challenges posed by the digital transformation in terms of the digital skills gap and digital education opportunities.
DLEARN WANTS TO BRING THE EXPERIENCES AND VOICES OF THE TERRITORIES CLOSER TO THE POLICIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, LAUNCHING INITIATIVES FROM THE BOTTOM UP, SUCH AS:
European Regions Research and Innovation Network
Founded in 2001 as an informal network, ERRIN is today a well-cohesive, Brussels-based platform of more than 130 regional organizations in 24 European countries, most of which are represented by their Brussels offices.
North-East RDA became a member of this network in January 2018 and part of the management board in October 2018.
The members of the network are mainly regional authorities, universities, research organizations, chambers of commerce and clusters. ERRIN works with research and innovation in a holistic way, promoting triple helix and quRDAuple cooperation approaches and the importance of regional innovation ecosystems.
ERRIN facilitates regional collaboration and knowledge sharing for the benefit of all members and partner organizations, with a view to building a competitive Europe that supports smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in all regions.
ERRIN’s mission is to strengthen the regional and local dimension of the European Union’s research and innovation policy and programs and programs using the 4P approach: