Given the importance and complexity of the urban dimension of cohesion policy in the period 2014-2020, Structures for Supporting Sustainable Urban Development (SSDU) have been established at the level of the Agencies for Regional Development.

These structures took over and capitalized on the experience gained by the structures of the growth pole coordinators from the 2007-2013 programming period, having an active role in the process of elaborating the strategic documents – Integrated Urban Development Strategies (SIDU) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans ( PMUD) and of the technical-economic documentation for the projects of the county residence municipalities, within AP 4 – ROP 2014-2020.