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Regional Operational Programme Reached a Contracting Level of 84.9%

25 May 2012

The Regional Operational Programme continues to be the most performant operational programme financed by European funds managed by the Romanian authorities, is the conclusion of the participants in the meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Regional Operational Programme, held in Arad during the period 24-25 May 2012.

Until 15 May, the Regional Operational Programme reached a contracting level of 84.9% of the allocated budget (2,811 contracted projects worth 3,164.4 million euros from the ERDF) and a level of total payments of 28.6 % (1,065.8 million euros).

 

The meeting approved the modification of the programme by adding new key area of intervention under Priority Axis 1 - Supporting investments in energy efficiency of buildings. This will allow the financing of the works on increasing energy performance of housing by European funds, too, by a financing scheme currently under negotiations with the European Commission.

The discussions in the Monitoring Committee also focused on the implementation of the projects financed under the ROP, on measures to reallocate the funds in some regions within the axes, as well as on aspects related to the next financial year of the European Union.
The Monitoring Committee of the Regional Operational Programme (ROPMC) is a national partnership-type structure, without legal personality, having a decisional and strategic role in the implementation process of the Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013. The ROPMC has the role to ensure effectiveness and quality of the programme implementation. The ROPMC consists of 24 members with voting right and 27 observer members, without voting right, representatives of the structures involved in the programme implementation and representatives of the potential beneficiaries. The ROPMC meetings may be attended by other representatives of the government, of the regional development councils, of institutions and organisations involved in the socio-economic development process, as well as socio-economic partners relevant to the process of elaborating and implementing the regional development policy, if the meeting concerns issues specific to their area of activity.