Social policies are supported by Policy Objective 4 (PO4) – A more social and inclusive Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights. This objective contains both ESF and ERDF funds and the distribution is done in national and regional programs:
Through the interventions targeted at the level of Policy Objective 4, Romania aims to create those fundamental levers for the development of all economic sectors, namely investments in people and in social fields. In this context, the targeted interventions aim at five major levels:
The themes in bold it reveals the most about the social field, while the first one is about education and the last one about tourism and culture.
In view of solving the labor shortage (2), interventions will be financed through which it is targetedinclusion in the labor market of groups with lower participation, such as women who take care of children, but also the activation of disadvantaged groups, such as people from the Roma community, people with disabilities, the elderly, the unemployed, the long-term unemployed, the inactive, including young people from these categories or who do not participate in education or training professional etc.
Also, dedicated interventions are proposed to increase the employment of young people and capitalize on their potential on the labor market,by creating a youth ecosystem that facilitates the identification of vulnerable young people and their motivation to participate in the labor market and in society by providing integrated and tailored measures designed to meet the complex needs they face.
In view of supporting inclusion and promoting the right to social dignity (3), Romania proposes the following general objectives:
Regarding Health (4), the following objectives are considered to be essential:
The Health Program targets both major components of the system, that of the curative domain, but also the preventive one. Thus, the interventions are focused on reducing inequalities, targeting vulnerable groups and at the same time improving the effectiveness and resilience of the health system.
Actions specific to the Roma community:
ERDF Expected Results (PO4):
FTJ Expected Results:
In the first stage, they were established 5 working groups for the 5 policy objectives, made up of partners from public institutions that are responsible for developing policies in the field covered by the policy objective and partners from civil society, the academic environment, the business environment, etc. Then they were established working groups for Programs (the selection method was a national call regarding the expression of interest in participating within the partnership structures established for the elaboration of the OP and PA from May 2020).
Coordination Committee for the management of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 (CCMAP 2021-2027) was created, the members are the public authorities whose coordination is the elaboration and implementation of public policies, as well as the representatives of the socio-economic partners, ensuring a balanced composition, with the appropriate representation of both the public environment – according to the structure The Government, through the relevant public authorities and institutions, as well as the private sector, in July 2020, the final list of the composition of this committee being published.
The main attribution of this Committee is to ensure the strategic coordination of the implementation of the European funds related to the Cohesion Policy 2021-2027, respecting the coherence of the interventions, the complementarity and the synergies of the investment priorities in all phases of programming and implementation, in order to use these funds efficiently and effectively . This committee will include on its agenda a permanent topic related to ensuring complementarities with other funding sources (PNRR, etc.).
An extensive public consultation process was carried out in August 2020, with consultations taking place at the level of all partnership structures, with the participation of approximately1000 participants. A particular interest was shown by the academic environment (universities, research institutes, including in the medical field, women’s organizations, social partners, organizations active in the field of the social economy, organizations for Roma or people with disabilities, chambers of commerce, institutions from the health field and various organizations active on environmental issues.
https://oportunitati-ue.gov.ro/ – “single entry point” of funding sources, being the interface between the institutional environment and beneficiaries/potential beneficiaries, as well as a main tool at the Romanian level for identifying potential national partners or from EU member states, for presenting examples of good practices in the main areas of available funding and highlighting synergies and complementarities.
Member State complies with thematic concentration requirements for Planned ESF+ programmes. Romania has agreed on the following thematic:
Both at the national and regional level, major importance is given to measures to strengthen the management and control system of European funds, taking into account both the lessons learned and the new responsibilities and institutional structures established for the period 2021-2027 ( IBs). Romania will ensure the requirements regarding the e-cohesion policy through the IT system. Most of the measures are focused on strengthening the administrative capacity in order to facilitate the work of the management authorities without much consideration for the beneficiaries.
Synthesis of operational programs:Synthesis of Operational Programs 2021-2027 (gov.ro)
Documents related to the 2021-2027 programmingPeriod 2021-2027 (gov.ro)
The circuit of European fundsThe circuit of European funds (gov.ro)
Helpdesk: Helpdesk (gov.ro)
2014-2020 leaflet brochure_18 April_low_res (gov.ro)
2014-2020 statistics MFE 2014-2020 – Date MySMIS2014 (APEX) (fonduri-ue.ro)
Project call calendar:| Ministry of European Investments and Projects (gov.ro)