The first project calls related to the Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014 – 2020 will be launched in March this year, European Funds Minister Eugen Teodorovici said after the first meeting of the Monitoring Committee of this programme.
‘Organizing the first Monitoring Committee of an operational programme through which Romania will draw European funds allocated for the period 2014 – 2020 is a preliminary step to launching the first calls for committing the financing. Within this forum, the selection criteria of the projects to be financed through the Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014 – 2020 were approved on Feb. 26. The project calls will be launched in March this year, given that first proposed guidelines were launched for public consultation last autumn,’ said European Funds Minister Eugen Teodorovici quoted by Agerpres.
The Ministry of European Funds held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, the Monitoring Committee of the Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014 – 2020, this having been the first meeting of this body for implementing European structural and investment funds in the programming period 2014 – 2020.
The Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014 – 2020 was approved by the European Commission on December 19, 2014. This programme, which has an allocation of some 1.33 billion euros, will finance projects that will sustain the growth of economic competitiveness, especially by supporting research, development and Innovation, by providing funds to develop the infrastructure of information technology and communications, respectively.