The month of May was filled with activities for EURADA including a visit to the development agency ADR Centru in Romania. There are several projects being implemented in the country which ADR Centru is part of. These projects range from improving smart specialization strategies to another unique project related to thermal spa regions.
The Regional Development Agency Centru (ADR Centru) is a non-governmental, non-profit, organization of public utility, with juridical personality, which conducts the implementation of policies for regional development within the Development Region Centru. The main role of the agency is to contribute to the regional sustainable development of Region Centru through the removal of existing disparities and imbalances among regions for the benefit of their inhabitants. It also implements plans and strategies designed within the partnership to efficiently use financial and human resources in order to assist the communities of the regions and to attract investments.
The agency was founded on three principles: the principle of partnership, the principle of subsidiarity and the principle of decentralization. On the other hand, the main principle of the agency’s activities are: Unity, Coherence, Adequacy, Responsibility, Transparency and Cooperation.
Meanwhile, an example of constant activity for the agency is business support. ADR Centru is an organization member of Enterprise Europe Network since 2008 and during this period, it has created a team of experts providing SME support services for business and innovation. In particular, the internationalization efforts of companies in the region and access to the single market are supported. Since 2016, business support services provided by the ADR Center have been expanded and diversified by including investment promotion and assistance for potential investors. Thus, ADR Centru offers a single point for contacting at regional level, a one-stop-shop point to foreign companies which are looking to invest in the Region Centru.
The projects which ADR Centru are part of reinforces the agency’s dedication to uphold its founding principles and demonstrates the efforts it takes in promoting the sustainable development of its region’s entrepreneurial and natural assets.