North East Regional Development Plan (North-East RDP) represents the financing request for European funds at regional level, being the instrument on which basis the region promotes its priorities and interests in the economic and social field, representing in the same time the region contribution at the elaboration of the National Development Plan (NDP).
North-East RDP is made up of the regional socio economic analysis, SWOT analysis and regional strategy. The steps in the elaboration of the plan are: collecting and centralising the statistical data, the socio-economic analysis of the data and information, designing SWOT analysis, identification of the key issues, formulating the general and specific objectives, defining priorities and related measures.
North-East RDP is realised by the Structural Funds Plan Programming Direction within North-East RDA in a broad partnership, established accordingly to the Government Decision 1115/2004 regarding the elaboration in partnership of the National Development Plan.
The regional partnership is structured on three levels: North East Regional Committee for Planning (North-East RCP), the Regional Thematic Working Groups and the County Working Groups, being made up of representatives of: local public administration, decentralized services of the central public administration, County Directions for Statistics, County Direction for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chambers for Commerce and Industry, County Agencies for Environment, County Agencies for Employment, Universities, Research Institutes, Unions, Professional Association, other relevant economic and social stakeholders.
The regional thematic working groups focus on the following themes:
- Infrastructure and environment
- Business environment
- Tourism development
- Human Resources and Social Services
- Agriculture and rural development
After the elaboration in partnership of the North-East RDP and its approval by the North East RCP and North-East Regional Development Board, the document is submitted to the Ministry of European Integration in order to be integrated in the National Development Plan.
The National Development Plan is the national document of strategic planning and financial programming and, in the same time, the instrument that substantiates Romania.s accession to European Funds (i.e. PHARE, ISPA and SAPARD). After the Romania.s accession, the National Development Plan will represent the document on which basis it will be negotiated the financial assistance as Member State aiming the European Policies implementing.