Bucharest-Ilfov is one of the eight regions for development in Romania, composed of Bucharest city and Ilfov County. It has a population of 2,121,794 inhabitants (July 2018) and an area of 1,804 km². The network of localities within Bucharest-Ilfov Region consists of 9 cities, 32 communes, and 91 villages.
According to Eurostat 2018, the Bucharest-Ilfov region is the most developed in Romania, with a GDP per capita (expressed in standard purchasing power) of 139% of the European average, over regions including other European capitals such as Athens (92%), Madrid (125%), Berlin (118%) or Budapest (102%).
The region’s economy is dominated mostly by the functions of the capital, the active population of the region being linked to the units operating here. The Bucharest-Ilfov region is the largest industrial agglomeration in Romania, where all industrial branches are present. Trade, warehousing, logistics and distribution, administration-communal households, constructions have evolved rapidly, so the region is distancing as a development level from other regions despite its unfavorable geographic position.
The Bucharest-Ilfov region generates 25% of the total national economy and has the largest share in Romania’s exports (21.8% in the first eight months of 2015). In Bucharest, there are established almost all major Romanian companies, from OMV Petrom to Rompetrol Downstream, Orange Romania, Vodafone, British American Tobacco, and Telekom Romania.
Also in Bucharest are located the most important transportation hubs of railroad, air-national and international of the country. The region is located at the intersection of two European multi-modal corridors: Priority axis no. 7 (Nădlac – Constanţa), Priority axis Giurgiu – Albiţa, planned to be built in the period ahead, and the European Priority axis no. 18 (the proximity of the Danube). Air and multi-modal accessibility are provided by the international airport “Henri Coandă” (Otopeni), the largest international airport in Romania.
The 2014-2020 Regional Operational Program (ROP) is the successor to the 2007-13 Regional Operational Program and is one of the programs by which Romania will be able to access European structural and investment funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the current programming period.
The Regional Operational Program (ROP) 2014-2020 is managed by the ROP Managing Authority within the Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds and was adopted by the European Commission (EC) on June 23, 2015. In May 2015, was launched in public consultation the Applicant’s Guide. General conditions for accessing funds under the ROP 2014-2020.
The ROP 2014-2020 addresses the five national growth challenges identified in the Partnership Agreement: competitiveness and local development, population and social aspects, infrastructure, resources, administration and governance.
e-MOPOLI – Electro Mobility as driver to support Policy Instruments for sustainable mobility
e-MOPOLI is a project developed in partnership, financed by the Interreg Europe Program, which includes nine regions of the European Union, with the aim of improving specific regional policies regarding the reduction of the carbon footprint caused by transport and logistics activities in urban areas and extra-urban where AVER is a stakeholder .
Alternative fuels and electro-mobility represent an excellent opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint generated by economic activities in urban and extra-urban regions. The e-MOPOLI project aims to contribute to the efficient distribution of electric or alternative fuel based mobility by improving a set of nine regional policy instruments, six of which are closely linked to the Structural Funds, in Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Romania and Lithuania.
e-MOPOLI aims to harmonize and improve regional policies so that sustainable measures can be taken for sustainable transport across Europe.
The project runs from June 2018 to November 2022 and includes the following partners:
Province of Brescia – Partnership leader
Calabria Region Infrastructure department n.6
Regional Development Agency of Gorenjska, BSC, Ltd, Kranj
Region of Attica
Flemish government Department Environment
Regional Council of Kainuu
Rogaland County Council
Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency
Zemgale Planning Region
To achieve the main objective, the partners undertake to focus on several main areas of activity: taxation and taxation policies that favor the purchase of electric vehicles, the development of charging infrastructure powered by alternative energy sources, the integration of charging stations into spatial planning, the purchase of electric vehicles for public transport and the promotion of electro-mobility in commercial niche sectors using car fleets. (eg taxi companies, logistics).
The total value of the budget is 1,792,053 euros, of which the budget value of the Bucharest – Ilfov Regional Development Agency is 150,000 euros.