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Project title: Biofuels – source of common sustainable development in the cross-border cooperation area

Funding programme: Romania-Bulgaria Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013, EC ERDF

Period of implementation: August 2011 – January 2013

Short description:

General objectives: Creating a support to promote the obtaining and the utilization of the biofuels for a sustainable development of the cross-border Giurgiu-Ruse area. The project promoted the realization and the strengthening of the collaboration relations between the research-represented by the research institutes, universities and SME’s and also the promoting of innovation and technological transfer between these entities. Thus it formed an informational network between science and production, almost inexistаnt at this moment in Romania and Bulgaria.

The project promoted the cooperation between the regions, the communities and the local authorities of the two states for the solution of some common problems by conceiving and implementing cross-border strategies that contributed to the development of the two communities from economic, social and ecological point of view. The indirect beneficiary of the project was the population in the cross border area due to the growing opportunities on the labor market, as a consequence of the economic revival of the region. The economic effects of the project could be observable in the region due to the creating of a proper framework for investment capital, based on concrete and well based on rigorous studies plans, promoting of the business environment to attract investors from target groups. The promoting of the social stability in Giurgiu-Ruse area was based on the creation of a large social cohesion for sustainable development integrated in this region.

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The National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences 
Phone: +40 21 220 77 80 
Fax: +40 21 220 76 95 

National institute of research – development for machines and installations designed to agriculture and food industry – INMA 
Phone: +40 21 269 32 55 
Fax: +40 21 269 32 73 

University of Ruse ”Angel Kanchev” 
Phone: +359 82 888 465 
Fax: +359 82 845 708 

Local council ROATA DE JOS 
Phone: +40 246 266 103 
Fax: +40 246 266 115