The Federation of Metropolitan Areas and Conurbations in Romania (in partnership with OMA and other metropolitan areas in Romania) implement - within the Operational Programme for the Development of Administrative Capacity – a project (POLYCENTRIC) with the direct beneficiaries: twenty municipalities, declared growth poles and poles of urban development in Romania, according to GD 998/2008.
This project’s objective is to improve the administrative capacity of the Federation of Metropolitan Areas and Conurbations in Romania, to represent the poles of growth and urban development in relation to the relevant public institutions compared to the polycentric development at the national level (Ministry of Regional Development and Administration, Ministry of Finance).
The estimated results of the project consist in the creation of a nationwide Working Group in the polycentric development field, organizing five regional workshops regarding polycentric development, developing a study regarding the nationwide level of polycentric development, setting-up a national conference for closing partnerships with the public institutions relevant to the polycentric development, proposals of legislation which allows the growth of the political and institutional capacity of Metropolitan Areas in Romania.
Polycentric development is a relatively new concept in Romania, this process being legally initiated through H.G. 998/2008.
The Polycentric development implies a triple approach:
The project aims to establish and to train a working group of specialists in metropolitan development (20 people) who will actively participate in supporting the process of polycentric development of Romania.
The project also addresses the 20 municipalities in Romania, reported as growth poles and poles of urban development, according to GD 998/2008, which will have representation in relation to ministries through FZMAUR.
Activity 1. Setting the target group (20 persons), consisting in specialists in polycentric development through their designation by each municipality with the status of growth pole or pole of urban development, in order to create a nationwide interactive network.
Activity 2. Training the target group in strategic planning and polycentric development, local economic development, institutional development and spatial planning.
Activity 3. Development of a website to facilitate communication between members of the target group.
Activity 4. Organizing 5 regional debates (Brasov, Constanta, Iasi, Timisoara and Oradea) for the consultation with representatives of growth poles and poles of urban development, regarding the polycentric development process.
Activity 5. Setting-up a study regarding the level of polycentric development of Romania.
Activity 6. Organizing nationwide conference for signing strategic partnerships with the three ministries.
Project duration: 12 months.
Means and resources:
Material resources needed to implement the project: 20 laptops, 1 PC, 1 multifunction printer, phone, fax.
The total value excluding VAT: 490 090 LEI
OP Grant: 480,098 LEI
Co 2%: 9,992 LEI
VA T: 73 310 LEI
The project is in the implementation phase since November 21, 2012.
Sources of pre-financing:
The twenty trained specialists will use the newly acquired knowledge in the work and development within urban growth poles and urban development poles, and the Federation of Metropolitan Areas and Conurbations in Romania (FZMAUR), thereby increasing the administrative capacity of the entities mentioned.
Based on the knowledge gained, these people will be able to actively participate in the support of polycentric development, both at the pole that appointed them, and nationally through FZMAUR.
The human resources network thereby established will contribute to a better functioning of the federation, thus contributing to achieving the goals of the memorandum and the articles of the Association.