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Access by Romanian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to Structural Funds and support mechanisms
European Commission, DG Regional Policy
The overall objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of use of structural funds with the range of products proposed and the extent to which they meet the needs of SMEs. In order to achieve this objective we (1) assessed the capacity and needs of SMEs in Romania to access EU funds, (2) identified the gap between the needs and available funding and support, and (3) worked out corrective recommendations for the Managing Authorities to improve the SMEs' capacity to apply for and implement COS IEC funded projects. wiiw had the lead in this project which was conducted in cooperation with SME Research and four local experts.
December 2009 - March 2011
wiiw team Leader
Keywords: european integration, industrial organisation, regional development
Countries covered: Romania, New EU Member States