Research within Priority Sectors


The Program will fund joint research projects coordinated by Romania and developed in partnership with at least one of the three donor states in the following thematic areas:


1. Renewable Energy

2. Health and Food Safety

3. Environmental Protection and Management

4. Social Sciences and Humanities


1. Renewable Energy

In terms of resources, institutional structures, consumption pattern and research objectives, Romania is in a position to cooperate on a variety of issues, including  power generation through micro-hydro power and wind, solar and geothermal energy, but also biomass, bio-fuels and alternative low- carbon fuels .

The general objectives of this thematic area are:

-Reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants;

-Increased share of renewable energy in energy use in Romania and donor states;

-Strengthened knowledge base on the environment and climate change in order to increase the implementation of environmental technologies.


2. Health and Food Safety

Research in this area aims to promote activities that will improve quality of life and welfare of society.

The general objectives of this thematic area are:

-Fostering multidisciplinary research (medical and engineering) to improve quality of life and well-being, including the elderly people;

-Promoting the governance mechanisms to improve public health, health information and health systems performance;

-Providing new methods and improving existing methods to facilitate access to medical monitoring and expert medical diagnosis;

-Reducing risks related tofood and risks of food contamination;

-Increasingconfidence in the food industry and improving the consumer knowledge level and his ability to make healthy choices;

-Improving the health status of Roma population and of other disadvantaged groups.


3. Environmental Protection and Management

Industrial centers in central and southern Romania generate serious air pollution problems. Part of the industrial wastewater flows into the Danube system threatening diverse ecosystems in the Danube Delta and the Black Sea.

The Program aims to enhance national expertise and capacity in advanced environmental studies, monitoring and data processing for the development of robust solutions for the sustainable management of ecosystems and for improvement of the air , water, sediment and soil quality.

The general objectives of this thematic area are:

-Improvement of the compliance with the environment related legislation ;

-Preventing damage and negative effects to the environment caused by chemicals and hazardous wastes;

-Developing a sustainable management of natural resources along with the biodiversity conservation;

-Development and implementation of modern environmental monitoring and of risk assessment; prediction of regional impact of climate change based on numerical data;

-Increasing application of research results in environment planning and  control and adaptation to climate change.


4. Social Sciences and Humanities

Researchers are invited to address issues that will contribute to these thematic area objectives both on short and long term and to address in particular the Roma population issues.

The general objectives of this thematic area are:

-Increasing  good governance and democratic participation;

-Increasing  capacity of society to cope with demographic change and cultural diversity;

-Strengthening  capacity and human resources development;

-Increasing innovation and economic growth;

-Improving  living conditions of Roma population and other disadvantaged groups;

-Boosting interdisciplinary research;

-Increased knowledge regarding the bilateral relations between Romania and the donor states.




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