Achievements and Prospects of the Absorption of Structural and Cohesion Funds under the Impact of Global Crises

  • Camelia Nicoleta MEDELEANU Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Iași, Romania
  • Mihaela Dana IGNAT Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Faculty of Economic and Business Administrations, Iasi, România
Keywords: Regional development, social cohesion, structural funds and cohesion, low absorption, regional disparities


Regional development and socio-economic cohesion is macro processes that are involved and engaged in all EU Member States. Romania, a full member on 1 January 2007, could not miss, but the degree of participation and profitability absorption of Structural Funds and Cohesion (FSC) - the main instruments for the implementation of cohesion policy in the Community - is different other countries because it raised the necessities and less possibilities, nor to be reformed so as to be a more active partner and valued in the struggle for development and intra-community cohesion. Romania has the lowest uptake of FSC in the EU at a rate of reimbursement requests in Brussels at the end of March 2016, only 61.57%. In this article we try to disseminate the causes of this low absorption, taking account of experience to date and the imperative for Romania to improve its absorption in 2014-2020.


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How to Cite
MEDELEANU, C., & IGNAT, M. (2017). Achievements and Prospects of the Absorption of Structural and Cohesion Funds under the Impact of Global Crises. LUMEN Proceedings, 1, 470-482.