Durable Development, in the Context of 2014-2020 ESI Funds

  • Florin Diaconescu PhD., National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu” (INCE), Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: durable development/sustainability, European funds, economic growth, social equity, environmental protection


The theme of the sustainable development, one of the current fundamental paradigms, in which the future is forecast and planned as a balance between economic growth, social equity and environmental protection, is increasingly in vogue nowadays and in the Romanian space as a result, mainly, of the fund of European and international regulations. Used daily by all of us, in its narrow sense, the concept of development has in its series synonymous terms such as: progress, evolution, growth, enhancement, expansion, advancement, propagation etc., as well as meanings covering the complex meanings, economic development, mental, social, sustainable development and so on. With regard to the concept of sustainable development, we underline the existence, in the Romanian language, of two relatively similar concepts: sustainable development and sustainability, which we will present in comparison below. So the research started due to the need to identify an answer to the global question what to do... give up development and stop progress? This paper aims to present the existing inter-conditions between elements such as: Sustainable Development and 2014-2020 ESI Funds in response to this question. Therefore, further, we will operationally define the specific concepts, in relation to the European and national context, and we will present the benefits conferred on sustainable development by the European funds. Last but not least, we will present the potential of projects, funded by 2014-2020 ESI funds, to support Romania's sustainable development.

Author Biography

Florin Diaconescu, PhD., National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu” (INCE), Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania

PhD., National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu” (INCE), Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania


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How to Cite
Diaconescu, F. (2020). Durable Development, in the Context of 2014-2020 ESI Funds. LUMEN Proceedings, 14, 553-567. https://doi.org/10.18662/lumproc/ibmage2020/40