The City of Miskolc, in Hungary, Welcomes the Third Visit of the Romanian Officials on “Development of Business Structures”

From 7 to 10 November in Miskolc, the third study visit organized under the Project “Services of Specialised Training for the Development of Technical and General Competences of the Personnel within the Management Authority, Intermediate Bodies and Beneficiary Institutions of the Regional Operational Programme” of Romania, was held. The project aims at supporting the personnel engaged in the phase of evaluation, selection and implementation of the projects co-funded by the Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013 through the provision of specialised training and organization of study visits, as well as identification of good practices in other European Union countries. The leading structure of the project is Lattanzio e Associati in temporary business consortium with Agriconsulting Europe and Magnum srl, while Formez, as associated partner, has been given the task of organizing eight study visits under the project to be realized within 31 March 2010 in various European countries on the topics chosen by the Romanian Ministry.
Officials from the Ministry for Regional Development and Tourism, the Intermediary Bodies and some Romanian Regional Development Agencies took part in the third study visit. The visit focussed on “development of business structures” and was funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF). The reason why Hungary was chosen as the venue of the third visit is because the country has a rate of selection of projects amounting to 46.3% of the total funds allocated, a figure which represents a good example in terms of performance in project implementation. All six Hungarian Operational Programmes funded through Objective Convergence incorporate also a priority which aims at supporting regional economic development by means of the creation and/or improvement of regional business infrastructure including industrial parks.
The study visit was organized in collaboration with NORDA, Hungary’s regional development agency in Northern Hungary and alternated moments of in-depth analysis in the classroom on the Operational Programme of Northern Hungary and, in particular, on Priority 1 “economic development”, to visits to projects co-funded by the Operational Programme. In particular, the following projects were visited: small and medium enterprises located in the industrial park of Miskolc; REMY, a company producing generators for the car industry; the developing industrial park of Eger; the Zempleni foundation for business development and Hell Energy LLC, a company manufacturing energy drinks which utilized European funds for renewing its industrial plants.