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Factsheet for measure RO-2022-23/3358 – measures in Romania

SME development investments for sustainable growth and job creation

Investiții pentru dezvoltarea IMM care sprijină creșterea durabilă și crearea de locuri de muncă

Country Romania , applies regionally

Time period Temporary, 01 June 2022 – 30 June 2027
Context Green Transition
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
Author Victoria Stoiciu, Nicoleta Voicu (Association Center for Public Innovation) and Eurofound
Measure added 02 November 2023 (updated 07 November 2023)

Background information

The Just Transition Programme (JTP) responds to the investment needs defined in the Territorial Plans for a Just Transition (PTTJ), drawn up for the counties of Gorj, Hunedoara, Dolj, Galati, Prahova and Mures, territories identified in Annex D of the 2020 Country Report, for support from the Just Transition Fund for the period 2021 - 2027.

This initiative is supporting actions on the development of productive investments in SMEs for mitigating the socio-economic impact of the transition to climate neutrality in the counties of Gorj, Hunedoara, Dolj, Galați, Prahova and Mures.

Content of measure

The main objective of the initiative is to support environmentally sustainable economic diversification, in particular of the small and medium-sized productive entrepreneurial sector, including female entrepreneurship, in order to increase the competitiveness and capacity of affected local economies to generate sustainable, secure and attractive wage employment.

The Just Transition Program has a total allocation of €2.53bn of which approximately €2.13bn is European Union co-financing and the remaining €391m is the national contribution. The funds are allocated for seven priorities for each of the six counties - Gorj, Hunedoara, Dolj, Galati, Prahova and Mures - and one for the technical assistance.

The institution coordinating the program is the Ministry of Investments and European Projects, through the Management Authority for the Just Transition Program (AM PTJ) and five Intermediate Bodies set up at the level of the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) West, South West, Centre, South Muntenia and South East.

Use of measure

No information is now available as the first call for this initiative will be launched in December 2023.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Female workers
Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds
National funds
National Recovery and Resilience Facility

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


There is no publicly available information about the social partners' involvement in designing, implementing and monitoring the measure.

Views and reactions

There is no publicly available information about the social partners' views or reaction on the measure.


  • 02 November 2023: SME development investments supporting sustainable growth and job creation (Investiții pentru dezvoltarea IMM care sprijină creșterea durabilă și crearea de locuri de muncă) (


Eurofound (2023), SME development investments for sustainable growth and job creation, measure RO-2022-23/3358 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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