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Analyzing Sustainable Development Of Europeanfunded Projects


  • Adina Simona Popa

    (University ‘Eftimie Murgu‘ of Resita Romania)

  • Nicoleta Farcane

    (West University of Timisoara Romania)

  • Rodica Gabriela Blidisel

    (West University of Timisoara Romania)


Sustainable development and gender equality are considered horizontal themes ofall programs financed by structural and investments European funds. In the perspective ofparticipation in the achievement of an equitably world economic system, European Union presentsa strategy for promoting social development and core worldwide labour standards, wheresustainable development is based on economic growth strategies as well as, environmentalprotection, decent living and working conditions and equitable access to resources. Sustainabledevelopment and reduction of disparities between European regions are major objectives atEuropean Union level and are supported through EU strategy and operational programs whichfinance projects that contribute to achieving EU goals. EU monitors periodically tens ofsustainable development indicators (SDI) that are intended to give a comprehensive image ofwhether the EU has achieved progress towards sustainable development in terms of the objectivesand targets defined in the EU Sustainable Development Strategy.In the present paper we used ex-post and content analyses for investigate the results indicators ofthe projects funded by Regional Operation Programme in the V-West Region of Romania andhighlight if the project sustainability indicators are measures of SD as it is presented in thenational and European Sustainable Development Strategy.

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  • Adina Simona Popa & Nicoleta Farcane & Rodica Gabriela Blidisel, 2014. "Analyzing Sustainable Development Of Europeanfunded Projects," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(16), pages 1-27.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2014:i:16:p:27

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    sustainable development; European funds; measurement indicators;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors


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