Joint Operational Programme Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova 2007-2013

Purpose, objectives, key priorities

The Joint Operational Programme Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova 2007-2013 (hereinafter JOP RO-UA-MD) is one of the EU’s new ENPI financing instruments, which are going to be implemented on the EU’s external borders during the programme period 2007 – 2013.     It aims at creating “bridges” among the three countries involved, in order to help the border areas overcome their similar development challenges, by working together and finding common solutions. Hence, instead of dividing, the border will unite the areas concerned. Through the JOP RO-UA-MD the people in border areas will be encouraged to further develop the border economy, confront environmental challenges and enhance their preparedness for emergency situations. The program will also promote greater interaction between people and communities living in the border areas. The EC funding for the JOP RO-UA-MD is 126,72 M€ for the period 2007 to 2013.

Related sub-programmes or priority areas

Priority 1: Towards a more competitive border economy.
     1.1 Improving the productivity and competitiveness of the region’s urban and rural areas by working across borders
     1.2 Cross-border initiatives in transport, border infrastructure and energy
Priority 2: Environmental Challenges and Emergency Preparedness.
     2.1  Addressing strategic cross-border environmental challenges including emergency preparedness.
     2.2  Water supply, sewerage and waste management
Priority 3: People to People Co-operation.
     3.1  Local and regional governance, support to civil society and local communities.
     3.2  Educational, social and cultural exchanges

Funding schemes, funding instruments

  1. Integrated projects with different activities in two countries that jointly achieve a certain objective having a cross border impact;
  2. Symmetrical projects with the same activities in all countries participating in the project;
  3. Single projects, implemented mainly or entirely in a single partner-country but having a cross-border impact.   

Rules for application, financial rules 


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Joint Managing Authority (JMA)
Ministry of Development, Public Works and Housing
Directorate for International Territorial Cooperation
12 Libertatii Avenue
040129 Bucharest 5
Tel.: +4 0372111313
Fax: +40 372111309

Contact person: Mrs. Daniela POPESCU, Head of Office