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Business and management consultancy, innovation facilitation

  • In relation with private sector and local community development, outsourcing and implementing development projects
  • Expertise in advising and assisting private and public sector in developing organisational and local development strategies, business plans, marketing strategies, accessing external financing sources both European and national
  • Expertise in institutional development, creation of business-related entities
  • International exposure in business and management consultancy

EUROPEAN PROJECTS

Project Eastern Romanian Business Support Network - enlargement of the Enterprise Europe Network in Macroregion 2 Romania, 2008-2014
Financing programme Competitiveness Innovation Programme, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture; Research, Engineering and Production  Institute for Computing Equipments and Installations, Galati Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bacau Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Tehnopolis Iasi (Technology Park) - Romania
Project Status Under implementation
Role Consultancy and coordination in the elaboration of the project
   
Project Creation and implementation of Euro Info Centre RO822 Constanta, member of the European Euro Info Centre Network (1999 - 2005)
Financing programme Multi-annual Programme for Enterprises, European Commission, DG Enterprise
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Interface (1998 - 2000)
Financing programme Leonardo da Vinci
Beneficiary France, Belgium, Romania, and Luxemburg
Project Status Finalised
Role Member in the implementation team
   
Project QUALIPOL (1998 - 2000)
Financing programme Ecos - Ouverture
Beneficiary France, Spain, Romania
Project Status Finalised
Role Member in the implementation team

CROSS - BORDER PROJECTS

Project Cross Border Centre for Oenology and Viticulture “Danube Terraces” (2010 - onwards)
Financing programme Romania - Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013
Beneficiary Professional Association for Viticulture and Oenology “Danube Terraces”, Ostrov (Romania), Constanta University „Ovidius” (Romania), Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania), Silistra Viticulture Association (Bulgaria), Silistra Apricot and Vegetables Research Centre (Bulgaria)
Project Status Under implementation
Role Coordinator of elaboration and implementation
   
Project Art of Gardening by the Black Sea  - botanical garden in Techirghiol Town
Financing programme Romania - Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013
Beneficiary Techirghiol Town (Constanta), Constanta University „Ovidius” (Romania), Balchik Cultural Centre (Bulgaria), Sofia University „Dr. Kliment” (Bulgaria), Balchik Municipality (Bulgaria)
Project Status Under implementation
Role Coordinator of elaboration and implementation
   
Project BU.RO.COOP - Chambers of Commerce Bulgarian and Romania for Cross Border Cooperation, 2010-2012
Financing programme Romania - Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania) and Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised 
Role Project management - local project director for Constanta
   
Project Danube Spirit in Ports (2013 onwards)
Financing programme Romania - Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013
Beneficiary Constanta Art Museum and Calarasi Art Museum (Romania), Russe Art gallery (Bulgaria)
Project Status Under implementation
Role Coordinator of elaboration
   
Project Euro Dobrogea Centre - Business and Innovation Resource Centre Romania - Bulgaria (2008-2009)
Financing programme Phare 2006 Cross Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania) and Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Ostrov-Silistra: Danube riverbank protection works ( 2008  - 2009)
Financing programme Phare 2006 Cross Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Local Council Ostrov (Romania) and Silistra Municipality (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, project implementation management
   
Project Tourism 365 days per year - cross border cooperation in tourism
Financing programme Phare 2006 Cross Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania) and Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, contributions in implementation
   
Project Danube Spirit (2008 - 2009)
Financing programme Phare 2006 Cross Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Constanta Art Museum
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, contributions in implementation
   
Project Cross Border Cycling Trail,  2 Mai - Vama Veche - check-point Romania - Bulgaria (2008-2011)
Financing programme Phare 2004 Cross Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Local Council Limanu (Romania) and Local Council Shabla (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration
   
Project Venus in Lower Danube  (2007 - 2008)
Financing programme Phare 2004 Cross Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Constanta Museum of National History and Archaeology (Romania) and Russe Museum of History
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration
   
Project Dobrogea - cooperation without frontiers (2007 - 2008)
Financing programme Phare 2004 Cross Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania) and Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, contributions in implementation
   
Project Euro-Dobrogea (2004  - 2005)
Financing programme Phare 2003 CBC Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania) and Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Constanta meets Dobrich (2003)
Financing programme Phare 2002 CBC Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania) and Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Conferences by the Black Sea (1999-2000)
Financing programme Phare CREDO Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania) and Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Business Card (1998 - 1999)
Financing programme Phare CREDO Romania - Bulgaria
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania) and Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)
Project Status Finalised
Role Project manager

BLACK SEA BASIN

Project Black Sea Tradenet (2009 - 2013)
Financing programme Black Sea Programme 2007-2013
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania), Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria), Kavala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Greece), Hellenic Foregn Trade Board (Greece), SME Development National Centre Yerevan (Armenian), Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey), Zonguldak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Turkey)
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration

LOCAL PROJECTS

Project Integrated project of tourist infrastructure on Lake Techirghiol (2010 - onwards)
Financing programme Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013, Axis 5, Measure 5.2. 
Beneficiary Techirghiol Town, Constanta County
Project Status Under implementation
Role Coordinator of elaboration
   
Project Health and Spa Centre, Techirghiol Town, Constanta County (2012-onwards)
Financing programme Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013, Axis 1. 
Beneficiary Techirghiol Town, Constanta County
Project Status Under contracting 
Role Project management - local project director Constanta (implementation)
   
Project Technology Information Centre Constanta - CIT CCINA Constanta (2008 - onwards)
Financing programme Governmental Decision no. 406/2003 regarding creation, operationa, evaluation and authorisation of innovation and technology transfer entities
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture
Project Status Authorised in 2009, operating
Role Coordinator of elaboration, contribution to implementation
   
Project Work opportunities for Rroma people - social integration in Fetesti Town, Ialomita County (2008-2009)
Financing programme National Strategy to Improve Rroma People Condition
Beneficiary Local Council of Fetesti Town, Ialomita County
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration
   
Project Rroma people next to us  - incubator for socio-professional integration (2008 - 2009)
Financing programme Phare 2005 Social and Economic Cohesion
Beneficiary Local Council Cernavoda, Constanta County
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration
   
Project Implementation of integrated urban waste management system in Cernavoda Town and Seimeni, Saligny and Rasova villages (2007 - 2011)
Financing programme Phare 2005 Social and Economic Cohesion
Beneficiary Local Council Cernavoda, Constanta County
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration
   
Project Policies in dialogue  (2007 - 2008)
Financing programme Europa Fund
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, contributions in implementation
   
Project Together for Constanta Companies (2004 - 2005)
Financing programme CN 331/2003 of the European Commission, DG Enterprise
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Fit for the Internal Market (2003 - 2004)
Financing programme Europa Fund
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project National Campaign on EU Enlargement, Euro Info Centre Network (2003 - 2004)
Financing programme European Commission, DG Enterprise
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Structural Funds Caravan (2003)
Financing programme Europa Fund
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Creation of the Trainign Centre for Tourism Human Resources  (2003)
Financing programme Phare 2002 Social and Economic Cohesion, Human Resources Development
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Pro Consumator (2002)
Financing programme Phare Access
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team
   
Project Closer to citizens and companies (1999 - 2000)
Financing programme Phare Europa
Beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture
Project Status Finalised
Role Coordinator of elaboration, member in the implementation team

PRIVATE SECTOR - coordinator of elaboration and implementation

Project Rural guesthouse and leisure, Istria, Constanta County (2012 - onwards)
Financing programme National Programme for Rural Development 2007-2013
   
Project Extension of drilling services with GTF Prospect SRL (2010 - onwards)
Financing programme Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013
   
Project Guesthouse and equestrian leisure “Heron”, Ostrov, Constanta County (2010 - onwards)
Financing programme National Programme for Rural Development 2007-2013
   
Project Restaurant and guesthouse “Durostorum”, Ostrov, Constanta County (2010 - onwards)
Financing programme National Programme for Rural Development 2007-2013
   
Project Internal Partnership for occupational safety and health (2010-2011)
Financing programme Sectoral Operational Programme for Human Resources Development, de minimis aid scheme.
   
Project Wastewater Treatment Plant for Car Showroom and Services in Valu lui Traian, Constanta County (2010-onwards)
Financing programme Environmental Fund, Romanian Govern
   
Project Pro-Motor - new skills, new partnerships in car industry (2009-2010)
Financing programme Sectoral Operational Programme for Human Resources Development, Axis 2, Measure 2.1.
   
Project Energy efficiency increase with S.C. Cardinal Motors S.R.L. Constanta, by producing and using thermal energy based on geothermal source (2009-2011)
Financing programme Environmental Fund, Romanian Government
   
Project Creation of professional trainign services with S.C. Active Training S.R.L. Constanta (2010-2011)
Financing programme Sectoral Operational Programme Increase of Economic Competitiveness, Axis 1
   
Project Creation of integrated architectural and engineering service with S.C. Contrafort N S.R.L. Constanta (2010-2011)
Financing programme Sectoral Operational Programme Increase of Economic Competitiveness, Axis 1
   
Project Development of medical services in Ramnicu Valcea Town by modernising ITC infrastructure (2010-2011)
Financing programme Sectoral Operational Programme Increase of Economic Competitiveness, Axis 3
   
Project e-CFR Constanta -  human development project  (2007-2009)
Financing programme Phare 2005 Social and Economic Cohesion

Marketing, promotion and PR

  • In relation with tourism sector and culture activities
  • Expertise in national and local projects
  • International exposure in cultural events

i-Tour
www.i-tour.ro

Large national internal tourist promotion annual project, raising awareness on public tourist attractions and destinations, based on an innovative concept of printed leaflets bearing local tourist maps and private advertising.

  • Annul winter sports promotion covering all Romania, by publishing ski trails maps in over 200,000 copies and distributing them free-of-cost in tourist-related locations
  • Ocassional tourist summer destinations and localitaties promoted nationally
  • Updated tourist website of national interest

On Argonauts Trail
www.histria-cheiledobrogei.ro

Internal tourist promotion project on cultural and natural attractions in Istria - Cheile Dobrogei area

Emperor Traian's Dream
www.traseeostrovadamclisi.ro

Internal tourist promotion project on cultural and natural attractions in Ostrov - Adamclisi area

Tourist Promotion Strategy for Cernavoda Town, Romania
www.primaria-cernavoda.ro

Marketing Plan for Wine and Vineyard Museum, Harlau, Iasi, Romania

Tomis Ancient Festival
www.facebook.com/festivalulantic

  • Large cultural event organised in Constanta, Romania, based on re-enactment actions of Roman and Dacian civil and military life
  • Animators: Romanian, Bulgarian and Polish re-enactment associations
  • Visitors: over 10,000 persons in 2013

Constanta Opera Theatre
www.facebook.com/TNOBConstanta

PR and marketing multi-annual strategy and implementation of annual work plan

Research and studies

  • Expertise in research and studies mainly related to regional/local economy, business community and entrepreneurship, various economic sectors
  • International exposure in research and studies

Studies

Study in Support of the Review of the Eu Regime on the Small-Scale Driftnet Fisheries, Romania Study Case, contract „Retrospective and prospective evaluation on the common fisheries policy, excluding its international dimension”, Ref. No MARE/2011/01, Beneficiary: Lamans Management Services SA, Athens, Greece for European Commission, DG MARE (2013)

Study on potential innovation support investments for agro-food industry in Romania, contract under „Setting up the innovation support mechanisms and increasing awareness on the potential of Food Innovation and RTD in the South- East Europe area” Project,  code SEE/B/0028/1.3/X, beneficiary Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture, Romania (2013)

Study on Constanta County economy and The Entrepreneurship Development Strategy, contract under the project "Strategy for Entrepreneurship and adaptation - Business and Innovation Without Borders" under contract № BG051RO001-7.0.07-0043-S0001, beneficiary Bourgas Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bulgaria (2013)

Tradenet Commercial Atlas - Doing business in the Black Sea Basin, study and guidelines on international business relations in the Black Sea basin. Beneficiary: Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture, Romania (2012, coordinator and elaborator for Romania section)

In-depth Study on Constanta County (Romania) Economy, “Creating Competitive Cross-Border Clusters” Project financed under Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria 2007-2013, MIC ETC Code 67, Beneficiary: Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture, Romania (2011, coordinator)

Sectorial economic profiles in Constanta County (tourism, agrofood, constructions and building materials, and furniture), “Creating Competitive Cross-Border Clusters” Project financed under Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria 2007-2013, MIC ETC Code 67, Beneficiary: Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture, Romania (2011, coordinator)

Common Economic Report Dobrich - Constanta in view of creating cross border clusters,  “Creating Competitive Cross-Border Clusters” Project financed under Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Bulgaria 2007-2013, MIC ETC Code 67, Beneficiary: Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture, Romania (2011, coordinator)

Implementation of the specific Contract No 6 "Regional social and economic impact of change in fisheries - dependent communities" of the framework contract "FISH/2006/09 Lot 4: Impact Assessment Studies related to the CFP" for Romania and more specific a case study for the region of the Danube Delta, Beneficiary: Lamans Management Services SA, Athens, Greece for European Commission, DG MARE (2010, coordinator and contributions)

Danube influence on the economic development of the riverside communities in Romania and Bulgaria, “Danube Spirit” Project financed under Phare CBC Romania - Bulgaria 2006, code RO2006/018-445.01.03  ISBN 978-606-8066-07-3, Beneficiary: Constanta Art Museum (2009, coordinator and contributions)

Local Development Strategy of Cernavoda Town, Constanta County, Romania. Beneficiary: Cernavoda Town Local Authority (2006, revised in 2008, 2012)

Local Development Strategy of Mangalia Town, Constanta County, Romania. Beneficiary: Mangalia Town Local Authority (2006, coordinator and contributions)

“Euro Dobrogea” Cross-Border Cooperation Guide, “Euro Dobrogea” Project financed under Phare CBC Romania - Bulgaria 2004, code  RO2003/005.701.06-18. Beneficiary: Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture, Romania (2005, coordinator and contributions)

Internal Market of the European Union (guide for Romanian companies), “Fit for the Internal Market” Project financed under Phare Europa Fund 2002, Beneficiary: Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture, Romania (2003, coordinator and contributions)

EU Guide to the Establishment of Enterprises and Performance of Crafts in Europe (guide), financed by the European Commission, Enterprise Directorate-General for the Euro Info Network (2003 - 2004, coordinator for Romania)

Structural Funds Guide for public actors and enterprises, “Structural Funds Caravan” Project financed by Phare Europa Fund 2001, together with Informest, Gorizia, Italy Beneficiary: Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture, Romania (2003, Romanian coordinator).

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