The Romanian Academic Society (RAS) and Structural Consulting™Group, with the support of the European Commission Representation in Romania, organized a press conference presenting RAS policy Brief #66 „The main Vulnerability of European Funds: How EU money eludes us and what we can do to spend them wisely”. The event took place on October 14th, at the Office of the European Commission Representation in Romania.
RAS was represented by Răzvan Orășanu, Research Director, and Valentina Dimulescu, Expert on EU Funds. The conference was attended by Ms Julia Deutsch, Deputy Head of the European Commission Representation in Romania. Mr. Eugene Orlando Teodorovici, E.U Funds Minister, Mr. Dan Barna, Structural Consulting Group Managing Partner, and Mr. Leonard Orban, former European Commissioner and Minister of European Affairs. Government officials from the Ministry of European Funds, civil society representatives, as well beneficiaries and consultants on european funds were also present.
The release was followed by a debate on the main problems regarding the management of european founds as well as potential solutions.