As Romania drew closer to the European Union, with its participation in Community programmes (e.g. Community research programmes, LIFE, LIFE+, CIP – Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, etc.), and especially after joining in 2007, with the implementation of structural funds programmes, projects entered the everyday vocabulary. We can say – and quite safely claim – that “European projects” have become a part of everyday activities.
After more than three years from the first call for proposals of projects from Operational Programmes of the Community financial year (2007-2013), project management is found to be a crucial element in the implementation of any initiative in these programmes. Furthermore, these projects require a lot of resources (human resources), which results not only in increasing the project budget, but also in extremely high costs of management authorities or intermediate bodies.
This book is an attempt to transfer the author's knowledge and accumulated experience in project management, particularly in projects with public European financing, to those who intend to write or contribute to such projects, in the area of project organisation and administration.