• South-East / Sud-Est
  • NUTS 2 : RO22
  • RO

Facts & Figures

Capital: Braila

Size: 35,762 km2

Population: 2,458,854

Regional GDP: 16.358,61

% of the National GDP: 10.7

Regional GERD (%): 1.8

% of Unemployment: 6.7

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S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool

Priority Name Description
Clothing Industry Smart development of textiles and clothing industry must consider a strategic reorientation by shifting the emphasis from production based on high volume and low value-added to production based on innovation and, at the same time must stimulate the development of conceptual work and design and the use of new textile materials.
Agro-Food and Fisheries Innovative activities in the area of Agro-food to favour the specific pedo-climatic conditions for cultivation of maize, wheat, barley, industrial plants, sunflower, vineyard, vegetables. In the area of Fisheries - to favour sustainable Black sea fishing activities practiced along the Romanian seaside, the inland fishing activities practiced on the Danube as well as in the Danube Delta area.
Biotechnologies Subdomains: • Agro-food biotechnologies - contribute to the conservation of natural resources, the reduction of CO2 emissions, the improvement of soil quality and high productivity; can deliver products with increased quality and safety under conditions of more efficient use of resources and environmental protection; • Environmental biotechnologies - are effective in sustainable development based on pollution reduction; higher use of biodegradable waste and by-products through biotechnological processes can increase welfare levels in the region by creating new jobs, improved living conditions;
Eco-technologies Subdomains: • Efficient and energy-efficient technologies - research and development related to the structure, evolution, functioning and modeling of ecosystems, the sustainable use of biological resources, and reduction of anthropogenic impact, ecosystem restoration, ecological reconstruction; • Equipment for the production of bio resources - the region has a great potential for innovation in renewable energy (wind energy, solar energy, water energy, geothermal energy, biomass energy).
Tourism Subdomains: • Traditional tourism (coastal tourism, Danube Delta, mountain, etc) • Balnear tourism • Niche tourism (bird watching, photo safari, gourmet, oenology)
ICT, High Tech, Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials ICT - university centers offering specialization and developing research projects in the field; the Software Park in Galati employs labour force with a high degree of specialization. High Tech - uses the latest technology. Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials - technological developments at nanoscale
Engineering and Shipping The shipbuilding industry is a field of specialization representative for the South-East Development Region, especially due to the geographic position of Constanta, Galati, Braila and Tulcea counties, as well as the existence of a tradition in shipbuilding and ship repair in the region. Subdomains: Construction and repair of ships; Shipping.

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