PNRR: Money for Modern and Correctional Romania!

“The financing of the PNRR will facilitate the implementation of unique initiatives for the cultural sector in Romania. In short, this means an experimental methodology and intervention procedures with regard to energy efficiency in historical monumental buildings, two pioneering programs aimed at facilitating access to culture in 50 rural and small urban areas where there is a significant deficit in offerings Cultural projects, as well as a unique program.A public funding platform that will replace cumbersome files and endless paperwork with an electronic system that will ensure that the entire process of submitting, evaluating, contracting and monitoring cultural projects is done exclusively online.At the same time, we will have a pilot program that will be During which it will support at least 40 film producers and distributors to become competitive in the national and international cinema markets. Last but not least, the status of the Romanian artist will be created, a long-awaited legislative framework that will establish protection measures for professionals in the field of cultural and creative sectors”, stated the Minister of Culture , Lucien Romacano.

Two reforms and four investments to support the protection of heritage buildings and support the cultural sector in Romania

Within the first pillar, Green Transition, Component C5 – PNRR Renewal Wave, the Ministry of Culture, as coordinator of reforms and investments, is implementing the following:

R1.b Improvement of the legislative and normative framework to support the implementation of investments in the transition to green and flexible buildings (Allocated budget: €150,000)a sub-reform that includes the development of an intervention methodology for a non-invasive approach to energy efficiency in buildings of historical and architectural value.

responsive: Ministry of Culture

Evaluation: Q4 2022: Development and implementation of an intervention methodology for a non-invasive approach to energy efficiency in buildings of historical and architectural value.

I4. Circular economy and increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings (Allocated budget: €14.85 million), an investment aimed at: development and testing of new materials and technological solutions for historic buildings; To develop professional skills in order to intervene in historical buildings; To establish a pilot center for collecting and reusing historical building materials from legal demolitions and, last but not least, to ensure periodic maintenance of historic buildings.

responsive: The Ministry of Culture through the National Heritage Institute

Evaluation:

  • Q4 2024: Operation of a laboratory for the experimental analysis of materials and technological solutions for historic buildings;
  • Q4 2024: Operation of a pilot center within the National Heritage Institute to collect and reuse historical building materials;
  • Fourth Quarter 2025: At least 200 professionals are certified to complete training courses on interventions related to historic buildings and their energy efficiency.

In the Pillar IV – Social and Regional Cohesion, Component 11 – Tourism and Culture in PNRRThe Ministry of Culture coordinates and implements:

R3. Reform of the funding system for the cultural sector (allocated budget: 1 million euros)-Fix to update/create the following:

  • Legislative framework relating to non-refundable financing in culture (Government Decree No. 51/1998);
  • Funding in the audiovisual field according to community guidelines;
  • The Law on the Status of Cultural Workers.

responsiveThe Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit

Evaluation:

  • Third Quarter 2022: The entry into force of the Law on the System of Financing the Cultural Sector;
  • First Quarter 2023: The entry into force of the Law on the Status of Workers in the Cultural Sector.

I5. Increasing access to culture in culturally disadvantaged areas (allocated budget: 7.79 million euros), investment that develops:

  • a single funding programme, to be run for two years, in a system of equivalent funds and in partnership with local authorities, for annual or multi-year cultural programs, implemented at the local level, in areas with a population of less than 50,000;
  • 1 – A pilot program for financing education through culture projects, beneficiaries of funding from educational units from communities with a population of less than 50,000 people.

responsiveThe Ministry of Culture through the administration of the National Fund for Culture (AFCN).

Evaluation:

  • Q1 2023: Signing of financing contracts.
  • Q2 2024: At least 50 small towns with easy access to culture.

I 6. Development of a digital system for culture financing operations (Allocated budget: 3.75 million euros)an investment that will facilitate access to funding for national cultural operators through simplified and digital financing applications, project evaluation, contracting, monitoring and evaluation, funding disbursement, and ex post evaluation.

responsible: Ministry of Culture through:

  • project management unit;
  • Administration of the National Fund for Culture;
  • National Center of Cinematography.

Evaluation: Q3 2023: Activation of the digital system.

I7. Accelerate the digitization of film production and distribution (allocated budget: €5.46 million), an investment aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of film production and distribution companies, and supporting the growth of digital production, distribution, marketing and promotion capabilities, including digital archiving technologies. Funding is granted in the form of non-refundable financial support of up to €100,000/project.

responsible: The Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit

Evaluation:

  • Q3 2023: Signing of financing contracts.
  • Q1 2025: 40 film producers and distributors with advanced digital capabilities.

PNRR: Money for Modern and Correctional Romania!

Romania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan pursues the overall objectives of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism (RMR), a mechanism established at the European Union (EU) level as a temporary financial instrument to support recovery in the wake of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The rules and principles underlying the implementation of the PNRR are set out in Regulation (EU) 2021/241 of the European Parliament and Council of 12 February 2021 establishing the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism 2021-2027, as well as in implementation. Council Resolution of November 3, 2021 approving the assessment of the Recovery and Resilience Plan. Romania’s PNRR includes a package of public reforms and investments that must be implemented by 2026. The total financial allocation for Romania is €29.2 billion, of which €14.24 billion is in grants and €14.94 billion in loans.

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