THE ROLE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ALLOCATION FROM EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL FUNDS: DEVELOPING ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY OF MANAGING AUTHORITIES OR SUPPORTING EUROPENIZATION PROCESSES OF THE DOMESTIC ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS?
Ioan TODERASC ()
Additional contact information Ioan TODERASC: National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest
After Romania became fully-fledge Member-State of European Union, the impact of the managing authorities for structural funds and cohesion fund have significantly risen within the Romanian public administration system. In the article I highlighted the active role of managing authorities play in establishing new norms, rules and organisational models among national and sub-national institutional actors from its own sectors. From this perspective managing authorities seem to play the role of internal factors which direct Europenization processes designed by supranational actors over national and sub-national institutional actors. The impact of Europenization processes is determined inter alia by the efficiency of managing authorities’ coordination mechanisms. To develop and enhance the performance of managing authorities’ coordination mechanisms there are important technical and financial resources allocated by European Commission through structural funds. Performant coordination mechanisms mean a wider and deeper impact of Europenization processes over domestic institutional actors.
Published in the Proceedings of the Fifth Administration and Public Management International Conference. Public institutions’ capacity to implement the administrative reform process , Bucharest, June 23-24 2009, pages 316-326