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Welcome

Romania takes first place in EU in terms of the amount of agricultural holdings and is one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

Agriculture as Romania’s economic backbone

The agriculture sector in Romania accounts for 5.3 % of the total national Gross Value Added and constitutes circa 29.4% of the total employment. The country is on the first place in the European Union in terms of the amount of agricultural holdings and on the second place in terms of the agricultural population. Distinctive soil and climate conditions of Romania favour diversified production.

Room for Improvement

The Romanian agriculture remains insufficiently mechanized and water withdrawals remain at high level. The R&D sector lacks investments. In 2015, Romania spent around 0.5% of its GDP on scientific research, which represents one of the lowest scientific budgets in Europe. EIT Food can foster Romania’s innovation by creating connections within Europe and supporting the mechanisation of the agrifood sector.

EIT Food Hub in Romania: Satean

Satean is a nonprofit organization that operates as a Regional Development Agency and as a Vocational Educational Training. It is a training provider authorized and recognised by the Romanian Employment Ministry (Agency CNFPA). It has an extensive and long-lasting experience in the management of EU funds. In its activities it creates an important bridge between academic/educational world and labour market. Satean is located in Braila and operates within the whole Romanian territory.

Romanian cuisine is a unique blend of different dishes from several European traditions.

Contact Us

EIT Food Hub in Romania
Satean
15th, Calea Calarasilor Street,
Braila, Romania

Visit our North-East page here

News

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020 News

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020

13 Feb 2020 EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives, including regional and central government officials, from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agri-food innovations from industry, academia and European institutions
Startups offered help with legal and accounting costs News

Startups offered help with legal and accounting costs

13 Feb 2020 Legal and Accounting Support offers up to €2,500 to startups and entrepreneurs to cover the costs of company incorporation, IP protection, accounting and other
Applications open for Innovation Prizes competition!

Applications open for Innovation Prizes competition!

10 Feb 2020 EIT Food is looking for early stage agrifood startups from Southern and Eastern Europe to join the Innovation Prizes competition
Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business EIT Food Projects

Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business

06 Feb 2020 EIT Food is looking for 3 organisations based in the South of Europe, namely from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Turkey and 2 organisations based in the East of Europe, namely from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia to organise activities within a project aiming at boosting the entrepreneurial skills of women in the agrifood sector
Call for proposals - Consumer Engagement Labs 2020 News

Call for proposals - Consumer Engagement Labs 2020

25 Jan 2020 EIT Food is looking for 6 consortia consisting of 3 organisations operating in the same country (scientific organisation, food retailer/producer and start-up) that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity
Meet the winners of the RIS Innovation Prizes competition News

Meet the winners of the RIS Innovation Prizes competition

29 Oct 2019 EIT Food presents early-stage agrifood startups from Easter and Southern Europe that won the Innovation Prizes competition

Blog

Chef on Tour: The Beekeeping App Saving Bees One Hive At A Time

Chef on Tour: The Beekeeping App Saving Bees One Hive At A Time

09 Aug 2019 For this edition of our Chef on Tour series, Josh is in Bucharest enjoying a delicious local Romanian dinner with local food hero Bogdan Iordache, whose beekeeping app is improving the livelihood of bees