Map Romania

GIZ can look back on a long tradition of cooperation with Romania.

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ has implemented projects in Romania since the 1990s. These initially focused on the provision of vocational training at schools of public administration and on sustainable economic development, integrated urban development, agriculture, and capacity building for social institutions.

GIZ then provided intensive support for Romania’s progression towards membership of the European Union. Various twinning projects were launched in which GIZ assisted Romanian authorities and public institutions in achieving compliance with EU legislation and administrative standards. Romania joined the European Union on 1 January 2007. As a result, bilateral development cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and Romania ended in 2010.

Nonetheless, GIZ continues to play a role in German-Romanian cooperation: for example, we are currently implementing various transregional projects on behalf of BMZ and the EU. These multi-country projects primarily aim to promote regional integration in South-East Europe.

Today, GIZ can be commissioned by many different clients – private companies, international organisations and public institutions – to implement projects in Romania.

Projects and Programmes


Governance and democracy


Manfred van Eckert