Ministerul Educatiei Nationale (MEN) – Romania
The Ministry of National Education (Ministerul Educatiei Nationale, MEN) is the specialized organization of the central public administration applying the strategies and programmes of the Romanian Government in the field of R&D and responsible with the implementation and promotion of the 7th Framework Programme in Romania. MEN functions encompass politics (present and harmonize the political viewpoint re the research development and innovation field), programme management, strategy (elaboration and implementation of the policies on research-development and innovation), and evaluation of the policies in the field of research, development and innovation.
It elaborates the normative and methodological framework, functional, operational and financial framework in which the policies in the field are carried out. At the international level, it ensures the application of international agreements in the related field and the promotion of new agreements; and acts as state authority – which ensures the monitoring and control of the settlements in its field. The MEN also acts as government representative in national, regional and international bodies and organizations, as a state authority for its field. The statute of MEN is settled by the Governmental Decision no.185/16th April 2013.Contact Persons: