About Us

ADIZMB

Bucharest-Ilfov Metropolitan Area Intercommunity Development Association (ADIZMB)  is the main formal arrangement covering the region for Bucharest and Ilfov County. It was established in 2008, under Romanian legislation (Govt. Ordinance 26/2000, Govt. Emergency Ordinance 57/2019), for an unlimited period, as a partnership between Bucharest Mayor’s Office and the Ilfov County Council, to develop the metropolitan area.

The mission of the Association is to contribute to all regional and metropolitan priorities including sustainable mobility, education and inclusion, zero-carbon urban mobility, research and inovation.

The main objectives of the Association are to develop and to promote at all levels, regional development projects, that are of common interest for the two territorial and administrative units, in the field of social, educational, infrastructure, environment, education, research and development, interregional and transnational cooperation, supporting entrepreneurship development, and emergency management.

The association also aims to ensure the monitoring of metropolitan urban development and to generate specialized territorial analyses for: concerting efforts to increase the quality of life, substantiating public policies, elaborating planning documentation in urbanism and urban mobility.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

The Association for the Intercommunity Development of the Bucharest Metropolitan Area (www.adizmb.ro) is the primary formal arrangement covering the areas of Bucharest and Ilfov County. It was established in 2008, in accordance with Romanian legislation (Ordinance 26/2000), as a partnership between:

The Municipality of Bucharest – It constitutes a functional structure with ongoing activities that implements the decisions of the General Council and the provisions of the General Mayor, addressing the current issues of the local community in Bucharest.

The Ilfov County Council – The County Council is the local public administration authority established at the county level, responsible for coordinating the activities of the communal, town, and municipal councils to achieve public services of county interest.

Management

MRS. Gianina PANATAU

Director

Mr. Marian RUSU

Deputy Director

PARTNERSHIPS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

ADIZMB is a member of the Federation of Metropolitan Areas and Urban Agglomerations in
Romania (FZMAUR).

FZMAUR is comprised of metropolitan areas and urban agglomerations established in accordance with Law no. 215/2001. The Federation is a private legal entity, non-profit, non-governmental, and apolitical, established with the purpose of representing its members in their relationships with central public authorities, as well as in relations with international organizations or institutions.

The mission of FZMAUR is to contribute to the polycentric development of Romania by actively engaging in the process of achieving territorial, social, and economic cohesion at the level of existing metropolitan areas and urban agglomerations. Metropolitan areas and urban agglomerations currently
represent the “engines” of sustainable development in Romania, serving as places where the economic and social future of the country is being built.

ADIZMB has joined the Civinet Romania network, dedicated to cities in Romania, with the aim of exchanging experiences and best practices in the field of sustainable urban mobility.

The network encourages the implementation of sustainable urban mobility strategies and is funded by the European Commission as part of the CIVITAS program.

CIVINET ROMANIA is an initiative of the CIVITAS INITIATIVE, supported by the European Commission, and its role is to disseminate best practices in the field of urban mobility and green urban transport. The network is open to local authorities (municipalities, county councils, metropolitan areas, ministries), as well as NGOs, research centers, universities, and other organizations (both public and private) with an interest in the field.

ADIZMB is a part of the METREX platform, founded in 1996 following the Metropolitan Regions Conference in Glasgow. Since 2023, it has also been represented in the leadership team of the platform through its director, Gianina Pănătău, who holds the position of vice-president.

METREX is a professional platform that connects people in the public sector to collaborate towards building a productive, healthy, inclusive, and sustainable future for Europe.

The network’s activities serve as a means of interconnecting members to explore common interests or challenges at the metropolitan level.

Currently, METREX consists of 50 regions and metropolitan areas in Europe and is in continuous development.