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Romania  [1]  Context of national VET/HRD policies

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In the last period, some efforts to link research and policies have been made. Thus, the strategies in VET and HRD refer directly or indirectly to the need for more research, even if the outside pressures and/or models remain still important. Evolutions at national level and the new institutions at regional and local level tend to link the IVET and CVT, including research and development as well in this trend. Important efforts have been done for collecting relevant statistical data on VET and HRD. The National Institute for Statistics improved significantly the data collection on CVT and HRD.

At the same time, there has been an increased participation of the Romanian institutions to the European and international research activities (ETF, Cedefop, Eurostat, Eurydice, OECD, UNESCO, Unevoc, PNUD, World Bank, IEAA). Such activities not only bring more resources to related research, but also offer the opportunity for Romanian researchers to work under international standards and requirements and strengthen the trust in the results. 

Some research and development analyses are run under private structures (HRD analyses in big companies, market studies by training providers, specific NGOsí analyses). But their impact remain isolated, mainly at the level of the organisation, the dissemination of these findings being either not intended by the strategy itself, or not very successful.

Information networks and dissemination channels for VET/HRD research are still absent or ineffective. Specific dissemination activities are rare and restricted to limited circles or areas. 

Still, no explicit research policies can be found at national level.

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Source: Cedefop - National Research Report Romania (details see Bibliography)
Editor: Sabine Manning  © WIFO