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