VET/HRD research activities were run by ETF, through the Romanian National
Observatory, hosted by the Institute of Educational Sciences: Annual reports
on reform changes in IVET and CVT; key indicators reports; other specific
research on social partnership, institution building, company surveys,
skills survey, quality assurance etc.
was also involved directly in CEDEFOP activities, through articles written
by members of the Romanian National Observatory team, and contribution
to the VET-Instit and VET-Bib data bases.
Phare programme included different studies on the current situation and
demands in different related projects: Phare TVET programme 2001-2003,
Twining project on CVT, Establishement of the National Agency for Equality
of Opportunities, Preparation for ESF type activities, Phare Social and
Economic Cohesion - Human Resources Development component. Their results
directly influenced national VET/HRD policies; sometimes outcomes were
planned to be developed in those projects (especially in Phare TVET and
Phare CVT projects).
programmes like Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates, Youth for Europe, include
research and development explicitly or implicitly addressed by the different
transnational projects. As part of the measures for accession to the European
Union, Romania participated in an important number of projects, including
research projects, where Romanian specialists could work in European teams
on transnational themes.
Sapard programme has an entire measure dedicated to training accompanying
rural development targeted by the rest of the measures. In order to prepare
properly its implementation, a feasibility study was elaborated in 2004.
Such activities enhance the good image of training and the idea of background
research and development involved in extended policies, as long as they
are correctly implemented and widely disseminated.