the last period, efforts to link research and policies have been made.
Important efforts have been done for collecting relevant statistical data
on VET and HRD. There is an increased participation of the Romanian institutions
in the European and international research activities (ETF, Cedefop, Eurostat,
Eurydice, OECD, UNESCO, Unevoc, PNUD, World Bank, IEAA). Specific dissemination
activities are rare and restricted to limited circles or areas. So far,
no explicit research policies can be found at national level.
VET/HRD research activities have been linked with EU VET/HRD R&D. Activities
run by ETF, participation of Romanian researchers and research institutions
in CEDEFOP activities and in projects within European programmes have raised
the quality of R&D in the field and improved its general image. Links
with EU networks are stronger than internal ones, any national networks
and associations being absent.
the effectiveness and impact of current VET/HRD research and development
is only partial. Specialised research capacity remains underdeveloped and
resources are too small.
is a need for an explicit policy for research and development in VET/HRD,
including resource allocation.