Commitments

Educated Romania

“Educated Romania” is the national project initiated by President of Romania, encouraging the layering of the society by value, developing a culture of success based on performance, hard work, talent, honesty and integrity. Beginning its second century as a modern and unitary state, it is important for Romania that its education and research gain a solid and predictable foundation for its path towards an educated country.

In this respect, during 2016-2018, the Presidential Administration is carrying out a large public debate on Education and Research in Romania, structured in three stages:

  • The first stage, (2016-2017) consisted of a series of eight consultations on the vision and the country education and research targets (regional debates), producing and circulating an online questionnaire, 35 consulting events organized by third parts and others. The outcome of this step is available hereunder.
  • The second stage (2017-2018) starts from the visionary elements identified in the precedent stage and continues consultations with regard to the educational and research strategy for the time horizon of 2018-2030.

In this respect, the Presidential Administration will set up seven working groups with the purpose to develop the conclusions of the first step in a packet of strategies detailed on priority topics: the teaching career; the equity of the educational system; the proficiency of the educational management; a high-quality career and technical educational system; autonomy, quality and internationalisation of the academic educational system; early childhood education accessible to everyone; students’ evaluation. Details on the membership and activity of the workgroups to be found in the following section related to the subject.

Taking into consideration the success of the first step of the initiative to encourage other entities interested in education and research to organize consulting events relevant for the project called “Educated Romania”, we will continue using this consulting instrument during the current stage. Information on registering the events in the Calendar of activities under the “Educated Romania” Project is available hereunder in the related subsection.

The Presidential Administration is concurrently planning to support the investment and implication in education and research of the private and non-governmental actors. Further details on the topic will be available here.

  • The third stage (2018) will suppose concluding the results of the project: a country vision and country goals concerning education and research in Romania for the following 12 years (2018-2030); a strategy for education and research in the time horizon of 2018-2030; a series of proposals of public politics on the topics regarded as a priority within the project which will include elements of the educational and research governance.

Educated Romania

The first stage of the “Educated Romania” project (2016-2017) was dedicated to a wide debate aimed to involve the whole society in identifying the elements of a long-lasting vision concerning the educational and research national system. In this regard it consisted of a series of consultations on the country vision and goals for education and research.

In 2016, with the launching of the project, all the interested people and their representative organisations were invited to contribute. Consequently, a series of instruments have already been used:

  • An online consultation available on www.romaniaeducata.eu within July 10 – October 15, 2016)
  • Eight regional debates proposed by the Presidential Administration (further details here)
  • A series of 35 events organized by educational and research actors under the auspices of the National Debate (further details here)
  • The collection of the outcomes of other relevant relative events.

In the implementing process of this stage the Presidential Administration has collaborated with the National Education and Research Ministry, with institutions coordinated or subordinated to this as well as a series of universities hosting the regional debates.

During the second stage of “Educated Romania” Project which was assigned for consultations on educational and research strategy in the time horizon of 2018-2030 seven thematic workgroups are being set up to advise on the strategy for education and research in the time horizon of 2018-2030. The workgroups will each tackle one of the following themes that are viewed to be top priorities of the project:

1. Teaching career – the group will debate the condition of the teacher within the educational system, teachers’ training, their career path and the career management, wages policies as well as teachers’ evaluation.

Membership available here.

 

2. Equity of the educational system – the group will debate those aspects of the educational system to lead to equitable results for all those who have the right to enter the educational system.

Membership available here.

 

3. Professionalisation of educational management – the group will debate on the reforming of the educational management so that it safeguards autonomy and success orientation to Romanian schools and universities.

Membership available here.

 

4. A quality career and technical education – the group will debate the structure and the role of the career and technical education including the relationship with the economic environment as well as the possibility to extend the dual educational system.

Membership available here.

 

5. Autonomy, quality and internationalising of the higher education – the group will identify solutions to develop a good university governance in the context of the globalisation and internationalisation of education. The group will cover a series of topics with regard to a good university governance including autonomy, quality and budgeting policies. Additionally, the debates will refer to the role of international cooperation on changing educational and research approach as well as on raising the quality of education.

Membership available here.

 

6. Early childhood education accessible to everyone - the group will debate on the role of the early education as well as possible measures to extended access to preschool and ante – preschool education.

Membership available here.

 

7. Evaluation of students – the group will debate the role of evaluation in the teaching process including the manner it does reflect the obvious progress of the student as well as the teaching objectives set in the curriculum.

Membership available here.

 

Integrating group – the group will join the outcomes of the other seven thematic groups aiming at drafting a visionary document and a strategic one for the development of the education and research system in the time horizon of 2030.

Membership available here.

 

To take part in these groups were invited representatives of: non-government organisations carrying activities relevant to the topic, social partnership (teachers’ unions, and associative structures of students and parents), delegates of the National Council of Rectors, associations of pre-university educational establishments or of the career education providers as well as representatives of various relevant public institutions in the field of education. The lists of organisms/institutions taking part in the workgroups consist exclusively of those who have accepted the invitation to participate in.

The strategies worked out in the workgroups will contribute to design a joint proposition of the Presidential Administration and the civil society.