Projects in European Affairs

Projects under implementation

Professional training for teaching personnel (negotiated tender PN/8-2013/BUC, Representation of the European Commission in Romania).

Project budget: EUR 59,660

Implementation period: December 2013- December 2014

Consortium: EIR (Projects Unit, Training Unit) and the Ministry of National Education

The purpose of this project is to provide at national level training sessions in European Affairs for 323 teaching professionals. The courses will take place in the training centres in Bucharest, Timişoara and Bacău, with each centre being allocated its neighbouring counties. Thus, participation is ensured for teaching personnel from all 41 counties of Romania and from the 6 sectors of Bucharest. The teaching professionals involved in the project will make up a group of national trainers, which will aim to promote, update and modernise the contents and teaching methods of lessons on the European Union, its policies and institutions and on the citizens’ obligations and European citizenship.

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Selection of host structures for the Information Centres of the Europe Direct Network 2013-2017

Implementation period: 2013 – 2017 (Framework Agreement)

According to the provisions of the Partnership Framework Agreement (PFA) No. AC9/2013-2017, concluded on 27 March 2013 between the Representation of the European Commission (REC) in Romania and EIR, the Institute is the host institution for the Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC Bucharest)

The PFA is concluded for a 5 year period (2013 - 2017) and Specific Agreements are to be concluded for each year providing the annual activity plans for EDIC Bucharest approved in accordance with procedures laid down in PFA. As host structure, EIR coordinates and implements the specific EDIC Bucharest activities: basic information services, management of the website content, an electronic newsletter, editing and issuing publications, production of promotional materials for promoting EDIC Bucharest etc.

The activity of EDIC Bucharest started on 1 January 2013. The official launch of the Centre took place on 8 March 2013 with the debate Gender equality: guarantee for economic growth and a sustainable society, an event organised in partnership with the Representation of the European Commission in Romania and the Information Bureau of the European Parliament.

For further information, please visit: http://europedirectbucuresti.ier.ro

 

Implemented projects

Facilitating the transition from school to active life for students in Economics – International Affairs, project co-financed from the European Social Fund (POS DRU), contract cod: POSDRU/90/2.1/S/62955

Implementing period: January 2011 – March 2014

Beneficiary: Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest (Faculty of International Economic Relations).

Partners: European Institute of Romania, Ovidiu University of Constanţa, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bucharest, Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Navigation Constanţa, SC SOCEP SA, Banca Comercială Română, Ensight Management Consulting SRL, Eurogroup SAS France.

Project budget: LEI 11,168,004 (of which EIR budget LEI 944,484).

The general objective of the project was to correlate the qualifications and skills of students in the field of Economics– International Affairs with the specific requirements of the labour market acquired only through practice, at the inter-regional and trans-national level.

As project partner, EIR had the task of instructing the students who chose an internship at the Institute in order to become acquainted with this kind of organisation. At the level of EIR the project was implemented by a team of experts from the operative departments and units.

Project results (entire partnership):

  • 430 students benefited from internships throughout the project;
  • 66 interregional internships;
  • 38 internship tutors were trained;
  • 34 prizes in the form of work visits at the trans-national partner Eurogroup SAS, France.

For further details, please visit: http://www.practica62955.ro or Facebook.

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Technical assistance for the organisation of two national conferences on the communication priorities of the European Commission and technical assistance for organising monthly roundtables (PN 7 - 2012 BUC)

Beneficiary: the Representation of the European Commission in Romania

Project budget: EUR 33,000

Implementation period: 20 July 2012 – 20 July 2013

The project was implemented by a team of experts from the Communication and Marketing Unit (project manager, an expert in communication/events organisation, responsible also for the procedure and public procurement, an expert in graphic design/DTP), as well as an expert from the Training Unit (communication/event organisation expert).

The events organised in the period September 2012 – July 2013 were attended by 1,116 participants, of which 103 speakers, as follows:

  • The European Union at crossroads? (19 September 2012): 95 participants in the audience, 9 speakers;
  • Strengthening the single market and stimulating economic growth - progresses, obstacles and priorities (30 October 2012): 70 participants in the audience, 5 speakers;
  • The enlargement strategy of teh European Union and its main challenges (20 November 2012): 71 participants, 5 speakers;
  • Women in the public life (18 December 2012): 65 participants in the audience, 10 speakers;
  • EuroTeam Romania: perspectives of the Economic and Monetary Union for 2013 (28 February 2013): 85 participants in the audience, 13 speakers;
  • Making the EU energy market more efficient (12 March 2013): 113 participants in the audience, 11 speakers;
  • Growth and competitivity models in the European Union (4 April 2013): 82 participants in the audience, 8 speakers;
  • The European Union at crossroads (II) (14 May 2013): 94 participants in the audience, 6 speakers;
  • Which way goes Romanian capitalism? The economic growth model post 1989 (10 June 2013): 83 participants in the audience, 10 speakers;
  • National values in the European context (27 June 2013): 77 participants in the audience,  6 speakers;
  • The economic crisis and the European social model ( 29 May 2013): 135 participants in the audience, 12 speakers;
  • The process of enlargement of the European Union (10 July 2013): 137 participants in the audience, 14 speakers.

For further information, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/romania/eu_romania/perspective_europene/index_ro.htm

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 „The New EU diplomat: beyond democracy defending, partnership leader: Slovak Atlantic Commission. Partners from Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic and Romania (public institutions, universities and NGOs). Financing was ensured by the European Union through the program Youth in Action.

Period of implementation: January – June 2013.

The project The New EU Diplomat: Beyond Democracy Defending was created with a view to increase the involvement of the youth in active European citizenship in order to enable their participation in a creative and dynamic way in the democratic processes, in order to give them more information on EU diplomacy, EU delegations, and the decision-making processes in external affairs and for a better understanding of the external relations of the EU  after the launch of the European External Action Service.

Its objective was to develop a better understanding between potential EU leaders from 4 European countries (Germany, Slovak Republic, Hungary and Romania) in an interactive and innovative way. The project was organised as a multicultural learning program for young leaders with the ambition to become future diplomats or EU specialists, with e-learning sessions and also interactive modules in the 4 capitals of the countries involved in the project between February – June 2013 as follows: Budapest (11-13 April 2013), Berlin (25-27 April 2013), Bucharest (16-18 May 2013) and Bratislava (6-9 June 2013).

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Preparing Moldova for a comprehensive free trade area with the European Union
The main purpose of this project was to assisst the administration of the Republic of Moldova in the negotiation process of a deep and comprehensive free trade area with the European Union. The local partner of EIR is the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives – IDIS Viitorul with headquarters in Chişinău. The main activities within the project are: training (two training courses for representatives of the central administration of the Republic of Moldova, carried out in Chişinău on April and September), research (elaborating a study by the selected Romanian and Moldavian experts), communication (organizing a conference/debate at Chişinău in which the evaluations of the training courses and the results of the research, that is the study, are presented). The total amount indicated in the financing contract for the carry out of the project during January – September 2011 is 18,275 USD. The financing has been offered by Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation Program, an initiative of German Marshall Fund.

http://www.gmfus.org/blacksea

Project documents

- Executive Summary of the study “The consequences of a deep and comprehensive free trade area over the economy of the Republic of Moldovapdf
- Study “The consequences of a deep and comprehensive free trade area over the economy of the Republic of Moldova” (full text available in Romanian) pdf
- Annexes (available in Romanian) pdf

Opinions expressed in the written or electronic publications do not necessarily represent those of the Black Sea Trust, the German Marshall Fund, or its partners.

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PN 2011-11BUC negociated tender for obtaining training services for teachers
The aim of this project is to offer 9 training sessions on the European affairs field for 305 teachers around the country in Bucharest, Iaşi and Cluj. The teachers involved in this project will form a group of national trainers made of primary school and high school teachers promoting the updating and upgrading the contents and teaching methods in lessons about the European Union, its policies and institutions, the rights and duties of citizens and the European citizenship. The contract has a value of 59,469 EUR for the period October 2011 – September 2012. The project has been presented following the tender launched by the Representation of the European Commision in Romania.

http://ec.europa.eu/romania/index_ro.htm