Creating of new possibilities for the employability in Romania by implementing the Tec-Toniq 2 project

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Today we live in a context in which work's precarity and an increase in unemployment rate have become alarming (more than 5 mil. unemployed per year in Europe) and the ways of organizing workforce have evolved. New priorities and strategies have been defined by European policies in matters of professional training, starting with the Bordeaux Communiqué (2008) and Louvain Communiqué (2009). In the context of the current global crisis, we approach the issue of securing the professional route of youths with poor economic status and/or having a temporary employment by transferring procedures of acknowledgement and valorisation of experience obtained through other means than the formal ones. Our target public is represented by youth under 30, workers with part time contracts, seasonal workers, workers with fixed term contracts, employees working in several companies in order to cover a full time schedule, low-skilled young people. We aim to present a study which is part of the Tec-Toniq 2, project that is financed through the Leonardo da Vinci European funds. The fundamental principle of the project is securing the professional routes by means of setting up a specialist network to develop practices of acknowledgement and valorisation of experiences; these networks include Temporary work Agencies, companies, social partners, universities, professional training centres, orientation structures, structures dealing with social and professional insertion devices for the public with a precarious situation The methods used to carry on the research are: experiment - within which we apply an instrument for psychological self-analysis and for knowledge assessment - and the analysis of official public documents in view of delineating the current Romanian legal framework. We aim, through the proposed practices, to answer to the qualification needs of the workers and to promote concepts as acknowledgement, valorisation and validation of competences. At the same time we envisage the transformation of the target public in actors of professional training process, capable to anticipate disruptions, to make informed decisions and to benefit from opportunities. For Romania, the Tec-Toniq 2 project brings a plus of value in the field of professional training and employment by the transfer of experiences and good practices. The results may be best observed at individual level by the increase of self esteem and the capacity to value one's own professional skills. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.




Suditu, M., Stan, E., & Safta, C. G. (2011). Creating of new possibilities for the employability in Romania by implementing the Tec-Toniq 2 project. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 29, pp. 341–346).

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