|Does an explicit strategy document exist?||Yes||The Ministry of Communications and Information Society and Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport ICT Policy in Pre universitary Educational System|
|Is there funding for digital literacy/e-skills projects and programmes (including EU funding)?||Yes||• Knowledge Economy Project, MCSI is supporting programmes for use of ICT in local schools, libraries, administrations, business environment; • There is public funding for ICT in education and external funding such as World Bank, EU funds (including structural funds). • There are several projects financed by the private sector. • KEP project implements different programmes and activities such as : digital literacy for deprived citizens, building higher capacity to local communities to attract funds using ICT, better use of modern technologies in the teaching-learning-studying process, job searching and application services, assistance for local entrepreneurs and public servants, tourist information and promotion, ICT based services, Web 2.0 services via www.ecomunitate.ro platform|
|Are there special programmes encouraging women, older workers ethnic minorities and other target groups to use ICT?||Yes||An innovative programme – the Knowledge based Economy Project (KEP), is aligning its activities according to Europe 2020 context, in order to facilitate the access to IT&C based services for a wide range of vulnerable, excluded beneficiaries from 20% of Romania’s rural area. Tailored-made activities follow to: • develop a professional framework, to increase commitment and involvement in KEP’s activities; • involve NGOs and volunteers into activities and services designed for deprived local citizens; • call to action for young volunteers in basic IT&C literacy for k-deprived inhabitants; • develop specific Toolkits for every social need in the communities; • increase the communities’ capacity for the absorption of foreign funds and initiatives to develop partnerships; • knowledge sharing and transfer towards all vulnerable communities www.ecomunitate.ro|
|Are there special programmes targeting employees (especially older workers and SMEs)?||Yes||Knowledge Economy Project has been developing customed activities and services for the local business sector, including local entrepreneurs, farmers, SMEs. The Project empowers the local disadvantaged communities to develop business knowledge-based activities in order to harness the complex of resources brought through the project and, most important, to develop long term strategies involving other local and regional resources: • the IT&C literacy for elderly entrepreneurs, in order to foster business development and innovation, through acces to IT&C; • increasing utilization of public concern e-business services; • promoting e-Commerce, according technical assistance for adopting innovative solutions for SMEs, online workshops, useful business information, knowledge exchange via Web 2.0 resources, within www.ecomunitate.ro platform|
|Is ICT being integrated in classroom teaching and vocational training?||Yes||• ITC is compulsory subject in higher secondary school. • There are several optional subjects, such as ”Computers and Networks Administration” • Bacalaureat exam contains a compulsory digital competence evaluation • ICT certificates for the Mathematics – Informatics classes graduates. • ICT learning objectives in the curriculum. National student’s evaluation (within Bacalaureat exam) on information and communication technology. • Furthermore, ICT is being used in classroom teaching by vocational education and training teachers. • Assistance for use of ICT in local schools and libraries is run in rural communities included in the KEP project for introducing web 2.0 and open educational resources in teaching, studying, learning process www.ecomunitate.ro|
|Are there programms offering ICT skills trainings in telecentres, public libraries and other informal environments?||Yes||• Knowledge Economy (KEP) has build Virtual Networks in 255 rural k-deprived communities in Romania, which comprise the Town Hall, the school, the public library and a Public Point of Access to Information where citizens can find tailored services using ICT, according to local needs; www.ecomunitate.ro; • Telecentre – Fundaţia EOS • BIBLIONET|
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