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  1. 1. AsTEC T EMPUS As sociation for C ontinuing E ducation As ociatia T EMPUS pentru E ducatie C ontinua Realizat de Prof. Conf. Dr. Cristian – Vasile Doicin Universitatea “Politehnica” din Bucuresti
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Members </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Among the 11 PHARE – eligible countries, Romania has benefited of TEMPUS Program for 10 years (1991-2000), and a total budget of 107 millions Euro . </li></ul><ul><li>Important achievement of the TEMPUS Program in Romania: Centres on Continuing Education ; </li></ul><ul><li>Centres’ main objective: to provide courses and practical applications to different target groups whose needs for training were identified in advance through needs analysis procedures. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why AsTEC was founded? <ul><li>to maintain and develop in Romania the results obtained within the frame of the TEMPUS Program (officially ended in 2000 ); </li></ul><ul><li>to concentrate the continuing education offer and demand; </li></ul><ul><li>to establish the way of action for the centres of continuing education in order to meet the labour market demand; </li></ul>
  5. 5. Characteristics <ul><li>non-governmental organization; </li></ul><ul><li>non-profit organization; </li></ul><ul><li>founded in December 2002; </li></ul><ul><li>founder members: 11 Centres on Continuing Education and Romanian Patronage Confederation; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Characteristics <ul><li>an association of institutions , </li></ul><ul><li>most of them Centres/Departments for Continuing Education created within the public Universities under projects financed in TEMPUS Program. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Main Objective <ul><li>Dissemination of the best practice in organizing and running continuing education process , according to labour market needs, based on the experience gained by the Centres on Continuing Education in the framework of the TEMPUS programme. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Intermediate Objectives <ul><li>facilitate knowledge exchanging and cooperation between different Centres members of the AsTEC; </li></ul><ul><li>adopt the quality procedures and disseminate them; </li></ul><ul><li>identify the job market needs at a global and regional level; </li></ul><ul><li>concentrate the continuing education offer and demand; </li></ul><ul><li>establish the way of action for the centres of continuing education in order to meet the labour market demand; </li></ul><ul><li>promote the international cooperation with similar institutions and associations in foreign countries; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Organization <ul><li>General Members’ Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinating Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President (Prof. Dan GRIGORESCU) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Vice-president </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Censor </li></ul>
  10. 10. Members <ul><li>include 17 centres of continuing education located in 12 public Universities , </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian Patronage Confederation ; </li></ul><ul><li>large scale of professions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>industrial engineering, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>agriculture and food processing, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>economy, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>business management, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>public and local administration, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ecology and environmental protection, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information technology and communication, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Members Transilvania University of Brasov Regional Centre for Public Administration UTB-CREAP Institute of Education in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering for Cars UTB-IPIMEA Department for Distance Learning UTB-DID
  12. 12. Members POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest UPB-CEAC Chemistry UPB-CIBM Biomedical UPB-CEPEC Cont-Edu UPB-CFCEM Energy-Environment
  13. 13. Members National School of Political and Administrative Studies Centre of Education in Public Administration SNSPA-CPAP Dept. of Long Distance Learning SNSPA-DID
  14. 14. Members University of Bucharest The Association of Botanic Gardens UB-AGBR Centre of Continuing & Long Distance Learning UB-CEPID
  15. 15. Members “ Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj Faculty of European Studies UBC-FSE
  16. 16. Members University of Constanta Regional Centre “Dobrogea” of Continuing Education UOC-CZD
  17. 17. Members University of Oradea Centre of Continuing Education for Information Technology applied in Public Administration and Industry UO-CTIAPI
  18. 18. Members University of Petrosani Centre of Distance learning and Continuing Education UPet-CIDEC
  19. 19. Members University of Pitesti Department of Continuing Education “Muntenia” UPit-CFM
  20. 20. Members “ Valahia” University of Targoviste Department of Distance Learning and Continuing Education UVT-DIDFC
  21. 21. Members Agricultural University of Timisoara Department for Distance Learning USABT-DID