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  • 1. TIMIŞ REGION (RO)
  • 2. TIMIŞ REGION ROMANIA CONTENU : I. Presentation of the region II. Education, Work force III. Culture IV. Tourism, Recreation V. Economy VI. International relations
  • 3. LAROMÂNIA DE TIMIS CONSILIUL JUDEŢEAN TIMIŞ REGION ROUMANIE Timiş region is situated in the western part of Romania.
  • 4. TIMIŞ REGION • at the confluence of three countries: Hungary Romania Serbia core of the regional and Euro-regional business development • important center of high technology less than 500 km to get to Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia, Prague, Vienna, Zagreb
  • 5. General Data : Area: 8.678 km2 Population: 659.299 inhabitants (3,05 % of the country’s total population) Interference zone for many traditions, cultures, languages and ethnic groups: Romanians Density: 75,8 inhabitants / km2 83.4%, Hungarians 7.5%, Unemployment rate (in 2007): 7,2% in Gypsies 2.4%, Germans 2.1%, Romania, 2,3%* in Timiş 2.0% Serbians and 2.6% of other nationalities Timis – the largest region of the country
  • 6. • The network of roads - thanks to its length of N GIO RE 2900 km, the region is IS M F TI ranked first in Romania in O the hierarchy of public RE U UC T roads R AST R INF • Timiş region is crossed by the Pan European Corridor (IV), the European roads : E 70 and E 671 and three national roads DN 6, DN 59, and DN 69. • Air transport: provided by the International Airport of Timişoara • The railway network: the most dense in the country (787 km)
  • 7. EDUCATION 9 UNIVERSITY CENTRES 4 public universities : University Politechnique Timişoara University of the West Timişoara University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine University of Medicine and Pharmacy 5 private universities
  • 8. Culture • 4 Theatres • 1 Puppet Theater • Timişoara State Opera • 1 Philharmonic • Cinemas
  • 9. • 29 museums with collections of history, archeology, ethnography, art and natural sciences • 6 Culture Houses • Creation Unions:              the Union of Writers              the Union of Plastic Artists              the Union of Composers • Festivals: - The Festival of Romanian theater     - The International Festival of students (Studentfest)
  • 10. The Tourism • Areas with hunting and fishing resources • Wine cellars • Spa tourism and wellness • Natural Reservations • Caves
  • 11. • 25 wooden churches (older than 300 ye • architectural monuments and assemblie • monasteries
  • 12. Recreation Recreation areas ROMÂNIA CONSILIUL JUDEŢEAN TIMIŞ  The Parks of Timişoara  Natural areas Cinemas Clubs, cafes, bistros,
  • 13. ROMÂNIA • Sports and leisure centres :  3 teams in the First Division Basketball Football Handball Hypermarkets:  Iulius Mall  Metro  Selgros  Kaufland  Billa  Profi  Real
  • 14. Economy A complex and diverse industry, representing 48.4% of the total economy of Timişoara The main industry sectors: mechanics, electronics, chemical and petrochemical, textile, wood processing and food industry. Foreign Investments in Timiş Timis is the second region of Romania, after Bucharest, with regard to foreign investments.
  • 15. e infrastructure that supports the economic activities ROMÂNIA The Agency of Economic and Social evelopment:  Consultancy in different areas  Project development The Chamber of Commerce represents the • insurance companies nterests • a network of more than 30
  • 16.  The city of Timisoara is twinned with 9 cities of Europe: Faenza, Treviso and Palermo (Italy), Karlshrue and Gera (Germany), Mulhouse and Rueil Malmaison (France), Szeged (Hungary) and Novi Sad (Serbia)  Since 1992, Timis region has signed cooperation agreements and partnerships with different European regions and the United States. International Relations  Areas of cooperation: trade, banking, agriculture, tourism, ecology, transport, communication infrastructure, science, culture, sports, social relations
  • 17. V I S I T T I M I S R E G I O N
  • 18. Equal opportunities between women and men Status and perspectives in Romania
  • 19. Equal opportunities between women and men • Although Romania has undertaken and implemented the European legislation in the field of gender equality, the differences are still visible. • The Romanian Labor Code adopted in 2003 contains important provisions regarding the discrimination on grounds of sex in the labor market, in accordance with EU standards. • However, the Romanian legal framework in this area is characterized by lack of unity and poor implementation, making the available legal procedures difficult to potential victims of discrimination based on sex. • Although progress has been made in ensuring better implementation of mechanisms designed to combat discrimination in payment, gender differences reported in this area remain almost unchanged compared with 2002.
  • 20. Equal opportunities between women and men • The lack of a general classification of occupations makes it hard to have a concrete analyze of an effective framework regarding the equal payment of women and men. • The lack of relevant cases brought before national courts with competence in the field of equal payment is a sign to be taken into account, this situation contrasting with the number of cases in the relevant area that are submitted to the European Court of Justice. • The National Agency for Equal Opportunities between Women and Men in Romania receives complaints from people who consider themselves discriminated on the basis of sex. Subsequently, the Agency has only the power to draw up an advisory opinion on the desirability of sanctioning the crime of discrimination. Further, the National Agency will give its advisory opinion to the National Council for Discrimination Combating, which has the power to impose a penalty to the deed in question.
  • 21. Equal opportunities between women and men • The National Plan on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men in Romania is one of the few documents at government level that uses the concept of “gender mainstreaming”; however, this document contains only a simple reference to this concept. • Following the minimum standards provided in the relevant EU Directives in this area, it is necessary to set up some independent institutions at national level aiming to promote, analyze, monitor and support the equal treatment of men and women. The independence, the autonomy, the financial and human resources of these institutions should be guaranteed; • Budgets must be negotiated and adopted at national level in order to meet the needs of gender equality, which is a tool of controlling the use of government revenues.
  • 22. The representation at decision making level • Failure in respecting a proportion in elected bodies (Parliament, local councils, county councils, government etc.) • Women remain significantly under-represented in positions of decision-making, particularly regarding the public sector and decision-making positions. • There is a lack of political commitments and strategies to implement specific and consistent policies in the field of violence against women and trafficking in women. • The Government should establish the violence against women as a priority and support financially the public campaigns in this field.
  • 23. Thank you for your attention!