Proiectul RSH


Proiectul RSH – Schimburi de experienta intre Romania, Serbia si Ungaria privind integrarea profesionala a tinerilor a constat in 6 schimburi de experienta avand ca obiectiv principal dezvoltarea capacitatii actorilor relevant in imbunatatirea oportunitatilor de angajare pentru tineri prin intermediul invatarii reciproce si schimburilor de experienta intre diferiti actori europeni (din Romania, Serbia si Ungaria), relevant pentru acest domeniu de actiune.


Obiectivele specific proiectului se centreaza pe cresterea transferabilitatii celor mai eficiente politici si programe care au fost implementate in special in Euro-Regiunea DKMT si care sunt adresate imbunatatirii oportunitatilor de angajare pentru tineri.


Proiectul a fost finantat cu sprijinul Uniunii Europene, Programul PROGRESS, VP/2010/005. Linia bugetara 04-04-01-01 Proiecte care contribuie la schimburile de bune practice.

“RSH- Romanian-Serbian-Hungarian Experience Exchanges in Employment for Young People” Project




          Besides the many regulations that the European Union has decided to implement throughout its member countries – which usually trigger a snub of the nose if they are not directly in accordance with one’s way of handling certain issues, there is one thing that seems to be right, beyond any reasonable doubt: that is the implementation of the European projects.

          The great advantage of such projects lies not only in their fruitful outcome, but in their entire process of coming into being and unfolding period. Initially, there is a general idea. The idea narrows down to a concept, which needs to be brought into the spotlight by the project managers – in seek of a new adventure with other Europeans, fascinated by the same concept and eager to share experiences.

          A project, on the whole, does not stop at this point. It is actually a mixture of human resources, energy, related domains, local, national and European institutions and authorities. It is actually about getting involved and finding the best solution to any problem emerging on the way, in a close relation with the partners from the other European countries.


First Round of Experience Exchanges


Romanian Experience


          There have been involved, in the First Round of Experience Exchanges which took part in Timisoara, Romania, a lot of partners. They are responsible, more or less, for young students’ preparation and employment. The main partners have been “Bethany” Foundation, UVT and “Politehnica” University from Timisoara; Institutions as Technical Colleges from Timisoara, FALT and Financial Direction, but also local companies have been invited to present their activities meant to lead to a better employment of young graduators.

          The goal of all this ideas, developed by the project, is, indubitably, the idea of familiarizing EU citizens with the good practices of other EU citizens with the obvious reason of sharing experiences, deciding upon the most suitable approach and the most appropriate solution for the optimal development of the multinational partnerships.

          Because a good idea is always needed, it must be embraced and developed, turning it into a beneficial partnership meant to satisfy and comply with the needs of the participants. The goal is the assimilation of procedures, practices and solutions, which might work in the best interest of all the people or institutions involved. The final part of this entire enterprising voyage is to disseminate and offer sustainable and already validated solutions to the initially arisen problems.


Second Round of Experience Exchanges


Serbian Experience


          Being participants in a project as the one mentioned above involves eagerness to share, study, gather relevant information, adapt and disseminate. All this process has come true due to the opportunity offered by The Social Services Foundation ‘Bethany’, which initiated a trilateral European partnership (Romania- Serbia- Hungary) with the intent of reaching a solution for the young people’s integration on the labor market.

          Representatives of the organizations and institutions concerned with the professional and social integration of the youngsters were invited to take part in this project and offer their expertise in the successful outcome of good practices in their home country. Thus a cross border net was set up in order to facilitate communication and offer the participants the chance to put forward international working patterns meant to enhance success.

          One of the most important facts that is to be mentioned in Serbia, in Ada (Vojvodina), is represented by high-school pupils, from the local Middle School. Concerning local needs of their labor market, there is a close relation between the Serbian state, municipality, simple people here and schools. So close, that they support each other in their own ways.

          In fact, practical training in local Middle School runs on some healthy concepts: they accomplish good, valuable objects for their partners from school during practical classes, monitored by their training teachers, things that are asked by the local companies, as, let’s say, a range of stores who sell car components. Subsequently, the school sells them to this third party and the state gets it taxes, but pretty decreased, compared to the rest of the taxes.

          So, the school has its own profit. It’s a very healthy principle and they found the best solution in order to be practical and efficient in all their means. Of course, the finite products are qualitative and a part of the profit goes to the practical trainer and to the pupil, too. This Middle School has found the perfect solution in order to make things run easily, directly and efficient, reported to their (still) non-UE economic position.

          All these activities are developed on different professional guidance; the school training teachers are “borrowed” from local small companies and paid, for a certain period, both by the state and the school, with at least the same wage as it has been earn during practicing their job in the company. Everyone is finally satisfied, they work professionally and the economy… runs.

          Also, if they need another specialization for the next year, according to new local investors and open communication between them, municipality and school, the same thing will happen: the school requests this specialization from the Ministry, gets it, employs local practical training teachers, accomplishes the objects, sells them, pays-up their trainers and pupils, offer some taxes to the Serbian state, everyone is happy and the state is even happier: it gets some more taxes when the buyer goes to the vendor’s shop and bush the certain object. Amazingly simple!


Third Round of Experience Exchanges


Hungarian Experience


          The main aspect that needs to be mentioned is the Hungarian concern with the students’ training in various domains of activity, according to the needs of the labor market. One of the examples offered by our hosts in Nýregyháza is the TISK Regional Integrated Vocational Centre, which was built with European funds and is under the patronage of the local administration. This center’s function is based both on public money and private sponsorship and investments. Its aim is to provide vocational training to the students interested in acquiring the technical mastery of their trade and to adjust the training in accordance with the needs of the labor market for an optimum integration of the graduates in the working field.

There are several variables TISK takes into account when deciding to set off for a yearly journey with a new group of students:

– the equipment, which involves 19 vocational training centers on 4300 m², fully equipped with high technology

– the involvement of the community and the multinational companies in the educational process both through sponsorship and technical support

– the counseling offered to students, especially aimed at eliminating truancy and helping them deal with personal problems

– professional guidance

          The permanent communication and collaboration with the large companies’ subsidiaries present in Nýregyháza and its neighboring area facilitate a high rate of employment for the graduates, who are trained sometimes for a specific work in a specific company that has previously announced its intention to hire graduates after the completion of their training in The Regional Integrated Vocational Center.

          The needs and specializations here change from year to year according to the demands of the labor market which announces the vacancies in various fields of activity at the beginning of each school year so that the management of the Vocational might know how to design their training offer for the following year.

          This is a good example of fruitful communication which comes to meet both the needs of the patronages but also those of the students.

          There is something for sure: we can say that everyone has to learn from the other one, implement things and make them happen. Maybe it depends on each of us, regular people or companies, foundations or private and public institutions, young or old experienced citizens, to make things come truth.