The project’s partners will conduct a joint comparative study-analysis of education and practice in the health, social care and welfare system in Romania and in Norway, and will involve students and staff from both universities.
The project will focus on opportunities for innovation in the welfare and health system for elderly and disabled persons in both countries and will include the academic, the service users and service provider’s perspectives on our analysis, reports and publication.
The exchanges and academic cooperation between Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi and the former Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway and NTNU (as of January 1, 2016 the University College in Sør-Trøndelag merged with Norwegian University of Science and Technology) started long before the EEA Grants Scholarship Scheme was opened for Romania.
Therefore, this EEA project of cooperation represents a natural integration of the already existing academic relationships which will definitely continue after this project ends. There have been significant numbers of students (both for study and placement) and staff exchanges in and out, both ways.
The EEA exchanges provided students with specialized knowledge not only in their fields of study, but also on the cultures / societies of both countries involved, meaningful experience and linguistic proficiency which will be used as assets in their future jobs. Interactions with social and health providers created the link with professionals and request for new understanding of health and welfare system characteristics in each of the two countries.
Also, Romanian and Norwegian students’ interactions and dialogues on workshops, familiarization with academic offers constitute significant points and impulses for developing our interinstitutional cooperation.
The staff exchanges between UAIC and HIST/NTNU during SEE 2013-2015 enhance mutual trust, have led to new curriculum design and teaching/assessment methods, as well as implementation of good practices.
During our collaborations we have found that we need and still have more potential to develop the curricula and collaboration.
Future common content and approaches can sustain better skills of students and will develop better their interaction with students from the other country / university.
It’s also a need and a potential to develop joint comparative analysis, to organize academic and scientific meetings, to work together on publications, to innovate on our areas of competences.
Direct target groups:
Nondirect target groups:
A. Joint study-analysis. Develop collaboration on common educational activities
B. Comparative joint study-analysis, reports and publication as common results of both partners
C. Seminar, workshops and final conference
A: Carol I, 11, 700506, Iasi, Romania
A: NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Professor PhD. Daniela Tatiana ŞOITU (UAIC)
Associate Professor PhD. Romeo ASIMINEI (UAIC)
Associate Professor PhD. Adrian LUPU (UAIC)
Professor PhD. Conțiu Tiberiu ȘOITU (UAIC)
Associate Professor Karl-Johan JOHANSEN (coordinator from NTNU)
Associate Professor Knut Magne STEN (NTNU)
Lecturer Monica Røstad (NTNU)
Lecturer Monica Kristiansen (NTNU)
Dag Øivind ANTONSEN, Peer worker in ACT-team Tiller, Trondheim, Norway
Georgiana Lăcrămioara ALEXANDRU (UAIC)
Mihaela AVRAM (UAIC)
Adelina BODNAR (UAIC)
Sergiu BORTOŞ (UAIC)
Diana CIORNEI (UAIC)
Bianca DOROFTEI (UAIC)
Maria Mirabela GRECU (UAIC)
Flavia Sorina ŞFABU (UAIC)
Andreea Alexandra TĂNASE (UAIC)
Cristian TERZA (UAIC)
Marte Akervik BERG (NTNU)
Ayla HJORTHOL (NTNU)
Debora Agnete IVERSEN (NTNU)
Vanja Risan JAKOBSEN (NTNU)
Petter WINTHER-BROSE (NTNU)
Felicia BARBACARU (Human Resources, UAIC)
Alina ORLANSCHI (Human Resources, UAIC)
Carmen SECARĂ (Financial Officer, UAIC)
Cecilie Bækgaard TVERVÅG (Senior Financial Officer, NTNU)
Joint study-analysis in welfare, health and social care
NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
27-28 October 2016
CompEd First workshop
Peer workers’ contributions in developing welfare, health and social services - collaboration between education and peer workers
UAIC, Iasi, Romania
28-29 November 2016
CompEd Second workshop
Open up to service innovation: resources from Romania and Norway
UAIC, Iasi, Romania
11-12 January 2017
CompEd Final Conference
Service innovation: opportunities and inventory of policies and practices
NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
26-27 January 2017
Department of Sociology and Social Work
Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Science
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (UAIC)
Department of Applied Social Sciences
Faculty of Health and Social Science
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
The institution that coordinates the implementation and management of EEA grants in Romania is the Ministry for European Funds, and the National Agency for Community Programmes in the Field of Education and Vocational Training (ANPCDEFP) was designated Programme Operator for the "Grants and inter-institutional cooperation" programme, which focuses on higher education.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Located in Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund.
Prestige, Innovation, Excellence "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi is the oldest higher education institution in Romania. Since 1860, the university has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research.