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ECNAIS : European Council of National Associations of Independent Schools

Management Committee Meeting | Seminars

The role that civil societies play in developing independent education at all levels

Bucharest, Romania | 14 - 15 November 2013


The objectives of private schools in Rumania are strongly related to ECNAIS’ goals.
For Rumanian independent schools good cooperation with local civil societies and other European independent schools are important.
ECNAIS can contribute in both ways to set an example of the role that civil societies can play in developing independent education at all levels and enhance cooperation between independent schools Europe wide.
This can lead to a better qualification of teachers and quality of education throughout Europe.

As in each European country the Rumanian legislation on independent education can not be fully understood without taken into consideration the cultural and political history of the country.

In the seminar we will focus on

    • Rumanian legislation on independent education and the wish to give more room to initiatives from the civil society
    • some ECNAIS members will reflect on the subject by making a comparison with their own countries’ legislation on independent education and their efforts to enhance and strengthen the position of independent education
    • an analyse of differences in legislation on independent education at a European level
    • partially on post graduation education as a main topic in Rumanian independent education
    • the meaning and effect of minimum quality standards for the improvement of the quality of education.

MC meeting

The Management Committee Meeting (open for members only) will take place on Saturday 16 November 2013 from 09H00 till 13H00.

The seminar will take place in the Parliament building. The MCM and room reservations are in:
Hotel Royal Bucureşti
B-dul Mircea Vodă nr. 28, Sector 3,
Telephone: +40-21-528.11.00
Fax: +40-21-528.11.01

When you arrive on Wednesday 13 September at Henri Coanda International Airport someone from the Rumanian organization UNDIPPR will be present to guide you to a taxi which will bring you to the hotel (at your expense).


Registration can be done on line only on

It is very important that we receive your registration no later than 31 October 2013, as we have to inform the hotel how many rooms we need.
So please be sure to be in time!!
We ask you to make sure that this invitation letter is circulated as soon as possible amongst your colleagues, the board members of your association and in your wider network and please publish the letter, the program and registration form on your website/ in your e-newsletter.
The seminar is also open for board members, headmasters and teachers of your member schools.
It is possible to register as much members of your organization and broader network as required.
The presence of the various national associations gathered in ECNAIS will contribute to the benefit of the seminar for our Rumanian hosts.

So, please spread this invitation to whom it may concern.
We hope to meet all of you at the Seminar in Bucharest in November.


Thursday 14 November 2013 – Parliament Building (transportation provided)
09.30 – 10.00 ECNAIS registration
10.00 – 11.00 Opening of the Seminar

  • Prof Viorel Enea chairman UNDIPPR
  • Simon Steen, chairman of ECNAIS
  • Prof. Univ. Dr. Remus Pricopie, Minister of Education of Rumania
  • Prof. Dr. Angel Talvar, chairman education committee Chamber of Deputies
  • Prof. Univ. Dr. Ecaterina Andronescu, chairwoman education committee Senate
  • Dr. Victor Ponta, Prime Minister of Rumania (invited)
11.00 – 11.45 Prof. Dr. Teclu Codresi, UNDIPPR vice-president, Presentation on the cultural country and historical backgrounds relevant for the understanding of the Rumanian education legislation (dialogue with the audience included)
11.45 – 12.15 Coffee break
12.15 – 13.00 Conf. Univ. Dr. Gheorghe Felea, General inspector of the minister of education, Presentation on the recent developments in the Rumanian education policy regarding the room for initiatives from the civil society (dialogue with the audience included)
13.00- 14.00 Lunch in Parliament
14.00 – 15.00 Sightseeing Parliament
15.00 – 15.30 Transportation to school
15.30 – 18.00 School visit ‘SPIRU HARET’ UCECOM school of arts and crafts, Strada Economu Cezarescu nr. 47-59, sector 6, Bucuresti,
18.00 – 19.00 Cocktail at school: launch of booklet 25th anniversary of ECNAIS
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner at school
21.00 Transportation to hotel
Friday 15 November 2013 – Parliament Building (at 8 o’clock transportation from the hotel to the Parliament will be provided)
Friday schedule may differ if the prime minister will be present
10.00 – 11.00 Ms. Prof. Constanta Mihaila, vice-president of ARACIP (The National Agency for the Quality of the Preuniversitary Education), belonging to the minister of education.
European expert on higher vocational education
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee brake
11.30 – 13.00 Reflections on the theme of the seminar by representatives of the member association of ECNAIS from Bulgaria, Finland, Iceland (invited)
13.00- 14.00 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Round table on the theme
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee-break
17.00 – 17.30 Closure of the seminar with reflection on the outcomes
17.30 Transportation to hotel
17.00 – 17.30 Dinner at Restaurant Hanul lui maniuc
Saturday 16 November – Hotel Royal Bucuresti
09.00 – 13.00 Formal Management Committee Meeting (open for members only)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (open for members only)

Bucharest Parliament photo by Dennis Jarvis

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