In the period 23-29 October, in the course of A4 -Providing an educational system common “career pathways for labor mobility among young people”, Calarasi Branch 32 students of the Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development that belongs to the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest was attended by 20 students of the Branch Silistra University Anghel Kancev of Russian as a target group within the project “career Paths to Youth labor mobility” / “Steps in career labor mobility youth “code 16.4.2.021., funded by INTERREG VA RO-BG, priority-4, priority Investment 1. in a period of seven days in Silistra – Ruse for joint educational program on” intercultural issues, related to employment in the Calarasi-Silistra cross-border area “, as well as to the visits to local employers in Silistra and Ruse.
They had the opportunity to discuss with employers, other students and live for a week abroad, all these initiatives aimed at increasing the employment of graduates of higher education on the cross-border labor market.
During the first 4 days of traveling to Bulgaria, the 52 students participated in the interculturality course where, on the basis of a busy agenda, they performed individual and group activities both in the classroom and on the Silistra trips. They learned about the cultural differences between Bulgarians and Romanians in certain areas of interest, namely: “individualism versus collectivism”, ie the way in which the representatives of a culture identify with each other, set their own goals in life, have a sentimental affinity to a group, etc .; “Distance to power”, respectively, the way in which the two cultures accept power and inequality – factor ice, characterize the communities as a whole as a whole; “Avoidance of uncertainty” – the extent to which the culture of a society allows people to feel comfortable or uncomfortable in unfamiliar situations, unstructured, high-risk or uncertain; “Masculinity vs. femininity” – the differences in the distribution of roles in society; “Time orientation” – the values associated with time orientation. Of real interest was also the information on lifelong learning and the eight key competences – fundamental for each person in a knowledge-based society.
In an increasingly globalized world, people need a wide range of skills to adapt and prosper in a rapidly changing and changing environment. The information received in the classroom as well as in the workshops led to the development of a portfolio that underpinned the assessment of competences acquired during the training period. During the last two days of traveling to Bulgaria, the 32 Romanian students visited Ruse, an activity implemented by the Russian Business and Innovation Center, a partner in the project. For the two intercultural competence training events and the practical experience gained during the visits to the economic agents, the students received certificates of participation, which will give them an added value in the cross-border and European labor market.