PRO PRACTICE - Facilitating the insertion in the labour market of graduates of higher education studies in the economic field through internships at major Romanian and EU employers

Client/Funding Institution

European Science Foundation (ESF)


The project has the overall objective of facilitating labour market insertion of 120 students in the economic field by carrying out internships at regional and transnational level. Internships take place in three directions: (1) practice in various functional departments with an economic profile within a large employer in Romania, (2) practice in economic research entities specialised in economic research, applied and theoretical, (3) practice in business consultancy activities. The students develop work skills, which increases their employability and the possibilities of entering the labour market upon graduation. The project promotes the development of a partnership between academia, companies - in various fields (retail and business consultancy) - and research institutions. The project thus facilitates the transition from school to work in the context of the knowledge-based society. The project is lead by the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. wiiw is project partner and provided eight internships for Romanian students.


January 2012 - August 2013

wiiw team Leader

Gabor Hunya

wiiw Staff

Magdalena Höllhuber, Gabor Hunya, Olga Pindyuk, Cornelia Stocker-Waldhuber

Project Partners

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Group of Applied Economics, Real Hypermarket Romania, Voinea, Rei-50 Foundation

Keywords: labour market, skills

Countries covered: Austria, Romania

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, Other