Last Week Johan Oost visited Bucharest to present the European Junior Water Programme to several partners of Wetskills projects, like Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Apele Romane, Romanian Water Assocation and Politehnica University of Bucharest. At the last partner, Johan gave a presentation for potential candidates in Romania. All partners promised to spread this EJWP initiative to their network in order to help finding a participant for this new programme.
The Romanian water sector experiences many challenges to keep the talented graduate students on board. Innovative programmes as EJWP would help organizations to stay attractive for their talents. The programmes focus on skills development, as project management, practical experiences and international communication and cooperation. This adds value to the more technical knowledge that is educated at the universities in Romania.
EJWP hopes to energize one Romanian organization in the water sector to join EJWP with a participant. It would add value for the whole EJWP programme to have one week in this country to learn and experience the water community, its challenges and solutions in this part of Europe.