Romania National School for Clerks Training
EWMI has been awarded a contract by the Romanian Ministry of Justice, under a project funded by the World Bank, to modernize the curriculum of the National School for Clerks (NSC) in Bucharest. The overall goal of the project is to prepare judicial clerks to assume managerial tasks currently performed by judges as Romania continues to modernize its justice system to bring it in line with European Union standards. As a first step, in February and March 2008, EWMI conducted an in-depth assessment of the needs of clerks and of the current training program of the NSC. Preliminary findings were presented at a workshop in Bucharest in March, and the EWMI team of training and court administration experts is now tasked with drafting a revised curriculum, which will be presented in Bucharest later this year. The outcome will be the creation of a modern curriculum that will better prepare clerks to assume greater responsibilities and manage courts in a more effective and transparent manner. EWMI’s partner in this project is the Institutul Roman de Training (IRT).