Strategic Development and Information Policy Directorate

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  1. assists the Minister in the planning and implementation of the state policy in the field of education and science;
  2. elaborates concepts, strategies, programs and plans, aligned with the national and European practice and with the priorities of the management program of the Council of Ministers;
  3. analyzes the effectiveness of the implementation of the state education standards and justifies the need to update it;
  4. develops sectoral programs in the field of:
    1. the equal access to education;
    2. the integration;
    3. the information and communications technologies;
  5. is responsible for carrying out an impact assessment in the elaboration and application of regulatory acts and strategic documents;
  6. carries out an analysis of:
    1. the results of the external evaluation of the pupils' achievements;
    2. the results of the inspections of the educational environment;
    3. the results of the implementation of programs and policies;
  7. develops and implements in practice methods for evaluating the implementation of the state policy in the field of education and science;
  8. prepares statistical and financial analyses and reports in the field of pre-school and school education, higher education and science;
  9. proposes measures to improve the educational and science systems;
  10. analyzes the European Union's policy and proposes the introduction of European practices in the field of education and science;
  11. develops and is responsible for the introduction and implementation of the state education standard for the quality management within the institutions in the pre-school and school education system;
  12. is responsible for the introduction and implementation of information and communications technologies (ICT) in the field of education and science;
  13. ensures the compatibility of the database management systems, operated in the field of education and science;
  14. coordinates and is responsible for the implementation of the ministry's policy regarding the introduction of information and communications technologies (ICT) at school and its implementation by the administrative structures of the Ministry with functions in the same field;
  15. coordinates and implements the activities of national and international programs for the introduction of information and communications technologies (ICT) in the field of education and science;
  16. coordinates and is responsible for the activities of the creation and updating of e-learning content;
  17. maintains the national educational portal and is responsible for its fault-free operation and use;
  18. is responsible for the introduction and implementation of systems related to the e-government and for the implementation of rules for information security and interoperability of data exchanged between the administrations;
  19. participates in drafting and/or harmonizing the terms of reference and specifications related to information and communications technologies (ICT) systems in the field of education and science;
  20. is responsible for the functioning of the external and internal information systems and organizes the maintenance of computer equipment in the Ministry and in its structures;
  21. creates, introduces and maintains an internet environment and digital data warehouse, enabling the archiving and storage in electronic format of the main documents, created during the work process in the ministry, as well as creates and exercises control over the implementation of the rules for access to such e-content;
  22. organizes and exercises control over the access to the local network and other information links and communications resources of the Ministry, and creates and exercises control over the databases, by means of assigning appropriate authorizations and passwords to users;
  23. performs the functions of a competent body for the development and operation of automated information systems or networks, in which the classified information is created, processed, stored and transferred, within the meaning of the Ordinance on mandatory general conditions for security of the automated information systems or networks, in which the classified information is created, processed, stored and transferred, adopted by Decree No. 99 of 2003 of the Council of Ministers;
  24. organizes and exercises control over the activities of external specialists and companies, supplying information and communications systems, software and hardware to the Ministry;
  25. is responsible for the elaboration, updating and application of the regulatory acts and the individual and general administrative acts, related to its functional expertise;
  26. participates in the synchronization of national legislation with the European Union acts relating to its functional expertise.