Inauguration of CEF Centre d’employabilité francophone of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) at UTCB

28 December 2023

We are happy to announce the official opening of the Bucarest Francophone Employability Center (CEF Centre d’employabilité francophone) of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), hosted by our university!

The inauguration ceremony was hosted by Radu Văcăreanu – UTCB Rector and Alexandru Aldea – President of the UTCB Senate, in charge with Francophonie and responsible with the rehabilitation and endowment of CEF space.

We were honored by the presence of Mohamed Ketata – Regional Director of AUF and numerous members of AUF team for Central and Eastern Europe:

From UTCB also joined the event Daniela Țăpuși – Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages (FILS) Iulian Spătărelu – Director of the Orientation Guidance and Counceling Center (COCC), Lavinia Turcu – EU-CONEXUS Communication and External Relations Officer, Gabriela Iliuță – French language Lecturer and future in charge with CEF activities, Tessa Messabih-Poulet – French language lecturer, students from the “Civil Engineering”, “Structural Engineering” and “Translation and Interpretation” bachelor and master programs, and students from Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France, in Erasmus+ mobility.

We thank all of them for joining this event!

A big thanks to AUF for its substantial financial contribution for the rehabilitation and endowment of CEF space. UTCB and the Academic Foundation of UTCB also co-sponsored part of the expenses.

An initiative of AUF, over 70 CEFs Centers are present around the world and their scope is to offer support and guidance to students regarding employability and entrepreneurship. From now on, two CEFs are active in Romania.

This type of centers focus their activities in the following four directions:

We are looking forward for the CEF to become a lively and useful point for students from UTCB and other universities in Bucharest.

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