Academic Thoughts Review

The theory of knowledge is not just a theory among many others, but the beginning of a deep and bounded conception of the world. ~Lucian Blaga

As we promised, starting with the last number of the 2012, the Academic Thoughts Review presents in English the abstracts of the published articles. Moreover, starting with 2013 the Review applied to be indexed in international data bases such as: SSRN, DOAJ, CEEOL, JSTORE etc.

Call for Papers

Centre of Academic Excellence presents its Call for Papers for the Fall Issue of the Academic Thoughts Review

Issue 2/2014: Personal and professional development of youth through non formal education

Editor coordinator: Alina Gabriela Burlacu

Non formal education debate was firmly placed on the international educational agenda in the 1970s, later resulting in the well-structred policies, innovative teaching methods, and specially designed programmes for young people that we know today. Often linked to the concept of long-life learning, non formal education, subject of high interest worldwide, was defined by UNESCO as any organised educational activity outside the established formal system, whether operating separately or as an important feature of some broader activity, that is intended to serve identifiable learning objectives. The European Union finds itself in the non formal education avantgarde providing a wide range of opportunities that gradually led towards a positive economic impact on the job market, encouraged an active citizenship and sustainable social inclusion.

We invite contributors to address the following themes, but they are not limited to:

  • The role of non formal learning in educational reform
  • Non formal education as a tool for democratization
  • Non formal education for sustainable development
  • Non formal education and youth employability
  • Recognition and validation of non formal learning in higher education
  • Innovative teaching techniques in higher education
  • The role of NGO’s and higher education institutions in promoting non formal education – study cases
  • Best practices in non formal education learning – successful national initiatives
  • Quality assurance in non formal education
  • Innovation in non formal education
  • The future of non formal education

Academic Thoughts Review also welcomes book reviews on the topic. Authors should consider books for reviewing no older than three years.

Academics, researchers, experts, young professionals, and students who have a special interest in these topics should submit their articles and book reviews as Word files written in English according to the author guidelines within the following time framework:

Deadline for submissions: November 20th, 2014

Notification of acceptance: December 20th, 2014

Publication: January 2015

For manuscript submission and further questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email at the following address auracarmenslate@gmail.com.

ISSN 2360 – 5111

ISSN-L 2360 – 5111

Academic Thoughts Review, Volume 1, No. 1, 2014



Volume 1, no. 2, December 2014
Coordinator: Alina Gabriela Burlacu


Competency Based Economy Formation of Enterprises

The Future of Non-formal Education and the Case of Republic of Macedonia

Experiential Learning and Innovation in Higher Education

The Impact of Non-formal Education on Employability Rates in Romania



Volume 1, no. 1, June 2014
Coordinator: Aura Carmen Slate


Overview of the Environmental Impacts of Energy Taxation

General European Analysis on the Environmental Policy and Renewable Resources

Security of Supply Indicators in the Analysis of Natural Gas

Energy Security - EU and Central Asia

Book Review

Event Review