Date: 30.05.2019

Readed: 2018

The last Steering Committee and Partner Meeting of EDU-LAB served as an opportunity to look back on the past two years of cooperation, discuss the main achievements of the project and review the quality of implementation.

The event was opened by welcoming words by Dr. Caroline Hornstein Tomić (Foundation Knowledge at Work) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster (European Foundation for Education).

Dr. des. Ágnes Sebestyén, Project Director of EDU-LAB (European Foundation for Education) presented a review on the quality and effectiveness of implementation. She was pleased to announce that the partnership consortium achieved all three project specific objectives:

  1. Enhance cooperation between business, higher education and public authorities
  2. Encourage further development of Higher Education Acts
  3. Foster the creation of more professionally oriented study programmes

Then, the results of the pilot activities (Work Package 6) in Slovakia, Serbia and Bulgaria were presented.

The Bulgarian Industrial Assosiation was represented by Kamen Kolev- the Vice President and Kiril Zhelyzkov- the Director of the Branch organizations.

In Bulgaria, the outputs presented by Ralitsa Geshovska (Municipality of Vratsa) are: the signing of the Letter of Intent for the creation of a National Academy for Vocational Education in Bulgaria, and setting up expert groups as well as creating a Coordination Point in Bulgaria

The meeting ended with closing remarks by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster who emphasised the strong results the project achieved and called attention to the importance of and opportunities for sustainability.