On Wednesday, 16th June 2021, the Closing Conference of the EU-funded Twinning Project “Strengthening capacities for quality assurance and governance of qualifications” was held remotely. At the Closing Conference, speakers presented the results achieved by the Project throughout its 24-month implementation and discussed the sustainability and future prospects of Twinning Project outputs. Over 120 EU expert missions were carried out in the framework of the Project with the objective to support contribution to human capital development by improving quality assurance, transparency and governance of skills and qualifications in a lifelong learning (LLL) perspective.
During the missions, EU experts supported their Georgian counterparts to adjust the policy and guidelines of NCEQE with EU standards considering the best European practices of implementation of EU Educational Strategy as well as considering the national context of Georgia and thus ensuring NCEQE’s position as a full member of the family of European educational agencies. The proposed improvements are a step forward taken by Georgia and the Beneficiary Institution - NCEQE to fulfil commitments of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement Agenda.
The event was attended by the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, Director of EU Assistance Coordination and Sectoral Integration Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Germany to Georgia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Georgia, Twinning project leaders and key experts both from EU Member States and the beneficiary Institution (NCEQE), as well as officials from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, representatives of Georgian educational Institutions and other relevant bodies.
The Twinning Project launched in July 2019 and was implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in partnership with the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA).
Twinning is a European Union instrument for institutional cooperation between Public Administrations of EU Member States and of beneficiary or partner countries. Twinning projects bring together public sector expertise from EU Member States and beneficiary countries with the aim of achieving concrete mandatory operational results through peer to peer activities.
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