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The second Steering Committee meeting of the EU Twinning project assessed the progress of the second quarter

4 December, 2019

On 4 December, 2019, the second Steering Committee meeting of the EU-funded Twinning project “Strengthening capacities for quality assurance and governance of qualifications” was held at the premises of the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement. At the meeting the sides reported on project achievements, deadlines and challenges in the second quarter of the project.
In the reporting period the Twinning missions were of fact-finding nature and focused on analysis of the legislative and institutional framework of the NCEQE. Within the project was translated voluminous material into English to enable Member State experts to analyze acquired Georgian regulation in depth. In the relevant mission reports the MS experts assessed the current situation in the field and laid down their observations and recommendations for improvement in particular in regard of fulfilling ENQA recommendations. The achievements of the last three months did lay down fundaments to the achievement of the overall objective of the Twinning Project which envisages to contribute to human capital development by improving quality assurance, transparency and governance of skills and qualifications in a lifelong learning (LLL) perspective.

The meeting was attended by the colleagues from Beneficiary Institution - National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE), partners from Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA), the representatives of the EU Delegation to Georgia and EU Assistance Coordination and Sectoral Integration Department from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Ministry for Education, Science, Culture and Sports.

The EU-funded Twinning project started in July of 2019 and is implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in partnership with the Estonian European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (EKKA).
Background:
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.
For additional information, please see: https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/…/twinning_en  

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