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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 25769)  

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Title Ministerial meeting with DGIV HQs 
Description MoE delegation and project staff will have a series of meetings with DGIV HQs to disscus about futur cooperation and project activities on 2nd and 3rd of February 2009.

Target group:
Mr Žarko Obradović, Minister of Education
Mr Radivoje Mitorvić, State Secretary
Ms Tinde Kovač-Cerović, State Secretary,
1 interpreter, and
Silvija Panovic-Djuric, project manager
Status Completed 
Date 02/02/2009 - 03/02/2009 
Location Strasbourg, Council of Europe
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
Organisations: Council of Europe
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-Educ
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-Educ - Strengthening Higher Education Reforms in Serbia    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2007/DG4/JP/1741   Serbia-Edu - Strengthening Higher Education reforms in Serbia
Expected Result 1.5 - Complementary measures • Nationwide dissemination of the project activities and results. • Functional project management structures in place allowing for timely, efficient, and effective implementation. • Students are actively involved in the implementation of the reform areas addressed by this Project • Gender equality awareness raised
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.1 – Education and linguistic diversity: promoting democratic culture
Programme ☆ V.1.2  European dimension of Higher Education: promoting humanistic values and optimising structures
Project 1994/DG4/104 European Higher Education Area: structural reform and qualifications in higher education
Expected Result 6 Stakeholders and authorities in countries that recently joined the Bologna Process benefit from expert advice and targeted assistance in implementing higher education reforms.

Working Method

Visits - Other 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact RESTOUEIX, Jean-Philippe   email
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1 http://www.coe.org.yu  
Last Modified 06/05/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 25769) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Minister of Education and two State Secretaries had number of meetings, during their visit to Strasbourg on 02-03 February 2009, dedicated not only to the issue of higher education but to all other areas within the CoE DG IV mandate during their visit: history teaching, citizenship and human rights education, educational policies, Pestalozzi teacher training programme, languages and intercultural dialogue. During their visit they have also met with Secretary General and DG for Democracy and Political Affairs (DG DAP). All the issues were discussed in depth. Future joint actions / activities were agreed upon. 
Output/Results Those meetings helped in taking stock of achievements and obstacles so far, and led to deliberations on pending issues with Strasbourg Headquarters. Colleagues from the higher education department focused on the joint EC / CoE Project, stressing in particular, the need to establish committed and long-standing human resources in the higher education department. Strasbourg promised assistance regarding their training in relation to Bologna reforms. Ministry raised the issue of the regional ministerial conference they would like to organize with the CoE assistance some time in the autumn 2009. Strasbourg Headquarters will consider this request and come back to the Ministry at the earliest possible moment. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Regular consultations / deliberations with the Ministry will continue, not only in relation to the Project “Strengthening HE reforms in Serbia”, but in other areas of education as well. 
Participants Minister of Education, professor Zarko Obradovic
State Secretary for HE, professor Radivoje Mitrovic
State Secretary, professor Tinde Kovac-Cerovic
Advisor, Ms Gabriel Bratic

CoE Secretariat Mr Terry Davis, General Secretary
Representatives of the Directorate General for Democracy and Political Affairs (DG DAP)
Representatives of several Departments / Divisions of the Directorate General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (DG IV)
Mr Sjur Bergan, Head of Department of Higher Education and History Teaching
Ms Sarah Keating-Chetwynd, Division for citizenship and HE Education
Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager

Total No. Participants 17 
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