15. September 2014 - 16. September 2014
Regional Workshop on Access, completion and prevention of drop out in education is one in the series of the events being organized by the RCC in the process of developing a set of regional programs corresponding to the targets of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy.
Moreover, Regional Workshop on Access, completion and prevention of drop out in education builds on the one hand on the previous activities of ERI SEE in the area of equitable access, participation and completion in quality education for the past three years and on the other it aims to address the two Smart Growth pillar targets: (1) decrease of early leavers from education and training as % of population aged 18-24; and (2) increase tertiary educational attainment as % of population aged 30-34 are directly correlated with policies aimed at broadening access, ensuring participation and completion and preventing drop-out of students across education levels in line with the SEE 2020 Strategy and the ERI SEE 2014 Work Programme adopted at the 18th meeting of the ERI SEE Governing Board and Consultative Body in Podgorica.
The aim of the Regional Workshop is to discuss a detailed proposal of actions for regional cooperation, envisaged outcomes and outputs of the proposed actions and a corresponding budget of the proposed actions contained in a Draft Regional Programme in the area of access, participation and completion in education. The Draft Regional Programme covers all levels of education (primary, secondary general and VET education, higher education). The discussions at the Regional Workshop will be the basis for the finalisation of the Draft Regional Programme. The final Regional Programme will serve as the basis for fundraising and programming of the future regional cooperation in the field of access, completion and prevention of drop out in education as a way of achieving the set targets of the SEE 2020 Strategy.
This workshop will be co-organised by the Regional Cooperation Council and the ERI SEE. Apart from representatives of the ministries responsible for education from ERI SEE countries, event will gather national and international experts in the field, academic community dealing with this topic, as well as representatives of international organisations and foundations.