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19 OCT 2010

Inspectors to seek ways of improving quality of education in South East Europe, with RCC and OSCE support

RCC supports institutional reform of higher education sector in South East Europe. (Photo RCC/Samir Pinjagic)

RCC supports institutional reform of higher education sector in South East Europe. (Photo RCC/Samir Pinjagic)

SARAJEVO – Role of inspectors in education quality assurance in South East Europe will be in focus of a two-day regional conference that will open in Sarajevo tomorrow, at the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat.

This first-of-its-kind event, co-organized with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)’s Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, will discuss the inspectors’ contribution to modernizing educational systems in South East Europe.

The inspectors will work to identify joint approaches to professional development and training at the regional level, also in view of the common background, history and transition experience in South East Europe.

The conference will be opened by Ambassador Gary D. Robbins, Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mladen Drgasevic, Head of RCC Secretariat’s Building Human Capital Unit.

The meeting will gather representatives of ministers of education and education inspectorates from South East Europe, as well as representatives of relevant international organizations and other stakeholders.

The role, status, competences, efficiency and activities of education inspectors, along with the modalities to improve the transparency of their appointments, will be elaborated during the meeting.

The organizers believe that regional projects in the field of education can foster knowledge transfer and exchange of good practices, as well as lower project costs in comparison to potential development of individual programmes.

Journalists are invited to attend the opening of the conference on Wednesday, 20 October 2010, at 10 a.m., at the premises of the RCC Secretariat, Trg BiH 1/V, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Conclusions of the conference are avilable HERE.

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