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06 OCT 2011

First training of South East European education inspectors concludes in Montenegro today, supported by RCC

Participants of the first regional training of education inspectors held in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, on 5-6 October 2011. (Photo: Courtesy of Regional School for Public Administration)

Participants of the first regional training of education inspectors held in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, on 5-6 October 2011. (Photo: Courtesy of Regional School for Public Administration)

DANILOVGRAD/SARAJEVO – The first regional training of education inspectors ended today at the Regional School for Public Administration (ReSPA) in Danilovgrad, Montenegro.

The event focused on the role of inspectors in quality assurance and sustainable Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education policies; vocational education training in schools; and priorities in national education systems.

The two-day training was co-organized by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the RCC Secretariat, in partnership with the ReSPA, the European Training Foundation and the Council of Europe.

“The role of education inspectors in strengthening quality of education systems is of particular significance”, said Mladen Dragasevic, Head of Building Human Capital Unit at the RCC Secretariat. “They promote improvement and innovation, equality and positive attitudes to social and cultural diversity in all services that are inspected.”

“By bringing together key stakeholders, the RCC Secretariat aims to stimulate increased participation in the design and implementation of relevant policies in the future.”

The event provided an insight into different modules determining the role, status, competencies and activities of education inspectors in South East Europe. The participants were given an opportunity for professional development and training at the regional level, delivered by experienced experts from the EU and the region.

Representatives of education inspectorates and other institutions responsible for education inspection from South East Europe, as well as from relevant international organizations and other stakeholders, took part in the training.

Development and promotion of education reforms, with a view on modernising education systems in South East Europe, is an RCC priority, stemming from its Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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