The donator meeting of the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Serbia

The donator meeting of the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Serbia

Donat konf 02.05 05Belgrade, February 2005. The new Minster of Education and Sports Slobodan Vuksanovic, and his new team organized a meeting with international and potential domestic donators. An invitation was needed for attaining the solemn meeting which lasted one and a half hour. Almost all important donators and representatives from different organizations were at the meeting, many of them from Germany. The media interest was huge. The speeches were hold by the Minister and his deputy Ms Fila. The elaborate organization of the meeting and the speech can indicate that the new Ministry want to continue the international cooperation which was debilitated for some time. They promised intensive contacts, to follow up contracts which were made with international organizations, partnerships, etc. The Minister spoke about his excellent team and Ms Fila showed in the presentation where investments are needed. There was distributed a brochure with important information about the donators and investors. Unfortunately it was not entirely clear how the overall plans for the further reforms and investments in the education system are shaped. The presentation’s main focus was the accoutrements and renovation of the schools. In the following informal communication it was possible for further questions and talks. Mr Vuksanovic got to know more about the hitherto activities and support from the Adult Education Society and about the recent donations for the regional centres. He expressed, that the adult education should be an important part of the education policy. And he stated, that support in this sector is important. The meeting was also a good occasion for intensifying the contacts with other international organizations and for discussing plans.