Regional training in Podgorica – CONFINTEA VI

Regional training in Podgorica – CONFINTEA VI

Teilnehmer des Seminars in PodgoricaPodgorica, September 2008. In preparation for the upcoming UNESCO conference on adult education in Brazil, CONFINTEA VI, was held other regional training since September 26th – 28th. 2008, carried out with financial support from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the framework of a regional project dvv international: “Lobbying for lifelong learning in South East Europe”. Trainers were Anelia Miteva, a representative of the Regional Office of dvv international in South Eastern Europe and Ph.D. Katarina Popovic, president of the Adult Education Society. The training was attended by representatives of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia, mainly specialists that have worked or are working on writing a national report for CONFINTEA VI. Given the great importance of the forthcoming World Conference, but also the importance of the preparatory conference for the European continent in December 2008 in Budapest, the seminar focused on several topics:

  • analysis of the current situation in the individual countries in relation to the national reports for CONFINTEA VI;
  • exchange of experiences on the consultation process and report writing;
  • the structure of the working groups, the pace and manner of collecting and interpreting data, the problems they have faced working groups, success factors that have contributed to the report are completed on time;
  • analysis of the factors that in some countries led to the fact that the reports are finished and officially submitted by relevant ministries;
  • preparation of a regional report for South Eastern Europe, which would be presented at conferences in Budapest and Brazil;
  • completion and printing of individual national reports;
  • joint participation of Southeast European countries in the preparatory conference in Budapest, formal procedures for participation, the composition of the national delegation funding;
  • further cooperation mentioned countries in the field of lobbying for lifelong learning – at the national, regional and international levels.

High-level of meeting and efficient work contributed to the composition of the participants – experts in the field of adult education, senior representatives of various countries, representatives of four ministries, UNESCO Commission, the Employment Service, universities, NGOs, etc. Working dinner attended by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Montenegro – His Excellency Mr. Peter Platte. During the seminar the participants visited the Center for Vocational Education in Montenegro and met with its director and co-workers.