Project presentation “Implementation of new curricula” IPA Component IV – Human Resources Development – European Union Programme for Croatia

A presentation of the IPA Component IV Project “Implementation of New Curricula” was held on Tuesday, 8 June 2010. The project is implemented by the EPRD-led consortium in cooperation with European Profiles SA, University of Jyväskylä and Chronos Info. The main beneficiary and project partner is the Agency for Vocational Education and Training.
This project worth €1.065.500 is funded by the IPA Component IV – Human Resources Development – European Union Programme for Croatia. The implementation of the project started in April 2010 and will last until October 2011.
 
Around 85 representatives of various government and public institutions,educational institutions,Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia,industry representatives,trade unions and other projects funded by the European Union, were welcomed by Ms Vesna Hrvoj-Šic, Director of Directorate for Secondary Education of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MoSES) and Mr. Ivan Šutalo, Director of the Agency for Vocational Education and Training (AVET).
The welcome address was followed by a presentation by Mr Vlado Prskalo, principal of VET school Matija Antun Reljković Slavonski Brod who pointed out the benefits, outcomes and improvements achieved by his school by utilising innovative practices and possibilities of EU financing in vocational education and training (VET). This presentation was followed by Mr Krunoslav Nemčić, project manager of the beneficiary institution, Agency for Vocational Education and Training, who addressed the role of innovation in VET as well as the definitions of innovations desirable in current and future developments.
Project activities, expected results and importance of recognizing and supporting innovations were presented by members of the Project Team, Mr. Carsten Schmidt, Team Leader and Key Expert for VET Innovation and Mr. Efstathios Dimitropoulos, ESF/Grant expert.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the overall modernisation and flexibility of the vocational education and training (VET) in Croatia so as to improve its labour market relevance and responsiveness to structural changes in Croatian economy in compliance with the EU acquis in relevant fields.
The specific purpose of this project is to assist in the implementation of grant scheme projects in the vocational schools and to further promote the innovative culture in VET schools in line with the needs of the labour market as well as to assist in the development of capacities of the Agency for Vocational Education (AVET) and VET schools for successful preparation and implementation of grant scheme and projects.
 
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Mr Carsten Schmidt, Team Leader
Telephone: 01 62 74 625; E-mail: carsten.schmidt@aso.hr
Ms Željka Zorić Bennett, Office Manager
Telephone: 01/ 62 74 696; E-mail: zeljka.zoric.bennett@aso.hr
 
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