In the second half of June 2021, seven working groups with altogether over 140 members were appointed and constituted as part of the EU funded Project Education for Employment (E4E), Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During the next 30 months, working groups will be performing under the aegis of the E4E Project to complete the project tasks. The topics to be addressed will be wide-ranging, from the development of tools, to legislative frameworks and norms for the ongoing development of education in BiH at all levels, with a focus on higher education, career guidance, and education quality in general.
The working groups’ initial meetings will be held in Sarajevo in the first two weeks of July 2021. At these sessions the project work plan will be discussed in depth, and the group members will also examine the existing situation and the need to design strategies, legislative frameworks, and tools to improve education in the country and align it with labour market needs. The working groups’ initial meetings will be led by representatives and key experts from the E4E Project, and the findings from these sessions will serve as the foundation and guideline for the project’s future performance.
Members of these working groups come from a variety of BiH educational institutions: ministries of education at all levels of government in BiH as well as employment-related institutions, , schools, pedagogical institutes, employment offices, and other organisations.
The seven working groups are: Career Guidance Working Group, Working Group on Digital and Entrepreneurship Learning, Teacher Training Competence Expert Working Group, Working Group for Continuous Professional Development, Human Resources Development Working Group to support capacity development activities, the Expert Working Group for Preparation of Test Items and Instruments, and Higher Education Working Group. In addition to the current seven groups, there are plans to form another five working groups during the course of the project.