The first training module, “Education Policies in the EU and Reforms in BiH,” was held during the third meeting of the Working Group for Human Resources Development of the project Education for Employment in BiH, which took place in Teslić on May 12 and 13, 2022.
During this event, a number of current topics related to education in the European Union (EU) and BiH were discussed and adopted through the following thematic items: Educational policies in the European Union; Prerequisites for educational reforms on political, economic, and cultural levels; International and comparative education; Large-scale comparative study; Types, aspects, and cycles of educational policies; Evidence-based policy and practice in education; Education reform – formulation and implementation; Evaluation of the educational system’s performance; Schools, educational policies, and educational reforms; Systemic reforms.
Members of this Working Group, who represent Ministries of Education and Pedagogical Institutes, expressed a strong interest in these topics and actively participated in the work. This resulted in a very fruitful discussion, with the common view that well-designed educational policies in BiH are a prerequisite for planning and implementing reform processes in the country’s education systems.
Within the project component “Human Resources Development in Education,” which aims to strengthen the capacity of employees in institutions that create developmental education policies in BiH, a series of professional trainings in modern educational policies were developed for employees in ministries of education, pedagogical institutes and agencies in BiH.
The professional training program addresses priority areas related to current educational trends in the EU. Professional trainings are divided into four modules, namely Educational Reforms and Policies, Strategic Planning and Project Management, Management of Change in the Educational System and Monitoring and Evaluation of Reform Processes.
In order to overcome the high unemployment rate and a huge mismatch of the education and training systems with the demands of the labour market, the EU funded project “Education for Employment, BiH” aims to produce human resources in line with the labour market needs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project assists BiH authorities in improving capacity and structure for planning the educational process and quality of educational outcomes.