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What happened to adults in learning during the pandemic? IBE has the answer.

During the coronavirus pandemic, education moved onto a virtual platform. The remote teaching of children and youth became a dominant topic in the public discourse. But what happened to the adults who were participating in various types of educational activities? The Educational Research Institute tried to find out. Więcej
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Smartphones at school - opportunity or threat?

The smartphone is used in almost all areas of daily life, except school. Although most children and youths aged 9-17 years use their smartphone every day, few are able to recall interesting lessons using new technologies. Read more
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“OECD Skills Strategy: Poland” has been released

The “OECD Skills Strategy: Poland” report was presented at a conference on December 11th in Warsaw. The conference was attended by representatives of ministries, NGOs, the education sector and institutions supporting education. Dariusz Piontkowski, Minister of National Education opened the conference, and the report’s main conclusions were presented by Ludger Schuknecht, Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Więcej

Polish students among the best in the world. Results of the international PISA 2018 survey are out.

Polish students are ahead of everyone but young Estonians in mathematical literacy in the European Union. In terms of reading literacy, Polish youths occupy 4th place among EU countries, and in science literacy, they are third. Więcej
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The pilot of the P-TECH programme begins

IBM announced today that it is launching the P-TECH educational and vocational development programme in cooperation with the Educational Research Institute and Samsung and Fujitsu Technology Solutions. The programme will be implemented with the support and cooperation of the City of Katowice and under the honorary patronage of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the Ministry of Digitization. Więcej
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Workshops for stakeholders of the Integrated Skills Strategy

On Tuesday, May 28, workshops for stakeholders of the Integrated Skills Strategy (ISS) were held at the Arche Hotel in Warsaw. They were organized by the Educational Research Institute together with the Ministry of National Education and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Więcej



Project Description

IBE is currently implementing four development aid projects funded by the EuropeAid:

  • Montenegro– Key Competences Integration of Key Competences into the Education System of Montenegro (STEM), implementation period: 09.2019-09.2021 (the Consortium implementing the project is led by EPRD)
  • Turkey - Technical Assistance for Implementation of Turkish Qualifications System and Framework Operation (TUYEP), implementation period: 11.2019-11.2022 (the Consortium implementing the project is led by GOPA Danışmanlık)
  • Multinational - Development education and awareness-raising (DEAR) support team (DEAR), implementation period: 12.2020-12.2024 (the Consortium implementing the project is led by ICE - International Consulting Expertise)
  • Kosovo - Support to basic and upper secondary education (Kosovo), implementation period: 05.2021-05.2025 (the Consortium implementing the project is led by DAI - Hulla & Co Human Dynamics)


Description of projects:

Montenegro - Integration of Key Competences into the education system of Montenegro - STEM (reference number: EuropeAid/139999/IH/SER/ME)

One of the main goals of the project is to support the development of the national key competence curriculum framework of Montenegro and, more specifically STEM competence, and aligning it with the European Council Recommendation on Key Competences for life-long learning (LLL). The project aims to improve students’ achievements related to key competences for LLL and quality of teaching in primary and secondary education, to improve the quality assurance system at all levels of education. It will, in addition, ensure that education programs guiding STEM education at primary and secondary levels are fit for purpose and that the initial and continuing teacher development programs are leading to the improvements in the processes and outcomes of STEM education.
The project also serves the purpose of designing and implementing capacity building for primary and secondary teachers with regard to skills of modernizing teaching practices and use of produced guidelines. The training purpose is to raise understanding of complex teaching and learning goals and master rudimentary of modern didactic teaching and learning methodologies.
The project is also aimed at developing and offering training programs for the implementation of key competences and STEM competences. The basic idea is to create a STEM framework, as well as to train teachers and develop teacher guidelines.

Turkey - Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Turkish Qualification System and Framework Project – TUYEP (reference number: EuropeAid/139540/IH/SER/TR)

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The purposes of the project are to strengthen the Turkish Vocational Qualifications Authority’s VQA) and related stakeholders' institutional capacity, to strengthen National Vocational Qualifications System (NVQS), and to enhance the implementation of the Turkish Qualifications Framework (TQF). The focus of this project is the studies regarding TQF implementation, awareness-raising, and capacity building of VQA and its stakeholders, and quality assurance of the National Qualifications System.
The most important contribution of the TQF will be to increase the quality of education and training. Additionally, the link between education and employment will be strengthened, individuals will be provided with qualifications which are valid and recognized in the labour market and a qualified workforce with the qualifications demanded by the labour market will be available. In order to initiate these contributions, the TQF will be fully operationalized.

Multinational - Development education and awareness-raising (DEAR) support team (DEAR) (reference number: EuropeAid/140705/DW/SER/MULTI)

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The overall objective of the project is to assist the European Commission in the management of the Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Programme, implemented by Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities and to support the Contracting Authority in the development and implementation of policy on youth in external action. DEAR Programme exists to promote and enable active engagement of European citizens in development issues, in particular those global issues that affect them and that can be affected by them and has two specific objectives:
- To contribute to developing European citizens’ understanding of the interdependent world, of roles and responsibilities in relation to development issues in a globalised society;
- To support European citizens’ active engagement with global attempts to eradicate poverty and promote justice, human rights and democracy, social responsibility, gender equality and sustainable development strategies in partner countries.
Projects co-funded by the DEAR Programme engage European citizens through education and public campaigning activities. The most relevant stakeholders of the DEAR Programme are civil society organisations and their platforms, including youth groups; local authorities and their associations: scholars and academic networks; EU member states’ public administrations and decision-makers; EU and other international institutions.
Youth is one of the main target groups of the DEAR Programme, and youth empowerment and participation are also increasingly looked at in the context of development cooperation and the EU external action.

Kosovo - Support to basic and upper secondary education (reference number: EuropeAid/140812/DH/SER/XK)

The overall objective of the project is to enhance the quality based, accountable education and training system in Kosovo, in line with the best international practices in the field of pre-university education. The purpose of this project is to strengthen the quality of the basic and upper secondary education sector in Kosovo through support to the central and local level institutions. The project consists of four components:

  1. Strengthening legal frameworks in the education system
  2. Teacher recruitment and capacity development of school management
  3. Teacher education and quality assurance
  4. Strengthening the textbook development process

The project’s activities include: recruitment of teachers and school principals in Kosovo, professional and education development of basic and upper secondary teachers in Kosovo and quality assurance in the pre-university education sector. The activities also address the textbook development processes in basic and upper secondary education in Kosovo.

These projects are financed by the European Union.

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The person responsible for managing the EuropeAid-funded projects on behalf of IBE is Joanna Śmigiel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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