“Golden age of education for the age of gold in business”, Ms Gabrijela Grujić, the Assistant Minister for Strategic Planning, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development in Serbia opened with these words the 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of EDU-LAB, that took place on the 15th of November, 2017 in Belgrade.
At the meeting, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster (Chairman of the European Foundation for Education), Ms Gabrijela Grujić (Assistant Minister for Strategic Planning, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development) and Msc. Mirjana Kovacevic (Director, Sector for Education, Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) praised the close cooperation already established within the project EDU-LAB. Furthermore, they discussed possible responses to the challenges and opportunities coming with the laws on Higher Education in Serbia recently adopted.
Prof. Dr. Zoran Cekic, Rector of UNT University Belgrade, member of the Danube Rector´s Conference, an Associated Strategic Partner within EDU-LAB introduced the goals and activities of the Danube Rector´s Conference and possible synergies with the project EDU-LAB.
Following a review of the effectiveness and quality of the implementation of EDU-LAB by the project director, Ágnes Sebestyén, the capitalization activities within the DTP Thematic Pole 9 on educational governance and the IVY Volunteer Youth program was presented by the IVY Volunteer, Alina Felder.
A review of the outputs delivered within the work package 3, Models and tools and work package 4, New Governance Model was followed by a planning of upcoming activities.