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EU programmes and reforms for Secondary Schools and Universities

19 May 2014
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On 14 May 2014, a national forum on raising awareness about EU – Armenia Cooperation among high school and university students, organised in frames of the Education Component of the project “Support to EU Communication on Reforms in Armenia”, took place in the Ani Plaza hotel. The forum was initiated to discuss education, notably increasing awareness of students on EU programmes and reforms implemented in Armenia. The team leader of the project Ehtel Halliste opened the forum with an Estonian proverb, ‘What a boy doesn’t learn, a man cannot know’, expressing her gladness on having so many participants involved in discussions on the crucial issue of education.
RA Minister of Education and Science, Armen Ashotyan, stated that the EU was the major partner for Armenia in educational matters: ‘Collaboration between Armenia and the European Union has grown significantly during recent years. Today, young people in Armenia can participate in such promising scientific programmes as “Erasmus+” and “Horizon 2020”, said the Minister’. He added that the Armenian Government was considering two possible scenarios for subsequent cooperation with the EU: firstly, that Armenia could keep on being a beneficiary of the programmes or, secondly, become a full participant. However, there would be problem as to what extent the Government would be able to afford the expenses related to either scenario.
Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, highlighted that human capital was extremely valuable to the EU, and that education was a milestone tool which encourages development and prosperity in every country: ‘Armenia is not an exception [in this regard]. The EU has established sustainable dialogue with the Armenian Government and is hopeful that educational bilateral programmes will multiply opportunities to let young people in Armenia receive proper education”, he said.
The “Support to EU Communication on Reforms in Armenia” project was launched in October 2012, aimed at promoting Armenia-EU collaboration and raising awareness of reforms taking place in the country among potential beneficiaries. One of the components of the project includes training courses for students of secondary schools and universities in order to inform them about the institutions and values of the European Union. This process is being implemented within the framework of the collaboration memorandum signed on 26 June 2013 between the EU Delegation and the Armenia Ministry of Education and Science.
The programme for the universities was devised in cooperation with professors of the Yerevan State University and was launched (on probation) in several state universities since the second term of the 2013-2014 academic year.

EU programmes and reforms for Secondary Schools and Universities

On 14 May 2014, a national forum on raising awareness about EU - Armenia Cooperation among high school and university students, organised in frames of the Education Component of the project “Support to EU Communication on Reforms in Armenia”, took place in the Ani Plaza hotel. The forum was initiated to discuss education, notably increasing awareness of students on EU programmes and reforms implemented in Armenia. The team leader of the project Ehtel Halliste opened the forum with an Estonian proverb, ‘What a boy doesn’t learn, a man cannot know’, expressing her gladness on having so many participants involved in discussions on the crucial issue of education. RA Minister of Education and Science, Armen Ashotyan, stated that the EU was the major partner for Armenia in educational matters: ‘Collaboration between Armenia and the European Union has grown significantly during recent years. Today, young people in Armenia can participate in such promising scientific programmes as “Erasmus+” and “Horizon 2020”, said the Minister’. He added that the Armenian Government was considering two possible scenarios for subsequent cooperation with the EU: firstly, that Armenia could keep on being a beneficiary of the programmes or, secondly, become a full participant. However, there would be problem as to what extent the Government would be able to afford the expenses related to either scenario. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, highlighted that human capital was extremely valuable to the EU, and that education was a milestone tool which encourages development and prosperity in every country: ‘Armenia is not an exception [in this regard]. The EU has established sustainable dialogue with the Armenian Government and is hopeful that educational bilateral programmes will multiply opportunities to let young people in Armenia receive proper education”, he said. The “Support to EU Communication on Reforms in Armenia” project was launched in October 2012, aimed at promoting Armenia-EU collaboration and raising awareness of reforms taking place in the country among potential beneficiaries. One of the components of the project includes training courses for students of secondary schools and universities in order to inform them about the institutions and values of the European Union. This process is being implemented within the framework of the collaboration memorandum signed on 26 June 2013 between the EU Delegation and the Armenia Ministry of Education and Science. The programme for the universities was devised in cooperation with professors of the Yerevan State University and was launched (on probation) in several state universities since the second term of the 2013-2014 academic year.