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Students get to know the EU

27 September 2013

An EU course for Armenian high schools, the aim of which is to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of EU-Armenia cooperation, was officially launched on 20 September 2013. The ceremony was held in Vardenik Secondary School.
The course was developed by the EU Centre in cooperation with the Armenian Ministry of Education and Science. It consists of 12 thematic lessons which will be integrated into the already existing subjects of history, geography, social sciences and foreign languages. In addition there will be 15 special learning events for students to work independently.
Students and teachers of the participating schools attended the launch ceremony and made presentations on the symbols of the EU.
Dirk Lorenz, Head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation in Armenia, talked about pupils’ impressive preparations for the event. He stated that the EU would continue to work alongside Armenia: ‘You, young people, are the future of our relations. I am really happy that so many pupils are here and willing to participate in this project’.

The Deputy Head of Development Programmes and the Monitoring Department of the Armenian Ministry of Education and Science, Arkadi Papoyan, said that the project would become one of the best opportunities for close cooperation between the EU Centre, the EU Delegation in Armenia, and the Ministry of Education and Science.

In the 2013/2014 academic year, the course will be taught in 12 pilot secondary schools, four in Yerevan and eight in various regions: Vardenik (Gegharkunik), Ashtarak (Aragatsotn), Vagharshapat (Armavir), Vanadzor (Lori), Hrazdan (Kotayk), Ijevan (Tavush), Dilijan (Tavush) and Akhuryan (Shirak).

The EU course was designed within the framework of the “Memorandum of Cooperation” between the EU Centre and the Ministry of Education and Science on 26 June 2013. The EU Centre is the main feature of the EU-funded “Support to the EU communication on reforms in Armenia”project.

‘Our main aim is to inform the Armenian people what the EU is doing here in Armenia, and what kind of projects we are running for their benefit. The second thing we are doing, which is why we are here today, is that we are working with the educational sector, with secondary schools and universities…our goal is to introduce Armenian students to the aims and aspirations of the EU,’ said Ehtel Halliste, EU Centre Team Leader in Yerevan.

Students get to know the EU

An EU course for Armenian high schools, the aim of which is to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of EU-Armenia cooperation, was officially launched on 20 September 2013. The ceremony was held in Vardenik Secondary School. The course was developed by the EU Centre in cooperation with the Armenian Ministry of Education and Science. It consists of 12 thematic lessons which will be integrated into the already existing subjects of history, geography, social sciences and foreign languages. In addition there will be 15 special learning events for students to work independently. Students and teachers of the participating schools attended the launch ceremony and made presentations on the symbols of the EU. Dirk Lorenz, Head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation in Armenia, talked about pupils’ impressive preparations for the event. He stated that the EU would continue to work alongside Armenia: ‘You, young people, are the future of our relations. I am really happy that so many pupils are here and willing to participate in this project’. The Deputy Head of Development Programmes and the Monitoring Department of the Armenian Ministry of Education and Science, Arkadi Papoyan, said that the project would become one of the best opportunities for close cooperation between the EU Centre, the EU Delegation in Armenia, and the Ministry of Education and Science. In the 2013/2014 academic year, the course will be taught in 12 pilot secondary schools, four in Yerevan and eight in various regions: Vardenik (Gegharkunik), Ashtarak (Aragatsotn), Vagharshapat (Armavir), Vanadzor (Lori), Hrazdan (Kotayk), Ijevan (Tavush), Dilijan (Tavush) and Akhuryan (Shirak). The EU course was designed within the framework of the “Memorandum of Cooperation” between the EU Centre and the Ministry of Education and Science on 26 June 2013. The EU Centre is the main feature of the EU-funded “Support to the EU communication on reforms in Armenia”project. ‘Our main aim is to inform the Armenian people what the EU is doing here in Armenia, and what kind of projects we are running for their benefit. The second thing we are doing, which is why we are here today, is that we are working with the educational sector, with secondary schools and universities…our goal is to introduce Armenian students to the aims and aspirations of the EU,’ said Ehtel Halliste, EU Centre Team Leader in Yerevan. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]