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08 OCT 2009

RCC Secretariat hosts 1st Working Group Meeting of Education Reform Initiative of South East Europe

The 1st Working Group Meeting of the Education Reform Initiative of South East Europe (ERI SEE) concluded today at the RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo. The two-day event gathered representatives of education ministries from South East Europe.

The Working Group is tasked to come up with a module for future functioning of the Initiative, including its legal status, financing, internal rules, scope of activities, as well as the future seat of the ERI SEE Agency. Possible adjustment of the mandate of the ERI SEE is also envisaged, in light of the changed cooperation landscape and efforts in increasing regional ownership in the framework of the Regional Cooperation Council.

The participants agreed to inform their respective ministers on concrete possibilities for future development of regional cooperation in education reform. Conclusions of the Working Group will be presented at the next meeting of the ERI SEE Governing Board planned for 16-17 November 2009 in Zagreb.

Since its establishment in 2004, the Education Reform Initiative of South Eastern Europe has supported sustainable education reforms through regional cooperation, and facilitated information transfer between the EU and the SEE region.

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