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    Education Policy and Strategic Planning of the Reform

    The International Institute for Education Policy Planning and Management under its mission of contributing to sustainable development of educational reform consistent with the principles of an open society and positive changes in the Georgian education system, implemented research during October 2018 through February 2019 and developed policy brief. The state policy on national education system reform implemented during last 5 years was analyzed. The aim of the study was to determine the efficiency of the recent education reform policy through the perspectives of the strategic development of the education system.


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    Meeting with Business leaders association “Women for Tomorrow”

    Business leaders association “Women for Tomorrow” hosted the meeting
    with the president of International Institute of Education Policy
    Planning and Management (EPPM), Mrs. Tamar Sanikidze and EPPM members.
    The mission of the Institute is to contribute to both sustainable
    development of educational reform that would be consistent with the
    principles of an open society and positive changes in the Georgian
    education system, and to support stakeholders participating in the
    education system
    The aim of the meeting was to update the business representatives with
    current developments in vocational education subsystem including state
    intervention under reform and ongoing activities.
    Meeting participants discussed the importance of the vet education and
    new educational programs, successful implementation of which will
    result in developing qualified human capital essential for developing
    business sector in Georgia. Business representatives were provided
    with the information on students’ employment rates in different
    industries that has been notably increasing during last several years
    as a result of the ongoing reform. The ways and mechanisms of the
    employers and business engagement in vet education were also
    discussed, including PPP models and implementation of worked based
    learning (WBL). The need for more active engagement of business in vet
    education was highlighted and perspectives of future collaboration

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    The rules, procedures and instructions for experts ‘requirement, operation, evaluation and development

    International Institute for Education Policy Planning and Management (EPPM) implements projects and provides consultancy services to educational institutions through qualified experts. For this reason, EPPM maintains the bank of experts recruited, managed and evaluated according to the rules and procedures approved by the governing board of EPPM.

    The rules, procedures and instructions for experts ‘requirement, operation, evaluation and development detailed in the document supports the delivery of the high quality services to the education institutions and other customers. It aims at:

    1. Selecting the relevant criteria and emplacing transparent procedures for experts recruitment
    2. Developing the capacity of experts and thus engaging qualified personnel in implementation of various programs by the Institute as well as maintaining the quality of services provided to education institutions
    3. Supporting the development of result oriented quality assurance system in line with rules, procedures and recommendations of European Standards and Guidelines (ESG)
    4. Delivering qualified expertise and analysis on the progress of implementation of Association Agreement agenda related to education

    The bank of experts shall accommodate persons with wide specter of expertise covering different aspects and segments of education, including education institutions and their programs, education policy, planning and management.

    The document defines qualification requirements for the experts operating in different subsystems of education and providing various services and consultancies. Separate conditions are defined for Student experts and Employers.

    EPPM invites motivated candidates with the relevant qualification and experience to apply to the call for becoming the member of EPPM experts’ bank. The members of the bank shall have the opportunity to engage in projects implemented and services provided by the EPPM.

    The information on qualification requirements for the candidates can be accessed through EPPM official website www.eppm.org.ge

    Please send us your questions about the details of the call to info@eppm.org.ge or call 032 2234433

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    International Institute for Education Policy Planning and Management (EPPM) with new management team and experts engages in education reform implementation

    Supporting the effective implementation of the reform defined under GoG strategy for Development of Education System 2017-2022 served as a main motivation for EPPM to renew its management, membership and expert’s pool. Watch-dogging the reform and making valuable recommendations requires increasing the capacity of the organization and engaging high and motivated professionals in the process. Georgia’s Association to Europe and the responsibilities taken under the association agreement puts the challenging tasks in front of the government. At the same time implementation of these responsibilities will create the real opportunity for moving to the next stage which is the path to EU membership.

    We believe that participation of different stakeholders and society in general in monitoring and evaluation of the process of implementation of these intervention will make the process valuable and help GoG to produce desired results.

    With these in mind EPPM reconsidered its scope of activities and refreshed its management structure, membership and bank of experts. With increased capacity   EPPM plans to undertake research and analytical works to assist implementers of reform in making relevant decisions. Developing the platform and facilitating the participation of different stakeholders in the watch-dogging process will produce the valuable results for the implementers that can be effectively utilized during policy decision making process.

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    Partnership agreement signed!

    “Business Leaders’ Federation, Women for Tomorrow –“Strengthening the role of women in the process of economic development”

    International Institute of Education Policy Planning and Management (EPPM) – “sustainable development of educational reform that would be consistent with the principles of an open society and positive changes in the Georgian education system, and to support stakeholders participating in the education system”

    With these strategic goals in mind, on November 21, 2018 two partners agreed to cooperate in the field of education. On behalf of the organizations, Nina Kobakhidze, Chair of Governing Board of Federation, and Tamar Sanikidze, the President of EPPM signed the partnership agreement on supporting sustainable collaboration of business and education.

    Collaboration of business and education representatives and providing independent expertise in watch-dogging the implementation of the reform on education defined under the strategy approved by the government of Georgia in 2017 is the main area of collaboration. Education reform interventions that are closely tied to fulfillment of the responsibilities taken under Association Agreement will be the main target for monitoring and evaluation. Partners agree to take efforts and implement awareness raising activities about education component of Association Agreement that would help interested parties and different stakeholders to engage in monitoring the process of responsibility fulfillment.

    Business leaders’ federation, that unites more than 40 large business companies, is actively working on developing its human capital to meet the needs of the modern business world. In this perspective it welcomes the partnership with EPPM that would enable the federation to participate in processes related to development of education and training system.

    EPPM is the organization established in 2002 for education reform support purpose and has a huge experience and good history to cope with current challenges in education. EPPM is interested in supporting the effective implementation of the reform of education that is oriented on developing competitive human capital. This in turn requires close cooperation with business and employers in all main decision making process.

    The current partnership agreement will serve as an instrument for creating the platform for collaboration with the business and employers.



    ურთიერთთანამშრომლობის მემორანდუმის გაფორმება

    ⚜️ ბიზნესლიდერთა ფედერაცია "ქალები მომავლისთვის" და „განათლების პოლიტიკის დაგეგმვისა და მართვის საერთაშორისო ინსტიტუტს“ შორის ურთიერთთანამშრომლობის მემორანდუმი გაფორმდა.⚜️ ურთიერთთანამშრომლობის მემორანდუმს ხელი მოაწერეს ფედერაციის სამეთვალყურეო საბჭოს თავმჯდომარე ნინა კობახიძემ და განათლების პოლიტიკის დაგეგმვისა და მართვის საერთაშორისო ინსტიტუტის პრეზიდენტმა თამარ სანიკიძემ.⚜️ მემორანდუმის მიზანია საქართველოში განათლების სისტემის განვითარებისათვის ბიზნეს სექტორთან აქტიური თანამშრომლობა, სათანადო პროცესებში დაინტერესებული მხარეების უშუალო ჩართულობა და სამოქალაქო საზოგადოების ცნობიერების ამაღლების მიზნით ერთობლივი ღონისძიებების დაგეგმვა და განხორციელება.#womenfortomorrow #w4t #business #leaders #federation #nonprofitorganization #powerfulwomen #futureisfemale #businesswomen #inspiraton #memorandum #Georgia #Tbilisi #TVImedi📍 #Regus

    Posted by ქალები მომავლისთვის Women for Tomorrow on ოთხშაბათი, 21 ნოემბერი, 2018

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    Participation in Teacher’s National Prize Project

    International Institute for Education Policy, Planning and Management as a member of coalition Education for All- Georgia, participated in the organization of annual teacher’s National Prize competition. Teacher’s National Prize co-founders are: Education for All- Georgia and National Centre for Teachers Professional Development. Project is supported by the Ministry of Education of Georgia. Project is funded by the private fund. (for more information visit www.tprize.ge)

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    Teacher Policies in Georgia

    The Institute conducted analyses on teacher policies in Georgia. The research report was prepared as part of the wider project of the Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC) envisaging development of the  comparative study on teacher policies in its member countries: the new Member States of the EU, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia and Mongolia.

    Research report attached

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    Policy analyses on the state of Higher Education and research in the country

    Within the framework of the project “Strategic Development of High Education and Research in Georgia- Reform Supporting Platform Creation” EPPM in cooperation with partner organizations conducted the policy analyses on the state of Higher Education and research in the country according to five strategic directions.

    Research report

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