The first Advisory Board meeting of the new Horizontal Facility II Action “Quality Education for All” was held in Sarajevo on 4 September 2019.
The meeting was opened by Krassimir Nikolov, Head of Section for European Integration, Political, Press and Information of Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Drahoslav Štefanek, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo, and Adnan Husić, Assistant Minister from the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH. The meeting was chaired by Sarah Keating, Head of the Division for Co-operation and Capacity Building from the Council of Europe.
The meeting focused on activities to be implemented during the three-year period of the Action aiming to foster a quality education for all by promoting inclusion and solutions to address discrimination in the education system. It builds upon the results achieved during the implementation of the previous Action “Quality Education in Multi-ethnic Societies” and supports effective implementation of the Policy recommendations with a roadmap developed jointly and endorsed by relevant ministries at state level, entity ministries of education and 10 cantonal ministries of education in May 2019.
Representatives of all beneficiary institutions attended the meeting, namely: the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Republika Srpska, the Ministry of Education and Science of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cantonal Ministries of Education, Department for Education of Brčko District as well as representatives of the Agency for Pre-primary, Primary and Secondary Education.
The Action “Quality Education for All” is co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe within the second phase of the joint programme Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey and it is implemented by the Council of Europe.