Minister of Education and Science prof. Todor Tanev will open the third meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Operational Programme “Science and education for smart growth “

21 October 2015,

Minister of Education and Science prof. Todor Tanev will open the third meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Operational Programme “Science and education for smart growth “

Minister of Education and Head of the Managing Authority prof. Todor Tanev will open the third meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Operational Programme “Science and education for smart growth,” which will be held on 22-th and 23-th of October in Sofia.

This meeting will be attended by representatives of DG “Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion” and “Regional and urban policy” of the European Commission. There will be representatives of state institutions, local authorities, social partners and NGOs.

During this forum the Monitoring Committee will examine the selection criteria for these nine operations under the operational program totaling to 424.5 million lev:
Support for scientific research:
– Establishment and development of centers of excellence
– Establishment and development of centers of excellence
In the field of higher education:
– Support for the development of PhD students, post-graduate students and young scientists
Support of vocational education:
– Students practice
– “Introduction of credits in vocational education and training”
In the field of secondary education:
– Training and retraining of pedagogical specialists
Active involvement in the educational system of persons from vulnerable groups:
– Adult literacy
– Qualification of pedagogical specialists to work in a multicultural environment
– Support to vulnerable groups access to higher education

The criteria for selecting the operations have been widely discussed by the subcommittee “Research and technological development” on the thematic working groups: “Pre-school and school education,” “Social inclusion through education” and “higher education” that support activities of the Monitoring Committee Operational Programme “Science and education for smart growth.”
Source: Information portal of EU structural funds

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