Taskforce Dossier

Taskforce dossier

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Taskforces are the EU STEM Coalition's main instrument for providing direct support in the development of new implementation programmes, national and regional strategies and STEM platform organisations.

Western Balkans Taskforce Meeting

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Western Balkans Taskforce Meeting
Requesting organisation:
Inter-University Center Dubrovnik
Start date:
October the 30th
Many of the Western Balkan states are in the process of European Integration. This means that Europe has an interest in the development of these countries. STEM and VET training is one such field which Europe is attempting to develop. To facilitate this, the Erasmus Plus program makes funding opportunities available to actors in the Western Balkans, however, the processes and possibilities provided by Erasmus Plus are not always well known in this region. In this Taskforce meeting, the EU STEM Coalition, with the help of experts from the region and beyond, explained to actors in the fields of STEM and VET how to apply for Erasmus Plus funding, and what sorts of possibilities are made available through Erasmus Plus. Furthermore, the Erasmus Plus agency has an interest in better understanding the needs of STEM and VET education in the Western Balkans. For this reason, a consultation letter to Erasmus Plus on this topic was developed with the participation of all attendees of the meeting. The second matter which initiated the Western Balkans Taskforce Meeting was the needs for better regional cooperation. This too was developed during the task force meeting through presentations and guidance administered by existing Western Balkans STEM/VET networks, and person to person networking at the meeting.
First, Improving understanding between the Western Balkans and the European commission. Then, improving regional cooperation in the field of STEM and VET development.
To see the results of the Western Balkans Taskforce Meeting, follow this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hMK_6joCHZXgH__2kCH2MFarRfHXWqqr/view

The timeline below provides an overview of key-events related to the taskforce (most recent first). Click on the event for more info.

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