EU and Central Asia ministers agree on further cooperation in higher and vocational education

July 01,2015 |Category : Latest News

Second Senior Officials’ Meeting and First Ministers Meeting of the EU and Central Asia Ministers for Education and Labour

25 – 26 June 2015

Hosted by the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, EU and Central Asian Ministers for Education and other high-level representatives from the EU Member States and Directorates-General from the European Commission and the European External Action Service agreed on further cooperation in higher and vocational education on 26 June in Riga.

The high-level representatives both from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and from the EU endorsed a Joint Communiqué and adopted an Indicative Roadmap of Activities for the CAEP Project Phase II.

The development of qualification frameworks and standards, quality assurance and accreditation, as well as employment and labour market needs will be the key areas of cooperation between the EU and Central Asian countries in the field of higher education and vocational education.

The Ministers acknowledged the readiness of Poland to assume the leading role for higher education and of Latvia to assume the leading role for vocational education and training under the Central Asia Education Platform 2015 – 2018.

For further information, please visit: https://eu2015.lv/news/media-releases/2464-eu-and-central-asian-minist

Joint Communiqué of the First Meeting of European Union and Central Asian Ministers for Education [pdf]