Quality education, research and innovation are the foundations of a competitive and successful economy. While the Western Balkan economies have significantly improved in terms of innovation performance over the last ten years, the region still lags behind the European average.
But the potential is there, and the talent is there! The EU is already behind many initiatives that support young researchers and enable cooperation between research and business, and across borders – and is increasing support and collaboration opportunities to unlock talents across the region.
Education is the backbone of a competitive workforce and economy. The EU is behind many initiatives to improve the skills base and support quality education in the Western Balkans.
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EMA is a one-year advanced master’s course aimed at educating professionals in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Programme offers a practice and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives of Human Rights and Democratisation with skill-building activities and a field trip exercise. EMA provides the foundation for a career in national, international, governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation.
A new set of Jean Monnet actions for schools will allow teachers (in schools and VETs) and teacher training institutions to apply for funding to teach about the EU in Erasmus+ Programme countries. The latest Jean Monnet call, published as part of the 2023 Erasmus+ Programme Guide, contains the following actions specifically to support schools: Jean Monnet Learning EU Initiatives - for individual schools, Networks of schools – 6 schools / 3 programme countries and Teacher training – for teacher training institutions
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