After the delegation from Macedonia visited Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2018, the return study trip was organised from 24th to 28th of September and it was hosted by the Lifelong Learning Centre Skopje.
Participants of this study trip were representatives of diverse institutions and organisation that, each in its own way, contribute to the gradual development of the adult education system. It includes ministries of education, accredited adult education providers (secondary vocational schools, centres, etc), as well as non-governmental organisations actively participating in this field.
During three working days of the visit, the participants visited Skopje, Gostivar, Tetovo, Kavadarci, and Negotino, and held meetings with the representatives of following institutions: Lifelong Learning Centre Skopje, PI Adult Education Centre, Hospitality: Training Centre Akademik, National Agency for European Educational Programmes and Mobility, PI Professional Agricultural School „Moša Pijade“ Tetovo, the Institute for Community Development, as well as representatives of the private centres AUTOCEM Tetovo, and Alliance One Kavadarci.
Besides these institutions, the group was also hosted by representatives of three open civil universities for lifelong learning, legal successors of former Yugoslavian worker's universities, and these are: Open Civil University for Lifelong Learning „Kočo Racin“ Skopje, Open Civil University for Lifelong Learning „Gostivar“, and Open Civil University for Lifelong Learning „Negotino“.
This bilateral expert exchange was organised to allow different actors of educational system of these two countries to exchange experiences, opinions and best practice examples, and to discuss together current problems and challenges in the field of adult education, as well as potential solutions.
The study exchange between Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina is successfully realised with financial support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ).