Workshop 1: Overview of the situation and needs analysis
Director of the Institute for Adult Education of Republic of Srpska, Mr Goran Zmijanjac reading the workshop material
Group work: Needs analysis
Workshop 2: Results of the analysis and defining recommendations
Group work: Discussing strengths and weaknesses and defining recommendations
By carefully listening to the needs of ministries of education in those administrative units that have regulated the field of adult education legally, but also in those who are still in the process of adoption of the law, and with the aim of improving the framework conditions for adult education, DVV International – Country Office B&H in 2018 organised two meetings/workshops on the topic „Laws and Regulation in the Field of Adult Education“.
Overall objective of the meetings was to improve implementation of the adult education system through a comprehensive analysis and understanding of adopted laws and regulation in different administrative units of B&H, their comparative analysis in the context of legal solutions and their practical application, in order to identify advantages and disadvantages, and agree on eventual needs for changes of legislation or procedures of their implementation.
The meetings were held on 25th and 26th of October in Tarčin and 22nd and 23rd of November in Jahorina, and the participants were legal associates and contact persons for adult education within the ministries of education from in total 11 administrative units of Bosnia and Herzegovina (9 cantons of Federation of B&H, Republic of Srpska, and District Brčko).
Based on the analysis of all existing laws and regulation, and their implementation and applicability in practice, eleven key recommendations for improvement of the field of adult education for the following period were defined, in which one suggests to the competent authorities that it is necessary to:
Participants of the second meeting, each for its administrative unit, also defined necessary steps by following the mentioned recommendations, whereby the realisation of all the steps defined is planned for the period December 2018 - December 2019.