Following the finalisation of the first regionally based occupational standard within the Enhancements in the quality of education and training in SEE – EQET SEE project, the agricultural technician of traditional and organic cultivation, the EQET SEE project partners implemented the series of national meetings with the business and education experts with the aim of developing the second occupational standard: locksmith.
Following the national activities and meetings towards developing the locksmith occupational standard (LOS) the ERI SEE Secretariat organised the preparatory and final regional meetings for the consolidation and validation of the regionally based Locksmith occupational standard in Durrës, Albania between 31 January and 02 February 2023.
The preparatory regional meeting for the consolidation of the second regionally based occupational standard developed within the EQET SEE project was organised on 31 January 2023. The main goal of the meeting was to discuss the proposal for the LOS developed by the ERI SEE Secretariat and external experts for environmental and social sustainability, gender equity and occupational standard development based on national inputs and to consolidate it for the upcoming regional meeting. The meeting was attended by 2 nominated participants from each EQET SEE economy (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Serbia) and the ERI SEE Secretariat project team, Ms Tina Šarić, director of the ERI SEE Secretariat and the EQET SEE project manager and Ms Ivana Živadinović, Regional Project Coordinator. Participants coming from both business and education sector divided into two working groups consolidated the proposal and prepared for the upcoming Final Regional Meeting.
The Final Regional Meeting for the validation of the LOS continued on 01 February 2023 and 02 February 2023. The main goal of this meeting was to validate regional proposal for the LOS at the regional level. The meeting was attended by participants who took part in the preparatory meeting and additional two participants per each EQET SEE economy coming from the business and education sector and the ERI SEE Secretariat project team. The meeting was opened by Ms Ejvis Gishti, director of the National Agency for Education, Vocational Training and Qualifications and Ms Tina Šarić, the ERI SEE Secretariat director. The two-day working meeting was utilised to validate the proposal for the LOS and to produce the final, regionally based lockmith occupational standard.
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* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNCSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.