In Skopje, Macedonia, the closing ceremony was held for the twinning project entitled “Support for skills strengthening, developing adult education, literacy and primary education programs for excluded people at the Adult Education Centre.”
The Macedonian Minister of Education, Spiro Ristovski, presided over the closing ceremony, accompanied by the Spanish Project Manager, Carmen Sainz Madrazo, the Ambassador of Spain in Skopje, and other Spanish and French members of the Ministry of Education involved in this project.
The project’s objectives have been fulfilled. Spanish experts from the Ministry of Education and French experts from the Ministry of Employment and Professional Training worked with Macedonian civil servants onstrengthening adult education, literacyand primary educationfor socially excluded people, and they have achieved these goals.
Thanks to these experts, in collaboration with their Macedonian counterparts, six literacy programs have been designed, developed and tested, mainly for Romani women, the unemployed, and youths at risk of social exclusion.
Six adult education pilot programs have also been designed, developed and tested in various subjects, including home-care services for the elderly, training for teachers and enology.
The project lasted 22 months and theFIIAPP, as a management unit for twinning programs along with France, managed nearly 1,800,000 Euros financed by the EU.