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Good governance a foundation of a good education

In September 2009, Moldova’s ruling Alliance for European Integration (AIE) coalition launched a large-scale reform programme aimed at bringing their country closer to the EU. They have been able to achieve positive effects in the fields of ​​human rights and freedoms, electoral law reform, implementation of regulations aimed at ensuring inclusion in the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTA), as well as progress on visa liberalisation.

The partially successful education reform led to the restructuring of the primary and secondary school systems, the raising of teachers' salaries and the implementation of the Bologna system. A new school curriculum was launched, the school infrastructure was modernised, and the school network was optimised.

In June 2014, the EU and Moldova signed an association agreement. Meanwhile, corruption and the lack of a sufficient number of highly qualified personnel remain a major problem for Moldova.

The Moldovan side has confirmed its willingness to cooperate in bringing the local education system closer to European standards.

Good governance a foundation of a good education

The project was a response to the needs reported by representatives of Moldovan educational institutions during a study visit in 2015. Planned for the years 2016 and 2017, the project was to be one of the essential elements of support for the democratic changes in Moldova. Its objective was good governance, and it focused on supporting the preparation of professional managers for the education system, who would be tasked with the implementation of educational reform. The aim of these reforms is to increase the democratisation of education through the development of partnerships between administrators, teachers, pupils and their parents as well as institutional and social partners. The project beneficiaries included representatives of the Moldovan Ministry of Education and central and regional teacher training centres.

The following two measures were envisaged for module 1 of the project, which was planned for 2016:

  • training for 20 staff members from the Ministry of Education and the central teacher training centre for the roles of project leader and trainer (“the Group of 20”): Good management – preparation for the role of a leader (in Sulejowek, Poland);
  • drafting and publication of an educational publication: Good management.

Module 2 of the project, planned for 2017, provided for:

  • training for 20 staff members from the Ministry of Education and the central teacher training centre for the roles of project leader and trainer (“the Group of 20”): Good management – preparation for coaching work (in Moldova); (in Sulejowek, Poland);
  • training of 200 staff members from regional teacher training centres (10 training groups x 20 people), supervised by Polish experts (in Moldova);
  • drafting and publication of an educational publication: Coaching work;
  • Forum for Education System Management Trainers (in Sulejowek).

All of the classes included in the training courses were conducted in workshop format in order to engage the participants.

Good governance a foundation of a good education

Module 1 of the project, implemented in 2016:

  • a group of 20 staff members from the Ministry of Education and the central teacher training centre were prepared for the roles of leader and trainer within the project (“the Group of 20”) on good management within the education system – training in Sulejowek;
  • teaching aids and training materials for “the Group of 20” were developed;
  • study visits to Polish schools and teacher training centres were organised;
  • an educational e-publication entitled “Good management” was developed and published.