E-QUALITY – Digital education for social and financial

inclusion and gender equality

The first day of the Seminar in Sofia, Bulgaria

The first day of the Seminar took place within the framework of the training tour of the Project "E-QUALITY" Digital Education for Social and Financial Inclusion and Gender Equality, implemented with the financing of the program of external activities of the European Union and the Delegation of the European Commission in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The seminar on the exchange of experience in the field of training migrant workers through the Bulgarian vocational education system was opened by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ms. Marieta Georgieva. 
The first speaker was the State expert of the Department of "Vocational Education and Training" of the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria, Mr. Zhuliyan Gochev, who spoke about the policy and function of vocational education and training, lifelong learning, and adult education.
The next speaker was the chief expert of the Department of "Professional Qualifications and Licensing" of the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET), Dr. Irina Dimitrova, with a report on the functions of NAVET for the implementation of the main activities, development, and support of tools for the system of vocational education and training.
Engineer Emiliana Dimitrova, national expert in the field of vocational education and training of the Bulgarian National Agency Erasmus+ - Human Resource Development Center, who was at the origins of the creation of NAVET, spoke about the experience and prospects of vocational education and training in Bulgaria.
In conclusion, Ms. Kalina Yotova, Senior Expert of the State Agency for Refugees with the Council of Ministers, spoke about the Agency, the legislative framework, and the achievements, problems, and prospects of educating refugee children and refugees children without caregivers.
The seminar ended with a discussion. Bulgarian and Kyrgyz participants of the seminar actively exchanged views on both pressing problems of education and training in both republics, as well as on problems and prospects in working with socially unprotected citizens.