Programme

4th Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM)
“ Final negotiations on the to be agreed Declaration of the Ministerial Meeting by relevant experts”

June 21-22, 2017

Jumbaktas Hotel, 65 Karasakal Erymbet str., Astana – Kazakhstan, Conference hall “Abylai Khan”

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Wednesday, 21 June, 2017Day 1
Arrival of Delegations participating in the SOM meeting
Thursday, 22 June, 2017Day 2
Senior Officials’ Meeting of the EU and Central Asia Ministers for Education
08.30 – 09.00 Registration of participants
09.00 – 09.15 Opening of the meeting

  • H. E. Ambassador Mr Traian Laurentiu Hristea
  • Head of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan
  • Mr Darkhan Akhmed Zaki
  • Director of the Department of Higher and Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ms Bérénice Muraille
  • Head of Sector Central Asia – Unit H2, DG International Cooperation and Development (Chair and Moderator)
9.15 – 10.15 Cooperation between the EU and Central Asia in the field of education / review of progress of cooperation since last Ministerial Meeting

Focus on progress with regard to Bologna and Torino Process related activities, Erasmus+ programme, regional and bilateral programmes supported by DG DEVCO, highlighted bilateral cooperation between EU Member States and Central Asia countries, progress in education reforms at CA country level.

Presenters (max. 3-5 minutes) include:

  • Bérénice Muraille (EU programmes and CAEP)
  • Brian Toll (Erasmus+ and Bologna Process)
  • Arjen Vos (Torino Process)
  • Representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  • Representatives from EU Member States, highlighting bilateral cooperation in education with CA countries
10.15 – 11.15 Presentation and Discussion of the Declaration and Submission for Ministerial Endorsement

Moderator: Ms Bérénice Muraille

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee-break
11.45 – 13.00 Presentation and Discussion of the Declaration and Submission for Ministerial Endorsement (continued)
Moderator: Ms Bérénice Muraille
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 Presentation and Discussion of the Declaration and Submission for Ministerial Endorsement (continued) 
Moderator: Ms Bérénice Muraille
14.30 – 15.00 Proceedings of EU-Central Asia Meeting of Ministers for Education
Mr. Darkhan Akhmed Zaki
Director of the Department of Higher and Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Christian Wagner, Team Leader, Central Asia Education Platform
15.00 – 15.15

Coffee-break

15.15 – 16.30 New developments and topics proposed for further discussion as part of the policy dialogue on education:

  • Gender in HE and in VET in Central Asia: Current Challenges
    Ms Malika M. Abdulvasieva, Gender Expert
  • Preventing Violent Extremism in the context of Education
    Ms Tarja Mankkinen, Head of the Development, Ministry of the Interior, Finland
19.30 – 21.30

Official dinner on behalf of the European Commission
Restaurant Portofino, Turan Ave 27, Astana

 

Meeting of the EU and Central Asia Ministers for Education
“Simultaneous translation: EN/RUS/KAZ”

June 22-24, 2017

Rixos President Hotel, Astana, 7 Kunayev Street, “Zheruyik” Hall,

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Thursday, 22 June, 2017Day 1
Arrival of Ministers for Education and Head of Delegations
Friday, 23 June, 2017Day 2
Meeting of the EU and Central Asia Ministers for Education
8.15 – 8.30 Transfer of the Delegations and Participants to the Conference venue
(Head of Delegations are staying at Rixos President Hotel)
8.30 – 9.00 Welcome – Doorsteps

Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Erlan Sagadiev
NN,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ambassador, EU Special Representative for Central Asia
H.E. Mr. Peter Burian
Deputy Director-General DG International Cooperation and Development
Ms Marjeta Jager

9.00 – 9.25 Opening and welcome speeches

Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Erlan Sagadiev
NN,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ambassador, EU Special Representative for Central Asia
H.E. Mr. Peter Burian
Deputy Director-General DG International Cooperation and Development
Ms Marjeta Jager

9.25 – 9.35 Keynote speech
Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr Erlan Sagadiev
«The State of Development of the Education System in Kazakhstan: Problems and Solutions»
9.35– 9.45 Keynote speech
Deputy Director-General DG International Cooperation and Development, EC
Ms Marjeta Jager
«European Commission Support to Education in Central Asia: Recent Developments»
9.45 – 11.05 First plenary session: Higher Education
Supporting Reforms in Establishing National Qualification Frameworks, Quality Assurance, Mobility and Fostering Employability in Higher EducationModerated by Prof. Aleksander Bobko
Secretary of State, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, PolandMr Brian Toll, Policy Advisor, DG Education and Culture
«From Tempus to Erasmus+: Celebrating 30 years of Enhancing Cooperation Opportunities in Central Asia»Discussion / statements of Ministers for Education (only) of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the EU (EU institutions and or EU Member States)
11.05 – 11.40 Coffee-break (Foyer in front of Zheruyik Hall)
11.40 – 13.00 Second plenary session: Vocational Education and Training
Supporting Reforms in Establishing National Qualification Frameworks, Quality Assurance, Mobility and Fostering Employability in Vocational Education and TrainingMr Arjen Vos, Deputy Head of Operations Department, European Training Foundation
«Outcomes from the last round of the Torino process – Strengthening reforms in VET in Central Asia»Moderated by NN
Ministry of Education and Science, LatviaDiscussion / statements of Ministers for Education (only) of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the EU (EU institutions and or EU Member States)
13.00 – 13.15 Presentation of Astana Declaration of the 2nd Meeting of Ministers for Education of the EU and Central Asia countries
Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr Erlan Sagadiev
13.15 – 13.30

Family photo of the Heads of Delegations
Family Photo of all Delegates
(Family Photo of Rectors)

13.30 – 14.00 Press conference (online translation) – Shanyrak Hall
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch
15.30 – 17.30
15.30 – 18.00

Visit to the Nazarbayev University
Visit to the EXPO 2017 “Future of Energy” in Astana

15.30 – 17.30
15.30 – 18.00

Visit to the Nazarbayev University
Visit to the EXPO 2017 “Future of Energy” in Astana

19.30 – 21.30

Official dinner on behalf of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Erlan Sagadiev
Restaurant Satti, Kabanbay Batyr Ave 38
Check out and departure of the guests leaving on June 23. Escort to the airport

Saturday, 24 June 2017Day 3
 24 June, 2017 Check out and departure of the guests leaving on June 24. Escort to the airport

Contacts:

Mr Christian Wagner
Central Asia Education Platform – CAEP
e-mail: christian.wagner@proqualityconsult.de

Ms Yuliya Idiyatova
Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
e-mail: kzcaep2017gmail.com
Central Asia Education Platform (CAEP)

Ms Anna Opitz (English, Russian)
Tel.: +49 1575 67 46 338; +38 099 0345 047
e-mail: anna.opitz@gopa.de

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Ms Yuliya Idiyatova (English, Russian)
Tel.: +7717287525 (26) +7 705 508 26 48
e-mail: kzcaep2017gmail.com

Questions regarding transfer

Ms Gulzhan Ashimova (English, Russian)
Tel: +7717287525 (26) +7 701 559 32 53
e-mail: kz.bologna@gmail.com

 

Rixos President Hotel, 7 Kunayev Street, Astana

Jumbaktas Hotel, 65 Karasakal Erymbet str., Astana