Representatives of DVV International - Country Office Bosnia and Herzegovina in an official visit to the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Zenica-Doboj Canton
Interview with Giorgi Zatiashvili
©: Ninuca Bagratishvili
Participant in a computer course, Koda Community Education Centre
©: Mzia Lekveishvili
Young adults at an English class, Koda Community Education Centre
©: Mzia Lekveishvili
Khevsureti, Mutso, Georgia
©: Avto Dolidze
The model of Adult Education Centers in Georgia is based on the experience and expertise of German VHS which were adapted to the Georgian context and local needs. The Adult Education system in Germany is well-developed. Up to 1000 such centers are represented in the whole country. They are located both in big cities and small villages. A part of them belongs to the state and is financed by local governments. Others operate privately. Almost all Adult Education Centers are united in umbrella organizations existing on the level of the 16 federal states of Germany. These associations in their turn are members of the state umbrella organization Adult Education Association (DVV)
In order to improve the framework conditions for adult education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the key activity of DVV International at macro level in the country is lobbying for legislation in adult education. Through these activities, DVV International has created a network of contact persons for adult education named by their ministries for that position. DVV International actively contributes to the further development and implementation of adult education laws, bylaws and strategic documents in Bosnia and Herzegovina what this network is of a great importance for, especially in the frame of a unique education system.
Museum education related projects have been included in DVV International Armenia’s portfolio since its inception in 2002 focusing on enhancing the educational programs at Armenia’s museums and highlighting their significance as spaces and mediums of lifelong learning. To institutionalize this work and to strengthen the focus on educational programs for the adults, in October 2014 the Museum Education Center (MEC) was established. In the past three years the Museum Education Center has been instrumental in building museum staff capacity to design and implement educational programs targeting adults. Over 125 museum staff has attended a number of training sessions and workshops on different topics, including Organization of Educational Programs in Museums, Media and Museums, Museum Marketing Strategies and Practices; Learning, Education and Museums, and several others. Additional support includes study visits, on-job consultancy, equipment supports, publications, grants and awards.