Between 8 and 12 April, the 6th transnational meeting within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan” was held in the Malta College of Arts (Malta).
The VSU delegation was comprised of Anastasia Chepelevskaya, a specialist at the International Projects and Programmes Office, Svetlana Oks, Associate Professor at the Department of Advertising and Design, Dmitry Vladimirov, lecturer at the Department of Recreational Geography, Country Studies, and Tourism, and Anastasia Rodivilova, lecturer at the Department of Economics and Management in Pharmaceutics and Pharmacognosy.
The project is aimed at piloting the implementation of the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) in the national higher education (HE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) system of Russia and Uzbekistan by creating a long-term platform of collaboration between leading universities.
Among other participants of the meeting were representatives of the University of Nicosia (Cyprus), the University of Liepāja (Latvia), Nukus State Pedagogical Institute (Uzbekistan), and Navoiy State Pedagogical Institute (Uzbekistan). Representatives of the following Russian universities took part in the meeting: Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University (Ekaterinburg), Tver State University (Tver), Mendeleev Novosibisrk Chemical-Technological College (Novosibirsk), and Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (Moscow).
During the meeting, the results of the national training centres opened based on ECVET projects were presented. All in all, 4 centres of this kind were opened within the project: 2 in Russia (Tver and Ekaterinburg) and 2 in Uzbekistan (Nukus and Kokand). At the moment, over 200 lecturers completed training in the centres.
Professor Vitaly Kopnov from Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University presented his online advanced training programme for lecturers. This course is aimed at the methodological support of the implementation of the European Credit system ECVET in the organisations of vocational education and training of Russia and Uzbekistan. The course is available to everyone on the Canvas e-platform.
The members of the consortium approved the text of the learning agreements which will be concluded using the memorandums of understanding which have already been signed to meet the requirements of the ECVET system. The documents regulate the rules governing student mobility corresponding to the 4th and 5th levels of the European Qualification Framework (EQF). VSU signed memorandums of understanding with Tver State University (Tver), Mendeleev Novosibisrk Chemical-Technological College, and Krasniyars State Pedagogical University.
At the end of the meeting, a mobile version of the project website was presented and the participants discussed the issues regarding preparation of the final report for the project.
In May 2019, the final conference will be held in Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography. The main goal of the event is to present recommendations regarding changes in the educational policy resulting form the RUECVET project to a wider audience, including representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.