Links to EU and international policy in Georgia
The general line of education development in Georgia is in parallel with the goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals. The regulations are stated in Georgia 2020 strategy and Unified Strategy on Education and Science 2017-2021. The emphasis is on accessible, high quality education and training, meaning varied and updated approaches to current professional trends in vocational training for adults. The strategies state the importance of the involvement of a range of different stakeholders in the process of widening the scope of education, science, and innovation activities.
To continue work on developmental strategy, IDFI (The Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information), with the support of UNDP and the Government of Sweden, started a new project titled “Facilitate the Landing of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the National Level”. The project’s objective is to strengthen data collection and coordination, and the capabilities of leading national SDG mechanisms, along with the capacity development of civil servants to effectively monitor SDG implementation and apply newly-acquired skills in the development of the first progress report on SDGs implementation in Georgia.
In addition, the work of local adult education providers is inspired by and aligned with the European Agenda for Adult Learning. Mostly, the organizations are focusing on training of their staff in order to support the quality of education and their institutional development. In that regard, EAEA member, Georgian Adult Education Network (GAEN), is working on upskilling the staff of its member centres, systematizing experiences of adult education practitioners and making information sharing more sustainable, developing professional standards.