References by field of expertise: References in Education, Vocational Training and e-Learning

Project Title: Vocational Training and Labour Resources in Kaliningrad
Value: €1,700,000
Client: EC TACIS

The overall objectives of the project was to strengthen the design and management of human resource development programmes taking into account the needs of the labour market in Kaliningrad oblast so as to achieve sustainable economic development of the region. The purpose of the project was:

  1. To improve the capacity of regional decision makers and practitioners to design and manage labour resource development programmes in the region through technical assistance and policy advice

  2. To improve the performance, effectiveness and labour market relevance of the regional education and training system by developing adequate career guidance and counselling practices

  3. To develop a continuous training system which took into account labour market requirements through promotion of human resources development in enterprises and increasing interaction between companies, training providers and regional authorities.

Project Title:

Development of the Strategic Plan for the Immanuel Kant State University of Russia, Kaliningrad

Value: €80,000
Client: Danish Government/ Immanuel Kant State University

The overall goal of the project:

  1. Establish a set of recommendations on key issues of a strategy on quality in education and research for the University; and

  2. Put together a plan of action to be followed by IK-SUR in establishing that strategy.

Project Title: Pre-Feasibility Study on the Possible Establishment and Support of a College of the Black Sea
Value: €100,000
Client: EC

The pre-feasibility study on the possible creation and support of a College of the Black Sea has a general objective to provide decision-makers in the European Commission with sufficient information to allow them to assess the desirability (or not) of moving ahead and propose such a project. The study focussed on all Black Sea countries (Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey).


The pre-feasibility study provided information about, and justification of, the preferred option to pursue this activity. It evaluated the support that would be received from stakeholders, in particular EU member States and Black Sea partner countries. It assessed the possible fields of activities of the College, and ways of recruiting both faculty members and students. It looked at options for the location of the College. Finally, it examined options for funding, both during the initial phase and after, paying special attention to the issue of sustainability.

Project Title: Support to Regional Economic Development in Azerbaijan
Value: €3,402,750
Client: EC TACIS


The Overall objective of the project was to foster poverty reduction and promote a more balanced economic growth and regional and local development of the regions in Azerbaijan through the expansion of the non-oil sector and support to the implementation of the "State Programme on the Socio-Economic Development on the Regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan" (SPSEDR). Specific objectives included the following:

  1. Improve the institutional structure of the Regional development Secretariat and Regional offices of the Ministry of Economic Development Offices' and their capacity to implement Regional development programmes and promote regional economic development. This involved the assistance in training the regional authorities in formulation of development plans and their implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  2. Prepare recommendations for enhancement of the legal framework, e.g. drafting legislation on better distribution of responsibilities between municipal and regional and national authorities, legal advice on WTO accession, policy advice on trade promotion and removal of barriers to trade and export.

  3. Assist the Secretariat and Regional MED offices in promoting Business Entrepreneurship and Agricultural initiatives development, through Business centres development, setting up funds for job creation and enterprise development and improvement of qualifications of local labour force.

  4. Assist AgrarCredit to improve banking standards increase its lending base and facilitate agriculture and rural development.

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