EU announces Launch of Four Projects linking labour market needs to VET (16/11/2015)

Representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and Science, international organisations, members of the National Vocational Education and Training Council and other stakeholders from public, private and non-governmental sectors will attend the presentation of the four projects financed by the European Union (EU) through a grant scheme, under the Employment and VET (EVET) Sector Reform Contract. The financing provided by the EU for the grant scheme totals €2,000,000.


The objective of the EU grant scheme is to strengthen the interface between labour market needs and the VET sector development, to encourage the introduction and testing of important novelties in VET and labour market reforms, to Increase the employability and productivity of VET graduates and finally to develop and strengthen the capacities of various VET stakeholders.

The four winner projects are:

1)     EEAL – Educate, Employ, Advocate and Legislate for Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities

2)     Launching Employment-Oriented Education and Development Systems in Ajara Autonomous Republic

3)     Improving Formal, Non-formal and Informal Vocational Education for the Agribusiness in Georgia

4)     Deepening Linkages Between Formal/Non-Formal VET System and the Labour Market Needs in the Context of Lifelong Learning in Georgia

During the years 2015-2017, the four projects will be working on the improvement of specific aspects of the Vocational Education and Training sector in Georgia with the orientation towards different target groups and final beneficiaries. The activities will be implemented in the following regions of Georgia - Imereti, Ajara, Kakheti, High-land Samegrelo, Zemo Svaneti, Shida Kartli as well as Tbilisi.The four grant-scheme projects will be monitored by Georgian monitoring experts who will be trained by the EU Project “Technical Assistance to VET and Employment Reforms in Georgia”(EUVEGE).

For questions please contact:

Ekaterine Kukhaleishvili
Awareness Raising and Communications Expert
+ 995 593 940289