Education, Health and Social Development
Assistance in these areas is delivered through a number of instruments and programmes allowing the European Union (EU) to employ a variety of approaches at central, regional or local level, depending on what is most effective in the given context.
ERASMUS+, a new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport integrates former EU programmes ( International Higher Education programmes like TEMPUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS, Jean Monnet; Youth in Action Programme) and aims to boost skills and employability as well as modernising Education, Training and Youth work. For more information and consultation please visit the national Erasmus + office web-site: http://erasmusplus.org.ge/en/Home
The EU supports the greater synergy between the needs of the labour market and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. The multimillion budget support programme for Employment and Vocational Education and Training EVET aims at increasing the quality of labour market information, strengthening national capacities to provide labour market guidance and matching services, improving access to high quality vocational qualification and supporting the development of employment-training partnerships.
Child welfare reform is also a field in which the EU is very active. For years the EU has been assisting through budget support and technical assistance programmes the Government in implementation of the child welfare reform, which includes improving the quality and coverage of the services provided to children, ensuring that all children in need of support in Georgia can benefit from quality, individualised social services, that children in need are where possible kept in their families or in a family-like care environment and that every child in Georgia is protected by the State from all types of abuse, exploitation and neglect. Currently the EU supports the project aimed at establishing sustainable state financed, community-based mechanisms for the harmonious development and social integration of highly vulnerable children (children living and/or working in the streets). Small grant projects also have been available for the non-state actors for contributing to improving vulnerable children’s life in the country.
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