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Accreditation of VET in Bulgaria

At our last project meeting in Bulgaria there was a sense of acheivement from all our project partners.  This sense of acheivement is the result of the efforts of all the partners collectively over the last year.  The partners are now comfortable with each other and feel confident of their roles within the project.

Our project partners BARET organised for Mr. Nikolov from NAVET National Agency for Vocational and Education Training to come along and speak to us about their role in accreditation of training in Bulgaria.  He explained how BARET is licensed by NAVET to deliver VET training and that our ‘train the trainer’ was viewed as a module within the field of Rural Tourism.  A Rural Tourism training programme in Bulgaria would encompass 900 hours of training and our proposed module would encompass about 100 hours of training.  The accreditation was granted in the form of a letter from NAVET to BARET.

We were intrigued to learn that Bulgaria does not have a credit system in place and at a national level they are working with colleagues in France to develop a credit system.  Mr. Nikolov was accommodating of all the questions which were asked by our project partners and was enthusiastic about the work undertaken as part of our project. 

Our meeting continued with a workshop which was jointly facilitated by partners from Romania & Ireland.  Whilst we had touched on this important subject during other meetings, this was the first time where we reached a consensus of the content of the ‘Train the Trainer’ in Rural Entreprenuership syllabus. 

We finished our meeting with a tour of some wonderful walking trails which have been developed by our host BARET and we learned a few lessons about European Integration Bulgarian style!

Bulgarian approach to EU Integration

Why carry four tools when one will do!

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Successful Meeting in Bulgaria

It is almost one week ago since we had our 5th partners meeting in Gurguliat, Bulgaria.  We stayed in a rural hotel in Gurguliat village which is approximately 60 kilometres north west of Sofia where we were treated to excellent hospitality and array of locally grown food produce.

In brief, I would like to report the success of our meeting which has resulted in our Bulgarian partners acheiving accreditation through their national certification agency NAVET and as a team we agreed a common syllabus for the delivery of our ‘train the trainer’ programme in rural entrepreneurship.

Successful meeting for Leonardo Partnership Project

Partnership achieves Accreditation in Bulgaria

This was our 5th meeting as a Leonardo Partnership project. As a cumulation of acheiving accreditation in Ireland at the last meeting and in Bulgaria at this meeting our project team left with a positive feeling.  More details about our meeting will follow in my next blog post.

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