On March 21, during the meeting of the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Liliya Grinevich with Mr. Costas Kadis during the working visit of Lilia Grinevich to the Republic of Cyprus, the parties discussed the state and prospects of Ukrainian-Cypriot cooperation in the field of education, including preparation for signing the Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Documents About education and academic degrees.
The Ministers agreed to intensify the preparation of the draft Agreement, signing the document Lilia Grinevich invited Mr. Costas Kadis in Ukraine.
They also discussed the practice of introducing double diplomas, which today exists in cooperation with other European countries.
The head of the MES at the meeting introduced the concept of the New Ukrainian School. Ministers discussed the problems of assessment, training, certification and certification of teachers. The issue of inclusive education was raised separately.
On the same day, Lilia Grinevich met with the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Education and Culture of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus, Kyriakos Hadjiyiannis. They discussed the legislative base and the reform of education systems both in Ukraine and in Cyprus.
The parties also noted the importance of implementing topics related to human rights through the curriculum. In addition, the Minister noted the importance of social and civic competence for life in a democratic society.
From March 21 to 23, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Liliya Grinevich is in Nicosia, Cyprus, where she participates in the International Conference of the Council of Europe “Providing democracy through education”, and plans to hold a number of meetings.