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21 January 2020


Should Turkmenistan enter WorldSkills, the world championship of vocational skills?

ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN. This is the question asked during a workshop on 22 and 23 January 2020 at the Construction College Ashgabat. One hundred forty principals, administrative staff and teachers from the country’s 42 TVET participate in the event, implemented by the project.


13 January 2020


High-quality education is a matter of time, effort, and cooperation.

ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN, 13 January 2020. From 6 to 31 January 2020, the National Education Institute of Turkmenistan hosts a new series of seminars implemented by Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools JSC Kazakhstan (NIS), and organized by the EU project “Support of the Turkmenistan Education System”.

25 October 2019


Meeting with the Ambassador of the European Union to Kazakhstan, Mr Sven-Olov Karlsson

On 25 October 2019, the Ambassador of the European Union to Kazakhstan, Mr Sven-Olov Karlsson, together with the responsible project managers Ms Silvia Pietropaolo and Ms Elena Levchenko, met Ms. Maral Abayeva, a project team member, and Aigul Kazzhanova, Executive Manager of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) and projects’ Senior Non Key Expert.

17 August 2019


Seminar “Introduction to Web Development”

The first of two groups of ten participants started the six-days seminar “Introduction to Web Development”. Teachers from Ashgabat and regional pilot schools learn about the hosting and support of websites, familiarize with HTML, CSS, and PHP programming, and create sample websites using the functionality of WordPress.

24 July 2019


A series of Workshops on Digital Content Development

Digital technologies are rapidly transforming society, simultaneously allowing for unprecedented advances in the human condition and giving rise to profound new challenges. Digital dividends co-exist with digital divides. To move the needle, make a difference, and yield the growing opportunities created by the application of digital technologies, people must learn new, digital competencies.

5 October 2018


Halftime: Strategic seminar in Awaza

From 5 – 7 October, the EU project “Support to the Education Sector in Turkmenistan” implemented an internal workshop on the implementation approach for the remaining two years of the project. The objective was to strengthen the consensus how to act best under given circumstances. The thinking is that the one-time investment will pay off through lower transaction efforts, better

5 October 2018


Pilot sector tourism: A successful evaluation of project’s activities

The EU project “Support to the Education sector in Turkmenistan” strengthens state capacity to better align with global trends and the accelerating pace of change. A portfolio of more than 30 activities includes the pilot sector tourism, with an update of teaching materials for tour guides.

15 October 2018


Aiming for a paradigm change in foreign language learning

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, October 2018. The first part of a Pearson-licensed further training course for English teachers took place from 15 – 19 October 2018. The Senior Non Key Experts, Mr.Philip Warwick and Ms. Marina Bogucka delivered training to 44 teachers who had been chosen from all over the country to take part during a rigorous selection process undertaken over the previous months.

8 October 2018


MITRA: Peer learning action on bilingual education

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. From 8 to 12 October 2018, Ms Marina Burd, Managing Director, and Mr Alexander Ott, school coordinator, from the bilingual network of schools and kindergarten “MITRA” visited Turkmenistan. Created by migrants from the former Soviet Union, MITRA is a market leader for bilingual education for the Russian diaspora, around ten million people worldwide. It gained recognition through innovative solutions that address educational needs in Germany and other countries.

21 November 2018


Capacity Building for Lifelong Education Journey

Further expanding its scope of activities, the EU project “Support to Education Sector in Turkmenistan” started with capacity creation on active learning and collaborative teaching methods and a blended learning approach in the selected pilot and higher education institutes.
On 21 November 2018, students and teachers from the Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management demonstrated their