Reform initiatives in almost all areas of education emphasise the increased need for Serbia to catch up with European practice. Deliberate and inclusive processes typical of contemporary education are reflected across all areas of policy development. The 2009 Law on the Foundations of the Education System defines the goals of education; these include acquisition of high-quality knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a modern society.
Our Human Capital project in Serbia — a.k.a. 'Razvionica' — has supported these reforms by means of a holistic approach. The project intervention has been in line with current EU trends in education, enabling teachers and education practitioners to participate directly in the various EU learning and research activities.
Major achievements of this project include:
Dealing with so many demanding stakeholders and working with a team of more than 200 experts has been a great challenge, and also a valuable learning experience.
We live in a world where there are no more packages of knowledge and where we have to deal with a world that is constantly changing. Children should learn to be alone to manage their lives. We are working together for the future of children.
The project insisted that the mere transfer of knowledge move toward education for competence; it's a big change.
[Razvionica] has allowed us an opportunity to be creative, to be more independent and has enabled the so-called thematic planning where we ourselves can create how, in what manner and what subjects we can connect.