The First One of the Workshops for The Preparation of The National Strategy Paper Conducted in Ankara

The first one of the Workshops for the preparation of the National Strategy Paper, planned to be developed based on the lessons learned and feedback received during the piloting stage of ODAP took place in Ankara on 7-8 March 2024 with the participation of the Department Heads in the General Directorate of the Secondary Education of the Ministry of National Education (MoNE), relevant Ministry advisors, experts, and representatives therein, academicians from Ankara University, Hacettepe University, Başkent University, and Bahçeşehir University as well as the unit managers, school principals, vice principals from the pilot provinces of the project.

The opening speech of the programme was delivered by Ms. Figen SEKİN, the Operation Coordination Unit Coordinator and Head of Research, Development and Projects Department of the MoNE. Then, the Team Leader Ms. Cleofe GUARDIGLI provided information on the progresses made within the scope of the Project for the participants.

During the morning session of the first day of the programme, the participants were provided with the information on the national strategy paper (NSP) preparation process and project outputs, which will be the subject of the document. The focus of the groupwork, which was conducted in the afternoon, was the national reference documents, responsible institutions, and the set purposes which will be used while preparing the NSP.

The morning session held on the second day of the programme started with the groupwork and the participants were requested to share their opinions related to the actions that will support the achievement of the goals discussed on the first day of the workshop. In the afternoon session of the programme, the participants were provided with the information on the samples from the EU and other country strategies.

At the end of the programme, the participants made a general assessment of the workshop.

The 1st Workshop for The Preparation of the National Strategy Paper was concluded with the presentation of the certificates to the participants and the family photo being taken.