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Conference on adult education in Latvia and Europe

On 27 October 2016, the Ministry of Education and Science organized an international conference “Quality in non-formal adult education. EPALE Launch –
Integration of Adult Education of Latvia into European Adult Education Movement (EPALE)”
where professionals and experts in adult education evaluated the situation in adult learning in Latvia and analysed the experience of other European countries in organizing adult education.
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State Education Development Agency (SEDA) organised seminar on European Credit Transfer in vocational education.

State Education Development Agency (SEDA) in May 9, 2013 organised Leonardo da Vinci programme thematic monitoring workshop “ECVET as a support for the lifelong learning”.

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International conference “Upper levels of qualifications frameworks: Should we include professional qualifications?” in Riga (23.10.2012)

On 23 October (2012) the Academic Information Centre – Latvian National Coordination Point arranged an international conference “Upper levels of qualifications frameworks: Should we include professional qualifications?” that was held in Riga, Latvia (hotel „Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija”).

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Latvia wins in the competition of the European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools

On October 8-13 (2012), in Ohrid, Macedonia 25th Annual Conference of the European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools (AEHT) was held engaging more than 600 participants from 30 countries. During the conference skills competitions for vocational education students were arranged in eight disciplines. Latvia was represented by seven students: four from Riga Food Producers Vocational School (Rīgas Pārtikas ražotāju vidusskola) and three students from Kuldiga Technology and Tourism Vocational Secondary School (Kuldīgas Tehnoloģiju un tūrisma profesionālā vidusskola).

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In 2012/2013, cross-border Estonia – Latvia vocational education programmes have been initiated

According to the understanding memorandum about cooperation signed by the ministries of education of Estonia and Latvia, young people from Latvia will start their studies at Valga Vocational School (Estonia) in this study year 2012/2013.

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Latvia wins again in the international students’ skill competition “Knauf Junior Trophy” (5.-8.06.2012)

On 5-8 June 2012, the 12th international vocational education students’ skill competition “Knauf Junior Trophy 2012” was held at Riga Secondary School of Arts and Crafts in Riga, Latvia. This event is targeted at vocational education students of construction dry structure sector. In the contest, for the second year in a row the Latvian team – students Aleksandrs Pasečniks and Staņislavs Stankevičs (teacher Aleksandrs Boginskis) from the Daugavpils Vocational Secondary School of Builders – won the first place in the competition of 15 countries, and as a prize, they received tablet PCs. The 2nd and 3rd places were gained by the Lithuanian and Austrian teams accordingly.

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