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Agreement on co-operation in the field of education between the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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Country Code: P204
Name of Programme: Agreement on co-operation in the field of education between the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Organisation responsible for the programme: Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, Department of European Affairs
Type of organisation: Ministry
Country: Latvia
Web Link: http://izm.izm.gov.lv/starptautiska-sadarbiba/starpresoru...
Starting Date 2006
Ending date 31.12.2010 (automatically renewed for a year)
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable)

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
With the desire to strengthen and develop bilaterally beneficial relationship, which is based on equal principles of state sovereignty and the autonomy of education systems, dedicating a lot of attention to education, as well as the culture and education needs of the inhabitants of the two countries regardless of their citizenship and nationality, the scope of the agreement foresees several things.
 
Priority actions
For example, to create a possibility to develop direct contacts between higher education institutions in both countries; to create the necessary preconditions for cooperation in scientific research on which the counties have mutual agreement; to invite specialists to participate in scientific conferences and symposia, which happen in these countries; to invite specialists to share their experience in the field of education.
Similarly, it is foreseen in the framework of the agreement to exchange with scientific overviews, education materials and periodicals; to offer a possibility to the scientist of the partnering country to publish in periodical scientific press.
The agreement foresees Latvia and Azerbaijan exchanging information on the normative acts passed in the country in the field of education, so that both countries could evaluate possibilities to mutually recognise the scientific degrees, names and diplomas delivered by the higher education institutions in the other country.
It is foreseen in the framework of the agreement to provide mutually annual scholarships for the citizens of the partner country for the study in their respective universities.
In the framework of the agreement also the exchange of both Ministry, education institution employee and academic staff is encouraged. A special attention is given to cooperation in humanitarian field, in the organisation of creative competitions and sport events.

 
Management and coordination
Ministry of Education and science is responsible for the realisation of the agreement and coordination of actions, as well as allocation of scholarships to the citizens of Azerbaijan for the studies in Latvia.
 
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
Stronger and bilaterally beneficial relationship. Direct links between the higher educational institutions of the two states.
Cooperation between the higher education establishments of Latvia and Azerbaijan takes place:
1) Latvian Police academy and Azerbaijan Police academy cooperates for three years. Representatives of the LPA were invited to the conference of the heads of the Central and Eastern European state police universities that took place in Baku in 2005;
2) Exchange of students between the Traffic and communications institute and Azerbaijan part
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