The first consultations on the implementation of the “Dialogue and Action for Resourceful Youth in Central Asia” (DARYA) project were held jointly by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Turkmenistan, the European Training Foundation and the EU Delegation in Ashgabat.
As reports the publication “Turkmenistan: The Golden Age”, the project is designed for 5 years and is fully aimed at supporting skills development opportunities for young people in Central Asia. The project will also improve the quality of education, training and employment systems in the region.
The project includes three thematic modules:
- Developing future-oriented skills through better data and analysis of education and training outcomes and skill needs;
- Flexible and transparent approaches to qualifications at the national and regional levels, ensuring equal opportunities for all;
- Greater use of inclusive approaches to teaching and learning.
Chargé d'Affaires of the EU Delegation to Turkmenistan Renata Wrobel:
- The DARYA project is more relevant than ever, as the world is entering a phase of recovery after the pandemic, which requires great efforts to help people adapt to the new realities of markets and the economy. The project also coincides with the period of modernization and digitalization of the economy of Turkmenistan, accelerated by the process of joining the WTO.
The EU-funded initiative will operate in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.