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Chronicles of the 4th transnational meeting within the RUECVET project

Prof. L. N. Skakovskaya, rector of the Tver State University, and prof. I.D. Lelchitsky, director of the Institute of pedagogical education and social technologies of TvSU, opened on July 10, 2018, a regular meeting of the team of the RUECVET project, co-funded by Erasmus+ programme.

L.N. Skakovskaya, welcoming the audience, noted importance of the project for the joint development of HE and VET in Russia. The project makes a valuable contribution to the opportunities of expansion of international relations and increment of academic mobility for VET providers and HE Institution involved in VET teacher training.

Patricks Morevs, University of Liepaja (project coordinator), reported about approval of the interim report of the project for the first 18 months by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, which had been qualified as "good".

Pavel Kratovich, the assistant to the TvSU rector on IT, acquainted participants of the meeting with opportunities of LMS Canvas for the placement of the didactic and learning materials developed by participants of the project.

For the first time in Russia, in TvSU, the participants of the RUECVET project have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) according to the ECVET technical specifications. These documents regulate rules of the organization of student mobility, corresponding to the 4th and 5th levels of the European Qualification Framework. From the moment of signing of MoUs, partners of the consortium can sign Learning Agreements on student exchange.

Opening of the National Training Center ECVET TvSU became a significant event of the meeting. We have only two such centres in Russia, one has opened in RSVPU recently. Two more centres will appear in Uzbekistan in the nearest future. These centres will deliver advanced courses for continuous professional development for HE/VET teachers and trainers on ECVET implementation in national VET systems. Within the duration of the project it is supposed to train more than 200 Russian and Uzbek teachers and trainers.