South-Eastern Europe starts to prepare national CONFINTEA VI progress reports
Country teams will be set up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia to prepare the first post-CONFINTEA VI national progress reports on adult education and learning.
This is the result of a sub-regional capacity-building meeting for South-Eastern Europe in Budva, Montenegro, on 22-24 November, organised by the DVV International Regional Office.
UIL explained how countries should complete the CONFINTEA VI reporting template that has been prepared jointly with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and also the United Nations Literavy Decade evaluation, that has been prepared by the UNESCO’s Literacy Section, and that was sent to member-states at the same time. The meeting helped to clarify questions and provided a clear picture of how the reporting templates can serve the countries’ own information needs, echoing the meeting’s motto, “Think CONFINTEA – Act local!” The critical importance of involving different stakeholders in the reporting process was well understood, and factored into the preparation of national reports.
The CONFINTEA template will be used in all future rounds of national progress reporting on the implementation of the Belém Framework for Action, and to prepare forthcoming editions of the Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE). The UNLD template will be used in a forthcoming evaluation.
To further support countries in the process and to help finalise reports, DVV International will organise a second sub-regional capacity-building meeting in February 2012.