Open Method of Coordination

The Open Method of Coordination (OMC) was initiated in 2000 by the EU and it represents a mechanism for establishing cooperation among EU Member States in fields that are managed at national levels and that require additional support (the “soft law” method).

One of these fields is education, in accordance with the EU strategy “Europe 2020”. Within this field, special thematic working groups important for the education systems improvement have been formed. In that regard, the Republic of Serbia has an opportunity to participate in exchange of experience and good practices of education policies across Europe, in line with the education system reforms and preparations for joining the EU.

Тhe Republic of Serbia nominated the representatives of six thematic working groups in the field of Education:

1. Adult Learning

Representatives: Mirjana Milanović, Ljiljana Dimitrijević, Snežana Medić

2. Modernization of Higher Education

Representatives: Zorana Lužanin, Vladica Cvetković

3. Schools

Representatives: Marija Krneta, Gordana Čaprić, Desanka Radunović

4. Vocational Education and Training

Representatives: Radovan Živković, Mirjana Bojanić

5. Promoting Citizenship and the Common Values of Freedom, Tolerance and Non-discrimination through Education

Representatives: Jasminka Peruničić, Jelena Marković

6. Digital Skills and Competences

Representatives: Snežana Marković, Danijela Šćepanović, Irena Radinović

In April 2015, the first joint meeting of representatives of Serbia in OMC and newly selected members of national working groups was held. The national groups were formed in order to provide support to OMC representatives, with the goal of education system improvement.

More information about the activities of OMC working groups in Serbia can be found at Open Method of Coordination website.

Last modified: March 28, 2016