the years 2004-2005 several extensive pilot projects were implemented in
the CR as part of the Leonardo da Vinci programme. Most of projects were
focused on supporting the transparency and recognition of education. Some
projects aimed at the development and piloting of competence evaluation
methods concerning professional or personal development. One project was
implemented in the field of teachers training.
measures of the operational programmes OP HRD and JPD3, which concern education
and human resources development, are co-funded from the ESF. They focus
both on large systemic projects supporting the development of education
and HRD at national and regional levels, and on smaller projects funded
from grants which support various target groups or educational activities.
ESF operational programmes were launched in 2004. During 2005 a number
of large systemic projects were started which should contribute to the
implementation of curricular reform, the development of the National Qualifications
System, the establishment of conditions for quality assurance in education
and the development of career guidance for young people.
Czech Republic has for long been involved in OECD projects which periodically
assess the competencies and literacy on the part of students as well as
the adult population. Another large part of projects is focused on analyses
and recommendations concerning the education policy and system development,
especially of tertiary education.
the EU Framework Programme, most projects are focused on thematic network
creation, based on international thematic co-operation, where the perspective
of European enlargement and integration is applied: The CR also joined
the 6th Framework Programme of the EU. The relevant consultation and information
activities are carried out by the National Information Centre for European
Research (NICER) which was set up by the Technological Centre of the Academy
of Sciences. It provides a comprehensive support to Czech organisations
pursuing their integration into the European Research Area (ERA).
examples are included in the ERO National Research Report - Section 2.)