Centre of Excellence in EU studies started Training of Trainers program
Training of Trainers program is organized by ADA University in consortium with the College of Europe under the EU co-financed project “Support to Civil Service EU Trainings and Establishment of Centre of Excellence in EU studies at ADA University”.
This program is delivered by experts from ADA University and College of Europe and is aimed at training of participants from civil service, educational institutions and other societies. Participants will be equipped with special skills on how to be a good trainer covering introduction, adult learning, facilitation skills, training techniques, using training aids, planning of training, presentation skills, micro-training, preparing a training course, evaluation of training.
The first 5 days English-language course started on 09 June. Next groups will be trained in Azerbaijani language. The courses will continue by 4 July.
Participants successfully passing the whole course and positively evaluated by experts from ADA and College of Europe, will be certified and acknowledged as potential trainer. The best trainees will later participate in curricula and training material development.
Core trainers will participate in training delivery to Azerbaijani civil servants in EU related matters, including but not limiting by:
general/basic EU related training module
EU Policies and implementing instruments & PCM training module, etc.
The first meeting of focal points for working groups of civil servans participating in ADA University-EU Project
On 14 March 2014 Center for Excellence in EU Studies held the first meeting with about 40 civil servants, those who were nominated as focal points from Azerbaijani governmental institutions for cooperation within of two-year project “Support to Civil Service EU Trainings and Establishment of Centre of Excellence in EU studies at ADA University” project.
The aim of the meeting was to inform focal points on the goals and future activities within the project, as well as, responsibilities and expectations towards focal points.
The meeting was opened with the presentation on the project, which familiarized meeting participants with components of the Project, its Action Plan, Training of Trainers Program and Training Needs Assessment to be realized among civil servants. Q&A Session followed the presentation.
Launch of new ADA and EU co-funded project on supporting civil service training capacities with a focus on EU affairs
ADA University launched new EU co-funded project on supporting civil service training capacities with a focus on EU affairs. The event was attended by representatives of different government organizations of Azerbaijan, as well as European Union (EU), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Hafiz Pashayev, Rector of ADA University, opened the event with welcoming speech. In his speech Rector informed about importance of the project, and stated his belief in future success of the project. Following the speech, Malena Mard, EU Ambassador in Azerbaijan, Bahram Khalilov, Chairman of the Civil Service Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Sahil Babayev, Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Evangelina Blanco, Project Coordinator from the College of Europe made their remarks regarding successful cooperation between Azerbaijan and EU. Afterwards, Nargiz Ismayilova, Project Director of the Project “Support to Civil Service EU Trainings and Establishment of Centre of Excellence in EU studies at ADA University” delivered presentation reflecting objectives and activities of the project.
In the end, Memorandums of Understanding between ADA University and Civil Service Commission, and ADA University and College of Europe were signed.