The main goals of the Project are the promotion of development and innovation in teaching and learning in Armenia, Georgia and Belarus and modernizing higher education in the partner countries which were discussed at the Kick-off meeting by the representatives of European Union and Eastern partner country universities: Yerevan State University (YSU), National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA), Vanadzor State University after H. Tumanyan (VSU) and National Center for Strategic Research in HE (NCSRHE), Ilia State University (ISU), Georgian Technical University (GTU) and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University (TeSaU), Belarusian State University (BSU), Brest State Technical University (BrSTU) and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (YKSUG), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universidade do Porto (U. Porto), Linkopings Universitet (LiU), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) and FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH (FHJ).
The first day of the Kick-off meeting was dedicated to the presentations on the overall educational structures of EU and partner country institutions. The participants emphasized the role of innovative teaching & learning methods, current teacher training programmes as well as the challenges they face in their institutions. The first day of the meeting was concluded by the overview & administrative management of the Project by the Project Coordinator and director of the YSU Quality Assurance Armen Budaghyan.
The second day of the Kick-off meeting was oriented to the activity descriptions of 7 Work Packages by Lead partner universities.
In culmination of the meeting A. Budaghyan drew the attention of the participants to the financial management of the Project and Consortium Meeting discussions and feedbacks.