Second Chance – from pilot to the system

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With EU’s support, a programme for adult education has been developed and adopted in Serbia

Belgrade, 12 September 2013 – The final conference of the project of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and the European Union – “Second Chance” was held in the Palace of Serbia today. The aim of the project, which was launched in Serbia in 2010 with EU donation of EUR 4.5 million, was to develop and test a programme for Functional Elementary Education of Adults. During three years of piloting, the new programme gave the opportunity to 4,535 adults to return to school, obtain elementary education and vocational training and start a better life. Starting from this school year, the programme was introduced in the regular education system in Serbia. Read more

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“Second Chance” Participants in the National Assembly

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Regarding the International Literacy Day

Belgrade, 8 September 2013. – Regarding the International Literacy Day, today at the National Assembly House, a reception was organised for the participants and teachers who participated in the Functional Elementary Education of Adults Programme. The reception was chaired by Mr. Zarko Korac, National Assembly Deputy Speaker. Present were also certain MPs, Heads of Parliamentary Groups and members of the Committee for Education, Science, Technological Development and the Information Society and of the Committee for European Integrations. Read more

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End of School Year for the “Second Chance” participants


H.E. Vincent Degert awarded certificates on completed elementary education to adults

Belgrade, 30 May 2013 – In 70 elementary schools around Serbia the school year ended today for 4,750 adults who participated in elementary education within the EU funded “Second Chance” Project. In the Elementary School “Djura Jaksic” in Pancevo, participants were awarded certificates by the Head of the EU Delegation, H. E. Vincent Degert. Read more

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Law on Adult Education soon to be in the National Assembly


The “Second Chance” Programme to be continued next year
Belgrade, 19 April 2013 – Proposal for the Law on Adult Education should soon be presented to the members of the Serbian National Assembly, stated Mr. Ljubisa Antonijevic, Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development during his address to the directors of elementary schools included in the “Second Chance” Project of the Ministry and the EU. Read more

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2011 Census: Every tenth person has a diploma


Vecernje novosti’s article on new data about educational structure of the population. Please consult this page in Serbian.

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Invitation to public discussion on the FEEA standards


Please consult this page in Serbian.

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Open Call for a movie production

All interested applicants (companies, group of professionals) are invited to sent their offers for production of a short movie about the “Second Chance” project. Read more

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200,000 euros for schools implementing the “Second chance”


EU donates technical equipment to elementary schools involved in adult literacy project

Belgrade, 14 December, 2012 – Тhe European Union donated new technical equipment to 71 elementary schools in Serbia implementing functional elementary education for adults within the EU’s “Second chance” project. The total value of the donated equipment is 200,000 euros. The schools received 68 copy machines, 139 lap top computers, 69 personal computers, 91 video beamers, 80 screens for video projection, 83 digital cameras, 116 flip charts and 65 wireless routers. Read more

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Regional meetings for school teams from the Ist phase of implementation

Belgrade, November 5th, 2012 – The project team “Second chance” in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Tehnological Development is organizing regional meetings for school teams which started the implementation of FEEA pilot in the school year 2011/2012. Read more

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Visits of the Project team to elementary schools


Belgrade, November 5th 2012 – The “Second chance” project team started with visits to elementary schools included in the implementation of the Functional elementary education for adults. Visits are being organised in order to monitor the project’s implementation and as a support to school teams. The plan of visits for November is shown hereafter: Read more

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