THE “DUGEOR PROJECT” – A KICK-OFF MEETING
Vice-dean for international cooperation at the Faculty of Law for Commerce and Judiciary in Novi Sad and Head of the Office for International Cooperation at the University Business Academy in Novi Sad, prof. Marijana Mladenov, Ph.D, attended the first meeting at the beginning of the project called "Strengthening the capacities for the implementation of dual education in the higher education system of Georgia - DUGEOR". The meeting was held at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in Tbilisi on February 21 and 22, 2023. It is the so-called “strand 3” of the project of Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE), whose goal is to support the efforts of Georgia, as the third country that does not fully participate in the Erasmus program, to respond to socio-economic needs and ensure structural improvement and innovations through the implementation of dual education within the higher education system. The DUGEOR project will be implemented in the period 2023-2027, and the consortium consists of 16 institutions: University of Novi Sad (as Project Coordinator), University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum (FH Joanneum Gesellschaft MBH), University of Cooperative Studies from Baden-Württemberg (Duale Hochschule Baden- Württemberg), University Business Academy in Novi Sad, Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, The Batumi Navigation Teaching University, Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University, The Batumi State Maritime Academy, Georgian Technical University, Vengo Group, Wine Company Shumi, Interlog (INTERLOGGEORGIA), Wilhelmsen Ships Service Georgia, Ministry for Education and Science of Georgia The, National Center For Educational Quality Enhancement and National Forest Agency. During the two-day meeting in Tbilisi, the participants discussed the institutional, strategic and social aspects of the implementation of the DUGEOR project, as well as their main responsibilities within the project. The DUGEOR project team of the University Business Academy in Novi Sad consists of prof. Vladimir Medović, prof. Sanja Škorić, prof. Marijana Mladenov, and Ms. Tamara Staparski.