Minister of Education and EU Ambassador Explore the Advancements at Eastern Partnership European School Construction Site
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Giorgi Amilakhvari and the European Union Ambassador to Georgia, Pawel Herczynski, visited the construction site of the EaP European School at Lisi Lake. Temur Janjalia, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gela Geladze, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and Catalin Gherman, Deputy Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Georgia joined them at the event.
The Eastern Partnership European School represents a strategic priority for the Government of Georgia and the EU, addressing the needs of youth by increasing their educational and employment opportunities and multicultural and multilingual training. The EaP European School in Georgia is envisioned as a model for education reform in the country. It will provide an environment that facilitates high-quality learning, reflecting European values and educational standards.
Giorgi Amilakhvari,Minister of Education and Science of Georgia: “Construction of the Eastern Partnership European School in Tbilisi is one of the main priorities for the Government of Georgia and the European Union. The Ministry of Education and Science is fully committed to ensure sustainability of the project. We hope that in September 2024 we will celebrate the new academic year together with the students of this school”.”
The 26,090 square meter educational campus will consist of school and dormitory buildings, a rugby field, basketball and volleyball courts, a library and other educational facilities.The new campus with its diverse, appealing and flexible learning environments is inspired by modern educational approach and sets new standards for the design of schools in Georgia. The school’s large variety of indoor and outdoor learning spaces will provide a multitude of unique opportunities for students to learn, live and play together.
Pawel Herczynski, the European Union Ambassador to Georgia: “The EaP European School is not just a building; it is a symbol of our shared commitment to providing quality education and empowering the youth. By focusing on secondary education, we aim to equip the future generation with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.”
The EaP European School is scheduled to open its doors in September 2024. It plans to offer two educational tracks (Georgian and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) that are focused on multicultural education, language acquisition and high-quality teaching and learning.
About the EaP European School: Establishment The EaP European School in Georgia was included as one of the deliverables of “Eastern Partnership – 20 Deliverables for 2020″. It is implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in close cooperation with the Government of Georgia. A well-equipped school campus focusing on secondary education and a modern teacher training facility through a Learning Academy, will offer students high-quality learning, reflecting European values and educational standards.