Support to Azerbaijan in 2013 will focus on capacity building for operationalising a new VET Strategy 2013-20, which aims at strengthening the role of education and training to economic diversification. Key areas are: significantly reducing the number of people that leave the education system without any specialisation; quality enhancement of the VET system and new ways of working with companies and local authorities.
Continued support will be given for a multi-stakeholder approach toward NQF. Focus in 2013 will be on the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, who has an important role supporting the development of national occupational standards, career guidance and CVT.
In addition there is a possibility of a request by the EU Delegation and the Ministry of Education to support the Ministry with the preparations for EU direct budget support to implement the Azerbaijan 2020 E&T strategy.