Committees of the Baltic Assembly

Education, Science and Culture Committee

Members of the Committee:

  • Dagmāra Beitnere-Le Galla, Chair, Latvia
  • Signe Kivi, Vice Chair, Estonia
  • Irena Šiaulienė, Vice Chair, Lithuania
  • Iveta Benhena-Bēkena, Member, Latvia
  • Dace Bluķe, Member, Latvia
  • Helle-Moonika Helme, Member, Estonia
  • Vytautas Juozapaitis, Member, Lithuania
  • Janīna Kursīte-Pakule, Member, Latvia
  • Levutė Staniuvienė, Member, Lithuania

 

In 2019, the Education, Science and Culture Committee of the Baltic Assembly focused on following issues:

  • Joint science and research projects of the Baltic States in the new EU Multiannual Financial Framework after 2021;
  • Automatic recognition of qualifications concerning vocational education: removing of administrative obstacles and drafting of action plan;
  • Removal of administrative obstacles and synchronisation of legislation for cooperation of higher education institutions of the Baltic States;
  • Baltic Culture Fund;
  • Parliamentary oversight of implementation of the Baltic Assembly’s recommendations.

 


Priorities, activities and documents of the Committee:

Priorities of the Education, Science and Culture Committee of the Baltic Assembly for 2016 – 2018 (download)

Agenda and recommendations of the Education, Science and Culture Committee of the Baltic Assembly in 2018 (download)

 

The Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council focus their cooperation on the need to create new jobs, facilitate labour mobility, promote skills development thus increasing employment and productivity. For that reason particular focus is put on education, research and innovation. See Action Plan for 2018-2019.

The Benelux Interparliamentary Consultative Council (also known as the Benelux Parliament) and Presidium of the Baltic Assembly have defined in their cooperation priorities collaboration in education, in particular, mutual recognition of higher education diplomas and cooperation between universities in Baltic States and Benelux countries. See the Joint Declaration for 2019-2021.