Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1

2nd Interim Report

EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups: Lot 1

SECOND INTERIM REPORT
September 1st 2005

WYG International
(formerly IMC Consulting)

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Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1

2nd Interim Report

I TABLE OF CONTENTS
i. TABLE OF CONTENTS ii. PROJECT SYNOPSIS 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2. SUMMARY OF PROJECT PROGRESS
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Crosscutting Issues County Strategies Training Curriculum and Materials Development Community Participation Desegregation Special Education Needs Monitoring and Evaluation Information and Dissemination

3. PROCUREMENT AND FINANCIAL ADVISER’S REPORT
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Procurement Action and Preparatory Work Procurement Procedural Issues Incidental Expenditure Current Breakdown of Contractual Incidental Expenditure Breakdown as at 31 August 2005

4. CONTRACTUAL MATTERS 5. RESOURCE UTILISATION AT 31 AUGUST 2005
5.1 Staffing

6. FORWARD PLAN 7. NEXT REPORTING PERIOD 8. APPENDICES

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the implementation of the Institutional Building component. members of the Roma communities to become primary school teachers or school mediators Ill Support the development of curriculum and educational materials IV Support the community participation in education V Identify all cases of segregation in education in pilot counties through close collaboration with school inspectorates. in order to fight the social exclusion and marginalisation and to promote human rights and equal opportunities. primary. Role of the TA in Lot 1: The role of the TA in Lot 1 is to provide support to the MER in. and for inclusion in mainstream education of children with special education needs. updated in the Inception Report. V1 Support the creation of a framework to sustain the children with special needs integration in/with mainstream schools Project activities are outlined in detail in the terms of reference and in our response. NG0s and other relevant actors and support local actors in the identification and implementation of effective measures for desegregation. teacher trainers. with special focus on the Roma and students with special educational needs. special education. Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups – Lot 1 EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Romania EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 3 . Roma inspectors). in designing and implementing the activities directly related to the educational process: I Support the school inspectorates in elaborating and implementing county strategies for the improvement of access to education for the disadvantaged communities. teachers from pilot schools. deliver and/or monitor of the training programmes for school inspectors (pre-primary. II Elaborate. Project purpose: Improve access to education for disadvantaged groups and to promote inclusive education for all. with a special focus on Roma. with a special focus on Roma and students with special education needs.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report II PROJECT SYNOPSIS Project Title: Project No: Country: Project Objectives: The general objective of the project is to support the implementation of the MER strategy to improve access to education for disadvantaged groups and to promote inclusive education for all. school principals.

Revised forward plans are discussed in section 6 and given in Appendix B. In particular.. we have prepared contingency plans for different eventualities. • Preparation of tender documentation for the training of School Mediators Component 3 : Curriculum and Materials Development • Development of a National Modular Core Curriculum for second chance primary and secondary education • Development of teaching materials for second chance students • Development of guidance materials for teachers of second chance students • Further in-house training of a team of curriculum and materials writers for the EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 4 . a large team of local experts has been appointed to design a new curriculum for second chance programme for primary and to prepare student and teacher materials for the second chance programme. 2005) and the First Interim Report (June 1 2005) In July. particularly in the materials development component. However. The following component activities took place in the reporting period : Component 1 : Support for County Strategies • Identification of project counties • Pre-contracting visits • Participating in evaluation of county proposals • Appointment and training of LIAs • Project Launch Conference Component 2 : Training • Preparation of training materials • Sub-contracting of provision of 2005 training events • Preparation of training materials for training events held during the reporting period. A summary of project activities during the reporting period is given below. be known as White Young Green International. More details regarding staffing can be found in the component reports and in Section 5. We are still not aware of the final incidental budget that could be available and this has made forward planning difficult.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report 1. Activities planned in the next reporting period to 30th November 2005 are given in section 7. During the current reporting period. in future. IMC Consulting UK changed its company name to WYG International. Eleven participating counties were identified during the reporting period. • Preparation of tender documentation for a part-time teacher-training course which will replace the planned ODL programme. the local office will. on advice from the PIU and the EU team leader. In Romania. It is expected that a further two counties will be approved in the next reporting period once the total project budget is known. (February 28. Commentary and further details can be found in Section 2 of this report.1. • Delivery of a first training course for Teacher Trainers • Delivery of a first training course for Inspectors and Directors • Preparation of five draft professional guidebooks for use in training. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The activities described in this report relate to the period 1st June to 31st August and build on those previously described in the Project Inception Report. a number of additional experts have been appointed.

the Project Launch Conference and to School Inspectors’ and Principals’ training.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report • second chance programme Identification and in-house training of a team of illustrators and page designers Component 4 : Community Participation in Education • Preparation and planning of community participation training • Draft terms of reference for support groups/local steering committees • Preparation of a draft of Guidebook 6 for Community and Parental involvement in Schools • Preparation of a model induction programme for school mediators Component 5 : Desegregation • Revision of desegregation work plan • Appointment of an additional local dissemination training expert • Preparation of desegregation materials for inclusion in Inclusion Guidebooks • Preparation of training materials • Delivery of training sessions to Local Implementing Agents induction training. • Situation analysis field visits to schools Component 6 : Special Educational Needs • Identification of new EU expert for SEN • Appointment of an additional training expert for the first SEN training course • Preparation of training plans for the first SEN training course • Preparation of training materials for the first SEN training course • Selection and approval of local experts to prepare training materials relating to SEN. • Preparation of SEN content for Guidebooks. 3 and 4 Monitoring and Evaluation Activities • Design of M&E system • Development of quantitative indicators and reporting formats • Development of qualitative indicators for measuring impact • Development of qualitative reporting systems • Production of ToRs for Case Studies Information and Dissemination Activities • Press Conference • Project Launch Conference • Preparation of two dissemination products EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 5 . 1.

4). These activities are detailed in the component reports below. the exact number of participating counties has not been confirmed. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 6 . 57 candidates were short listed to participate in interviews. Among the first sixteen proposed names. • induction training and • participation in the Launch Conference. However. the “interviewers panel” composed by PIU representative. The final incidental budget that could be available will not be known until the next reporting period and this has made forward planning difficult. under the co-ordination of School Inspectorates. the participating counties were selected and activities involving the county inspectorates commenced.1 Crosscutting Issues During this reporting period. six were Roma. This is in addition to those other candidates who reached the agreed points score in the first selection round. Based on a “scoring grid” developed in consultation with PIU and Steering Committee members. we have prepared contingency plans for different eventualities. • Guidelines and working instruments for the establishment of functional Steering Committees at the county level to support the implementation of project/strategy related activities. 102 application forms were submitted. in partnership with stakeholders. and for inclusion in mainstream education of children with special education needs. training coordinator agreed the final selection. NGOs. particularly in the materials development component (see section 2. 2. other institutions). on advice from the PIU and the EU team leader. During the current reporting period. The interviews were spread over one week at the end of which. project coordinator. with a special focus on Roma. Advertisements in the national newspaper “Romania Libera” resulted in more than 200 expressions of interest (individuals. Local Implementing Agents (LIAs) The Local Implementing Agents will be the key contacts for the technical assistance within the counties. partners representatives.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report 2 . For reasons of positive discrimination in favour of the main project target group. the following activities relating to LIAs have been conducted : • selection and appointment. Expected Results detailed in the TORs are: • Training/ facilitation and support materials for the elaboration.. At time of writing. SUMMARY OF PROJECT PROGRESS 2. of County strategies for improving access to education for disadvantaged groups. Eleven county projects were approved but approval for two was held in reserve until funding was agreed. all of the 20 candidates who declared as being Roma were invited to be interviewed.2 County Strategies The Project Terms of Reference relating to this component state the following : Support the school inspectorates in elaborating and implementing county strategies for the improvement of access to education for the disadvantaged communities. However all thirteen counties were invited to attend the launch conference and the training courses held during the reporting period.

the trainees visited kindergarten no 169 (a pilot school in the previous PHARE project) where they found experiences and information very similar to the schools that they will encounter in their counties. desegregation. among the thirteen selected LIAs. The first project participation of the LIAs was in the project launch conference (see below). communication. At time of writing. • To consider issues involved in the inclusion of children with special educational needs in mainstream schools including the role of RCIE. parental and community participation into school activities. including the legal context and be aware of strategies for desegregation. Project Launch Conference The project launch conference was held in Poina Brasov from 25th to 30th August. who declared their job placement preferences. Specific Objectives were : • To familiarise participants with the monitoring and evaluation requirements of the project. • To assist counties in identifying all key stakeholders within the county and their specific roles and responsibilities EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 7 . • To inform participants of the support that counties will receive from MER. We are still waiting confirmation of the approval of an additional two counties. Thirteen of the selected candidates and three regional monitors participated in the induction training. • To familiarise participants with the international and national relevance of the project. monitoring and evaluation. The conference was organized in three batches of 1. • To assist counties in projecting their strategy for inclusion and promote their project objectives and activities • To enable participants to understand their own roles and responsibilities within the project. The training program covered the key aspects of every subcomponent such as: training. WYG International and Larive • To develop an awareness of key concepts of inclusivity and a recognition of indicators of inclusivity • To develop some common understandings of what is meant by inclusive education and an inclusive school • To consider issues of segregation. As a practical part of the training. This was the first official event where the technical assistance met with the county project teams and the whole PIU team. ten have accepted the county offer and are currently acting as LIAs.5 days with between 180 and 200 participants in each batch The general aims of the conference were : • To familiarise participants with project objectives and activities • To share and celebrate success stories from the PHARE 2001 project and develop support for project aims. information and dissemination as well as administrative aspects of the LIAs activity. When the approved counties list was known. The purpose of this event was to familiarize the selected candidates with their main tasks at the central and county level.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report The induction training of the selected candidates took place in Bucharest during the week 27th of June -1st of July. it was presented to the trainers. Pre-contracting Visits Two experts took part in the pre-contracting visits to the selected counties with colleagues from the PIU and assisted with the final approval process.

teachers from pilot schools. (ii) The date of the second training event for SEN Teachers. school principals. This was in order to enable an additional EU training expert with SEN experience to be involved in the planning of the training. • 10 teacher trainers trained for each pilot county • subcontracts for the mediators training and ODL for Roma primary school teachers • Monitoring plans. will be finalized in September. This event will be reported in the next interim report. The first training course for Inspectors and Directors began on 29th August. community participation in education etc. (see component 6). when it is anticipated that a new EU SEN expert will be approved. from 8th to 26th August. A detailed evaluation report on the conference is appended to this report. members of the Roma communities to become primary school teachers or school mediators Expected Results: • Revised trainer's guides for those produced under the PHARE 2001 programme. • Demonstrative tapes to support training for each area mentioned above. This training event now will run for one week during which all the identified participants will be trained. Training for trainers and facilitators who have been identified for training courses planned in 2005 was carried out in-house on 1st and 2nd August. special education. if needed • Teacher's guides on inclusive education. curriculum and assessment. teacher trainers. 2. intercultural activities. deliver and/or monitor the training programmes for school inspectors (preprimary. active learning methods.3 Training The Project terms of reference relating to training state the following : Elaborate. Roma inspectors). remedial education.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report • To begin the process of developing internal support networks within counties. A detailed evaluation report on this course is appended to this report. at the Hotel International in Sinaia. instruments and reports for the teachers training (at the local level or ODL) and mediators training programs Planning of project training activities Planning for the training events from 25 July onwards has involved some programme and staffing changes as follows: (i) The SEN Teachers’ first training was rescheduled to 5th September following the identification of a replacement EU SEN expert. primary. school management. The first training course for teacher trainers was held in three batches. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 8 . tentatively dated as March 2006. individual learning plan.

School-based curriculum for all. after school education programmes for students. proofread and scrutinised for their match with specific sessions of training events. Evaluation (negotiated procedure) is provisionally planned for 4th October. The new programme will be a primary teacher training course leading to the qualification of „Institutor Învăţământ Primar” using part-time methods. Supporting adult learners Guidebook 6.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report Development of Guidebooks for Training and Support A priority throughout this reporting period has been the transformation of draft Guidebooks into materials tailored to training: They have been designed. posters. New Terms of Reference for the ODL component have been produced and will be submitted for approval in September. appropriate ICT software applications 6te. In-house workshops and briefings for authors. Developing an Inclusive School Planning for change Guidebook 3. The inclusive classroom Guidebook 4. educational games and tapes for children. A clarification meeting is provisionally planned for 19th September. • Subcontracts for production and delivery of Educational materials for a) pre-school. Schools working with communities It is planned that the draft of Guidebook 7.. Change of the Distance-Learning (ODL) teacher training programme to a primary teacher training course using part-time methods In the interests of encouraging competition and supporting the implementation of a Bologna based partnership model. What is inclusive education? Guidebook 2. designers and illustrators have been held during the reporting period. translated.4 Curriculum and Materials Development The Project Terms of Reference relating to curriculum and materials development state the following : Support the development of curriculum and educational materials Expected Results: • Revised second chance curriculum for lower secondary education • Development of the curriculum for second chance programme at the primary school level • School-based curriculum related to Roma history and traditions. A short list of universities will be asked to submit proposals Development of Training Programme for School Mediators The Terms of Reference for the Mediators component were developed and approved. b) for parents: leaflets. Roma culture etc. 2. audio and video tapes etc. The change was made possible via an addendum to the Terms of Reference. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 9 . the decision was taken by the PIU and the EC Delegation to move from ODL delivery to part-time delivery. Supporting individual learners Guidebook 5. Cluj University will then have 21 days to respond. primary schools. will be completed in September. remedial programmes. The following draft guidebooks have been prepared during the reporting period : Guidebook 1. books. The TORs will be delivered to Cluj University in September.

Design document and sample materials for modules at Primary and Secondary levels 5. At present (end of August 2005) the following deliverables have been available to the ministry: 1. The team of authors and their managers work slightly ahead of schedule. which will be part of the training package to be sub-contracted EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 10 . 2. with the involvement/ facilitation of the school mediators. Design of materials Regular meetings have been held with illustrators and page designers to ensure the development of designs that are user-friendly and age appropriate. b) It has become evident that the MER does not now wish to significantly reduce the length of the vocational syllabus. Our EU community participation expert. Scenario for Second Chance vocational education (level 1) 4.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report Development of a second chance programme The development of methodology. During the reporting period. We have also designed an introductory course for School Mediators. In July our expert prepared and delivered presentations and activities in the Project Launch Conference. Godfrey Claff worked closely with the PIU counterpart to plan implement the agreed work plan. but to stay close to the full-time Vocational level 1 syllabi. trainers and facilitators have been identified for inputs relating to community participation in training courses for inspectors and teacher trainers. Training of Second Chance Writers Training sessions took place in Cluj and Bucharest during the reporting period. A release and implementation scenario 6. Draft version of Methodology for Second Chance (rules and regulations for schools) 3. It is understood that the PIU is currently defining its final position in this matter. syllabi and materials for the proposed new Second Chance Education programme has made considerable progress. Draft syllabi for Primary and Secondary Second Chance (general) 2. The major changes to the original specifications in the past months were: a) Agreement with the PIU and the EU on planning of the programme as a pilot from October 2005 (selected modules in selected counties and schools) with a shared vision on long term plans for monitoring and revision of the programme and the materials.5 Community Participation The Project Terms of Reference relating to community participation state the following : Support the community participation in education • • Expected Results: Guidelines/instruments and monitoring reports regarding the establishment and functioning of school support groups for each community participating in the project. Preparation and planning of community participation training In June our expert prepared and delivered training sessions at an in-house training course for inducting Local Implementing Agents. First version of manuscripts for the October 2005 modules plus design proposals for page design of both student and teacher materials. A full national implementation will commence in early 2006. They have been involved in the development of planned activities.

Consequently. 2. • Monitoring and evaluation system for desegregation plan Revision of Desegregation Work Plan Aspects of the Roma Education Expert’s forward plan that relate to school segregation and desegregation were developed with the assistance of two Roma NGOS: Romani Criss and project partner Agentia Impreuna. A checklist for school directors was included in this programme. Developing Tools and support materials for Community and Parental involvement in Schools Guidebook 6 in the series of inclusive education guides concerns aspects of community participation and parental involvement and the content of this guidebook has now been prepared. Our expert working with the PIU counterpart to develop a model induction programme for school mediators. which can be used by school directors to introduce the mediators to their role in the school and community. most (new) Pilot Counties were only confirmed towards the end of July. scheduled for October and November 2005 in the Consultant’s Technical Offer. However.6 Desegregation The Project Terms of Reference relating to desegregation state the following : Identify all cases of segregation in education in pilot counties through close collaboration with school inspectorates. NG0s and other relevant actors and support local actors in the identification and implementation of effective measures for desegregation. once Counties have been selected and schools have opened for the 2005-6 school year. 29323 from 2004) at the level of each participating county • Recommendations for desegregation plans for each case. Baseline analysis and status report in new pilot Counties In the workplan set out in the project’s Technical Offer. the situation analysis will now begin in October 2005. The revised work plan is appended to this report. Appointment of additional experts An additional local desegregation training expert. was brought forward.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report Draft terms of reference for support groups/local steering committees Our experts assisted the PIU to develop terms of reference for Local Support Groups and local Steering Committees in project schools. Costel Bercus was appointed to assist in the design and delivery of desegregation training and activities. Materials were produced for use in training and for inclusion in Training Guides on the following themes: • Anti-bias Education • Research into “Implicit Attitudes”: The implications for teachers • Labelling in the Classroom EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 11 . Expected Results: • Assessment of the segregation cases (according to the definition of the MER notification nr. The materials were introduced to inspectors and directors during the training courses beginning on 29th August. Preparation of materials to assist local actors Preparation of materials. it was envisaged the situation analysis in the new Pilot Counties would be ongoing from June 2005.

5 hours). who has relevant EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 12 . She participated in the pre-contracting visit to schools in Braila County and also visited schools and met with staff of County School Inspectorates in Arad (Curtici School and Kindergarten. A replacement EU SEN expert. 14. It is anticipated that she will begin work when approved at the beginning of September.7 Special Educational Needs The Project Terms of Reference relating to Special Educational Needs state the following : Support the creation of a institutional framework to sustain the children with special needs integration in/with mainstream schools Expected Results: • Guidelines and monitoring reports regarding the establishment of functional resources centres for inclusive education • Framework for the data base on the number and specific needs of children who need support in each county • Specific instruments in order to support children from special schools to be integrated into the mainstream (individual learning plans. Ramnicu Sarat School and Kindergarten No 3. because of the need for a Project Addendum to approve this expert and the need for the new consultant to become familiar with the context of the project. However. Delivery of Training The Roma Education Expert designed and delivered training sessions to Local Implementing Agents during their induction training (2 sessions – 3. etc. She also delivered a 40-minute presentation on school segregation and desegregation at the Project Launch Conference. Ivan Mykytyn. Mary Hrekow had resigned for personal reasons. Sessions relating to desegregation and discrimination were prepared and delivered during the training of Inspectors and Directors in August (see above) Situation Analysis Field Visits To inform the development of training materials. was identified during the reporting period. Ramnicu Sarat School No. Santana School and Kindergarten and Siria School and Kindergarten) and Buzau (School No. Candesti School and Kindergarten and Calvini School and Kindergarten). the Roma Education Expert undertook 3 field visits in this reporting period.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report • • • • • • • • • • The Resilient Child Models of educational provision from the Medical Model to the Ecosystemic Approach Intercultural Education Models of Provision: From Integration to Inclusion Inclusive Education and the Human Rights Framework Introducing Inclusive Education Barriers to Learning School Desegregation Using Best Practice Indicators for Equal Educational Opportunities Working with Children of Occupational Travellers Materials were also developed for 3 x 90-minute training sessions at the School Inspectors’ and Principals’ training. Pat Chick.5 hours) and to School Inspectors and Principals (3 sessions – 4. 5.) It was reported in our last interim report that our EU SEN expert. it was agreed with the PIU that an additional training expert. 2.

8 Monitoring & Evaluation The Project Terms of Reference relating to monitoring and evaluation state the following : Before the start of the county projects implementation. for the school years prior to the project implementation (2003 . Nigel Simister was approved as the new EU M&E expert. During the reporting period. be appointed to prepare and organise the training of SEN teachers to be held in early September. Laura Runceanu and Adina Vrasmas. a number of changes were made to the activity plan for M&E. This system should focus on results at the level of the final beneficiary: students. The main activities carried out over the reporting period are detailed below. a draft M&E system was designed. SEN content for Guidebooks Local SEN experts. schools. over the period to consult with a wide range of stakeholders. This M&E system consists of five principal elements. wrote content for Guidebook 4 of the series of guidebooks relating to Inclusive Education. Support school inspectorates from all pilot counties to collect relevant data according to the system designed above. other relevant actors. design a monitoring and evaluation system to measure both the qualitative and quantitative results of the projects activities (both organised at the national.2004. • • • • • Quantitative reporting Qualitative reviews at county level Case studies Self evaluation of schools A segregation study. county school inspectorate. Training in SEN Laura Runceanu and Adina Vrasmas acted as trainers and facilitators in the first training courses for teacher trainers and for Inspectors and Directors 2.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report experience in the context of the project and also expertise in the field of Special Educational Needs. This guidebook will provide material for training and will also act as a source of follow-up guidance and support within schools and Resource Centres for Inclusive Education. and parents from the targeted communities. Nigel Simister worked with the local M&E expert. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 13 . Catalina Ulrich. These are reflected in a revised plan that is appended to this report. when the new EU SEN Expert is approved. Design of M&E system Following internal and external consultations. based on the data collected and draw recommendations for the MER. county and school level). refine plans and develop the M&E system that will operate throughout the lifetime of the project. Plans were agreed for a process of editing and quality review of these materials. who had been forced to withdraw on grounds of ill-health. As a result of the consultations and work carried out. replacing Jerry Adams. 2004-2005 ) and after the first year of implementation ( 2005-2006) Elaborate a study to assess the results of the projects.

rather than using the aggregated system used in the PHARE 2001 project. Regional Monitors. challenges encountered. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 14 . as well as electronic. and the practical logistics of collecting information. The new draft M&E system was finalised and presented to the PIU according to schedule. and was accordingly approved. but will seek to ensure that County Inspectorate teams and LIAs work together to review and analyse the progress made by the project. After a number of discussions with a variety of stakeholders. A short. A report has been formatted. where appropriate. Subsequently. the tools used for information collection. The data will be processed. It was decided to pay more attention to training. and lessons learned. Production of Description Document for Case Studies The Description Document for the case studies has now been finalised. LIAs. has already begun to collect information. Development of quantitative indicators and reporting formats Extensive discussions have been held concerning the nature of the quantitative information required from schools within the project. as discussed in the previous report. and will be ready for distribution as soon as final approval has been achieved. it was decided that information would be collected on each pupil within the Project. entered by IMC so as to avoid duplication of effort on behalf of the Ministry. which do not meet the Project’s information needs. areas where the Project has failed to initiate change. A specially developed computer package has been developed internally. such as the Training for Trainers Workshop in order to focus on different elements of the Project within the studies. one-page circulation report was produced outlining the goals and objectives of the M&E system. supporting documentation and on-going support from the M&E experts. Manual. analysed and. which will be carried out by the local M&E expert. County Inspectorate teams and School Directors have all been provided with these guidelines. and has attended a range of events. the indicators were finalised and specifications were designed for a database to hold the information. Development of qualitative indicators for measuring impact As planned (see previous report) qualitative indicators for assessing progress and impact have been developed. using an approved sampling approach. These discussions focused on the selection of quantitative indicators. which recommended a short period of consultancy. The quantitative data system will be separate from existing Ministry systems. These will not use pre-defined indicators. and providing contact details for the M&E experts. a new system of reviews will be introduced at County level. and training has been conducted. reporting forms have been developed to ensure that even schools with no access to computer resources will be able to supply quantitative information on enrolment and progress. Suggested quantitative indicators were shared with the PIU. The first series of reviews is due at the end of October. who will carry out the case studies. Development of qualitative reporting systems As part of the M&E system. These indicators have been co-ordinated to ensure that the same indicators used by schools to self-evaluate progress will also be used in the planned case studies.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report Systems and processes were also reviewed following the review of the previous M&E system in the PHARE 2001 project outlined in the previous interim report. along with accompanying guidelines. The local M&E expert.

two information products were designed and prepared. 2. we do not plan to carry out retrospective baseline data. These were a full colour illustrated information leaflet describing the project aims and activities and a full colour illustrated folder to be used at training and dissemination events. etc. enrolment for schools will not be finalised until two weeks after the beginning of the school year. The baseline survey will now be carried out and finalised by the end of this reporting period.” This survey did not take place because: a. after the first school semester. The terms of reference for the project also state that we would support school inspectorates from all pilot counties to collect relevant baseline data for the school years prior to the project implementation (2003-2004. it would be unrealistic to expect schools to enter full data on all students for these two years. a number of field visits to counties included in the 2001 PHARE project have been carried out (Bucharest. As such.9 Information and Dissemination The Project TOR relating to information and dissemination state the following : Starting from the launching conference: • Produce quarterly a project brochure/ newsletters to promote the project's philosophy. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 15 . and to provide information concerning the effectiveness of the previous Project.g. with approval from the PIU. With the approval of PIU.responsibility regarding the content organisation • • In the last reporting period our information and dissemination expert. and without information in this form no sensible comparisons could be made between data collected during the previous project (much of which proved to be unreliable) and during the current project. Participate in the two national conferences at the beginning (April 2005) and the end (August 2006) of the county projects implementation . Andreea Sorescu began work. Giurgiu and Buzau county). discussions needed to be held concerning the quantitative indicators required and the type of data collection instruments used. the schools themselves had not been selected until recently. 2004-2005).Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report In addition. Because of the uncertainty over the final approved counties a limited run of the leaflets was printed. Organise at least two roundtables with relevant actors both at national and each county level to promote project philosophy and collaboration with other actors to disseminate to other actors key information e. including information related to projects activities. Information from these field visits has been used both to feed into the design of the case studies. and c. Baseline survey The previous report stated that “the major activity will be the Baseline survey for 2005-6 year which will take place in June. b. However. July and August. good practices or case studies. at the beginning of the academic year 2005-2006. A final version is planned once the names of all the participating counties are finalised.

This guide contained detailed project information and lists of contacts. During the Launch Conference. Minister of Education and Research. the launch conference of the project was held during the reporting period. European Delegation. Miclea. a press conference was organized in order to announce the beginning of the counties’ projects.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report On the 19th of July. the county teams were advised on the development of County Project Guides. who presented the principles of the new projects and the involvement of the two institutions in the project. The press conference was hosted by Mr. a press release was written and distributed. During the conference. and IMC attended. MER. During the same press conference. a Project Guide was distributed to all participants. Head of Delegation of European Commission and Romania and Mr Mircea Miclea. Liliana Preoteasa made a presentation of the objectives and activities of the project. Mrs. The conference folder contained a press release concerning the project and the main statements of Mr. announcing the event. Scheele and Mr. At the launch conference (that was divided into 3 batches) representatives of the counties teams. Before the launch conference. As detailed earlier. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 16 . Jonathan Scheele. These were reviewed during the training of Inspectors and Directors which began on 29th August. Its general aims were to familiarise participants with project objectives and activities and to share and celebrate success stories from the PHARE 2001 project and develop support for project aims. steering committee. Larive.

3. Romania. Following this. On balance. in the early days of the up-coming reporting period. Given the very limited current provision for Incidental Expenditure such additional resources would be more than welcomed and would enhance significantly a number of project activities. the greater will be the possible impact on the project outcomes. as well as the Task Manager at the Delegation of the European Commission in Bucharest. In this connection. (ii) increasing the number of local community members to be trained as school mediators.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report 3. This is detailed at Section “Incidental Expenditure” hereunder.1 Procurement Action and Preparatory Work Important procurement action and preparatory work was undertaken over the period on a number of incidental expenditure procurement headings. For example. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 17 . a set of specific contractual provisions to be included in the draft Tender Dossier for the Teacher Training exercise (Tender # 003) will be agreed. it was resolved that the second option is preferable.3 Incidental Expenditure We have been informed that additional incidental expenditure resources may become available for the Inclusion Project at a later date. the sooner such additional financial proceedings are transferred to the Incidental Expenditure Budget of the Inclusion Project by means of a Contract Addendum.2 Procurement Procedural Issues One procurement procedural issue arose during this reporting period in connection with the Teacher Training procurement exercise (Tender # 003). concerning the duration of the contract to result from this exercise. and 2) to identify the organisation which will ensure the management of the contract after the end of the Inclusion Project. which will outlive the duration of the Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups project (the Inclusion Project). such additional funds could be used for: (i) procuring educational materials in hardcopy. It is thus necessary: 1) to ensure enforceability of the contract and control over the incidental expenditure financial proceedings after the end of the Inclusion Project. two options have been discussed in meetings including the Head of the Project Implementation Unit. and The responsibility of managing the contract after the end of the Inclusion Project to be transferred to and taken over by the Technical Assistance Consultant of the follow-up project. Consequently. This option and its technicalities will be discussed with the Central Finance and Contracts Unit – the Ministry of Public Finance. as follows: 1) 2) WYG International Limited (former IMC Consulting Limited) retaining responsibility of managing the contract even after the end of the Inclusion Project. 3. PROCUREMENT AND FINANCIAL ADVISER'S REPORT Procurement progress achieved during the period June – August 2005 was as follows: 3.

and they confirmed availability and arrangements for the new dates when training courses organisation services and related facilities are to be provided for these two events. for a contract price of EUR 198.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report (iii) (iv) expanding the provision of travel on official missions to enable more follow-up activities in counties and schools procuring Computer Equipment.000 budget allocated for this tender. in accordance with the Romanian legislation in force. the maximum budget for Tender # 006 was provisionally increased to EUR 50. which was recommended for contract award. The contract was concluded on 07 July 2005 and a VAT Exemption Certificate was obtained for it. 3. preparation of draft Terms of Reference and of the draft Tender Dossier for this requirement is nearing completion. a Notification of Contract Award was faxed to SC Magnum SRL on 04 July 2005.400 was provisionally allocated to the 2006 Training Courses Organisation Services exercise (see below Tender # 006). and the remaining two proceeded to the financial evaluation. An important number of training events have been successfully held in Sinaia. No contractual issues of any kind have been raised to date. Therefore. although these documents may require further review and refining by the team members. since 08 August 2005. nor their amount is known at the date of compilation of this report. A revision of the estimated training courses programme for 2005 revealed that two of training events needed to be re-scheduled.600. The EUR 31. Of the three tenders received before the deadline.1 Provision of 2005 Training Courses Organisation Services (Tender # 002) Following receipt of the approval of the draft Tender Dossier. Prahova County. was that of SC Magnum SRL. one was rejected as technically non-compliant. Since neither the date when such additional funds are to become available.e. Software and Office Furniture to equip Teacher Training House (CCD) centres to support the Mediator and Teacher Trainees. before provision or invoicing of any services or facilities ordered under the contract. Following the approval of the Tender Evaluation Report. such additional resources are not reflected at Sections “Incidental Expenditure” and “Current Breakdown of Contractual Incidental Expenditure” hereunder. At the time of compilation of this report the contract is in course of implementation.400. A Clarification Meeting was held on 06 June 2005. Three tenders were received by the deadline for their receipt on 20 June 2005 and two tenders were received after the deadline. Romania. The Evaluation Committee convened on 21 June 2005 and completed its deliberations on 24 June 2005.3. the most economically advantageous one). Savings of EUR 31.3. The successful tender (i. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 18 . SC Magnum SRL was notified about this change in accordance with the contract. 3. the tender for this procurement exercise was launched during the last days of the previous reporting period. The two tenders received after the deadline were not opened or evaluated.2 Provision of Training Services Leading to the Qualification of Teacher (Tender # 003) Preparatory work for identification of requirements for this procurement continued intensively throughout this reporting period by means of cross-functional teamwork. At the date of compilation of this report.400 have been achieved by comparison to the maximum EUR 230.

further changes were required and operated in the draft tender documentation.3.4 Current Breakdown of Contractual Incidental Expenditure Breakdown as at 31 August 2005 EUR 198. It thus is considered that procurement of the School Mediator Training Services can be undertaken via a Negotiated procedure with the Colegiul Naţional Pedagogic „Gh Lazăr” Cluj-Napoca. was presented for consideration and approval on 10 June 2005. A draft Tender Dossier complete with draft Terms of Reference was finalised over the reporting period by means of cross-functional team work. are provided at section Procurement Procedural Issues above. This institution is Colegiul Naţional Pedagogic „Gh. for reasons unrelated to the Teacher Training component and also outside the control of the project stakeholders. A revised draft Addendum was prepared and submitted for consideration.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report A procurement procedural issue arose during the reporting period in connection with this exercise.400. which was thus re-submitted on 04 August 2005 and on 25 August 2005. 3. Romania” during 20032004. A draft Addendum was finalised during this reporting period and submitted for consideration. 3. an Addendum is required. approval and conclusion on 23 August 2005. 3. This.600 Comment Provisional (maximum contract price) Item 2005 Training Courses Organisation Services EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 19 .4 Provision of 2006 Training Courses Organisation Services (Tender # 006) Following the savings achieved on the 2005 Training Courses Organisation Services tender (see Tender # 002 above) the maximum budget for the 2006 Training Courses Organisation Services exercise (this Tender # 006) was provisionally increased to EUR 50. Following this. Since the alternative manner in which teacher training is to be provided was not envisaged by the contract governing the project. Details of this. allowing for Part Time Learning services to be procured.3. As soon as all technicalities relating to this procedural issue are agreed. Approval was received on 31 August 2005 and the Negotiated Procedure will be launched during the first days of the up-coming reporting period. the draft Tender Dossier complete with Terms of Reference will be finalised and presented for approval. together with a request for the services to be procured via the Negotiated Procedure. Unfortunately. approval and conclusion on 05 July 2005. and progress to date. the draft Addendum became frustrated and therefore could not be promulgated.3 Provision of Training Services Leading to the Qualification of School Mediator (Tender # 004) The project team identified that there is only one institution in Romania having experience in delivering School Mediator Training. Lazăr” Cluj-Napoca which provided this type of services under the project “Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups with a Special Focus on Roma. since the contract to result from this tender will outlive the duration of the Inclusion Project. This is expected to be promulgated as early as possible in the up-coming reporting period. The work on preparation of requirements for the 2006 Training Courses Organisation Services has been scheduled to begin on 05 September 2005.

000 Provisional (this line was increased following savings on Tender # 002) Provisional Provisional Provisional 4. Mary Hrekow with Pat Chick.000 Provisional (preparation of draft Terms of Reference and Tender Dossier nearing completion) Provisional (maximum budget for the tender) Provisional 29.400 3.820 0 800. CONTRACTUAL MATTERS .An addendum concerning changing the ODL teacher training to a part-time teacher training course was prepared during the reporting period. An administrative order was prepared to transfer 20 days from the Training Coordinator position (Libby Selman) to an additional training expert (Ivan Mykytyn).680 50.000 216.500 121.3 for further details. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 20 .Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report Training Services Leading to the Qualification of Teacher Training Services Leading to the Qualification of School Mediator Publications Educational Materials Audio-visual Materials 2006 Training Courses Organisation Services Local Transport Subsistence for Missions Unallocated 180. See Section 2. This addendum also concerned the replacement of the SEN expert.

Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report 5 ID IB1 IB2 IB3 IB4 IB5 IB6 IB7 IB8 IB9 IB10 IB11 IB12 IB13 IB14 IB15 IB16 30 IB3133 IB34 RESOURCE UTILISATION (at 31 August 2005) Position Team Leader Roma Expert SEN Expert EU Training Coordinator Project Coordinator Deputy Training Coordinator Secondary Second Chance Local Expert Primary Second Chance – Local Expert Community Participation in Education EU expert Monitoring and Evaluation – EU expert Mon. the following members of the project team had been recruited and approved: Name Keith Prenton Maria Andruszkiewicz Mary Hrekow Libby Selman Elvira Mihut Maria Kovacs Lucia Copoeru Cristiana Boca Godfrey Claff Jerry Adams Catalina Ulrich Serban Filipon Position Team Leader Roma Expert SEN Expert EU Training Coordinator Project Coordinator Deputy Training Coordinator Secondary Second Chance .5 103.5 281. and Evaluation – Local expert Procurement Expert Learning Materials – EU Expert ODL Expert School Mediator Expert LIAs in new counties LIA for monitoring old pilot counties Information and dissemination – Local Expert Additional short term EU expert for Roma issues Additional EU expert for ODL Trainers and facilitators Training & Teaching Guides ODL Module Development Curriculum Development Allocated days 424 220 132 220 404 404 110 110 176 82 385 132 88 55 55 4335 1212 88 50 50 900 500 100 775 Nigel Simister Revised Days Realised 163 108.5 100 202 5.75 95 126 269.Local Expert Trainer and facilitator Primary Second Chance – Local Expert Trainer and facilitator Community Participation in Education EU expert Monitoring and Evaluation – EU expert Mon.25 37 94 134.5 152 98 83 103 30.5 252 12 27 73 51. and Evaluation – Local expert Trainer and facilitator – Local expert Procurement Expert EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 21 .1 Staffing At the end of the preceding reporting period.5 73 26 49 55 4165 912 63 29 0 725 413.5 59 62 6 0 170 300 25 21 50 175 86.5 0 573 Days Remaining 261 117.

Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report Paul Vermeulen Gabriel Octavian Negrea Catrina Serban Aurel Borcescu Estera Roxana Hetea Andreea Sorescu Jean-Pierre Lieigois Ivan Mykytyn Gelu Dumnica Mihaela Bucinski Carmen Costina Gabriela Dumitru Dorina Kudor Ariana Stanca Vacaretu Nicolae Pellegrini Ioana Mihacea Doina Olga Stefanescu Cristina Ilie Tomescu Horatiu Popa Bota Luminita Chicinas Anita Dulman Marilena Zvac Adagena Florina Mitrea Laura Elena Runceanu Ecaterina Vrasmas Mirela Muresan Mihai Victor Stamatescu Nigel Simister Gabriel Iancu Adrian Popescu Carmen Lica Mariana Buceanu Costel Bercus Claudia Mihai Sorin Tarlea Elemer Konczey Adrian Marian Ana Cristina Serban Constantin Tanasa Cristian Hetea Elena Motas Floriana Simedrea Ioana Cristea Radu Laura Greta Marin Madalina Georgeta Ene Learning Materials – EU Expert ODL Local Expert Trainer and facilitator Curriculum Developer – Local Expert LIA for monitoring old pilot counties – Local expert Trainer and facilitator LIA for monitoring old pilot counties – Local expert Trainer and facilitator LIA for monitoring old pilot counties – Local expert Trainer and facilitator Information and dissemination – Local Expert Additional short term EU expert for Roma issues Additional EU expert for ODL Trainer and facilitator – Local expert Primary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Primary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Primary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development Trainer and facilitator – Local expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Trainer and facilitator-Local expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Primary/Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Primary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Primary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local expert Trainer and Facilitator for the preparation and implementation of the training programme for children with special needs Trainer and Facilitator Materials writer for the training programme for children with special needs Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local Expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local Expert Monitoring and Evaluation – EU Expert Local Expert in the field of material design Local Expert in the field of material design Trainer and Facilitator for the implementation of the training programme School mediators Trainer and facilitator Monitoring and Evaluation .Local Expert Trainer and facilitator Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Trainer facilitator Illustrator for the curriculum and educational materials development component Illustrator for the curriculum and educational materials development component Local Implementing Agent Local Implementing Agent Local Implementing Agent Local Implementing Agent Local Implementing Agent Local Implementing Agent Local Implementing Agent Local Implementing Agent Local Implementing Agent EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 22 .

Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report Ramona Adina Dita Local Implementing Agent The following project team members had been proposed and were awaiting approval: Balan Lucia Elena Szabo Felicia Ovidiu Ursa Maria Tudor Remus Ghiuzeli Mihaela Marin Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local Expert Secondary Second Chance Curriculum Development – Local Expert Guidebook writer Facilitator for the Implementation of the training programme Local expert in the Field of Materials Design Second Chance Curriculum Expert .editor 6 FORWARD PLAN Forward plans for future reporting periods are enclosed as Excel Spreadsheets in Appendix B. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 23 .

Development of teacher trainers’ materials.1 Component 1 : Support to County Projects For the next three months.will take place from 5 to 10 September • A second training event for Inspectors and Directors. steering committee meeting. 7. meetings. the part-time teacher training tender will be submitted for approval. induction activities. to accompany relevant guidebooks. However. Training activities The following training activities are planned to take place.2 Component 2 : Training Activities Completion of Guidebooks and Training Materials Plans are in place to complete and finalise the seven guidebooks for inclusive education during the next reporting period. September 1st to November 30tht 2005. monitoring. the main envisaged activities in which LIAs will be involved are: participating in the training seminars for inspectors and directors and support delivery at the county level for the project implementation (field visits. focussing on Planning for Change. in Sinaia. this will only be possible if additional funding is agreed and made available in the incidental budget. Preparation of technical specifications for the publication and printing of the guidebooks is planned and it is also planned that a sub-contract will be agreed for this purpose. etc). after they have been piloted in training courses. is also planned for the next reporting period. 7. discussions. will be held from 3 to 12 October • The second training event for trainers of teachers is due to be held from 31 October to 5 November Training events in 2006 During the next reporting period it is planned to prepare terms of reference for the procurement of training services for training events in 2006 Part-time teacher training In September. • Tender evaluation • Start of part-time teacher training EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 24 .Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report 7 NEXT REPORTING PERIOD The following activities are planned for the next reporting period. such as establishing school support groups and steering committees. The timing of the following activities are dependant on the approval of the tender dossier : • Clarification workshop for universities invited to tender for the part-time teacher training component. Further support to counties will be provided through other component activities. during the next reporting period : • Training of SEN Teachers.

7. followed by tender evaluation through a negotiated procedure. d) establishing adequate communication with schools and staff training to support the first user group that will start mid October 2005 with the new programme. assuming a successful negotiated procedure. The materials for Vocational may be delayed depending on new information and requirements received from the PIU.4 Component 4 : Community Participation During the next reporting period our expert will finalise details of the community participation sessions included in the second training of Inspectors and Directors and of Teacher Trainers.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report School Mediator training In September. They will also deliver sessions relating to community participation during the LIA’s follow up training which is planned for September. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation will then follow. In October. Our experts will work closely with the sub-contractors contracted to provide training to the school mediators and will provide direct input where appropriate. to cut down on delay when responses are awaited. If additional funding becomes available. the curriculum and materials development priorities are: c) creating enhanced communication with the PIU on quality and formal acceptance of proposals and materials delivered. We expect the first Primary and Secondary level modules for Second Chance Education to be available as previously agreed with the PIU. Subcontracts for production and delivery of educational materials It is planned to use a simplified procurement procedure to print a small run of trial materials for the limited introduction of the new second chance curriculum in October. We will monitor the establishment of school steering committees/support groups during the next reporting period and will monitor community involvement in project schools through the LIAs.3 Component 3 : Curriculum and Materials Development In the next reporting period. 7. the school mediator training will begin with the active involvement of our experts. we will identify a supplier for the materials through the appropriate procurement procedures. 7. Our experts will deliver training sessions relating to community participation at the Inspectors and Directors second training course from 3rd-12th October.5 Component 5 : Desegregation EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 25 . Technical specifications for a full procurement tender will be prepared to supply materials for the full introduction in 2006.. a clarification meeting is planned. e) seeking agreement of requirements relating to the Vocational level 1 programme under the new Second Chance programme.

7 Monitoring & Evaluation During the next reporting period the following activities are planned: • • • • • • The dissemination of guidelines for quantitative data collection. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 26 .November to 2 December.6 Component 6 : Special Educational Needs We anticipate that our new EU SEN expert. Laura Runceanu and Adina Vrasmas. our desegregation experts will meet to take into account lessons learned during the training and review the activity plan accordingly. The implementation of the first round of case studies (this will be the main task of the local M&E expert during the period). school principals). When approved our EU expert will work with the PIU and project counties to advise on the establishment and role of the Resource Centres for Inclusive Education. which ends on 7 September. regional workshops will be held to discuss progress on desegregation and issues arising.September to 28. Ivan Mykytyn with contributions for our local SEN experts. and has been extended on the advice of our partner organisation. She will also monitor the impact of the training of SEN teachers in visits to schools.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report Following the Inspectors’ and Directors’ training. 7. The writing and dissemination of a summary report based on county quarterly reviews. Our expert has been requested by Romani Criss to provide input into a MER initiative providing “instructions on desegregation” during the next reporting period. It is planned that county level surveys will take place in the period from 12. This training will be led by our additional training expert. Training of SEN Teachers will take place from 5 to 10 September in Sinaia. The on-going training and supervision of Local Implementing Agents. Provisional dates agreed are currently from 14. The installation of a specialised computer package for schools with access to computer equipment. The completion and dissemination of the baseline report for the 2005-6 school year. 7. Our desegregation experts will contribute to further in-house training of LIAs. Pat Chick will be approved and will begin work in early September.October This timeframe is a longer period than originally allocated. the first round of which are due to be completed by the end of October. Regional Monitors and county teams (CSIs. Once these reports are completed. Reports on the findings from these surveys will be produced during the next reporting period. Agentia Impreuna. during the next reporting period.

only a limited run of the project information leaflet was printed for the Launch Conference. EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 27 . Early in September.5) It is also planned to prepare mechanisms for supporting county teams in preparing their information and dissemination activities and the dissemination materials they plan in their project. It is also planned to produce a newsletter for schools in September. During the next reporting period it is planned to organize a round table on desegregation (see section 7. Andreea Sorescu plans to hold a participatory workshop to discuss activities and products which can form an information and dissemination plan for the project. A further print run is planned once the names of all the participating counties are finalised.8 Information and Dissemination Because of the uncertainty over the final approved counties. our Information and Dissemination Expert.Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report 7.

List of Appendices Appendix A : Summary of Project Activities by Month Appendix B: Forward Planner Spreadsheets Appendix C : National Launch Conference Evaluation report Appendix D : Training Materials for Local Implementing Agents (LIAs) Appendix E : LIA Report Format Appendix F : TOR for local steering committees and support groups Appendix G : School Mediators Induction Pack Appendix H : Report on 1st Training Course for Teacher Trainers EuropeAid/118970/D/SV/RO Page 28 .Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups Lot1 2nd Interim Report 8.