The minister of Education of Andorra Eric Jover, in the framework of the XXV Conference of ministers of Education of Ibero-American countries (Conferencia Iberoamericana de Ministros de Educación), has signed an agreement allowing students, professors and researchers to be involved in an exchange programme with the universities of the Ibero-American countries.
The document was also signed by the head of the General Secretariat of the Ibero-American countries (Secretaria General Iberoamericana), Rebeca Grynspan, the Secretary General of Ibero-American States for education, science and culture (Estats Iberoamericans l Educació per a la Ciència i la Cultura), Paulo Speller, and the Secretary General of the Ibero-American Council of Universities (Consell Universitari Iberoamericà) Félix García.
The conference was organized by Andorra’s ministry of education, Colombia’s ministry of education, OEI and SEGIB. The main topic of discussion was youth education and entrepreneurship. The event was attended by representatives from 22 Latin American countries ministries of education.
The Prime Minister of Andorra Antoni Marti addressed the conference’s participants with a warm welcome. He stressed the important role of education as a tool for transmitting knowledge about the world, for democracy, human rights and the rejection of racial discrimination. Antoni Martí reminded the audience that there are three systems of primary and secondary education in Andorra: Andorran, French and Spanish. All three systems are public, free and guarantee high quality education.
Eric Jover, in his turn, confirmed Andorra’s commitment to the observation of international education, recalling that it was one of the political priorities of the government. He recalled that Andorra is actively involved in the working groups of bodies such as the Council of Europe, the UN and UNESCO.
The conference is part of a series of events on the eve of the summit of heads of states and governments of the Ibero-American countries. It will be held in Cartagena (Colombia) on 28 and 29 October.