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Zlínský kraj, Czech Republic

Zlínský kraj (Zlín Region) was established on the 1st of January 2000. The main bodies of Zlínský kraj include the regional board of representatives, council, governor and Regional Authority. The political representation of the region consists of the local board governed by the governor and council. They set the directions the region is to follow throughout the entire election period. The decisions taken by the board and the council are implemented by the regional authority. The Regional Authority of the Zlín Region executes tasks assigned by the council or board. The Regional Authority, which is divided into departments, is managed by the director, who reports directly to the governor. The Regional Authority is a public body with regional scope and about 460 members of staff.

Department of Education, Youth and Sports of the Regional Authority (hereinafter Department of Education) is responsible for implementing education, youth and sports policy in the region. Zlínský kraj is a founder of 33 vocational schools, which provide secondary and upper secondary education. Zlínský kraj appoint management of those schools, provide teachers with possibilities of in-service training, support counselling, and prevent vocational school drops-out. 

Department of Education has a strong track record in implementation of international educational projects in the framework of Lifelong Learning Programme and Erasmus+ Programme since 2011.  The Department of Education have direct links to the vocational schools headteachers and other school staff. This enables us to involve a sufficient number of teachers and other professionals this project. These will participate in the project activities to view and learn from the best practice and will be responsible for cascading information to the others locally. As a project leader Zlínský kraj will coordinate the project, ensure continuous communication among partners, provide information to partners, coordinate activities implementation, do time supervision. Zlínský kraj will coordinate distribution of tasks among partners, collect information on budget spending and compile reports for National Agency.

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