Israeli and Greek Ministries of Education tighten cooperation

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October 9, 2013 15:05




Education Minister Shai Piron and his Greek counterpart, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation in the field of maritime education in both countries, as part of the first Israeli-Greek government-to-government meeting this week.

The fields of cooperation will include domains such as marine geology, biology, ecology, chemistry, mechanics, technology and aquaculture.

As part of the MoU, the ministers also agreed to advance pupil exchanges between the two countries and decided that Greek teenagers will come to Israel to visit the Yad Vashem World Center for Holocaust Research, Education, Documentation and Commemoration, in order to “promote tolerance and eliminate the anti-semitism and racism that grew in Greece mainly due to the rise of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn party”.

In addition, the agreement stated that the ministries will organize meetings between pupils from both countries, promote cooperation between higher education institutions and establish a joint committee to oversee and advance the cooperation.


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