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01 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 21336)  

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Title Higher Education Expert Consultations and Information meetings 
Description Higher Education Expert Consultation and Information meetings with local experts and universities in order to :
1/To Interview local experts in order to select the ones to be engaged by CoE to prepare following reports:
- on past and ongoing initiatives related to QA in HE in Serbia
- on the recognition practice in HE in Serbia
- on past and ongoing initiatives contributing to a HEQF in Serbia (incl. ECTS, learning outcomes etc.)
2/ To define ToR with selected experts for each of the reports and to specify deadline for their submission,
3/ To attend a Information meeting with the University of Niš,
4/ To draft detailed workplan of project activities for the following trimester. 
Status Completed 
Date 17/12/2007 - 20/12/2007 
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-Educ
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-Educ - Strengthening Higher Education Reforms in Serbia    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2007/DG4/JP/1741   Serbia-Edu - Strengthening Higher Education reforms in Serbia
Expected Result 1.5 - Complementary measures • Nationwide dissemination of the project activities and results. • Functional project management structures in place allowing for timely, efficient, and effective implementation. • Students are actively involved in the implementation of the reform areas addressed by this Project • Gender equality awareness raised
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.1 – Education: promoting democratic culture in Europe
Programme ☆ V.1.2  Towards a European Higher Education area
Project 1994/DG4/104 European Higher Education Area - Recognition of qualifications and academic mobility
Expected Result 2 Higher education stakeholders in countries that recently joined the Bologna process benefit from expert advice and targeted assistance

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Small scale meeting 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact GANTZER, Stephanie   email
Last Modified 28/11/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 21336) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Series of meetings held in between 17-20 December 2007 had two aims: to identify expert/s for the preparation of survey in HE in Serbia in the four Project components and to disseminate Project context, components, objectives to various HEIs, including institutions outside capital. 
Output/Results a. Interviews with local experts were held in order to commission survey in HE in Serbia. The inception phase showed the need to obtain more systematic data on the situation, trends and initiatives in the Project focal areas in order to prepare further actions fully in line the existing situation.

b. Meetings with representatives from various HEIs aimed at identifying their specific needs in the areas addressed by the Project. Main topics discussed were QA, and consequently involvement of HEIs in the ongoing accreditation procedure, as well as National qualifications framework

c. Expected outcome of the meeting with the Open Society Fund (NGO) was to identify activities of the Fund in the area of HE in Serbia in order to avoid overlapping but also to build on the current and future achievements of both organisations / projects. 
Conclusions/Follow Up a. Follow up is needed since local expert that was selected has to submit reports until mid February.
b. Other meetings - with private universities and University in Nis will be followed by various project activities based on the HEIs specific needs.
c. Future regular consultations are necessary in order to avoid overlapping and to be able to build on the respective achievements.
Participants There were different groups of participants due to different nature of tasks done:
- local expert selected to prepare reports
- representatives of private universities
- representatives of various faculties from Nis University
- NGO (Open Society Fund) dealing with the education reform
Consultants/Experts Ms Karen Roberts, HE consultant 
CoE Secretariat Ms Miroslava Balabanovic, Project assistant
Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager 
Total No. Participants 27 
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