... more than a decade of joint action to promote democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe ...

Current Events
Today -
by Programme -
by Country -
Search -
Subcontractors and grantees
Print View
Sign in

Joint Programmes - Activities by Country
06 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 23318)  

Hide Synopsis  
Title Conference on self-evaluation of HEIs 
Description The purpose of the conference is to:

- Explain the concept of self-devalution to HEIs,
- set up the TOR fot the selection of HEIs to be piloted for the self-evaluation execise.

Partners & participants:
CoE experts, HEIs, Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAQA), the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Ministry of Education, students representaives.

Status Completed 
Date 10/07/2008 - 11/07/2008 
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 1.2 - Quality Assurance and Accreditation • Support provided to NCHE and CAQA in their respective tasks based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA • NCHE and CAQA have established working relations with relevant partner institutions abroad.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.1 – Education and Linguistic Diversity: promoting democratic culture
Programme ☆ V.1.2  Towards a European Higher Education area
Project 1994/DG4/104 European Higher Education Area - qualifications and structural reform of higher education in Europe
Expected Result 6 Stakeholders and authorities in countries that recently joined the Bologna Process benefit from expert advice and targeted assistance in implementing higher education reforms.

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact KEATING, Sarah   email
Last Modified 21/11/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 23318) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Conference on self-evaluation methods and techniques took place as planned on 10-11 July 2008 in Belgrade. Conference was agreed upon with Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assessment (CAQA). Beside expert already engaged for the QA component – Mr Purser, two additional international experts participated in the event – professor Dionyssis Kladis from Greece and professor Manuel Assuncao from Portugal. Aim of the Conference was twofold:
a. to present European standards and to enable discussion on the basis of concrete experience from three countries (Ireland, Portugal, Greece) as well as from Serbian HEIs that successfully completed accreditation process
b. to serve as a starting point for the pilot activity that should commence in autumn.

Pilot activity should ascertain to what extent the CAQA methodology and process is compatible with European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) and where changes are needed to recommend them, but also to contribute to the better perception of the quality enhancement process at the level of HEIs.
Output/Results Conference did serve as the first step for the pilot activity since at the end of the second day number of institutions volunteered for the exercise. It was agreed that CoE expert Mr Purser will prepare detailed ToR after the event so that institutions could be selected and methodology for the pilot activity outlined in detail.

Conclusions/Follow Up Conference will have pilot activity as a follow up. Pilot activity will commence in the 4th quarter of 2008 and will have few phases – from initial meetings with CoE expert/s, through on-site visits to the external evaluation and experts’ report. 
Participants Representatives of the accredited 13 faculties and 1 university
Representatives of CAQA,
Representatives of NCHE. 
Consultants/Experts Mr Lewis Purser, expert IUA
Mr Dionyssis Kladis, professor at the University of Peloponnese, Greece
Mr Manuela Assuncao, professor at the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager
Ms Miroslava Balabanovic, Project assistant
Total No. Participants 48 
Last Modified


  * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
   Return to the top of the page.