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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 25977)  

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Title Joint training event - Implementation of the LRC and its subsidiary documents 
Description Training for representatives of HEIs, MoE and ENIC staff, on the implemetation of the LRC and its subsidiary documents

Status Completed 
Date 19/02/2009 
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 1.1 - Recognition of Qualifications and Study periods • Fully operational ENIC integrated in the ENIC/ NARIC Network • Analysis of the current recognition practice in Serbia HEIs undertaken • Relevant administrative staff at Serbian HEIs able to apply procedures associated with the LRC at their respective institution • LRC manual produced and available • Drafting of the Serbia NAP undertaken
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  European dimension of Higher Education: promoting humanistic values and optimising structures
Project 1994/DG4/104 European Higher Education Area: structural reform and qualifications in higher education
Expected Result 3 Member states will dispose of advice on and examples of recognition practice in view of implementing the Council of Europe/UNESCO Recognition Convention (ETS 165).

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 06/05/2009 

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Objective(s) Meeting was held on 19 February 2009. Main aim was to enable participants to compare existing European standards with the rules and practice at their universities as well as to make the list of pending issues / obstacles that need to be addressed in order to improve recognition procedure in Serbia. Having that in mind translated Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC) and subsidiary documents were submitted to participants on time, while CoE expert Dr Carita Blomqvist prepared presentation summarizing main components of the LRC procedure. 
Output/Results Participants realized that there is a need to separate two procedures – the one for academic and the one for professional recognition, plus to take measures to improve both procedures in order to make them compliant with LRC requirements both formal and substantive. In addition NAP on recognition needs to be revised. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Project team will continue supporting work on the recognition of qualifications in Serbia in particular the WG established by the Ministry of Education.

Participants Ministry of Education,
Representatives of the Serbian Universities,
Students’ representatives,
National Council for HE,
Conference of the Serbian Universities (KONUS),
Conference of the Academies of Professional Studies (KASS),
Ms Jelena Kalezic, ENIC staff. 
Consultants/Experts Ms Carita Blomqvist, member of the Finnish National Education Board and Chairperson of the Lisbon Recognition Committee. 
CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager
Ms Miroslava Balabanovic, Project assistant
Total No. Participants 18 
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