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28 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 25979)  

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Title CoE Expert consultation meeting (Belgrade, 20/02/2009) 
Description CoE experts engaged on different project component will meet with the project staff in BElgrade in order to discuss further activities and steps to be taken until the end of the project and to draft a possible workplan for the potential extension period.
Status Completed 
Date 20/02/2009 
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 1.5 - 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 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 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 - Small scale meeting 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact RESTOUEIX, Jean-Philippe   email
Last Modified 06/05/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 25979) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Project team with the help /assistance of Strasbourg organised project experts’ meeting on 20 February 2009 in Belgrade. Either all experts engaged at the particular project component or at least one of them participated at the meeting, apart from the component dealing with legislation due to the still unclear situation how Ministry will proceed with this issue. Aim was to have at one table everyone involved in the Project in order to sum up, after more than a year of implementation, what are their impressions / conclusions / suggestions regarding existing situation in Serbia and to have at least rough outline of the activities to be undertaken until end of the Project in terms of their feasibility and at least tentative dates. Idea of extension was also discussed. 
Output/Results Experts provided summary of their conclusions regarding developments in Serbia so far and supported the need to continue with activities for at least one year and if possible even until end of 2010. Potential activities to be undertaken during extension were discussed as well. General conclusion is that situation in Serbia is far less developed than as presented in the request of the Minister Vuksanovic, when he requested (in 2006) from the CoE the Project that will support HE reforms in Serbia. As a consequence more issues than initially envisaged will have to be covered. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Within two weeks draft work plan will be prepared, based on the experts’ inputs, and further discussed both with them and Serbian partners in order to prepare request for extension. 
Participants CoE experts tasked with specific components:
Dr Carita Blomqvist (recognition component),
Professor Jorgen Kohler (QA component)
Mr Bastian Baumann (QA component)
Professor Manuel Assuncao (QA component),
Professor Stephen Adam (QF component),
Professor Volker Gehmlich (QF component)
CoE Secretariat Mr Jean-Philippe Restoueix, Strasbourg Headquarters
Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager
Ms Miroslava Balabanovic, Project assistant
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