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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 26768)  

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Title 3rd Meeting of the NQF WG, 29 April 09, Belgrade  
Description 3rd Meeting of the WG for the elaboration of Serbian NQF

member of the WG to continue developing the NQF.

Status Completed 
Date 28/04/2009 
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 1.3 - Qualifications framework • A generic (non subject related) HEQF is developed. • The HEQF is piloted with 1-2 individual subjects/professions • Roadmap for the further elaboration and implementation of the HEQF is agreed upon by the relevant stakeholders. • Network of Serbian HEQF experts established • Guide for the application of the ECTS and learning outcomes is produced and available
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 5 Member states will be assisted with national qualifications frameworks to facilitate comparability of national higher education degree systems and ensure their compatibility with the overarching framework of the European Higher Education Area.

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 RESTOUEIX, Jean-Philippe   email
Last Modified 06/05/2009 

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Objective(s) Meeting was held on 29 April 2009. In difference to the previous WG meeting this one was held with the expert assistance. CoE expert professor Stephen Adam joined the WG in order to help them solve some of the pending issues. Both at the meeting and afterwards in his report professor Adam stressed that there are two linked sets of challenges facing the work on the Serbian QF – the “issues for decision”, namely the ones that need to be addressed by the WG and MoE, and the ones that can be named “barriers to change”, i.e. the issues inhibiting not only the work of the WG but the HE reform in general. The current Serbian QF reflects the existing set of relations and rules and is consistent with the existing Law on HE, but the successful and more rapid development would require from WG to reflect on current realities critically and to start discussing many issues to name only few: how Serbian QF can be placed within the context of the Strategy for the HE reform in Serbia, to link it with ECTS – the role and purpose of credits, with employability dimension, with quality assurance and standards, mobility; to think deeply about the role of the QF in curriculum development and about relationship between QF and other parts of the educational infrastructure.
Output/Results It became obvious that WG and MoE need to agree on the course of future actions in the near future, if the work on the Serbian QF is to be put on the right track, the one that will be Bologna-compliant. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Meeting with the WG chair person and State Secretary will be held end of May to agree on the future actions. 
Participants National Council for HE (NCHE)
Ministry of Education
Statistical Bureau
Bureau for the enhancement of education and behavior
National Bureau of Employment

Consultants/Experts Mr Stephen Adam, professor Westminster University and UK Bologna expert 
CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager 
Total No. Participants 12 
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