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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 26910)  

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Title 3rd Meeting of the Working Group for Recognition (Belgrade, 28 April 09) 
Description The purpose of this 3rd meeting of the WG for Recognition is to draft the explanatory memorandum for the by-law on academic recognition, draft subsidiary forms and to start debate re Serbian NAP.

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 1.1 - 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).

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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) Main goal of the WG was to finalize all documents relevant for the academic recognition, namely – by-law regulating procedure for the academic recognition, explanatory memorandum, request and decision forms, in order to initiate changes in the current regulations and practice. All those documents have been deliberated upon at the meeting (held on 28 A[pril 2009) and either unanimous or majority decisions on the content have been reached. 
Output/Results WG have finalized documents related to the academic recognition, and will start lobbying at the universities for their adoption. In order to justify drastic change of approach to the academic recognition explanatory memorandum had been prepared, specifying shortcomings of the previous practice and reasons for the changes undertaken. 
Conclusions/Follow Up President of the WG, together with the Project team will inform State Secretary of the achievements so far and propose future steps. Next meeting will deal with NAP(May / June 09) and subsequent ones with professional recognition. 
Participants Vice-rectors from Belgrade, Kragujevac, Nis, Novi Pazar, Novi Sad Universities, Belgrade Art University, Megatrend private university, and
Their officially nominated replacements,
Students’ representatives,
Representative of the National Council for HE,
Representative of the higher schools,
Ms Jelena Kalezic, ENIC staff.

CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager
Ms Miroslava Balabanovic, Project assistant
Total No. Participants 18 
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