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05 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 27413)  

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Title Participation of 2 Serbian experts on UK NARIC training session, Tirana, 7-8 July 2009 
Description Relevant Serbian Institutions participate in training activity

Improved knowledge on LRC and recognition of qualification in general

Participants: Professor Neda BOKAN (Vice Rector / Belgrade University), Vera DONDUR (Commission for accreditation and quality assurance / Belgrade University)

Status Completed 
Date 07/07/2009 - 08/07/2009 
Location Tirana, Albania
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 1 Through the European Higher Education Area, develop coherent and comprehensive reform policies for making higher education more attractive and more responsive to the needs of society and individuals, incorporating key Council of Europe values.

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Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact STOJANOVIC, Aleksandar   email
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Last Modified 07/12/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 27413) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Following the needs analysis meeting that took place in Belgrade in March 2009, UK NARIC proposed training sessions to take place in Tirana, Albania. Besides Serbian ENIC, Albanian and Croatian ones were invited as well. Idea was to have two day session discussing credential evaluation linking it at the same time with issues of NQF and quality assurance. UK NARIC covered the expenses of the one existing staff member of the Serbian ENIC, and Project team offered to send two more Serbian representatives, president of the WG for Recognition professor Bokan and professor Dondur, member of both CAQA and WG on NQF. Aim was to enhance the knowledge of the Serbian experts and having in mind that both participants are very active in their respective WG and can use the knowledge gained for further promotion of the Bologna reform values, it was presumed that participating at this event will have multiplier effect on other / further activities/ actions in Serbia as well.

Output/Results During two day session not only hot topics of credential evaluation and fraudulent documentation were discussed but also measures needed for establishing and developing an effective recognition centre. Serbian participants decided to use that in the future discussions with the MoE stressing once again that MoE has to face the problems related to the non-functioning of the ENIC Centre. Second day was dedicated to the NQFs and EQFs, explaining their development, European trends with examples from few countries, purpose of the EQF and its alignment with NQFs. This helped participants to better grasp links between recognition, quality assurance and NQFs, understanding that will help them in their future work in the WGs. At the end Ms Kalezic informed organizers that she could not go and sending additional participants proved to be an excellent choice.

Conclusions/Follow Up Project will continue providing participation at relevant international events for different Serbian stakeholders whenever it is considered to be beneficial. 
Participants Professor Neda Bokan, Chairperson of the WG for Recognition and Vice-Rector of the Belgrade University
Professor Vera Dondur, member of the WG for NQF and member of the CAQA

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