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06 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 28285)  

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Title Meeting on Quality Assurance 
Description Partners & participants:
2 CoE experts and CAQA

Status Completed 
Date 07/12/2009 - 08/12/2009 
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 1.2 - Quality Assurance and Accreditation • Support provided to NCHE and CAQA in their respective tasks based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA • NCHE and CAQA have established working relations with relevant partner institutions abroad.
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 - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
CoE Contact ,   email
Last Modified 07/12/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 28285) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) CAQA has requested additional support from the Project regarding their potential application for the ENQA membership. It was agreed that CoE experts will come to Belgrade, meet with CAQA and go with them through “moot application” for ENQA in order to enable CAQA to make the final decision if and when they would like to submit their application. During two days CoE experts together with number of CAQA members went through European Standards and Guidelines analyzing CAQA’s work so far – accomplishments and shortcomings. In addition, issues of (in)adequacy of the legislative framework were raised and distinction made between ones that require legislative changes and those that are caused to a higher degree by the implementation inadequacies. 
Output/Results CAQA sincerely discussed all pending issues with the CoE experts and joint conclusion was that CAQA as a body responsible for developing quality (culture) in Serbia ought to review its own work, in particular by preparing self-evaluation report that will also serve as a basis for the ENQA application. Methodology to be applied in order to produce high quality self-evaluation report was discussed in detail. 
Conclusions/Follow Up CoE expert will prepare two documents – Comparative analysis of European and Serbian Standards and Guidelines and questionnaire CAQA can use to survey its accreditation process. 
Participants Members of the CAQA 
Consultants/Experts Professor Jorgen Kohler,
Mr. Bastian Baumann, Secretary General Magna Charta Observatory
CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager
Ms Miroslava Balabanovic, Project assistant
Total No. Participants 12 
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