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30 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 28286)  

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Title Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for Professional Purposes - Basic Principles and Good Practice 
Description The purpose of this training event is to improve knowledge of the participants regarding professional recognition.

WG for Recognition

1 CoE expert
Status Completed 
Date 26/10/2009 - 27/10/2009 
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).

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education - Higher Education and Research Division)
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Last Modified 08/12/2009 

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Objective(s) WG in charge of recognition had a two day expert’s meeting with the CoE expert Dr Carita Blomqvist on 26 and 27 October 2009 in Belgrade. First day was dedicated to the issue of professional recognition of diplomas and steps ahead, in particular having in mind very complex procedure/s at the EU level that may soon become of interest for the Serbian authorities. Different, comparative models of solving, approaching to this issue were discussed and brief overview of the situation in Serbia taken. It was agreed that in difference to the academic recognition, WG can not prepare a by-law or the paper of equally binding nature but only recommendations of the future measures to be taken by the MoE in co-operation with other relevant ministries. Second day was devoted exclusively to the by-law prepared by the WG. The by-law was highly rated by the expert. The report will soon be submitted and WG, and in particular its president professor Bokan, will use it to continue lobbying for its adoption.

Output/Results Ground has been established for the future work of the WG, the one dealing with recognition for professional purposes. In addition by-law was discussed once again among WG members and together with the CoE expert. Expert characterized it as a major step forward. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Expert’s report, soon to be handed over to the WG, will be serving as additional argument when lobbying for the adoption of the by-law at all Serbian universities. 
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 Natalija Konjevic, ENIC staff. 
Consultants/Experts Dr Carita Blomqvist, Chairperson of the Committee for the implementation of the LRC and member of the Finnish Board of Education 
CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager
Ms Miroslava Balabanovic, Project assistant
Total No. Participants 17 
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