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28 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 28913)  

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Title CoE expert meeting with the NQF WG, 14 December 2009  
Description CoE expert will meet the NQF WG to discuss the last version of the NQF and give recommendations.

Members of the WG for NQF.

Status Completed 
Date 14/12/2009 
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 1.3 - 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.

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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 ,   email
Last Modified 16/12/2009 

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Objective(s) WG after October 2009 meeting elaborated the existing document trying to build on the experience of others but also to have Serbia specific approach. Document prepared was sent to CoE experts for comments and their report submitted to WG members. After internal discussion of the report among WG members, they requested, if possible, to have one additional meeting with the CoE expert in order to discuss the report prepared in detail. Core WG members were invited and fruitful discussion followed. 
Output/Results Experts’ report was analyzed in detail and expert provided additional suggestions, clarifications and advice how to further improve the document. Once again shortcomings were outlined and WG taken step by step through suggested improvements starting from legislative changes as absolute necessity and continuing with the need to make strategic decisions and to involve in the process all stakeholders. Strategy for HE with the clear roles and timetables should be prepared taking into consideration in particular issues of employability and strengthening the concept of student centred learning, that of course requires curricula revision and is closely linked with quality assurance and in consequence recognition. 
Conclusions/Follow Up WG promised to continue working on the NQF and CoE expert, though Project will end in two weeks, offered off-site consultations if WG needs additional advice / clarifications 
Participants Core members of the WG for NQF

Consultants/Experts Professor Stephen Adam 
CoE Secretariat Ms Silvija Panovic-Djuric, Project manager
Ms Miroslava Balabanovic, Project assistant

Total No. Participants 11 
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