Improvement of academic recognition discussed at the PLA in Venice


On 26 November, the representatives of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) – Aurelija Valeikienė, Deputy Director, and Ieva Vaiciukevičienė, Head of Legal and General Affairs Division – took part at the Bologna Process Peer Learning Activity (PLA) on academic recognition in Venice (Italy). 

During the event, 29 representatives from 17 countries discussed how ENIC-NARIC centres could support higher education institutions (HEIs) in their countries to perform recognition according to the Lisbon Recognition Convention. Specific attention was devoted to information provision, turn-around time and implementation of expectations of Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) under ESG 1.4.

Ms Valeikienė presented Practical Recommendations on Integrating Academic Recognition and Quality Assurance, produced during LIREQA project that was implemented by the SKVC-led consortium and co-financed by the European Commission. These recommendations are aimed at HEIs, quality assurance (QA) agencies, academic recognition centres, and the networks of stakeholders, proposing concrete measures that should be done to improve the situation. The focus of the discussion was on ENIC-NARIC centres – how could they cooperate with QA agencies and higher education institutions and help HEIs improve their processes and practices. 

The seminar was hosted by IUAV (Università Iuav di Venezia), CIMEA (ENIC-NARIC Italy) and organized by Nuffic (Dutch ENIC-NARIC) in terms of I-Comply project, co-funded by the European Union.