New challenges in combating education fraud discussed at the ETINED Plenary Session in Prague


On 28–29 November, Ieva Vaiciukevičienė, Head of Legal and General Affairs Division of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) took part at the 3rd Plenary Session of the Council of Europe Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED) that was held in Prague. The meeting was also attended by Dr Loreta Tauginienė, the Ombudsman for Academic Ethics and Procedures of the Republic of Lithuania.

Promotion of academic ethics is very important to SKVC both as external quality assurance agency and the ENIC/NARIC office performing academic recognition of foreign qualifications.

The delegates from 30 member states and international organizations discussed new challenges in combating education fraud, as well as new tools and practices in the field. The case studies from member states and information about implemented projects were also presented during the Plenary Session.

The ETINED Platform is a network of specialists appointed by member States of the Council of Europe and of States Parties to the European Cultural Convention. Its mission is to share good practices in the field of transparency and integrity in education, to define guidelines on the subject and to develop capacity-building for all actors.