Quality assurance for the ENIC-NARIC networks


During the course of implementation of IMPACT project, 11 centres of ENIC/NARIC networks were externally reviewed following SQUARE protocol and standards, to creation of which SKVC has contributed.

The voluntary quality assurance system for ENIC-NARICs is a tool to help the centres systematically review and improve their recognition practices, using a set of standards and guidelines based on the Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC) and the ENIC-NARIC charter. 

The tool follows a clear protocol and consists of a self-evaluation, a SWOT analysis and an external peer review. 

SQUARE Self-evaluation and Peer Review Protocol

IMPACT helped improve the quality of recognition practices by organising 2 rounds of peer reviews for 11 ENIC-NARIC centres. Since 2012, there have been 25 reviews, including 3 centres that were reviewed twice.

The following 11 countries participated in the two peer review rounds:


  • Belarus
  • Belgium (Flanders)
  • Israel
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation


  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey

SKVC has undergone self-evaluation and external review by an international panel in 2015-2016, relevant reports are published here: http://www.skvc.lt/default/en/about/strategy_policy/external-review-of-skvc .