On 22 May 2019 Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) hosts the international conference of LIREQA project „Linking Academic Recognition and Quality Assurance“ as a final event of the project, co-financed by the European Commission.
In 2015, Ministers of education endorsed the revised text of the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), which contain a clear expectation under ESG 1.4 to align institutional recognition with the Lisbon Recognition Convention, and to foster cooperation to that end. Specifically, it reads as follows:
“1.4. Student admission, progression, recognition and certification
Standard: Institutions should consistently apply pre-defined and published regulations covering all phases of the student “life cycle”, e.g. student admission, progression, recognition and certification.
Fair recognition of higher education qualifications, periods of study and prior learning, including the recognition of non-formal and informal learning, are essential components for ensuring the students’ progress in their studies, while promoting mobility. Appropriate recognition procedures rely on:
- institutional practice for recognition being in line with the principles of the Lisbon Recognition Convention;
- cooperation with other institutions, quality assurance agencies and the national ENIC/NARIC centre with a view to ensuring coherent recognition across the country.”
Linking internal and external quality assurance with recognition is still a challenge in the Bologna Process. Recommendations, produced by LIREQA project consortium are addressed to higher education institutions, quality assurance agencies, academic recognition centres, also the networks of stakeholders, proposing concrete measures what should be done to improve the situation. During the conference, we will relate to the already existing tools and the set of LIREQA recommendations in order to promote recognition for the benefit of students.
During the conference representatives of the main stakeholder organizations – ESU, EUA, ENQA – will address participants, and members of ENIC/NARIC network as well as President of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee will take part.
The event is targeted at administration and academics within higher education institutions, responsible for quality assurance, international relations, admission and recognition, also students, public authorities, international organizations. We invite to discuss and share best practices.
On-line registration is at the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QR6J8GX till May 17. Please do not purchase travel tickets or make hotel reservations until your registration is approved.
By registering for the event, you consent to the recording of your personal data (country, name, position, organisation, email address) in an electronic participant directory. The directory will be used for organisational and reporting purposes. The data will not be made public and will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the aforementioned purposes.
The conference will be subject to image and sound recordings. The recordings will be made public with the names of the speakers indicated. You have the right to object to the storage and use of the data at any given time via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can contact organizers by writing to Project Coordinator Ms. Aurelija Valeikiene at email@example.com.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Vilnius!