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EU Twinning Project “Further support to the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework“ in North Macedonia

Project aim is to significantly strength and develope the National Qualifications Framework in Northern Macedonia. 

Strengths of the project:

  • a competent management team;

  • support and involvement of the management of the beneficiary institution;

  • clear and realistic project objectives;

  • close cooperation between the EU Member States and the authorities of North Macedonia. 

The project is funded by the European Commission.

The project is implemented in cooperation with Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of North Macedonia and partner institutions from Lithuania, Slovenia, and France as Member States Partners.

The leading member state in the project is Lithuanian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport co-operating with the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC), the Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre (KPMPC), European Social Fund Agency and French High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) together with the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training (CPI), acting as the Junior project partners.

The value of the project is 1.5 million euros. The estimated implementation period is 27 months, from 1 October 2021 till 31 December 2023.

For more infornation:
Ms Aurelija Valeikienė, 
Deputy Director
Tel. (+370 5) 210 5402


Project news

Opening Ceremony of the Project

Newsletter (January 2022)



Project aim is to sustain the system of external evaluation of higher education institutions. The implementation of this project will support the quality assurance as well as effectiveness of Lithuanian higher education and research system following the provisions of European Higher Education Area. During the project the mode of evaluation from the individual study programmes to the systematic study field quality evaluation will be shifted. 

External assurance has two main functions:

  • Accountability of higher education institutions;
  • Improvement of higher education quality.

External evaluation results – evaluation reports – provides information regarding activities of the institution and its studies‘ quality not only to the academic community but also to the whole society.

To reach the aim of the project it is necessary to:

  • Enhance partnership between Centre and its stakeholders;
  • Evaluate quality of higher education institutions’ activities.

Target group of the project: various stakeholders (teachers, students, employers, ministry, society). During the project evaluation of twenty eight higher education institutions‘ quality and external evaluation of study fields will be accomplished. 

Project “Development of Higher Education Institutions External Evaluation System (AMIS-3)“ is implemented according to  European Union fund investment priority and is financed by European Union structural funds and state budget of the Republic of Lithuania. 

The Project runs from 20 October 2015 to 31 December 2023. 

For more information:

Aušra Leskauskaitė
Project Manager 
Tel. (+370 5) 210 7727 

Gerda Černiauskienė 
Project Administrator
Tel. (+370 5) 210 4775



KAPRIS-2 is a project implemented to strengthen the system of academic recognition of foreign qualifications concerning higher education in Lithuania.

It is aimed at:

  • Creating electronic recognition services enabling stakeholders to receive our services online and providing one platform for all institutions involved in recognition;
  • Supporting the decentralised academic recognition system by developing information tools and offering training;
  • Streamlining recognition of qualifications, periods of study, and prior learning in higher education institutions;
  • Implementing automatic recognition for Bologna qualifications.

It is provisioned that, during the lifetime of the project, the following will be implemented:

  • An electronic recognition area;
  • 25 country profiles providing information on the systems of education;
  • training sessions for higher education institutions;
  • review of recognition processes within 5 higher education institutions;
  • preparation for implementing recognition with 7 higher education institutions;
  • introduction of automatic recognition by reviewing and amending internal SKVC processes;
  • other supporting activities.

This project builds on the achievements of the previously implemented KAPRIS, which facilitated the introduction of the decentralised system of recognition of foreign qualifications in Lithuania. KAPRIS-2 is focused on reinforcing the system and creating favourable conditions for its effective functioning.

Target group of the project: education institutions, students, holders of foreign qualifications, employers.

Title of the project:  Strengthening the System of Academic Recognition (KAPRIS-2)

Duration of the project: from 20 October 2015 to 30 June 2023.

The project is financed by the European Structural Funds.

For more information:
Kristina Sutkutė, Project Manager
Tel. (+370 5) 210 47 88

Gerda Černiauskienė, Project Administrator
Tel. (+370 5) 210 4775

Improvement of the System for Assessment and Recognition of Competences and Qualifications Acquired in Different Pathways 

SKVC contributes as a partner to the implementation of the project Improvement of the System for Assessment and Recognition of Competences and Qualifications Acquired in Different Pathways. This project is implemented by the Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre ( with 18 other partners.

The project aims to improve the assessment and recognition of competences and qualifications acquired through different pathways.

Project objectives:

  1. the development of competence assessment for persons pursuing a qualification;
  2. the development of assessment of general competences;
  3. streamlining the system for recognition of foreign qualifications;
  4. monitoring of the competence assessment.

Target group: employees of accredited competence assessment bodies and persons whose competencies have been assessed within the framework of the streamlined and developed assessment system.

Main project outcomes:

  1. tools for assessment of competences;
  2. task banks, methodologies, methodological tools for competence assessment and sample competence assessment tasks;
  3. improved institutional capacity to assess competences and / or qualifications acquired through different pathways;
  4. created measures for monitoring and information provision for the assessment and recognition of acquired competences.

Main activities and objectives of SKVC's participation:

  1. developing the system of recognition of foreign qualification recognition;
  2. the creation and testing of a methodology for academic recognition of vocational qualifications;
  3. the adaption and expansion of the electronic recognition area for the assessment and recognition of vocational qualifications;
  4. organizing events on the recognition and assessment of vocational qualifications.

The project is financed by the European Social Fund.

Project implementation timeline: 31 May, 2018 – 31 December, 2023.

For more information:

Kristina Sutkutė, 

Acting project manager
Tel. (+370 5) 210 7782

Inga Žilinskaitė, 

Project administrator
Tel. (+370 5) 205 3321 

DIGI-AR: Digital Tools for Implementation of Automatic Recognition

In 2021, a treaty regarding automatic recognition between Baltic and Benelux countries has been developed and agreed upon. This treaty, the first of its kind in Europe, will enable automatic recognition of higher education qualifications between the two regions and an even wider acceptance of qualifications awarded in Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. After coming into force the treaty will be open for accession to other EHEA countries. The project is aimed at supporting the practical implementation of the treaty with developing a robust methodology and a digital platform to ensure the implementation, acceptance and trust in automatic recognition. A sustainable digital platform (a portal) potentially encompassing all parties to the treaty will be created with a standardised information on the automatically recognised qualifications, their comparability, status, and the right of the holders of qualifications. The portal will also provide an opportunity for the holders of the qualifications, employers, higher education institutions, and the general public to print out a self-service comparability statement tailored for specific qualifications. In this way, a one stop shop for implementation of the treaty for present and any future parties will be created. This tool, which builds upon already existing practices within national ENIC/NARIC offices, will provide further transparency on the process of automatic recognition and would enable further integration and acceptance of automatic recognition between the signatory countries. The platform would be compatible with including any other future signatories to this treaty with a potential to cover a wider Europe in a network of automatic recognition.
Coordinator: Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras (SKVC) – Lithuania
Partners: Akademiskas Informacijas Centrs (AIC) – Latvia; Stichting Nuffic (NUFFIC) – The Netherlands; Ministerium Der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft (MDG) – Belgium; Agentschap Hoger Onderwijs, Volwassenenonderwijs, Kwalificaties En Studietoelagen (AHOVOKS) – Belgium
Implementation period: 2023-2025
DIGI-AR project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission and from national budgets of participating countries.

EQUAL: European Qualification - Refugees and Recognition 4

The EQUAL project – European Qualification – Refugees and Recognition, will build on the experiences from the previous projects – Toolkit, REACT and ARENA, with the continued aim of ensuring implementation of Article VII of the Lisbon Recognition Convention by signatory countries. The project will support NARICs in establishing sustainable recognition procedures that are aligned with national laws and practices for admission. Through locally based needs assessment, structured training and mentoring the project will help build capacity in the bodies responsible for recognition in the new countries recruited to the project – Poland, Lithuania and Romania.

Coordinator: HKDIR (ENIC/NARIC Norway)
Partners: SKVC (ENIC/NARIC Lithuania), DOATAP (ENIC/NARIC Greece), CIMEA (ENIC/NARIC Italy), NUFFIC (ENIC/NARIC the Netherlands), NAWA (ENIC/NARIC Poland), ENIC/NARIC Romania
Third parties: International Hellenic University; University of Brescia; Utrecht University.
Implementation period: 2023-2025

ONREQ22-24: NARIC Online training course 2022-24

The NARIC Online Course for credential evaluators was developed by the Dutch NARIC in 2004 and has been provided annually ever since. The Dutch NARIC will be responsible for this project, which will include contributions from the Polish NARIC and the Lithuanian NARIC. Activities will be divided into 2 stages. In 2022 the research and revision stage will take place from September to December and the actual delivery of the online course will be from Jan to June, culminating in a Face-to-Face Day in June. In 2023 the same stages will be repeated from January to June, with the Face-to-Face Day being held following the annual ENIC-NARIC meeting. Target groups: The course is primarily intended for staff of NARIC offices with limited experience in credential evaluation and the recognition of qualifications, but the module on microcredentials and the module on the transnational education and joint degrees, which are new in 2022, may also be of interest to professionals in the field with more experience. Impact: The online course aims to improve the recognition of diplomas and study periods by providing participants with background knowledge on best practice in the field, based on the Lisbon Recognition Convention and the Bologna Process. Participants are given ample opportunity to apply and discuss recognition methodology on actual cases. Feedback from the course moderator helps ensure correct application of evaluation methodology. Participants work in groups as well as individually, and a forum encourages transnational networking and information exchange.
Coordinator: NUFFIC (ENIC/NARIC The Netherlands)
Partners: SKVC, NAWA (ENIC/NARIC Poland)
Implementation period: 2023-2025

AR25: Automatic Recognition in the EEA, 2025

Automatic Recognition in the EEA, 2025 (AR25) aims to support the implementation of the Council Recommendation and achieve automatic recognition by 2025: - Bring institutional recognition procedures in line with LRC principles through promotion of the Spotlight self-assessment tool; - Support (future work on) the recognition of study periods in upper secondary education via mapping national arrangements in recognition and identifying challenges and areas for improvement - Build capacity among higher education institutions on how to evaluate micro-credentials, including on automatic recognition and update STACQ app; - Update the EAR -HEI manual to support streamlining of recognition practices. Target groups are: Higher education institutions, ENIC-NARIC centres, stakeholders in recognition in the EHEA and EEA (quality assurance organisations, rectors conferences etc), stakeholders in mobility in upper secondary education.

Coordinator: NUFFIC (ENIC/NARIC The Netherlands)
Implementation period: 2023-2025

BRAVO: Bridging a European Network for Recognition of Vocational Qualifications (EQF 4 and 5)

The project aims to extend the role of the NARIC network to a functioning network for recognition of vocational qualifications, in order to facilitate easier mobility of vocational qualifications in Europe, and help to meet the needs of the labor market. There is a large potential for better cooperation on the field of vocational qualifications in the NARIC network. The project will map the network's role in the vocational recognition sector through mapping European policies on vocational recognition, and through a survey mapping existing recognition schemes. In order to achieve best-practice sharing, the project will facilitate best-practice sharing workshops and identify a platform for network cooperation. The final products of the project will be: 1. A sustainable European network for recognition of vocational qualifications 2. A report mapping European policy on vocational recognition and mobility, and relevant recognition schemes in Europe today 3. A report building on topics addressed in best-practice sharing workshops.
Coordinator: HK-dir (ENIC/NARIC Norway)
Partners: SKVC, UHR (ENIC/NARIC Sweden)
Implementation period: 2023-2024