Work programme 2012-2015
The Role of National Qualifications Framework's and Quality Assurance in Recognition
The Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) jointly organized the International Seminar on the Role of National Qualifications Frameworks and Quality Assurance in Recognition which took place on December 11, 2013 in Trakošćan, Croatia.
Referring to some of the Bucharest Communiqué priorities and building on the conclusions from the QA Seminar held in July 2013 in Biograd na Moru, Croatia, this Seminar will address two specific issues:
- ways of establishing an efficient framework for enabling the work of foreign EQAR-registered agencies;
- external quality assurance as a reference point for recognition, together with national qualifications frameworks referenced to the EQF and QF-EHEA.
Based on case studies and practical examples, participants will be invited to engage in in-depth discussions on how to build on existing experiences and steps to be taken in their systems.
The Seminar was organised as an activity under the peer learning and peer review initiative proposed within the Bologna Follow-Up Group work programme with the aim of exploring possibilities of establishing an effective framework for enabling the work of foreign-registered EQAR agencies. The use of external quality assurance as a reference point for recognition, along with the national qualifications frameworks referenced to the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) and the QF - EHEA (Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area) was addressed. The seminar raised a lot of interest and gathered participants from 17 countries.