Education

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X

Objectives

  • Supporting quality education for all
  • Improving the knowledge and skills base of the region
  • Increasing cooperation among quality assurance and recognition bodies in the region

Results

  • Established an operational sub-regional network of ENIC/NARIC centres;
  • Strengthened cooperation between Quality Assurance Bodies and Agencies;
  • Developed the Joint Information System for Recognition of Academic Qualifications aimed at facilitating recognition of academic qualifications in the WB6;
  • Agreed on the Declaration on Recognition of Academic Qualifications which sets joint standards and procedures for automatic recognition of quality assured academic qualifications endorsed in the WB6 Summit in Poznan 2019.

Next steps

  • Build capacities to the ENIC/NARIC centres, Quality Assurance Bodies and Agencies and the relevant Ministries to facilitate recognition of academic qualifications and aligning with the EC Recommendation on Automatic Recognition of Academic Qualifications (currently in preparation);
  • Support alignment of WB6 with the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance and integration into the European Network of Quality Assurance (QA) Agencies and European Register for Quality Assurance in cooperation with ERI SEE;
  • Build capacities to support the QA Bodies and Agencies and the relevant Ministries to implement and align with the European Standards and Guidelines for QA;
  • Support development of national procedures for quality assurance aligned with the European Standards and Guidelines for QA ;
  • Collect data on recognition decisions and maintaining the Joint Information System aimed at facilitation of recognition of academic qualifications;