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1 Axel Aerden Qrossroads

2 Overview ECA A shared publication policy A shared information tool Demonstration

3 Phase 1 Qrossroads.eu | 3 Aim: Mutual recognition accreditation decisions Countries involved in ECA first phase ( ) Signed mutual recognition agreements Letters of Intent Aim: Mutual recognition accreditation decisions Countries involved in ECA first phase ( ) Signed mutual recognition agreements Letters of Intent Means: Code of good practice (2004) Principles for the selection of experts (2005) Principles for accreditation procedures regarding joint programmes (2007) Means: Code of good practice (2004) Principles for the selection of experts (2005) Principles for accreditation procedures regarding joint programmes (2007) Joint declaration regarding the automatic recognition of qualifications (2005) Aim: diplomas from accredited institutions and programmes should be automatically accepted Preconditions: 1.Mutual recognition of accreditation decisions 2.Recognition compatibility NQFs (~Bologna Process) 3.Transparent information tool Joint declaration regarding the automatic recognition of qualifications (2005) Aim: diplomas from accredited institutions and programmes should be automatically accepted Preconditions: 1.Mutual recognition of accreditation decisions 2.Recognition compatibility NQFs (~Bologna Process) 3.Transparent information tool

4 Phase 2 Qrossroads.eu | 4 Countries involved in the second phase ( ) Observers Countries involved in the second phase ( ) Observers Aims Mutual recognition of accreditation & QA decisions Dissemination of experiences with accreditation and accreditation-like practices Provision of transparent information on quality Facilitation of internationalisation of institutions and students. Aims Mutual recognition of accreditation & QA decisions Dissemination of experiences with accreditation and accreditation-like practices Provision of transparent information on quality Facilitation of internationalisation of institutions and students. Means: Code of good practice (2004) Principles for the selection of experts (2005) Principles for accreditation procedures regarding joint programmes (2007) Principles regarding learning outcomes in accreditation procedures (2009) Means: Code of good practice (2004) Principles for the selection of experts (2005) Principles for accreditation procedures regarding joint programmes (2007) Principles regarding learning outcomes in accreditation procedures (2009)

5 A shared publication policy ECAs Code of good practice (2004) Standard 9: The accreditation organisation informs the public in an appropriate way about accreditation decisions The outcome of the accreditation must be made public The format of publication refers to standardised European templates Expert reports and the reports of the accreditation organisation must be published according to national regulations Qrossroads.eu | 5

6 A shared publication policy European Standards and Guidelines (2005) Standard 2.5: Reports should be published and should be written in a style, which is clear and readily accessible to its intended readership. Any decisions, commendations or recommendations contained in reports should be easy for a reader to find. Qrossroads.eu | 6

7 A shared publication policy ECAs original aim (2004): The accreditation report supplement Recalibration (2005): The ECA search engine Vienna Sententia (2005) Joint declaration regarding the automatic recognition of qualifications One of the preconditions: A transparent information tool should be implemented. To make qualifications from accredited programmes & institutions visible. Qrossroads.eu | 7

8 A shared information tool Aim (°2006) To present the qualifications of accredited programmes and/or institutions Presentation in the perspective of The higher education system (NQF) The overarching Framework of Qualifications of EHEA The accreditation organisation / - system The recognition of qualifications (ENIC/NARIC) Target audience recognition bodies (ENIC/NARICs), students, HE institutions and employers Qrossroads.eu | 8

9 A shared information tool Approach Information gathering What do you publish? What do you have electronically? Do you have a database? Do you have a search engine? Relevant data finding a common ground availability feasability -Qualification (in English) -Field of Study -... Qrossroads.eu | 9

10 A shared information tool Qrossroads.eu | 10 QROSSROADS database QROSSROADS database HRK/AR db HRK/AR db CTI db CTI db FHR db FHR db OAQ db OAQ db PKA db PKA db NVAO db NVAO db AAC db AAC db secure sync secure sync XML parser Public website InternetInternet

11 Presentation of Qrossroads - version 1.2. Qrossroads.eu | 11


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