Procedures of recognition and the equivalence of studies and qualifications: limits and opportunities

2019-10-24

The National Erasmus+ Office in Moldova has held on Thursday, October 24, a technical assistance mission for the Moldovan Higher Education Institutions on the procedures of recognition and the equivalence of studies and qualifications obtained abroad.

At the event have participated the representative of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, Fabien Schaffer, representatives of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of Moldova, Nadejda Sava and Nadejda Velisco, the representative of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research, Andrei Chiciuc, representatives of 20 HEIs involved in studies’ recognition and equivalence in the institutions they come from.

The international expert for this seminar was Kristina Sutkutė, advisor to the Head of the Qualification Recognition Department, Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, Lithuania.

During the event, European practices in terms of studies and qualifications recognition, learning outcomes approach to recognition, national recognition structures, modalities of involvement of university subdivisions (chairs, laboratories, departments, etc.) in managing of the procedures of recognition and the equivalence of studies and qualifications, a.o. have been presented to the audience.

The event’s goal was to promote the use of good practices concerning recognition in the Moldovan HEIs, so that students benefiting from academic mobilities, young people studying or obtaining qualifications abroad to follow a recognition procedure similar to their colleagues from European Union.

This technical assistance mission was organised by the National Erasmus+ Office in Moldova with the support of the SPHERE (Support and Promotion for Higher Education Reform Experts), EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova and was hosted by the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, at Artcor – the Centre of Creative Industries from Moldova. The event is part of the Higher Education Reform Experts Erasmus+ (Key Action 3: Support for policy reform).

The photo gallery of the event is available HERE.