The sixth ENQA Members’ Forum took place on April 28-29 in Budapest (Hungary)
The 2016 ENQA Members’ Forum took place on 28-29 April, 2015 in Budapest (Hungary). National Accreditation Agency was represented by Ms Lemka Izmailova, the Director.
The event was organized in cooperation with the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC). More than 90 participants from Europe, Russia, Armenia, Kazakh Republic and others took part in the meeting.
The Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), the ENQA membership, the adoption of the new version of the ESG, as well as the conduction of the forthcoming workshop on the ESG 2015 (to be held on 9-10 May in Vienna, Austria) were discussed at the meeting. NAA is to visit this workshop to submit its 3 years progress report in accordance with the new ESG for consideration of ENQA’s Secretariat.
The participants of the Forum listened to the reports by Goolam Mohamedbhai, Former Secretary-General, Association of African Universities (“Quality Assurance Approaches in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa”), Claudia Gelleni, President of ENIC-NARIC Network (“Recognition challenges in a fast-changing world: the ENIC-NARIC network”) and André Hesselbäck, Uppsala University, Sweden (“Faking it all the way: The modern counterfeit industry and higher education”). The agencies’ best practice from Spain and the Netherlands and the results of the project devoted to staff development were also presented at the meeting.
During the Forum the National Accreditation Agency managed to restore the former business contacts and to enter new relations with the Independent Kazakh Quality Assurance Agency in Education (IQAA); the Independent agency for accreditation and rating (IAAR), Kazakhstan; the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance (ANQA), Armenia; the Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance (HEA), Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreements on cooperation will be signed with some of these agencies at CEENQA General Assembly and Workshop on 13-14 May 2016, in Krakow (Poland).
The international seminar for the colleagues from accreditation agencies of the former Soviet Union will be held in cooperation with the Federal Service on Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor) in June 2016. The seminar will aim to discuss the issues of cooperation and experts’ exchange.