NATIONAL ACTION PLANS FOR RECOGNITION by yal18555

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									NATIONAL ACTION PLANS
FOR RECOGNITION

         Informal Ministerial
         conference
         Strasbourg, December
         12 - 13, 2006
      BACKGROUND

• Commitment in Bergen Communiqué
• Proposal by Convention Committee
  Bureau, ENIC Bureau and NAB
• Adopted by Bologna Follow Up Group
• Deadline December 15, 2006
• Plans must be followed up once
  elaborated
     PLANS CONCERN

• Ministries, as the bodies responsible
• Ministries could call upon ENICs to help
  with elaboration and implementation
• Higher education institutions
      FOUR MAIN AREAS

•   Legislation
•   Recognition practice
•   Provision of information
•   Structures

• NB Also consult the explanatory report
        LEGISLATION

• The legal framework of the bison
  Recognition Convention
• Review of national legislation
• Bilateral or regional recognition
  agreements
RECOGNITION PRACTICE

•   Criteria and procedures
•   Joint degrees
•   Overview of institutional practice
•   Transparency tools for recognition
•   Borderless/transnational recognition
INFORMATION PROVISION

• Provision of information on recognition
• Information package for applicants
The Legal Framework of
 the Lisbon Recognition
       Convention
      Lisbon Recognition
     Convention principles

• Concerns HE qualifications and access
  qualifications
• Right to fair assessment
• Mutual trust between countries
• Recognition if there are no substantial
  differences
• the burden of proof is on the competent
  authority
        STRUCTURES

• National information centers
• Cooperation recognition/quality
  assurance bodies
      The Legal Framework of
the Lisbon Recognition Convention

• Recommendation on Criteria and Procedures
  (2001),
• Code of Good Practice in the Provision of
  Transnational Education (2001)
• Recommendation on the Recognition of Joint
  Degrees (2004)
• Recommendation on the Recognition of
  International Access Qualifications (1999)
  “Criteria and Procedures” is a step
   forward from Lisbon Convention
Recommendations
• clarify the issue of substantial differences
• apply Convention principles to "de facto"
  recognition for the labour market;
• extend the recognition to Transnational
  qualifications;
• emphasis on the output (learning outcomes,
  competencies) rather than input (curricula,
  course programmes, duration)
• suggest measures for partial or alternative
  recognition where full recognition is not possible
      Code of Good Practice in the
   Provision of Transnational Education

• Responsibility of awarding institution
• Request for transparency
• Quality of staff and requirements for admission
  and graduation should be sufficient and at least
  comparable to those of the mother institution
• Recognition under the Convention if these
  requirements are
        Recommendation on the
      Recognition of Joint Degrees

• Gives a definition of joint degrees
• Sets requirements for quality
  – Each part of joint programmes must be
    quality assessed or at least be part of a
    national HE system
  – Each member of the consortium should be a
    trustworthy institution
• Brings joint degrees under the Lisbon
  Recognition Convention
         CONCLUSION

• The action plan is important in promoting
  recognition and hence mobility
• Therefore it is a key part of the
  implementation of “Bologna”
• Good follow up of the plan will be important
  once it has been adopted.
• Your ENIC could be a key in the follow up

								
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