From Data to Policy - Linking Quality Assurance and Recognition
Conference for the Bologna working structures on QA and recognition
6/7 December 2021, online
The conference is designed to feed the project findings into policy making for the EHEA, bearing in mind the EHEA key commitments and policy goals. In particular, it aims to:
- Discuss the findings of the analyses and policy briefs
- Showcase the pilot integrations and share lessons learned
- Mainstream the experiences gained through the pilots
The conference’s primary target audiences are the BFUG Thematic Peer Groups on Recognition (B) and Quality Assurance (C). As a key actor in relation to recognition, also those ENIC-NARICs that are not already part of the TPG will be welcome.
6 December 2021
|14:00||Welcome and opening
Karl Dittrich, President, EQAR
|14:15||Key results of DEQAR CONNECT
Introduction by EQAR team, project partners & experts
|14:30||Session 1: Integrating DEQAR in Automatic Recognition
Several actors in EHEA are already using DEQAR as source in recognition of students’ credentials and previous education. The session will discuss the practicalities of integrating DEQAR data in systems on governmental and institutional level, and the added value of DEQAR data in improving the automatisation of recognition workflows.
Moderator: Jenneke Lokhoff, Nuffic, President of ENIC-NARIC Networks
|15:45||Time for coffee, networking (make your own bilateral meetings) or visits our booths!|
|16:15||Session 2: Informing Policy-Making through DEQAR
What lessons from the DEQAR CONNECT Policy Briefs are important for the European and national level? How can these findings be used in policy-making? Which topics would be useful in the future? What further potential lies in correlating DEQAR with ETER or other datasets?
Moderator: Bendetto Lepori, ETER Project Coordinator & Professor at the Università della Svizzera italiana
Speaker: Melinda Szabo, Senior Policy Analyst (EQAR)
Respondent: David Crosier, Education System Analyst at the Executive Agency for Education (Eurydice)
|17:15||Session 3: Using DEQAR for Research and Analysis
Three short presentations of research papers/posters using DEQAR data, followed by a discussion.
Moderator: Jens Jungblut, Associate Professor at University of Oslo
1.“The Impact of Pandemic in Cross-Border External Quality Assurance in Europe”
2. “Quo Vadis? Analysing the cross-border quality assurance of EQAR-registered agencies beyond EHEA”
3. “Bridging Data gaps in automatic recognition: A way forward through the eyes of students”
|18:15||Cocktail reception (bring your own!)
|18:45||End of day 1
7 December 2021
|10:00||Session 4: Keeping DEQAR Linked Up and Future-Proof
How can we connect DEQAR efficiently to the European ecosystems for digital credentials (European Digital Credentials for Learning and European Blockchain Services Infrastructure – EBSI)? How are the ESG going to be used in the sphere of micro-credentials? How to shape an adequate place for trustworthy alternative providers in DEQAR, based on the ESG?
Moderator: Anthony F. Camilleri, Senior Partner, Knowledge Innovation Center (KIC)
|11:15||Time for coffee, networking (make your own bilateral meetings) or visits our booths!|
Discussion with policy makers and stakeholder representatives on the following issues:
Moderator: Karl Dittrich, President, EQAR
|13:30||Closed session for project partners|