The TPG-LRC Constructing Recognition in the EHEA

This project aims to support the  implementation of the Bologna Process, focusing on key commitment 2 (national legislation and procedures compliant with the Lisbon Recognition Convention).

The project is led by the Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence (CIMEA) and aims to support the work of the Thematic Peer Group B on the Lisbon Recognition Convention (TPG B on LRC). Other project partners include: HARNO, FEI, Nuffic, UHR, EUA, ESU and the Prime Minister Office – Albania.

The main project activities involve panel discussions and peer learning activities on common challenges (i.e. recognition of knowledge gained through alternative pathways, micro credentials, digitalisation of recognition workflows, European Degree etc.) and research that will further enable peer learning.

Work group on digitalisation of recognition tools

EQAR is leading the work group on digitalisation of recognition tools. Other partners contributing to the group include CIMEA, Nuffic and one project expert. The work group meets on a monthly base and has the following aims:

  • To organise three peer learning webinars (in the autumn of 2023), each focusing on one of the phases of the recognition process (input, throughput and output). During these webinars, good practices of implementing digital tools will be showcased and participants will be expected to discuss the main challenges and successes of using digital tools.
  • To publish a guide on “Digitalisation of Recognition Tools”. The findings of the peer learning webinars will feed into this publication, which will present both good practices and offer practical advice on digitalising recognition workflows. ENIC NARICs, recognition offices at HEIs and other actors in the field will then be able to use the document as a guide/blueprint when digitalising their processes.
  • To organise two workshops on digitalisation of the diploma supplement and the connection to the European Learning Model (i.e. standards).

Work group of quality assurance of recognition

EQAR, together with EUA, ESU, Nuffic, HARNO and CIMEA, contributes to another work group in the project, with the following aim:

  • To explore the internal and external quality assurance processes of HEIs. For this purpose, a questionnaire exploring the internal quality assurance of the recognition processes of HEIs has been launched and disseminated through BUFG and EUA channels.

Analysis on reports stored in DEQAR

Last but not least, EQAR will work on an analysis of reports stored in DEQAR – The qualitative analysis will dwell deeper into the work of EQAR’s registered agencies and seek information on how they evaluate the work of HEIs in relation to ESG 1.4. The research will build on the findings of an earlier analysis of DEQAR reports and how QA agencies cover the ESG 1.4.