Higher Education and Research

1st Regional Training Course for the South Eastern European ENIC/NARIC Network
Sarajevo, 15-16 and 25-26 August 2005

15-16 August 2005

Monday, August 15th

09:30

Registration of participants

10.00

Welcome

10.15

The international legal framework on recognition issues Conventions, in particular the Lisbon Convention.
Basic principles of the Recognition Convention.

11.30

Break

12.00

Subsidiary documents: recommendations, codes of good practice, etc.

13.00

Implementation of international legal instruments at national level. National legislation.

13.30

Break

14.30

The National ENIC office
Tasks and responsibilities. The ENIC/NARIC Charter.

15.30 (-17.00)

The ENIC network
Its tasks, services, resources and tools. Its relation with the NARIC network. Its role in the Bologna process. Its connections with other networks in Europe and world-wide

Tuesday, August 16th

10.00

Professional recognition. Regulated professions. EU directives.

11.00

The example of Slovenia – legislation, status of the national ENIC/NARIC office, tasks in the national context.

12.00

Break

12.15

The example of Estonia – legislation, status of the national ENIC/NARIC office, tasks in the national context.

13.15

Discussion

13.30

Break

14.30 (-17.00)

The Terms of Reference for a national ENIC/NARIC office

25-26 August 2005

Thursday, August 25th

09.30

Registration of participants

10.00

Report from the BiH ENIC on its study visit to the Estonian ENIC.

10.30

Networking with partners, stakeholders and target groups
- Group work

11.15

Break

11.30

- Presentation of the group work to the plenary

12.00

- Synopsis: Guidelines and tools to establish and maintain a network with partners, stakeholders and target groups

13.30

Break

14.30

Diversities of educational systems. General criteria for comparing systems and credentials

16.00 (-17.00)

The CoE/UNESCO Recommendation on Criteria and Procedures for the Assessment of Foreign Qualifications

Friday, August 26th

10.00

Basic Tools for the Recognition Process
(the file’s contents, information resources, the ENIC’s database, fraudulent documents, ENIC terms of reference)

10.30

The Recognition Process from Application to Decision
(guidelines/principles for processing an application, receipt of application, verification of documents, assessment of the qualification, result of the assessment)

11.00

Break

11.15

Case Studies:
Academic degrees, translations

13.00

Break

14.00

Case Studies:
Fraudulent documents

15.30

Case Studies:
Tricky cases brought by the participants

16.00

Break

16.30

Information sources on recognition – publications, catalogues, web sites, databases, etc.

17.00

Conclusions