On May 4, the ENIC and NARIC networks organised a round table on Access to Higher Education in times of COVID-19
This was the first of the roundtable series whose objective it is to monitor and identify effects of the pandemic on recognition practices; contribute to a shared understanding within the ENIC-NARIC networks, and offer a safe platform for discussion and sharing of good practices; support fair recognition of qualifications in times of COVID-19 by facilitating discussion and information sharing. The roundtable was open to the ENIC-NARIC centres and other relevant stakeholders.
This roundtable focused on the two main questions related to the problems with access to higher education due to COVID-19 and the support that the ENIC and NARIC networks can provide for the recognition of qualifications giving access to higher education in times of COVID-19.
Among the speakers were Andreas Corcoran, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Association of Universities, Maria Kelo, Director of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), Lucija Karnelutti, Board Member of the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), Pegi Pavletić, an Executive Committee member of the European Students` Union (ESU), Jenneke Lokhoff, Acting President of the ENIC and NARIC Networks. The round table was moderated by Katia Dolgova-Dreyer, Programme Coordinator, Education Department of the Council of Europe.