Higher education must develop democratic competences

19 September 2021 Online

In this article in University World News, published on September 19, the Head of the Council of Europe Education Department, Sjur Bergan, and the Secretary General of the International Association of Universities, Hilligje van’t Land, argue that higher education needs to play a key role in...

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Credentials evaluators trained on evaluating the qualifications of Afghan refugees

10 September 2021 Online

More than 90 participants from almost all national recognition centres (ENIC-NARIC offices) in Europe, as well as from Australia, the United States and New Zealand participated in an online training course on evaluating qualifications from Afghan refugees, on Friday 10 September 2021. The...

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Focus on Afghanistan - Training offered for evaluating Afghan refugee credentials

3 September 2021 Strasbourg / Online

With the sudden flight of thousands of Afghans, the question of how their qualifications can be assessed and recognized is now high on the agendas of recognition authorities across Europe. To meet these challenges, the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR) has developed a specified...

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First meeting of the EHEA Working Group on Fundamental Values

18 June 2021 Online

The Council of Europe is a member of the working group established to suggest criteria for assessing the implementation of the fundamental values of higher education, as defined in the Communiqués of the European Higher Education Area: academic freedom and integrity, institutional autonomy,...

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Council of Europe speaks at Conference of Central Asian Ministers of Education

18 June 2021 Turkestan city / Online

On June 18, the Ministers of Education of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan met to adopt the Turkestan Declaration establishing the Central Asian Higher Education Area. The declaration was adopted in Russian and is also available in English. The European Higher Education Area...

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