Organized by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and hosted by the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of the Republic of Serbia, a conference on International Quality Assurance Networks in Higher Education was held in Belgrade on 29-30 October 2009. Secretary General Christina Rozsnyai gave a presentation about the CEE Network (see the ppt. presentation). For additional information about the conference, please go to the HRK website link. The Serbian and Bosnian Commissions expressed interest in joining the CEE Network at the 2010 General Assembly.
At the ENQA GA in Barcelona on 28-29 September 2009, the CEE Network was represented by Prof. Ivan Panaiotov, president of the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency of Bulgaria, member of the Steering Committee of the CEEN.
His report can be read here.
On 9 July 2009, György Bazsa, member of the CEE Network Steering Committee, participated in the first full-day special-purpose meeting between INQAAHE and the regional networks. The representatives of the networks discussed capacity building activities and the organisation of the networks. For more information please link here.
The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) is organising, jointly with the European Association of Universities (EUA), a European Conference focused on the topic: Institutional Strategic Quality Management: From Minimum Requirements to Overall Quality Improvement. 15-17 October 2009, Bucharest, Romania.
The CEE Network held its annual workshop on 30 May. It was perfectly, attentively and thoughtfully hosted by the Lithuanian agency CQAHE. The title was “External Reviews of Agencies: Lessons learned” and Giedrius Viliunas, State Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania, set the motivating tone of the workshop with his opening words.
Invited speakers were the Director of the hosting Lithuanian agency Eugenijus Stumbrys, who described his agency’s preparations for their external review; Mieczyslaw Socha of PKA Poland, who raised a number of questions agencies should ask themselves when embarking on their review; the President of ENQA, Bruno Curvale, and the Acting Director of the European Register EQAR Colin Tück, who shared their respective organizations’ experiences with external evaluations; Karl Dittrich, Chariman of NVAO, who gave a thought-provoking presentation about the role of agencies in the European context; Todor Shopov from the Bulgarian agency, who spoke about the external review of the Bulgarian agency; and András Bohák who presented the student view about the external review of the Hungarian agency.
To introduce the discussion, Dhurata Bozo, Director of APAAL Albania, presented the results of her survey on CEEN agencies’ participation in external reviews and their purposes. Very generously, the Albanian agency also produced a “Directory” on CEEN agencies, which may be requested by e-mail from Christina Rozsnyai, CEEN Secretary General (email@example.com).
Eugenijus Stumbrys, director, CQAHE, Lithuania
Bruno Curvale, President of ENQA
Colin Tück, Acting Director, EQAR
Todor Shopov, member of standing committee of NEAA, Bulgaria
András Bohák, student member of external team evaluating HAC, Hungary
Karl Dittrich, Chairman, NVAO, the Netherlands and Belgium (Flemish)
Dhurata Bozo, Director, APAAL, Albania
The President of the CEE Network, Professor Pavol Navrat, participated at the INQAAHE Conference 2009 in Abu Dhabi held on 30th March – 2nd April. Please click here to read the President’s report. Attached to the conference was a meeting of the regional networks affiliated with the INQAAHE, where the President represented the CEE Network.