CEE Network Workshop in Vilnius

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 (rozsnyai@mab.hu).


Please click here for the Program of the workshop and the Minutes of the Steering Committee meeting.


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

INQAAHE Regional Networks meeting

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.

General Assembly and Workshop in Albania, May 23-24, 2008

The Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education held its biennial General Assembly meeting in Durres, Albania on 24 May 2008, with a Workshop on “Cooperation of accreditation agencies towards mutual recognition of accreditation decisions” held on 23 May.

Link to the Programme, Minutes of the meeting and Participants list.

The event brought together representatives from the member agencies, non-members from the Balkan Region and participants from European organizations operating in the field of HE. Information on the event is available on the website at http://www.aaal.edu.al/pagesEN/pages/Conferences_train.htm

St. Petersburg workshop 2007

The CEE Network held its annual workshop and Steering Committee meeting in St. Petersburg 25-26 May. The aim of the workshop was to determine to what extent the region’s QA agencies have adopted the European Standards and Guidelines, or in how far they believe that some of the standards cannot be adopted in full but need to be changed to reflect the region’s specific concerns and practices. An in-depth study – on student involvement in QA and appeals procedures of agencies – will be produced in the coming months.

The Minutes of the Steering Committee meeting can be read here.


CEE Network member co-opted to INQAAHE Board

At the 3 April 2007 meeting of the INQAAHE Board, held attached to the General Assembly, in Toronto, Canada, Prof. As. Dhurata Bozo, director of the Public Accreditation Agency of Higher Education in Albania, a CEE Network member. At the INQAAHE Board she is representing the CEE region.

For more information on the upcoming CEE Network cooperation project under the Global Initiative for Quality Assurance Capacity (GIQAC) of the World Bank please go to www.inqaahe.org