Call for CEENQA Staff Exchange 2021

CEENQA is launching a new call to member agencies to participate in the staff exchange scheme in 2021. Given the ongoing pandemic and uncertain outlook to the future with respect to international travel, the 2021 staff exchange is foreseen to take place fully online. The recommended activities to pursue include: online meetings, focus groups, presentations, job shadowing, etc. Observation of online site visits and of online training of experts is strongly recommended.
Agencies planning to host and/or send staff members for fully virtual staff exchange in 2021 are asked to reply to this call by 10 January, 2021. After collecting the responses from interested agencies, CEENQA will match mutually suitable agencies and put them in touch with each other to organize the details of staff exchange.
The responses to this call and any requests for more information should be sent to Dr Olgun Cicek, Board Member (olguncicek@yahoo.com) by 10 January, 2021. Mark your calendars now!

CEENQA member calls for experts

The CEENQA member Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) is about to start its annual process of evaluations in Higher Education with international experts between December 2020 until June 2021.
KAA has recently launched a call for higher education experts from all fields of studies to become a member of an expert panel. CEENQA invites all interested individuals to answer this call for the purpose of international cooperation and quality assurance.
The criteria and other information related to the procedures of becoming an expert for KAA can be found here.

Upcoming Events

19 Jan 2021: Third bi-monthly CEENQA meeting
10.00 – 10.15 CET Presentation of AIKA, Latvia, Jolanta Silka, deputy head
10.15 – 10.30 CET Presentation of ASIIN, Germany, Dr. Iring Wasser, managing director
10.30 – 10.45 CET Database Management in Accreditation Agencies, ASIIN, Germany, Arne Thielenhaus, project manager
10.45 – 11.15 CET Discussion

Summer 2021: CEENQA General Assembly and Workshop

CEENQA General Assembly and Workshop 2020

The annual meetings of CEENQA this year took place on 17 July 2020. Due to the ongoing pandemic and for the first time in the history of CEENQA, these meetings were held as a web conference.

23 member agencies participated in the General Assembly and discussed CEENQA’s activities during the past year as well as the network’s plans for the future. Two new member agencies joined CEENQA – NAQA from Ukraine and ECBE from Belgium, which means that CEENQA now consists of an unprecedented 41 agencies from 26 countries!

The member agencies re-elected Franci Demsar (NAKVIS), Jolanta Silka (AIKA/AIC) and Stefan Handke (ACQUIN) for a second term on the CEENQA board, while Ibrahim Durak from TEPDAD was elected as a new board member. Franci Demsar (NAKVIS) was elected CEENQA president for a two year term.

The GA thanked the outgoing CEENQA president Cristina Ghitulica for her dedicated work during her presidency and her successful efforts in promoting the network and its vision.

During the workshop, Galina Motova (NCPA) presented the results of a survey on the influence of COVID-19 on quality assurance agencies. Afterwards, the participating agencies discussed the latest developments, activities and events in their agencies and shared their experiences and best practices regarding the challenges imposed by the ongoing pandemic.