CEENQA Bi-Monthly Meetings

Beginning on 15 September 2020, CEENQA has started the new initiative of its bi-monthly meetings. During these sessions, member agencies have the opportunity to present themselves and their work, as well as innovative projects, research or studies on Quality Assurance. You can find more information on how these presentations will work and how to apply for presenting here.

International active participation at the first bi-monthly meeting

19 January: Ninth bi-monthly CEENQA meeting

The ninth bi-monthly meeting will take place on 19 January 2022 from 10.00 am to 11.30 am CET. This is the agenda for the meeting:

10.00 – 10.15 CET Report of the president and board members
10.15 – 10.30 CET Presentation of HEA Bosnia and Herzegovina, Benjamin Muhamedbegović
10.30 – 10.45 CET Presentation of AQ Austria, Kristina Svensson
10.45 – 11.00 CET Virtual site-visits at Higher Education Institutions: creativity, trust and other quality assurance issues, AQ Austria, Kristina Svensson
11.00 – 11.30 CET Discussion

The future events can be found here.

Archived Presentations:

15 September 2020: First bi-monthly CEENQA meeting
Presentation of SQAA (NAKVIS), Slovenia, Franci Demšar, director
Presentation of YÖDAK, North Cyprus, Akile Büke, president
Independence of Accreditation Agencies, Slovenia, Maja Milas, international department

17 November 2020: Second bi-monthly CEENQA meeting
Presentation of NAB, Czech Republic, Martina Vidláková, Head of Quality Assurance and Evaluation
Presentation of HEAARS, Republic of Srpska, Duška Radmanović, Head of Quality Assurance and International Cooperation Department
Thematic Analysis of Distance Learning Process during COVID-19, Duška Radmanović, Head of Quality Assurance and International Cooperation Department 

19 January 2021: Third bi-monthly CEENQA meeting
Presentation of AIKA, Latvia, Jolanta Silka, deputy head
Presentation of ASIIN, Germany, Dr. Iring Wasser, managing director
Database Management in Accreditation Agencies, ASIIN, Germany, Arne Thielenhaus, project manager

17 March 2021: Fourth bi-monthly CEENQA meeting
Presentation of NCEQE, Georgia, Khatia Tsiramua, Head of Planning, Research and International Relations Department
Presentation of SKVC, Lithuania, Aurelija Valeikienė, Deputy Director
Supporting quality of online/blended higher education in Georgia in post-pandemic world, NCEQE, Georgia, Lali Giorgidze, Deputy Head at Higher Education QA Department

19 May 2021: Fifth bi-monthly CEENQA meeting
Guide for effective stakeholder involvement in QA, ARACIS, Lucien Bollaert
Presentation of EPDAD, Turkey, Cemil Öztürk, President
Virtual visits and evaluations of teacher education programmes, EPDAD, Turkey, Dinçay Köksal 

21 July 2021: Sixth bi-monthly CEENQA meeting
Presentation of HEPDAK, Turkey, Sergül Duygulu
Presentation of NAQA, Ukraine, Nataliia Stukalo, Vice Head
Experiences with virtual training workshops for evaluators, HEPDAK, Turkey, Ayla Bayık Temel (Vice President)

15 September 2021: Seventh bi-monthly CEENQA meeting
Presentation of ANACEC, Moldova, Stela Guvir, Head of public relations and international cooperation office
Presentation of AZVO, Croatia, Emita Blagdan, Assistant Director for International Cooperation
DEQAR: supporting international transparency and automatic recognition in the EHEA, Colin Tück, Director of EQAR

17 November 2021: Eighth bi-monthly CEENQA meeting
Presentation of TKTA, Azerbaijan, Ilham Humbatov, Director of Quality Assurance Department
Presentation of AKOKVO, Montenegro, Tijana Stanković
ERASMUS+ Project “Better Academic Qualifications through Quality Assurance” (BAQUAL), AKOKVO, Montenegro, Milica Kavedžić

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.

CEENQA Workshop and General Assembly 2020 to take place on July 17

In March, the CEENQA board decided to postpone the 2020 General Assembly and Workshop until further notice, hoping to be able to conduct a face-to-face meeting at a later date. In light of the ongoing pandemic and continuing travel restrictions, the CEENQA General Assembly will now be held as a web conference on July 17 and will include a short workshop on the challenges related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and their impact on quality assurance agencies.

Participants can register for the General Assembly and Workshop now. Please contact the Secretary General for more details.

CEENQA Workshop and General Assembly 2020 – postponed

Due to the coronavirus the CEENQA GA and Workshop will not take place on 14-15 May 2020 as was previously scheduled.

Effective from 10.03.2020 until further notice, all events with international participation are cancelled by a general directive for state administration in the Czech Republic. This is a pre-emptive measure to contain the virus and prevent its spread. It is not known for how long this measure will be in place but it disallows taking any further steps in the event´s planning and organization at the moment.

Considering this and the rapidly changing developments regarding the coronavirus in Europe, the CEENQA Board has unanimously decided to postpone the GA and Workshop to fall 2020. The Board will monitor the situation in Europe closely and communicate details about the postponed event as soon as circumstances allow.

CEENQA apologizes for the inconvenience and hopes to hold a successful meeting later this year.