CEE Network workshop in Poznan

The CEE Network held a workshop in Poznan, Poland, on 29 May 2005. (For pictures of the meeting please visit www.uka.amu.edu.pl/ceen_galeria.html.) Participants discussed the preliminary results of the CEE Network Survey on the activities and characteristics of its member agencies. The purpose of the Survey is to identify the similarities and dissimilarities in the evaluation and accreditation practices of the agencies and to explore ways of mutual recognition of accreditation in the future. On the preceding day the Steering Committee held its annual meeting.

The Minutes, program list of participants and Steering Committee meeting program can be found here.

You can also find Dr. Hofmann’s Power Point presentation here.

CEE Network General Assembly and workshop in Prague

The CEE Network held is biennial General Assembly on 23-24 October 2004 in Prague, hosted by the Czech Accreditation Commission and with the support of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic.

The meeting was preceded by a workshop. The Vice-Minister for Education of the Czech Republic, Dr. Petr Kolar, welcomed the participants. The workshop theme was the survey of CEE Network member agencies, begun by Dr. Stefanie Hofmann. The survey is a stocktaking exercise on the basic practices and the procedural and legislative frameworks of member agencies, the expected outcome of which is to identify possible pathways to mutual recognition. The frame of reference, and thus the focus of the two discussion groups, were the proposed ENQA criteria for membership.

Two applications for new CEE Network membership were discuss: the Austrian Fachhochschulrat (FHR), established in 1993, was approved as a full member of the CEE Network by unanimous vote, while the Austrian Quality Assurance Agency (AQA), which began operating only in the beginning of 2004, was granted observer status until the next General Assembly in 2006. The Minutes of the General Assembly can be read here.