This conference is the final event of the Erasmus+ co-funded "Spotlight on recognition" project. Through a mix of plenary and breakout sessions, it will be an opportunity to reflect on lessons learnt from the project and be informed about ongoing developments and other projects in the field of academic recognition. The event will also offer an occasion to network with peers from across the European Higher Education Area and to share institutional approaches to recognition. It will also host the launch of the final project publication, which is a self-assessment tool for institutional staff responsible for the implementation of recognition processes and decisions.


The Erasmus+ co-funded "Spotlight on recognition" project supports staff at higher education institutions who are responsible for recognition processes and decisions by enhancing their capacities in terms of procedures for complying with the Lisbon Recognition Convention.

The final conference will be of interest to institutional staff responsible for academic recognition, such as vice-rectors, including for internationalisation, academic affairs and quality assurance, as well as for admissions officers and credential evaluators. It is also open to anyone with an interest in the recognition of qualifications and study periods abroad, as well as prior learning. The conference is organised by EUA, in partnership with the Spanish Rectors’ Conference (Crue), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education.

Participation in this event is free of charge.




The content of this webpage represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission and the Agency do not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.

Take a look at the breakout session abstracts to see which sessions you would like to attend.

Learn more about our speakers of this event.

Below are the presentations delivered at the conference :

09.45-11.00          Welcome and opening plenary : Milestones and stumbling blocks on the path to transparent and fair recognition – the state of play

  • Katia Dolgova Dreyer, Secretary to the Steering Committee for Education, Education Department – Directorate of Democratic Participation, Council of Europe
  • Jakub Grodecki, Vice President, European Students’ Union (ESU)
  • Jenneke Lokhoff, Senior Policy Officer, Nuffic, Netherlands and President of ENICNARIC Networks
  • Chaired by Helene Peterbauer, Policy Analyst, European University Association (EUA)

11.30-12.30          Future Perspectives on recognition and digital solutions – recommendations for practice

  • Ann-Christine Birke, Project Officer, HRK
  • Sven Seibel, Project Officer, HRK

11.30-12.30          The rise and recognition of micro-credentials

  • Bas Wegewijs, Team Leader International Recognition, Nuffic
  • Merel Eimers, Credential Evaluator, Nuffic

13.30-14.30          Poster presentations

  • Using European databases for recognition of qualifications in higher education, by Aleksandra Zhivkovikj, EQAR (European Quality Assurance Register) and Silvia Bianco, CIMEA (Italian Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence)
  • Flexible Learning Paths and Academic Recognition, by Hélène Lagier, Université Côte d’Azur and Luis Miranda, Universidad de Sevilla /European University Ulysseus Alliance
  • The MODUS Project - Enhancing student mobility through recognition, by Tilman Dörr, HRK (German Rectors’ Conference)
  • ARENA Pathway: A practical tool and training programme for admission of refugee students to higher education, by Kristina Rognlien Aardal, NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education)

13.30-14.30          Improving recognition through self-assessment: the “Spotlight on recognition” tool

  • Maria Kelo, Director of Institutional Development, EUA
  • Helene Peterbauer, Policy Analyst, EUA

15.00-16.00          Closing plenary: Towards a recognition culture

  • David Crosier, Higher Education System and Policy Analyst, Eurydice
  • Chiara Finocchietti, Deputy Director, CIMEA, Italy
  • Chaired by Maria Kelo, Director of Institutional Development, EUA
Comfortable read mode Normal mode X