EUA-coordinated project puts a spotlight on recognition

19 November 2020

This summer, EUA launched the new Erasmus+ co-funded “Spotlight on recognition” project. It aims to support higher education staff responsible for recognition processes and decisions by enhancing their capacities in terms of recognition procedures in compliance with the Lisbon Recognition Convention.

The project will offer several opportunities for staff working in the field of academic recognition to enhance their knowledge, engage in discussions on the topic and connect with peers from across the European Higher Education Area. The launch this autumn of the Academic Recognition Hub, which among other things collects all relevant resources on the topic, will mark the start of the project activities. The Academic Recognition Hub will be presented simultaneously with a training course aimed at admissions officers, as well as other institutional staff engaged in academic recognition.

The project activities in 2021 also include two webinars, the first of which will take place in January. Two focus groups will also support the development of a self-assessment methodology encouraging institutions and their staff to reflect on how to improve their recognition practice in a self-guided and thus formative and sustainable way. The resulting methodology will be the project’s final output.

EUA partners in this project with Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education whose Senior Policy Officer, Jenneke Lokhoff, has written an Expert Voice article on the role of Europe’s universities in implementing fair recognition procedures. EUA also partners in the project with the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and the Spanish Rectors’ Conference (CRUE). It runs from July 2020 until June 2022.

To stay informed about the “Spotlight on recognition” activities, join the Academic recognition in the European Higher Education Area LinkedIn group. There is also the hashtag #SPOT_EU on Twitter.

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