Spotlight on recognition

The “Spotlight on recognition” project aimed to support staff at higher education institutions who are responsible for recognition processes and decisions by enhancing their capacities in terms of recognition procedures in compliance with the Lisbon Recognition Convention.

The project ran from July 2020 until June 2022.

For more information, please contact EUA Policy & Project Officer Helene Peterbauer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For updates on the “Spotlight on recognition” project and EUA’s other activities in the field of academic recognition join the Academic recognition in the European Higher Education Area LinkedIn group.


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  • Webinar “Self-Assessment of Recognition Practices”

    Partners news

    06 September 2022

    MODUS project (HRK) is organising a webinar to present the self-assessment tool developed in the fra...

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  • Improved recognition: A self-assessment tool


    13 May 2022

    This self-assessment tool was developed by the European University Association (EUA) in partnership ...

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  • Outcomes of the I-Comply Peer Learning Activity (PLA) report

    Partners news

    19 June 2020

    Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, published the outcome report f...

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  • Final outcomes of Erasmus+ project AR-Net

    Partners news

    13 May 2020

    Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, published three final outcomes...

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  • UNESCO General Conference adopts Global Recognition Convention


    20 November 2019

    The UNESCO General Conference has adopted the Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Educati...

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  • Nuffic publications on recognition of e-learning

    Partners news

    15 November 2019

    Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, released two new publications ...

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  • Lisbon Declaration


    13 April 2007

    The Lisbon Declaration results from the discussions that took place during the fourth EUA Conve...

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  • 2 June 2022, CEST 14.00-15.15 | ONLINE One of the key outcomes of the “Spotlight on recognition” project is a self-assessment tool that allows staff working in higher education institutions to evaluate to which extent their institution’s recognition procedures are in line with the Lisbon Reco... Read more
  • "Spotlight on recognition" project conference

    13 May 2022 Events Maison Des Associations Internationales
    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 acade... Read more
  • Thursday 28 January, 14.00-15.00 CET  EUA, in collaboration with Nuffic, HRK and CRUE, was pleased to present this webinar organised in the context of the Erasmus+ funded “Spotlight on recognition” project. Academic mobility across higher education systems is a key feature of the European... Read more

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