This purpose of this paper is threefold: First, it describes the international milieu of policymaking relevant to joint programmes and its development in recent years. It focuses predominantly on the ambivalence of terminology commonly used to describe these programmes, while also comparing the practices, which the terms generally label.
Second, it describes the very recent initiative of statewide ministry funded project, which gathered most of public HEIs from Czech Republic to discuss the most pressing issues regarding QA of these programmes. Third, based on the ground provided by the probe into the policy making area and experiences gathered from the statewide project, it raises policy making questions which transcend the scope of Czech Republic, and proposes an innovative approach pertaining to accreditation of one common model of international cooperation, which is largely criticized yet also widely spread throughout the European area.
This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.