Today, quality assurance and recognition of joint programmes still is a major challenge. The conference ‘Quality Assurance and Recognition of Joint Programmes: The Art and the Passion‘ provides higher education institutions, recognition authorities, quality assurance and accreditation agencies, and policy makers with the latest update on the solutions developed by the European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA) in the framework of the JOQAR project. The JOQAR project is co-funded by the European Commission and is the acronym of: Joint programmes – Quality Assurance and Recognition of degrees awarded. The Conference will take place on 20 and 21 June 2013 at Círculo de Bellas Artes (CBA), Madrid, Spain.’
The participants from higher education institutions and recognition authorities will get familiar with Guidelines and Good Practices on awarding joint degrees and issuing joint diploma supplements. These guidelines as well as guidelines for fair recognition by the competent authorities have been elaborated in close cooperation with ENIC-NARICs.
Furthermore, a number of on-line database driven tools have been designed to bring together the information on quality assurance and recognition of joint programmes in a user-friendly and interactive manner:
- Joint Programmes Portal, this is an electronic database hosted in ECApedia containing all the information that is relevant regarding QA and recognition of joint programmes.
- Qrossroads database, which contains information regarding quality assured and accredited higher education has been updated with the information on all Erasmus Mundus programmes.
As the design of joint programmes can be considered an act of creation and the successful handling of its quality assurance and recognition issues is an art in itself, the organising agency ANECA could not have chosen a better place to welcome you for our conference.