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Cooperation

Partners

The National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research is a member of the following international structures:

  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) - affiliate member;
  • The Standing International Conference of Inspectorates (SICI) - full member;
  • Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA) - full member;

 

International

Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes (AQAS)

On May 20, 2016, ANACEC (former National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP)) signed a cooperation agreement in the field of quality evaluation and accreditation in higher education with AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes). 
The cooperation agreement aims to establish and develop an intense collaboration between these two Agencies, through the exchange of experience and information in the field of quality assurance, the transfer of good practices of AQAS, and the promotion of ANACEC in the quality assurance structures of the European Union. The agreement also provides for participation in joint projects and events, the involvement of AQAS experts in external evaluations organized by ANACEC, as well as any other activities that comply with the statute of the two Agencies and aim to ensure quality in education.

 

 

 

 

National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation (NAA)

The partnership between ANACEC and the National Accreditation Agency of the Russian Federation became official by signing on September 27, 2016, an Agreement of collaboration and mutual support in promoting the quality culture in the educational systems of the Republic of Moldova and Russia. The collaboration agreement provides for the strengthening of joint efforts in the process of quality assurance in higher education, the development of intense collaboration through the exchange of experience and useful information, participation in joint events, and other activities that comply with the statute of the two agencies and aim at quality assurance in education.

 

Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA)

The cooperation agreement between ANACEC (former ANACIP) was signed in autumn 2016. Having comparable missions and institutional objectives in the quality assurance in the higher and vocational education sector, both parties aimed to establish a closer relationship as equal partners in the field of external quality assessment in the areas mentioned. Thus, the parties agreed to work to enhance mutual understanding of their national quality assurance systems in higher and vocational education; provide relevant support to improving regulation and quality assurance policy; collaborate in joint quality assurance activities; disseminate experience and good practices in the field; regularly exchange information, expertise, opinions, and publications; involve expert evaluators and other specialists in evaluation and quality assurance activities, etc.

Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR), Kazakhstan

13 November 2017

Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS)

In 2018, ANACEC and ARACIS signed a partnership agreement in order to promote quality higher education in Romania and the Republic of Moldova internationally and to contribute to the development oriented towards the best international standards in the field of education and research in the two states, as well as the application of the provisions of the Standards and Guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area - ESG 2015. The cooperation activities will be carried out in the following areas and topics related to:

  • Ensuring access to information of public interest about the quality of higher education at interstate and international level.
  • Dissemination of experiences and good practices for external evaluation of the quality of study programs and higher education institutions in the two states.
  • Designation of expert evaluators from the host institution for the purpose of their involvement in external evaluation activities of study programs and higher education institutions in the partner state.
  • Joint participation in internal or international projects in the field of quality assurance of education, financed at national level or by other European or international institutions / organizations.
  • Organizing, in partnership, activities in the field of quality assurance, such as conferences, forums, workshops, debates, informal meetings, etc.
  • Providing mutual support in joining international organizations or networks of quality assurance agencies in higher education.
  • Elaboration and publication of the results of the external evaluation activities from the two states in joint studies and syntheses.
  • Development of joint projects in the field of quality assurance of higher education.

Independent Quality Assurance Agency, Kazakhstan (IQAA)

A partnership agreement was signed in Tallinn on 25 April 2019 with the Independent Quality Assurance Agency (IQAA) from Kazakhstan in the field of quality assurance in higher education and vocational education and training. The main objective of the agreement is to actively promote by the partner agencies the application of the provisions of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education Area (ESG, 2015) at the level of higher education, and the principles of the Turin Process at the level of vocational education and training. Based on the signed agreement, the partners set out to develop and carry out joint activities, exchange of experts, and good practices. IQAA, in its capacity as a full member of ENQA, has declared its openness to guide us in the process of preparing for the external evaluation by ENQA.

 

School Inspectorate, Bucharest

During the study visit on the Exchange of good practices in the field of quality assurance in pre-university education in schools in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, conducted by the Agency's staff at the School Inspectorate of Bucharest (SIB), collaboration perspectives were identified and discussed. Thus, at this stage on October 11, 2019, a sustainable partnership was initiated with the School Inspectorate of Bucharest by signing a Partnership Agreement between ANACEC and SIB, in order to collaborate and exchange experience in the field of external evaluation at the level of general education institutions and quality assurance in education.

 

Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC)

On 13 December, 2019 ANACEC signed a cooperation agreement with the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre - FINEEC. The agreement provides for actions to strengthen bilateral collaboration in the field of quality assurance of education. The general objective of the cooperation agreement is to develop international cooperation in the field of quality assurance and evaluation in general education, vocational education and training, higher education and continuous education; developing a quality culture; promoting quality education in Finland and the Republic of Moldova in order to contribute to the development oriented towards the best international quality standards in the field, as well as a continuous exchange of experience between the two partner entities.

 

The Eurasian Сentre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Healthcare (ECAQA)

The Memorandum of Understanding between ANACEC and ECAQA, signed on 18 March 2020, aims to recognize the importance of external evaluation and accreditation in the development of higher education, in particular medical education and other healthcare professions, with a view to strengthening and expanding cooperation and mutual assistance in the provision of higher education in the partner countries based on the principle of equality and mutual benefit. The Parties agreed to establish and develop cooperation in the field of evaluation and accreditation in higher education, including education in the medical professions. The Memorandum sets out the areas of cooperation for the development and implementation of joint projects, events and other forms of cooperation in order to achieve effective results.

Certification Association "Russian Register" (RR)

The cooperation agreement between ANACEC and the Certification Association “Russian Register” was signed on March 25, 2020. This Agreement aims to develop international cooperation in the field of evaluation and quality assurance of education, development of quality culture and exchange of experience in the field of education globally, increasing the level of openness (transparency) for stakeholders in the global area of higher education and international organizations in the field of quality evaluation of education, participation in joint projects, promoting existing opportunities for mutual recognition of study quality, development of accreditation mechanisms of joint study programs provided by partner universities, organization of joint events (seminars, conferences, round tables, etc.).

 

National

Institute for Standardization of Moldova (ISM)

On March 1, 2016, IP "National Institute of Standardization" and ANACIP signed a Convention, which will provide the basic legal framework in relations between the Parties in cooperation to promote standardization among students and teachers in higher education institutions and specialized secondary education institutions in the Republic of Moldova. The object of the Convention is to establish a mutually beneficial partnership for the training of high-quality specialists with competencies connected to the requirements of the labor market and the contemporary knowledge-based economy.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova

On October 24, 2017, a collaboration agreement was concluded between the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova (CCI of the Republic of Moldova). The objective of this collaboration is to support and develop the education system in our country, as well as the implementation of vocational education and training through the dual system. The agreement aims to establish a lasting and successful collaboration between both institutions, based on parity principles, in supporting and smoothly performing the vocational education sector, consolidating the reforms initiated in vocational education and ensuring the process of continuous modernization of the system, accelerating the implementation of the dual model of vocational education in the fields of priority sectors, provided in the national strategies. To meet the objectives of this Agreement, ANACIP and CCI RM will create an initiative group that will identify the sources and solutions for their implementation, joint implementation and monitoring of activities, and other cases in the context of the same idea, with the agreement of both institutions.

National Public Security Inspectorate

On May 23, 2018, the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research signed a partnership agreement with the National Patrol Inspectorate, in order to promote quality assurance and development activities in the training of drivers, but also in order to achieve the objectives of the National Strategy for Road Safety, approved by Government Decision no. 1214 of 27.12.2010.
The object of the Convention is to establish a partnership in order to train drivers of at a high quality level in accordance with educational standards, with competencies related to the regulatory requirements on road safety, as well as the demand of the labor market in qualified specialists.
The collaboration between the two entities is achieved through: 

  • the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences on national and European quality assurance standards in the field of driver training; 
  • participation in external evaluation missions of the quality of driver training programs of all categories and subcategories offered by driving schools; 
  • initiation and implementation of joint projects on the promotion and implementation of training quality standards among driving schools; 
  • training and consolidating the competences of ANACEC expert evaluators involved in the process of external evaluation of the quality of driver training programs of all categories and subcategories.

 

Antenna of Chisinau of Francophone University Agency (AUF)

The cooperation agreement signed between ANACEC and AUF in autumn 2018 aims to contribute to the development and promotion of a quality culture oriented towards the best international standards in the field of higher education and research, as well as to strengthen French-language culture in the university environment in the Republic of Moldova. The Parties agreed to actively promote the application of the provisions of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area - ESG 2015 in the field of higher education in the Republic of Moldova. The cooperation activities will be carried out in the following areas:

  • Promoting the internationalization of university studies in the Republic of Moldova through academic and research mobility.
  • Encouraging partnerships between universities in the French-speaking community through joint cooperation programs in the fields of education, culture and research.
  • Dissemination of experiences and good practices in the external evaluation of the quality of education in French-speaking states in higher education in the Republic of Moldova.
  • Participation in joint projects in the field of quality assurance of education, financed at the national level, or by other European or international institutions / organizations.
  • Development of joint projects in the field of quality assurance of higher education.
  • Joint organization of events (e.g. conferences, workshops, informal meetings, exchange of publications, etc.) in the field of quality assurance.

Pestalozzi Foundation

On September 27, 2019, ANACEC and the Representation in the Republic of Moldova of the Swiss Foundation for Children "Pestalozzi" signed the Partnership Agreement "Viable alternatives for modernization and adaptation of general education in Moldova to the contemporary European context in education". Among the basic objectives of the bilateral collaboration are:

  • Stimulating the implementation of high-performance educational models;
  • Training the self-evaluation / evaluation skills for all stakeholders involved in piloting the External evaluation methodologies in general education;
  • Strengthening the capacity of the staff of the Department of general education evaluation of ANACEC regarding the organization and coordination of the external evaluation process;
  • Promoting children's rights and intercultural competences among the managerial staff from general education in the process of external evaluation.

CCF / HHC Moldova - Child, Community, Family

On November 11, 2019, a partnership agreement was signed between ANACEC and the Public Association CCF / HHC Moldova - Child, Community, Family (CCF Moldova). The agreement was concluded in order to coordinate actions during the piloting of the Inclusion Index, as a tool to develop the learning process and participation in 14 educational institutions in Straseni and Singerei districts, actions carried out within the project "Strong through diversity - application of the Inclusion Index".

PRO DIDACTICA Educational Center

23 of September 2020