This project is funded with support from the European Commission under the Erasmus + Program
PROJECT TITLE: Enhancement of Quality Assurance in Higher Education System in Moldova
REFERENCE NUMBER: 618742-EPP-1-2020-1-MD-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
TYPE OF THE PROJECT: national/structural project
TOTAL BUDGET: 992.363,00 EUR
PROJECT PERIOD: 15/11/2020 – 14/11/2023 (36 months)
COORDINATING INSTITUTION: Moldova State University
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Nadejda VELIȘCO firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTITUTIONAL COORDINATOR: Andrei Chiciuc
OFFICIAL WEBSITE of the project: https://qforte.usm.md/
The quality of European education and of higher education, in particular, has been identified as one of the key factors, which will allow Europe to succeed in a global competition. In 2003, in Berlin, the Ministers for higher education stated that the primary responsibility for quality assurance lies with higher education institutions. Further, various policies and action lines have been developed to improve quality; among other initiatives, European degree structures have been revised, the mobility of students and teachers is encouraged, and transparency and comparability of qualifications are promoted.
Improving the quality of teaching and learning has been at the heart of the Bologna Process reforms and continues to be of crucial importance for the further implementation of these reforms. The growth in interest in rankings, as well as recent student, protests further illustrate the need for universities to reiterate their continued commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning.
Quality assurance is the QFORTE project`s key area of activity. QFORTE will seek to ensure that the views of the university sector are taken into account at national-level policy discussions on internal and external quality assurance. It also will support its members in developing internal quality systems and aims to promote institutional quality cultures.
The project's key target groups are the representatives of the ministries responsible for higher education; representatives of the Agencies for Quality Assurance, Bologna promoters at the national level; heads and senior managers of universities. The secondary target groups are directors of QA departments, Bologna coordinators in HEIs, and QA operational staff.
To contribute to the integration of the Republic of Moldova in the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) by improving quality assurance in the higher education system.
OB1. Promoting and consolidating the culture of quality assurance in the Republic of Moldova and establishing a national consensus of key actors on development issues by November 2023.
OB2. Development and promotion of a national legislative framework and stimulation of regulatory changes regarding quality assurance in higher education institutions in the Republic of Moldova by November 2023.
OB3. Improving the quality assurance management of higher education institutions in the Republic of Moldova through international institutional accreditation by November 2023.
OB4. Strengthening the institutional capacities of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Republic of Moldova for the efficient implementation of the quality assurance reform by November 2023.
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Supporting European QA Agencies in meeting the ESG (SEQA-ESG) is a project within the Erasmus + program, coordinated by ENQA, and an extraordinary opportunity for ANACEC, as a partner, to achieve one of its major objectives, namely to join ENQA as a full member. The duration of the project is 24 months (1 May 2020 - 30 April 2022), with the basic objective of supporting quality assurance agencies and national authorities in six countries (Albania, Czech Republic, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro and Slovakia) in creating a quality assurance system in accordance with the ESG 2015 (European Standards and Guidelines).
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The project The effective involvement of stakeholders in external quality assurance activities ESQA, under the ERASMUS+ Program, runs for a period of 2 years (2019 - 2020), is coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Research of Romania, and is implemented in partnership with the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), as well as with quality assurance agencies in Bulgaria, Denmark, France and Moldova, but also with the European Student Organization (ESU), the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the European Association of Higher Education Institutions (EURASHE).
The main objective is to identify ways to deepen and make more effective the stakeholders’ involvement in the Quality Assurance Process, at the European Higher Education Area member countries level, according to the provisions of the Standards and Guidelines for quality assurance in higher education (ESG 2015).
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The main objective of the Twinning Project “Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the VET system in the Republic of Moldova” of the European Union is to support the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research and decision makers in vocational education and training (VET) from the Republic of Moldova in the implementation of the Strategy for the development of vocational education and training for the years 2013-2020, by strengthening the capacities of key institutions responsible for quality assurance.
One of the beneficiaries of this project is the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research, which has received assistance from international experts in the field. During several working sessions, European experts shared their experience in the field of VET and came up with recommendations related to improving the educational process, external quality assurance and existing requirements at European level on this dimension.
Also, there were carried out activities, mainly in the form of seminars, to strengthen the capacities of ANACEC staff, the analysis of the level of connection and compliance with European standards (e.g. ESG, EQAVET) for VET and lifelong learning, as well as the analysis of the current methodology of external quality evaluation in VET in the Republic of Moldova in accordance with the requirements of the Copenhagen Process; “job shadowing” activities for ANACEC staff and experts within similar institutions from the project member countries, responsible for quality assurance in order to take over and implement good European practices.
The implementation period of the Twinning Project "Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the VET system in the Republic of Moldova" is between 01.03.2019 - 28.02.2021, its total budget being 1.3 million euros.
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