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Enhancing Quality of Education and Training in South Eastern Europe - EQET SEE

The EQET SEE project, funded by the Austrian Development Agency, was approved in October 2022 and is expected to run for three years with the aim at contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment in South Eastern Europe by supporting the development of labour-market oriented, socially inclusive and high quality education and training systems in the region.

 The project will focus on increasing the labour market relevance of VET provision and enhancing quality assurance (aspects of external evaluation of institutions) in pre-tertiary education. It is coordinated by the ERI SEE Secretariat as the lead partner, in cooperation with the local partners European Training Foundation and WB6 CIF and strategic partners OeAD and Standing International Conference of Inspectorates (SICI). At the level of implementation, the project partners are VET agencies, chambers of commerce, and qualification agencies from Western Balkan 6 (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia and Serbia) and quality assurance agencies in pre-tertiary education from WB6 and Moldova (with ANACEC as a partner).

 The main focus of the project is:

  • The development of regionally based labour market oriented occupational and qualifications standards (QS) and VET curricula incorporating work-based learning
  • Assuring the quality of VET provision through developing supporting measures and material
  • Supporting external quality developments and quality culture through the revision of QA (external evaluation) methodologies, accompanying instruments and tools
  • Supporting internal quality developments for quality agencies themselves through regional quality standards, procedures, and trainings.

For more information on the EQET SEE project, please visit https://www.erisee.org/a-new-regional-project-eqet-see-started/

Online platform for recording, monitoring and reporting scientific events in the Republic of Moldova

The project “Online platform for recording, monitoring and reporting scientific events in the Republic of Moldova”, code - 21.70105.39ȘD, has a duration of two years (2021-2022), and is coordinated by Dr. hab., assoc.prof., researcher Vitalie Minciună, Head of the Research and Innovation Organizations Evaluation Section, ANACEC.

 

Summary of the project

Scientific events are among the main forms of dissemination of scientific results to the scientific community, the educational field and the field of production. Involvement in the organization and conduct of these events is counted and scored in the processes of evaluation of organizations and attestation of scientific and scientific-teaching staff.

In order to standardize this activity, the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC) has developed and implemented the Regulation on the recognition, classification and recording of scientific manifestations, which provides for the annual development of two registers: National Register of planned scientific events and the Register of published materials based on organized scientific events.

It is very difficult to monitor and validate these activities, to ensure the interoperability of data from these two registers, to contrast the intentions and achievements of hundreds of events organized during a year (in 2021 about 500 scientific events from over 60 research-innovation and higher education institutions were recorded), to verify the correspondence of the organized event to the one initially declared, to specify the type of event held in terms of event classification criteria. All these procedures would be significantly simplified by applying automated methods of filing, reporting, checking, classifying the events initiated and carried out.

In the context of the above, it is necessary to carry out actions (objectives) as follows:

  1. Development of an online platform for recording, monitoring and reporting scientific events;
  2. Assessing the feasibility of the platform;
  3. Elaboration of the National Electronic Register of scientific events planned for 2022;
  4. Generating the Register of materials published based on scientific events organized in 2022 (in real time).

Achieving these objectives would help increase the visibility and quality of scientific events organized in the country by monitoring compliance with established standards and facilitating procedures for online evaluation and classification of events in order to quantify them in the process of evaluating organizations and attesting scientific and scientific-teaching staff.

Project team

  1. Minciună Vitalie, dr. hab., assoc.prof. researcher
  2. Cazacu Elena
  3. Cernăuțeanu Victor, PhD
  4. Chiciuc Andrei, PhD, conf. univ.
  5. Cojocaru Igor, PhD
  6. Cuciureanu Gheorghe, dr. hab., assoc.prof. researcher
  7. Cujba Rodica
  8. Guzun Mihail, PhD
  9. Munteanu Ruslan
  10. Piscenco Marina, PhD
  11. Țurcan Andrei
  12. Țurcan Nelly, dr. hab, univ. prof.
  13. Ungureanu Elena, dr. hab., assoc.prof. researcher
  14. Vrabie Valeria, PhD, assoc.prof. researcher

 

Stages of the project

Stage I. Development of the online platform for recording, monitoring and reporting scientific events.

Elaboration of a platform for the evidence and monitoring of scientific events, with data interoperable with those taken from other compartments of the National Bibliometric Instrument (organization page, author page).

Stage II. Assessing the feasibility of the platform.

Estimating the feasibility of the platform.

Stage III. Elaboration of the National Register of scientific events planned for 2022.

Elaboration of the Register of events for the next year already using the elaborated platform.

Stage IV. Generation of the Register of materials published based on scientific events organized in 2022 (in real time).

Operative generation of updated information on events organized in the reference year (actual situation at the time of access).

 

For more information on the project, visit https://idsi.md/proiect-platforma-raportare-evenimente

Enhancement of Quality Assurance in Higher Education System in Moldova (QFORTE)

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
ACRONYM: QFORTE
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  qforte.project@usm.md
INSTITUTIONAL COORDINATOR: Andrei Chiciuc
OFFICIAL WEBSITE of the projecthttps://qforte.usm.md/

QFORTE SUMMARY:
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.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:
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.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
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.

More details about the project you can find HERE

 

Project within the Erasmus + program “Supporting European QA Agencies in meeting the ESG (SEQA-ESG)”, coordinated by ENQA

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).

National action plan on quality assurance of higher education in the Republic of Moldova for period 2021-2023

For further information about project activities click here.

Project within the Erasmus + program “Effective involvement of stakeholders in external quality assurance activities (ESQA)”, coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Research, Romania

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).

For further information about project activities go to https://esqa.ro/

  1. Template to describe status and reflect on the involvement of stakeholders in dialogue abd in external QA activities
  2. Study on stakeholder involvement in external quality assurance
  3. Guide for effective stakeholders's involvement in Quality Assurance
  4. Analysis on the needs for change at the level of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research, based on the Guideline on the involvement of stakeholders’ in quality assurance activities
  5. Action plan for the effective involvement of the stakeholders in the quality assurance activities carried out by the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research

Twinning Project "Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the VET system in the Republic of Moldova"

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.

More information you can find here.