FraudS+: False Records, Altered Diploma and Diploma Mills Qualifications Collection
The FraudS+ project aims to encourage the automatic recognition of higher education
and of upper secondary education qualifications by promoting a culture of ethics and transparency
and developing further existing databases
also involving students and student unions in the process of building useful tools
to tackle the phenomenon of fraud in education.
Following the previous FraudSCAN project(2018-2020),
the ongoing FraudS+ project (2020-2022) also aims at further developing and
contributing to the already existing
database, containing samples of fraudulent
qualifications and qualifications issued by Diploma Mills. The database is
accessible to staff of the
ENIC-NARIC centres only.
Students’ involvement is guaranteed through the development of a survey targetting students
attending the last year of high school, national and international university students, together
with student unions from Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands and Sweden. The answers
to the survey will be analysed in order to develop effective strategies to support dialogue among main
stakeholders, useful to build tailor-made policies to tackle the phenomena of fraud in education.
Target groups of the project:
- Credential evaluators from ENIC-NARIC centres
- National authorities
- Higher education institutions
- Student unions