RecoNow - Knowledge of recognition procedures in ENPI south countries
RecoNow project aimed at improving and increasing the quality of
within Middle Eastern and European higher education systems. The
project tackled poor
recognition of foreign qualifications as one of
the main challenges that hinder international student mobility.
expertise in the credential evaluation field, access to official, comprehensive
and focused information on different HE systems, study programmes, institutions
and their recognition procedures
, are among the key issues to be improved in
order to guarantee smooth recognition procedures and to foster cross-border
These are the targets of the RecoNow project, that ran from December 2013
until May 2016 in the framework of the Tempus Programme.
Main project activities:
- organisation of a blended
course for government officials
from Jordan and Palestine to provide
them with the knowledge of EU higher education systems, to understand
recognition practices and to increase their skills to develop and run
National Recognition Centres.
- elaboration of National Reports
focusing on education systems in Jordan and Palestine, on Higher
Education Institutions, their programmes and qualifications in these
countries with the aim of facilitating the circulation of clear and
complete information, useful both to recognition officers and students.
- organization of a training for
university staff from Jordanian and Palestinian universities
their capacity to carry out academic recognition procedures in order to
put in place effective University Recognition Centres and to increase the
cooperation among universities on higher education issues.
- elaboration of guidelines
for evaluating non-traditional, trans-national education and distance
learning institutions and their qualifications
in order to foster
up-to-date recognition practices that can be applied even to latest and
cutting-edge education methods.
- promotion and sharing of the
project final results through a publication that will be presented during
international conferences that took place in the first
half of the year 2016, in Jordan and in Italy.
Please find more information on the RecoNOW project website.