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Published On: June 22nd, 2023

KAA receives support from ENQA and EQAR for the implementation of European standards in higher education

A delegation of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA), consisting of the President of the State Council of Quality (SCQ), professor Hasnije Ilazi; Vice-president of SCQ, professor Klemen Miklavic; the General Director of KAA, Naim Gashi, and the member of SCQ, professor Gëzim Tosuni, have conducted an official visit to Brussels for three consecutive days, where they met with the heads of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education ( ENQA), the European Register for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (EQAR) and other important institutions in the field of education.

The delegation from Kosovo received support from ENQA and EQAR for the work done in the field of quality assurance in higher education, the implementation of European Standards and Guidelines (ESG), as well as for the fulfillment of ENQA’s recommendations.

On the first day of the visit, the Minister of MESTI, Arbërie Nagavci and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Education, Ardian Gola, took part in the meetings held with very important institutions in Brussels.

The visit was supported by the Heras Plus Project, funded by the Austrian Agency for International Development – ADA. Mr. Aqim Emurli, team leader of the Heras Plus project in Kosovo and the Project expert, Bastian Baumann from Germany also participated in the meetings in Brussels,

On the first day, the delegation from Kosovo was received by the President of EQAR, Karl Dittrich, the director of EQAR, Magalie Soenen and the deputy director Melinda Szabó.

The Kosovo delegation was also received by the director of ENQA, Anna Gover, where the work of AKA in the implementation of European quality standards was discussed.

Another very important meeting was held with Mr. Patrick Van den Bosch, director of the Flemish Council for Higher Education (VLUHR).

The AKA delegation also met with Lucien Bollaert, from Ghent University in Belgium. In separate meetings, the Kosovar delegation was also hosted by the European University Association (EUA), the Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (AEQES) and the Accreditation Organization for the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

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