On May 13-14 NAA participated in the workshop and CEENQA General Assembly held in Krakow, Poland.

 13-14 May in Krakow, at the premises of the Jagiellonian University, with the support of the Polish Accreditation Committee and the Polish University Accreditation Comisson there was a workshop and General Assembly of the European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe - CEENQA. The event was attended by about 50 representatives of CEENQA member agencies.

At the workshop "Quality Assurance of Transnational Higher Education" the participants presented and discussed the issues on transboundary education, transnational accreditation of quality assurance agencies, the experience of transnational accreditation in the UK and the practice of joint accreditation of Master’s programs.

The General Assembly was devoted to organizational issues of CEENQA activities, election of a new Board, approval of amendments to the Statutes regarding the admission of  new organizations to membership in the network. Then the participants voted for the Latvian Quality Agency for Higher Education as a new CEENQA member.

The participants of the workshop told about the changes in their national education and quality assurance systems. NAA representatives reported on the peculiarities of the Russian education quality assurance system and provided information on the current processes in the system of non-state accreditation.

NAA was offered to tell about the Russian higher education accreditation system in the CEENQA newsletter.

CEENQA President Iring Wasser expressed his desire to visit Russia and to learn about processes currently going on in the Russian education evaluation system.

In Krakow NAA signed up agreements on cooperation with the Independent Kazakh Quality Assurance Agency in Education (IQAA); the Independent agency for accreditation and rating (IAAR), Kazakhstan.

Following the results of the CEENQA General Assembly, the ESG workshop and ENQA Members’ Forum, NAA together with representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Rosobrnadzor intends to hold a workshop for the heads of agencies and organizations in the sphere of education quality evaluation and assurance. It will take place in Moscow on 24-25 June 2016 at the premises of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.