The National Center for Education Quality Enhancement participated in DEQAR CONNECT kickoff webinar for quality assurance agencies, on May 11, 2020. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the structure of the DEQAR database, overview of the project and planned activities.
The DEQAR CONNECT project focuses on two of the EHEA key commitments, supporting quality assurance and recognition inside the EHEA, and consists of two strands:
Firstly, the DEQAR CONNECT project will expand coverage to EHEA countries currently under-represented in DEQAR, by supporting the participation of agencies that could not join DEQAR in the first stage.
Secondly, the DEQAR CONNECT project aims to enhance connectivity by exploiting existing synergies and exploring new opportunities to use DEQAR data directly in the recognition workflow, digital credentialing and elsewhere.
On behalf of the center, the head of higher education quality assurance department, Lasha Margishvili and Coordinator of HEI Authorization Division, Giorgi Munjishvili. Overall, webinar hosted 41 participants from 17 partner organizations.