THE AGENCY STRENGTHENS ITS INTERNATIONAL VISIBILITY AND ROLE, WITH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN VARIOUS EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS.
By participating in European and international projects, the Agency strives to strengthen its role in the international arena. Through bilateral cooperation with individual quality assurance agencies and membership in international associations, it strengthens the visibility and international comparability of the Slovenian Higher Education Area, thus contributing to the development of quality, open and accessible higher education. Within the Erasmus + programme, the Agency participates in international projects focused on transferring good practices and developing innovation and strategic guidelines in the field of quality assurance of higher education systems.
EUniQ project is coordinated by NVAO (The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) on behalf of the Flemish Community. The project consortium comprises eight quality assurance (QA) agencies, six ministries and the European stakeholders’ organisations EUA, ESU and ENQA. The QA approach is geared towards the special multi-campuses features and comprehensive missions of these new alliances. This approach enables the replacement of multiple national QA procedures that are not suitable for assessing the quality of these European alliances.
The independence project’s main aim is to contribute to fostering independence of quality assurance agencies across Europe. The project is focusing on exploring elements of independence of agencies from different national and European environments. Furthermore, the project is contextualised with a focus on exploring the role of the agencies in different backgrounds, analysing differences and commonalities between different parts of Europe and evaluating the responsibilities of key actors in different procedures at the agency level.
In response to COVID-19 pandemic, NAKVIS started to foster an online system of quality assurance as a consequence of the cancellation of the »face to face« activities at higher education institutions. NAKVIS, with the collaboration of CEENQA (The Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education), started with periodic meetings of the working groups to identify common problems, exchange examples of good practices among agencies and propose relevant solutions to improve the quality of online site visits and to strengthen new online formats of education in higher education area.