On May 28th, the Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education participated in the Fair of European Projects in the courtyard of the Petrovic Palace in Podgorica, which was organized within celebration of the Month of Europe.
Participation in this Fair was an opportunity for visitors to get informed about the projects implemented by institutions, municipalities, companies, universities and the NGO sector, as well as to talk to potential partners about the calls expected in the coming period.
At its stand, the Agency presented projects currently participating, as follows:
- “Support to European Quality Assurance Agencies in complying with European Standards and Guidelines (ESG)” (SEQA – ESG) – support to newly established quality assurance agencies in higher education in the implementation of the ESG.
- “Better academic qualifications through quality assurance” (BAQUAL) – development of lifelong learning programs to improve the competencies of teachers in higher education.
- “Capacity building for the implementation of dual education in higher education in Montenegro” (DUALMON) – development of dual education in higher education in Montenegro.
- “Strengthening internationalization at Montenegrin universities through effective strategic planning” (IESP) – improving international competitiveness and visibility of Montenegrin universities.
- “Quality education for all” – assessment of the academic integrity of the institution.
- “Integration of key competencies into the education system of Montenegro” (IKCES) – integration of eight key competencies at all levels of education in Montenegro.
- “Microcredit related to key Bologna commitments” (MICROBOL) – defining a roadmap that will identify key steps to integrate microcredit.
- “Employee Exchange Project” (BFUG) – mobility of employees in member agencies of the European Higher Education Area.
The fair was launched by the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro, dr Nina Drakić, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs, dr Jovana Marović, and the EU Ambassador to Montenegro, dr Oana Cristina Popa.
Besides the ACQAHE, over 40 exhibitors – users of EU funds – presented themselves at the fair.
The participants of the Fair agreed that participation in the EU projects accelerates the integration process, helps in the transfer and implementation of valuable knowledge from developed countries and contributes to improving the quality of life of citizens.