Kick-off workshop of “Strengthening institutional Capacities of the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education” Project

12/10/2022

Kick-off workshop of “Strengthening institutional Capacities of the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education” project was held on 11th of October. The project is funded by the European Union to assist the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education. The Project is implemented by consortium led by the “IBF International Consulting”.

The specific objective of the project is to improve the capacities of the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (TKTA), to develop and introduce new mechanisms on accreditation of education institutions, quality assurance processes at all educational levels, recognition of prior learning, as well as recognition of foreign qualifications in accordance with advanced European experience. The project covers activities in five directions including, strengthening regulatory framework and capacities of the TKTA on accreditation, quality assurance, supporting TKTA to apply for full ENQA membership, improving communication function and strengthening research and analytics capacity of TKTA.

This project is implemented under the Financing Agreement (Education for Employment in Azerbaijan) between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Commission of the European Union. “Education for Employment in Azerbaijan” (ENI/2018/041-537) Annual Action Programme 2018 is financed under European Neighbourhood Instrument.

In the opening speech of the workshop the chairperson of the TKTA Management Board Dr. Ulkar Saattarova informed the participants about accreditation and quality assurance of education institutions.

Project Manager Mr. Rza Zulfuqarzade from the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan gave detailed information about the EU support to Education in Azerbaijan.

The team leader of the project Ilkin Nazarov presented overview of project objectives, activity plan and its aims. Key experts of the project Achim Hopbach, Graeme Pollock and Patrick Werquin informed the participants of the workshop about European experience in the field of Strengthening institutional potential on accreditation, quality assurance and recognition of prior learning.

It is noted that, during the project improving regulatory framework and strengthening capacities of staff of the TKTA on quality assurance, supporting TKTA to apply for full ENQA membership, improving Communication function of TKTA and strengthening research and analytics capacity of TKTA are planned to be carried out.

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