Created on 13 December 2021

Organized by the Center for Information and Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education, the round table "Higher Education Reform - Impact on Recognition and Mobility" was held on 24 November 2021 in Mostar. The round table was attended by representatives of higher education institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, competent education authorities, the Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance, The Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska, ERASMUS + office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the EU project "Education for Employment", and members of the CIP's Steering Committee.

okrugli stol1Representatives of the Enic-Naric Center of Croatia, as well as representatives of Higher Education Institutions were following online. As part of the round table, presentations were held on the following topics:

1. CIP activities in the implementation of international projects

2. Recommendations on the Evaluation of Foreign Higher Education       Qualifications in the Recognition Process and Recommendations on the Recognition of Qualifications for Access to Higher Dducation issued by the CIPokrugli stol2

3. Agreement on Academic Recognition of Qualifications of the Western Balkan Countries issued by RCC

4. Methodology of Recognition of Courses, ECTS credits, Grades and Professional Practice in Student Mobility at the University of Mostar

5. Halfway Through - Have Priority Reforms Enabled Better Recognition and Mobility?, presented by the University of Hercegovina related to an implementation of priorities in Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina

okrugli stol3A panel discussion was held in the second part of the round table. Participants discussed the problems they face in the fields of recognition and mobility, and on the practice of recognition of non-formal and informal education. They exchanged experiences from the practice of implementing these activities.

During the discussion it was concluded that the priorities were not fully implemented, and that the actual situation indicates a number of difficulties in achieving default reforms within the date.

This round table resulted in the following conclusions:

1. Consider the possibility of intensifying meetings with a goal of a faster and more successful implementation of higher education reform,

2. Communication and cooperation between participants should be intensified in order to exchange experiences in overcoming problems in the fields mentioned;

3. Devote the next meeting to a more in-depth discussion of the same topics, as the participants thought it would be beneficial.