The second consortium meeting of the Project "Strengthening of Internationalization in B&H Higher Education" took place from 30 November to 4 December 2016 in High Wycombe, United Kingdom.
The representative of the Centre for Information and Recognition of Qualifications introduced all project partners with a draft version of the Model of Academic Recognition. The draft version has been prepared by the Centre, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska and University of Sarajevo. The special value of the Model is that the recognition of non-formal education and informal learning have been stipulated by this Model. This also has been the main challenge during the development of this Model. It was agreed that this model should by translated and send to the public universities in order to get appropriate comments on the model's provisions.
All project partners presented what they have done in the first year of the Project, emphasizing their main activities. After that, SWOT analysis concerning internationalization as well as SWOT analysis concerning recognition procedures at all public universities, which was pre requirement for development of Model of Academic Recognition, were presented by all project partners.
Arrangements about travel, staff and stay costs as well as the equipment’s and subcontracting were special part of the Meeting.
The general conclusions of all project partners were that the project activities have been implemented in the first year, there are not delays in implementation of activities and all partners are dedicated to achieve expected results set by the project proposal. They are aware of the fact that internationalization is a key mechanism in development of their institutions.
The next activities and obligations of the project participants were also agreed so that there will be two trainings for BiH project partners from 13 to 16 March 2017 in Ghent, Belgium and from 2 to 6 April 2017 in Porto, Portugal.