Created on 12 March 2020

Within the framework of the EPER project (Effective Partnership for Enhanced recognition) with Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a partner country, representatives of the Center for Information and Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education (CIP) participated in a study visit to Riga, Latvia from 18.02.2020. to 21.02.2020.

Riga Conference Comparing Qualifications for Reliable Recognition 2 20 02 2020During the first day of the study tour, a visit to the Latvian Academic Information Center (AIC) was organized, presenting the role and activities it pursues, the higher education system in Latvia and the Latvian Qualifications Framework, academic and professional recognition of foreign qualifications in Latvia, non-formal and informal learning outcomes in Latvia , forms of international cooperation, automatic recognition, procedures and experience in academic recognition. The education system in Latvia is designed to have a very good database and information on education. Riga Conference Comparing Qualifications for Reliable Recognition 3 20 02 2020During our visit to the AIC, a representative of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) presented study programs conducted at this institution of higher education, work and practice, as well as ways of enrolling students in higher education institutions in Riga, with particular reference to internationalization or enrollment foreign students to this higher education institution.

Riga Conference Comparing Qualifications for Reliable Recognition 4 20 02 2020AIC staff presented a project where they did a comparative study of education systems and national qualifications frameworks in partner countries (Armenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia and the United Kingdom).
Riga Conference Comparing Qualifications for Reliable Recognition 20 02 2020On the second day of the study visit, the International Conference "Comparing Qualifications for Reliable Recognition" was held. The following topics were highlighted at the conference: the role of learning outcomes in the education system and the recognition of foreign qualifications; recognition procedures in partner countries; horizontal comparison methodology, methods and tools used to analyze the learning outcomes of the selected qualifications. In two sessions, examples of using learning outcomes in recognition processes and automatic recognition were presented. The conference was conceptualized internationally, with many practical examples and practices that made it very useful for all participants.