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OCTRA 2 – Online course catalogs and databases for transparency and recognition 2

project № 101101695 - OCTRA 2 – ERASMUS-EDU-2022-NARIC-IBA

The project

National Centre for Information and Documentation is a partner of the project “OCTRA 2 project “Online course catalogues and databases for transparency and recognition 2” This project is in the scope of Erasmus+ Programme, K3 activity “Support for Policy Reform” It is a follow-up project of OCTRA (2020-2022).

The leading partner that is implementing the project is Academic information center - Latvian ENIC-NARIC (Latvia), the other partners that take part in the project are: National Centre for Information and Documentation (NACID), Bulgaria; NARIC Ireland; Polish ENIC/NARIC; Romanian ENIC/NARIC; Armenian ENIC/NARIC; ENIC of Bosnia and Hercegovina; BA School of Business and Finance (BASBF), Latvia, Council of Rectors of Latvia (LRC), Latvia.

Main goal

The project’s main aim is to explore further the role of online course catalogues of higher education institutions (HEI) in the project countries with a special focus on the micro-credentials in order to ensure support to HEIs in providing reliable information for recognition about higher education (HE) qualifications including micro-credentials that in future may facilitate their automatic recognition.

Specific objectives

The main objective of the project is to promote a dialogue between credential evaluators at ENICs and NARICs and HEIs by agreeing on a template for the structure of course catalogues, including smaller learning units (i.e. micro-credentials) that would guide to structured and transparent descriptions of HE qualifications.

Project duration

1 January 2023 – 31 December 2024

Project activities

  • To conduct a desk research to explore national practices, recommendations or approaches to micro-credentials and online course catalogues.
  • To improve and adapt the guidelines (designed in the previous project) on online course catalogues by agreeing on key elements of information for HE qualification and micro-credentials that are essential for course catalogues that would guide to structured and transparent reflection of HE qualifications and micro-credentials, as well as provide solutions for inclusion of micro- credentials in the online course catalogues.
  • strengthen the dialogue between HEIs and ENICS, NARICs, credential evaluators and other stakeholders involved in recognition (e.g. employers, students) on provision of reliable and unified information both on HE qualifications and micro-credentials

Project partners

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Logo AIC Academic Information Centre, Latvia
Logo NACID National Centre for Information and Documentation (NACID), Bulgaria
Logo QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland, Ireland
Logo NAWA Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej (NAWA), Poland
Logo CNRED National Centre for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas, Romania
Logo ARMENIC National Information Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility, Armenia
Logo CIP Centre for Information and Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education (CIP), Bosnia and Hercegovina
Logo BASBF BA School of Business and Finance (BASBF), Latvia
Logo LRC Council of Rectors of Latvia (LRC), Latvia