On 9 and 10 April, the University of Abu Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen (Algeria) will host the first final conference of the MERIC-Net project.
The aim of the project is to revitalise the MERIC network (Mediterranean Recognition Information Centres) so to facilitate the recognition of qualifications among the Mediterranean countries and to increase the vertical and horizontal mobility in the higher education systems.
To reach this ambitious goal, the partners are working on a set of activities, such as the organisation of online and face-to-face trainings for the representatives of the HE Ministries of Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia and for the universities’ staff, the production of National Reports presenting the state of the art of the education system in these countries, the elaboration of guidelines to evaluate non-traditional, cross-border or trans-national education and distance learning institutions and the development of efficient procedures to facilitate the recognition of refugees’ qualification.
In Tlemcen, the partners will have the opportunity to exchange on the work done during these years, to assess the state of play of the activities developed and to reflect on the future of the project, beyond its official conclusion in October 2019.
The last meeting will be held at University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis in June 2019.
The project, launched in 2016 under the Erasmus + Programme Capacity Building for Higher Education, gathers 19 partners from Algeria, France, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Norway and Tunisia and is coordinated by the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (France).
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