The 31st annual meeting of the ENIC-NARIC networks and 40 years of the NARIC network

In the capacity of the National Center for the Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas (CNRED) as a member of the ENIC-NARIC Networks, CNRED representatives participated, between 23 and 25 June 2024, at the annual joint meeting of the member Centers of the ENIC-NARIC Networks (National Centers for Academic Recognition and Information), organized in Naples (Italy) by the European Commission with the support of the Council of Europe, UNESCO and the corresponding Center in Italy.

The workshops dedicated, over the course of two days, to the policies for the recognition of studies at the European and international level, brought to attention and subjected to debate a series of topics of current interest for the academic community and employers, such as: digital transformation in the implementation of policies of recognition and the role of artificial intelligence, transnational education, national challenges in recognizing refugee qualifications, automatic recognition. The debates also focused on the application of the main international legal instruments in the field (the Lisbon Recognition Convention and the Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications) and the operationalization of some regional conventions (Tokyo for the Asia-Pacific region, the Convention for the Arab States and the one for Latin America, Addis Ababa for Africa).

The Council of Europe, for its part, continued the series of information actions related to combating fraud in the field of education and promoting ethics, transparency and integrity in education and presented in this regard its recent publication, “Glossary of terms for ethics and integrity in education” ; the publication can be consulted on the ETINED pan-European platform on ethics, transparency and integrity in education.

This year’s meeting was marked by the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the NARIC network, whose Secretariat is provided by the European Commission. Having European Union states as members, the NARIC Centers support and provide assistance for the implementation of the Lisbon Convention on the recognition of studies by the competent national authorities of the signatory states of the Convention. At the same time, they serve as a multilateral cooperation mechanism within the UNESCO Europe and North America region, ensuring the link with other UNESCO regions.

Publication date: 26.06.2024