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CEENQA General Assembly and Workshop in Istanbul

On September 23 and 24, NAQA Vice Heads Nataliia Stukalo and Olena Yeremenko participated in 2022 CEENQA General Assembly and a Workshop on “Independence of quality assurance agencies.”
The workshop was devoted to the issues of independence in the public sector, university autonomy in Europe, and compliance of the agencies’ activities with ESG independence standard.
During the General Assembly, participants discussed a wide range of issues related to CEENQA’s activities, listened to member agencies reports. Nataliia Stukalo spoke on behalf of the NAQA team at the General Assembly. Mrs. Nataliia told about the changes to the regulatory framework, and the preparation of the Temporary Regulation on accreditation of study programmes under martial law. This regulation takes into account the peculiarities of accreditation processes in Ukraine now and will improve accreditation procedures in accordance with ESG. It mentioned as well about the significant work on involving international experts in NAQA sectoral expert councils and expert groups. All the difficulties caused by the war, continuous air raids, the destructive effects of the war require NAQA to be as flexible and favorable towards higher education institutions as possible. NAQA continues full-fledged work in difficult conditions, which impresses our foreign colleagues.
Among other things, an essential issue for Ukraine and the entire organization was discussed: the exclusion of russian agencies from CEENQA. NAQA delegation took an active part in all events and discussions during the two days of the General Assembly. Being supported by foreign colleagues, NAQA achieved its goal. russian agencies were excluded from CEENQA, so we have another victory over the enemy. We are deeply grateful to our colleagues for their solidarity and support of Ukraine.