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Thirteenth CEENQA bi-monthly meeting was held on November 16, 2022

Traditionally, the speakers presented the activities of agencies, new ideas and practices, as well as problems that arise when ensuring the quality of higher education in different countries. Petya Kabakchieva, president of the National Assessment and Accreditation Agency (NEAA, Bulgaria) spoke about the agency’s activities in the Bulgarian higher education system. Flamur Abazaj, Senior Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation, introduced the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA). Diane Freiberg, Managing Director of the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA, Germany) presented the new FIBAA distinction “Excellence in Digital Education”, which is awarded to higher education institutions after assessing compliance with FIBAA’s standards for the digital environment.

After the speakers’ presentations, Albina Tsiatkovska, Head of the PR & and International Cooperation, took part in a lively discussion of the presented topics. NAQA is interested in the experience of the Bulgarian Agency regarding institutional accreditation, financing of accreditation and independence of the agency. The Kosovo Agency has recently developed and implemented various models of post-accreditation monitoring, which is also of interest to NAQA. Digitization of education and ensuring the quality of online education is extremely relevant in Ukraine as well. In general, the meeting was meaningful, and the discussion was fruitful.