MERIC-Net

MERIC-Net

MERIC-Net - Mediterranean Network of National Information Centres on the Recognition of Qualifications


The MERIC-Net project's objective is to revitalise the MERIC network (Mediterranean Recognition Information Centres) in order to favour and increase the recognition of qualifications within the Mediterranean Region, and to raise the quality of vertical and horizontal mobility in the higher education systems of the involved countries. The project partners intend to improve the competencies and skills of credential evaluators defining common practices and realising common tools among European and South Mediterranean countries, national bodies and HE institutions, starting from the experience of European higher education institutions and practices adopted by the ENIC-NARIC centres.

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Main project activities:

  • Revitalisation of the MERIC network (Mediterranean Recognition Information Centres) in order to facilitate recognition and the contact between the recognition authorities in the Mediterranean and European region;
  • Online and face-to-face training for government officials from Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia to provide them with knowledge on EU higher education systems, recognition practices and National Recognition Centres;
  • Elaboration of National Reports on the education systems, official Higher Education Institutions, study programmes, qualifications and peculiarities of Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, with the aim of facilitating the circulation of clear and complete information, which is useful both for credential evaluators and students;
  • Online and face-to-face training for university staff from Algerian, Lebanese, Moroccan and Tunisian universities to foster their capacity in academic recognition procedures and increase the cooperation among universities;
  • Elaboration of guidelines for the evaluation of non-traditional, cross-border or trans-national education and distance learning institutions and their qualifications in order to foster up-to-date recognition practices that can be applied even to latest and cutting-edge education methods;
  • Elaboration and practice-sharing of procedures for the recognition of refugees’ qualifications;
  • Promotion and sharing of the project final results through two final conferences in the Mediterranean Region in 2019.

Project results

National Reports on the Higher Education systems of Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia
  • National Report on the Higher Education systems of Algeria (will be available in January 2019)
  • National Report on the Higher Education systems of Lebanon (will be available in January 2019)
  • National Report on the Higher Education systems of Morocco (will be available in January 2019)
  • National Report on the Higher Education systems of Tunisia (will be available in January 2019)
Guidelines for the evaluation of non-traditional, cross-border or trans-national education and distance learning institutions

Will be available in spring 2019